A lot of people think that dog breeding is an exciting adventure. What they don’t realize is that it comes with a lot of extra responsibility. It is most important that dog owners do not become involved in dog breeding without fully informing themselves as to what responsible breeding is all about.
The first decision that has to be made is which type of breed is going to be used for breeding. In many cases, a dog owner has a male or female of a specific breed and they want to use their dog as one of the breeding pairs.
To begin with, both dogs have to be healthy. This can be confirmed by the proper professional which is a veterinarian. The vet will ensure that both dogs are of a proper age for breeding and may point out any potential genetic factors that come with the particular breed.
For a dog owner that wants to breed their dog they often only own the male or the female. It is just as important to choose a good match for the dog. This means taking the time to do the proper research into the other dog who will be part of the breeding.
The owner who has the female is going to have more responsibility compared to the owner of the male dog. This individual will have to be there for the birth of the pups then commit to the care of them until they are ready to leave the mom. There is also the responsibility of finding reputable owners for the pups.