If you love a certain breed of dog, you may become passionate about preserving the integrity of the breed and try to raise puppies to sell. There is a big market for healthy, purebred puppies, but if you want to become a breeder, you need to put in some preparation before launching your operation. Use these three tips to get started.
Buy Purebred Dogs
If you want to raise purebred puppies, you need a set of healthy parents. Look for a pink papered German shepherd stud to buy to avoid paying a breeding fee. If you want to sell the puppies, you need to have parents with good pedigrees.
Find a Good Vet
Having a litter of healthy puppies requires you to give the mother dog good prenatal care. A good vet will make sure your dogs are healthy enough to breed and will follow up throughout the pregnancy to ensure it goes smoothly. A vet can usually give you an accurate estimate of how many puppies are in a litter via an ultrasound. In most cases, dogs don’t have any trouble giving birth, but it’s still a good idea to have a vet on standby in case your pet needs medical intervention.
Set Up a Safe Space for Puppies
Just like toddlers, puppies are curious and have a tendency to get into things they shouldn’t. If you plan on having a litter of puppies around, you need to create a safe space for them so they don’t damage anything. The mother dog also needs a place to rest while nursing the puppies. You can set up a comfortable nursery area in a quiet corner of the house to keep all of your dogs safe.
Being a dog breeder is a big responsibility Use these three tips to make sure you are prepared for healthy puppies.