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9. Why do you Limit Registration? We only want to have 1 litter.
9a.We want to become breeders, can you not limit the registration?
I'll answer the first question first. So, you only want to have 1 litter....
- Breeding dogs is a privilege and responsibility, not a right.
- It is not a fast way to make money (most that try, lose money)
It is not a way to educate the kids about the miracle of life. Too often they will see the puppies die or even your beloved pet. A tongue-in cheek article called "Announcing "THE MIRACLE OF BIRTH" Videotape from Jane Anderson's excellent site LearnToBreed.com, graphically details all the things that could go wrong.
- The following is from NBRAN Breeding Education:
Up to 10 million healthy animals are killed in U.S. pounds and shelters every year.
Euthanasia is the single largest cause of death for dogs in the U.S.
Most of these animals are young and healthy; in fact, it is estimated that a majority is less than one year of age.
The number one biggest contributor to the problem is the backyard breeder, not the puppy mills.
Backyard breeders will swear all of their pups went to a good home. They believe this but it's not true. Some may have been lucky enough to go to a good home but more than half of them will end up dead, in a shelter, alone, on a cold table with a needle sticking out of their leg. Some of those good homes will get tired of the dog and they will just give it away to anyone who is willing to take it. Some of your beloved dog's children will end up living alone in a backyard, barking all night, cold and neglected until the owner gets complaints and then that pups will be dead. Some will be starved and beaten. Some will be bred until they die from it. Some will end up in rescue and have to be shown that not all humans are bad. The rescue group will train it, and feed it the proper food so it can heal. They will take the fleas off of it and get rid of the worms. They will give it the shots it should have had but no one remembered to give it. They will do these things because the backyard breeder didn't do it and wouldn't take the dog back when it was 2 years old and full of problems. The rescue group will spay or neuter that pup before they find it a new home so that they will never have to rescue one of it's pups and to be sure it will never end up in the hands of another backyard breeder looking to make profit from puppies.
Backyard breeders are not responsible pet owners. They think they love the dogs but it's not really true because they don't really want to be bothered with doing
all that it takes to breed ethically. They love feeling important when they say, "I breed such-and-such breed". But breeding pet dogs isn't something to be proud of.
It's a shame on our society. It's the reason for the killing that goes on in shelters.
Why do you want to be part of that?
So, you want to become breeders..............
First, you need to get educated about breeding. To do this you need to:
When you have completed the above, I will certainly consider working with you without limiting registration.
- Apprentice yourself to a responsible breeder for two years
- Be prepared to take some pre-veterinary courses, like Introduction to Animal Sciences, Introductory Biology, Genetics, Veterinary Anatomy, Principles of Nutrition, Animal Breeding and Genetics
Be able to answer more than 90% of all the questions here: Questions for the potential breeder by Jane Johnson
Meet all the criteria on A Checklist to Breeding Your Dog by Jane Johnson
Have all the items on the Whelping Items Checklist by Jane Anderson
Have the money set aside for Costs of Whelping a Litter by Jane Johnson