Category - Dog Breeding

House Training a Puppy

House training is probably the first training you will give your puppy and as you can imagine, it’s an important one to get right. Puppies need to pee and poo regularly and you need to train your dog to go to the toilet...

Obedience Training Part One

Most dog owners believe that obedience training is necessary to get the right kind of relationship between you and your dog. Obedience training will help you communicate with your dog. This means that your dog will know...

Becoming a Dog Breeder

There is more to becoming a good dog breeder than the mating of a dog and a bitch. It may seem like dog breeding is simply a matter of making puppies then selling them to make money. This is not responsible dog breeding...

Running a Successful Dog Breeding Business

The key to running a successful business is knowing your product and knowing your market. Most dog breeders will have the first covered – generally you will become a dog breeder because you love the breed and want to...

Starting a Dog Breeding Business

Starting up as a dog breeder can be expensive as you will have many initial outlays to consider. You will need to have a room or building for your kennel as well as paying for equipment, heating and lighting. You will...

Signs of Pregnancy

It can be quite hard to tell if your bitch is pregnant but there are signs you can look out for. Most of these though are not apparent until she is quite far on into pregnancy. The average pregnancy for dogs lasts...

Labour & Birth

The first rule when your bitch is going into labour is don’t panic. Rule 2 is to stay back and only intervene if things are going seriously wrong. How do you know when labour is starting, About 12 to 24 hours...

Making the decision to breed.

Every owner of a pedigree dog wonders at some point whether they should breed their dog. You will want to make the decision to breed fairly early while the dog is still young; it usually goes hand in hand with the...

Dog Breeding Basics

In order to breed you will need to have a bitch in season and a suitable stud dog. It can be hard to tell if your bitch is ready to mate; sometimes the only sure way to tell is to put her with the stud dog and see what...

Finding a Good Home for Your Puppies

Most dog breeders will agree that finding the right home for their puppies is one of the most important parts of the breeding process. You want to be sure that it will be the best place for them to spend the rest of...