August 16, 2018

How To Become A Dog Breeder

Do you love dogs? Why don’t you become a dog breeder? Breeding dogs is a cool way to make a living. Are you up for the task?

Happy golden retriever puppy runs in the grass

Anyone can breed dogs and sell them to friends and family (or on Craigslist), but it’s a totally other thing to turn dog breeding into a profitable career. Responsible dog breeding requires passion, hard work, patience, and luck. As a dog breeder, you are essentially running your own business. It’s your job to breed healthy dogs and sell high quality, intelligent, healthy puppies to loving dog owners.

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Dog breeding is a rewarding job for anyone who is passionate about canines. In order to be a successful and responsible dog breeder, you have to take the job seriously and treat dog breeding like a business. That means putting in lots of hard work before you ever sell a puppy. If you’re an organized, entrepreneurial, level-headed, dog lover, this might be the perfect job for you.

If you want to become a dog breeder, here’s a quick guide to what you need to do:

  • Know your dog breed
  • Seek out a mentor
  • Register your kennel with the state and the American Kennel Club
  • Invest in healthy dogs from quality breeding stock
  • Ensure that all dogs meet breed standards
  • Consult with veterinarians
  • Breed dogs with healthy bloodlines
  • Create a healthy and inviting kennel
  • Implement the right breeding strategies
  • Market your dogs online and via social media
  • Write and sign puppy contracts with prospective clients
  • Enjoy your puppies before you sell them

As you can see, there’s a lot of things you’ll need to do to become a reputable dog breeder. Use this list as a starting point to jump start your career. Remember that the key to making money as a dog breeder is to consistently breed healthy dogs that come with legitimate paperwork. Start small and slowly grow your dog breeding business.

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There is an endless supply of information about dog breeding available online. Do your research before you jump into this fun job. Learn the industry and become a reputable dog breeder in your area. The more you know, the more successful you will be.

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