Dog Breeding is the Breeding Of Dogs, it maybe that you decide to breed with your own dog and that of a friend or neighbour, or an interest that you may wish to take up professionally breeding pedigree dogs.
Dogs are probably the most favoured of pets throughout the U.K. therefore the demand for them is quite high, with today's ever fashionable society, requirements for special breeds has developed a niche market for dog breeders.
Dogs are breed throughout the U.K. and all over the world, if you are breeding for personal interests this can be done in the home, though professional breeders will breed from specially designed kennels.
Breeding dogs is great fun for all of the family, though professional breeders may find and age restriction of minimum 18 years though this could not be clarified while writing this report.
While breeding for personal interest you do not require a licence, breeding professionally will require that a premises breeding from 2 or more bitches will require a licence available from your local council.
Dog breeding is fun and fulfilling though this is not an interest to be taken lightly and requires the knowledge of a lot of information on preparation and care right from the very start. You may choose to rent your Dog out for stud so that someone may contact you with a bitch they want to breed or you may decide to breed from a dog and bitch you own, or get your dog together with a friends bitch or vice versa. The outcome depending on breeds can be from 1 to 16 puppies.
A huge dedication is needed for this interest as you are dealing with life, sometimes many of them, a successful breeding programme comes from that of knowledge. Things to consider are vets fee's for any medical problems and the possibility of hand rearing if mum should become ill or over run with pup's or indeed if any of the pups are ill, this can require 24 hour care and make for sleepless nights though the reward is absolutely out of this world. Fines can be incurred for neglect and cruelty.
Potential to carry out a very rewarding interest, if breeding professionally the opportunity to make a small income.
Further reading will be available from your vet and is advisable when taking up this interest as there is lots of information to consider.
Already owning your dog/bitch cuts costs, though please consider cross breed dogs start from around ?80 and rises into hundreds, consider vets fee's a simple consultation starts at ?15 and can rise into thousands depending on the treatment. Mum will require extra feeding and possible supplements to help her keep strong and pups will need weaning which will require extra food costs, all of which will be approx ?3 extra each a week, depending on litter size. A licence is approx ?134.(2006/07)
Level of Demand
The table below shows the maximum levels of demand that this activity requires. NOTE: These are not entry levels or levels of requirement and has nothing to do with ability.
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