I Have a Purebred Dog with AKC Papers – Should I Breed Him?

If you are considering breeding your dog, first ask yourself why you are breeding your dog. If you are breeding him or her to make money, you should know that responsible dog breeders do not make much money. It takes a lot of time doing research and money for vet bills to responsibly breed a dog.

If you are breeding your dog because you think your dog is a great example of his or her breed, check out this great article by Thomas McCormick – “Dog Breeding – Should I Breed My Dog?”

While we are not against breeding dogs, we are against “backyard breeders” and puppy mills. What are backyard breeders? Backyard breeders are people who breed their dog without any knowledge or concern about breeding inferior traits and genetic health issues. Just because a dog has papers from the American Kennel Club (AKC) does not mean that the dog has been bred responsibly. They could still have hidden genetic issues which may be passed on to their puppies. Proper and thorough research should be done before breeding any dog.

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