DOG BREEDING INFORMATION
Every question concerning dog breeding I answer, is directly from my mailbox. I have selected the best and most shocking and have included them for your review.
Hardly a day goes by that I don't receive some kind of question concerning breeding dogs. Seems like everyone who owns a dog feels that their dog must be bred. Dog Breeding is in the eyes of many, a fast and easy way to make a buck. I can assure you that making money breeding dogs is next to impossible. In any event, I have done many breedings and am happy to share my expertise with you and wish you success if breeding your dog is your desire.
The questions below are real emails that I have received (the names have been changed to protect the innocentů) and represent the most commonly asked and requested information on how to breed dogs.
MR PITBULL SAYS: DOG BREEDING IS NOT A FAST WAY TO RICHES
MR PITBULL SAYS: BREEDING YOUR DOG TO EARLY WILL RESULT IN INJURY
Ben from Richmond Virginia asks Mr Pitbull:
Dear Mr PitBull Hi my name is Ben and I would like to talk to you about using Bartender with my girl Chia. Chia is an incredible looking pitbull female and will be going into heat soon. She will be turning 12 months in a few weeks and I would like to arrange to breed her to Bartender. I do not have papers for her but I think she is either a Razor Edge or a Colby from what some have said. I have included her picture for you to see. Please respond as soon as possible as she could go into heat at anytime.
Anyone who breeds dogs at 12 months of age is unprincipled and does not care about the dog, only trying to make a quick buck at the pet's expense. Too, at that age your dog is liable to sustain life threatening injuries while carrying the pups and giving birth. Are you prepared to spend several thousand dollars at the vet in the event of complications? And if you think that complications rarely happen and you are willing to roll the dice, you couldn't be more mistaken. Bully breed dogs have lots of complications, I know as I have had three dogs in for C-sections this year alone.
Additionally, you mentioned that the PEDIGREE of the dog was uncertain. And although she is a beautiful looking girl from what I can see in the pictures that you sent, she is not of breeding quality, as few dogs are. And without papers such dogs should not be bred under any circumstance. Do yourself, your dog and the community a favor and have her spayed. If you love your dog, you will do that, as there really is nothing to be gained by breeding her. Sorry, this is the truth. And if I am being blunt, it is only because this is an issue I am passionate about.
If you really want to get into breeding dogs, it should first be because of your love for the pitbull breed. If you love the breed, you of course will demonstrate it by only breeding dogs that are of proper age. If you are wanting to breed in the hopes of cashing in on a few quick dollars, email me back and I will show you my vet bills.
MR PITBULL SAYS: HERE IS HOW TO GET STARTED IN DOG BREEDING
Raymond from Defiance Ohio asks Mr Pitbull:
Dear Mr PitBull, Hi my name is Raymond, I'm 17 I stay in Defiance, Ohio and I want to be a Pitbull Breeder, and I don't know how to get started and I been looking at your page and I want to know if u can give me some ways that is a good start?
So, if you are wanting to get into it thinking you are going to make money; forget it! But if you read this and are going to do it anyway... Save your money and buy the BEST FEMALE PITBULL you can find. Plan on spending at least three thousand. Do your homework, learn the pedigrees, and buy a puppy off of the most nationally known dog you can find.
Learn what good conformation is and make sure you buy dogs that have perfect structure. Do not compromise! Do not, because you are short on money start off with anything that is not the very best. Doing so will doom you to failure. Read everything on my site. I explain what to look for and what you don't want. Concentrate on my PITBULL PICTURE ALBUM where I point out what to look for. Enroll your parents in the project. They can help guide you with the advice given here.
You can use all the dog breeding information you can find. Go to every dog kennel within a four hour drive of your location. There are a lot in your area. If there are twenty dog kennels, figure one, maybe two; actually have a clue, if you are fortunate. See if they will mentor you and provide you with the dog breeding information you need to be successful. Establish a relationship with them by volunteering to help in the kennel. Few things will supply you with better dog breeding information.
Learn about dogs first hand at someone else's expense. When they get ready to go to a show, volunteer to go with them to help handle the dogs and share in the expenses. Of course, this is just the beginning of your efforts to gain dog breeding information, along the way you are going to learn that not everything goes as planned. You will learn that food bills pile up quickly. You will learn that keeping dogs healthy is a challenge that comes at a considerable expense. You will note that a good dog breeder has several thousand dollars set aside in case of a medical emergency. There is a lot that has to be learned before beginning if you want to do dog breeding in a responsible way.
MR PITBULL SAYS: VERY FEW REGISTERED DOGS ARE WORTHY OF BREEDING
Kendrick from Bakersfield, California asks Mr Pitbull:
Dear Mr PitBulll I just picked up a new pitbull puppy she is 10 weeks old and she is 50% Greyline, 25% Mikland and 25% Remyline. Do you think she will produce nice pups and how much can I get for them?
I often select out of my breedings the pup that I think has the best potential and then when they reach a year old I may decide they are worthy of breeding or they are not. Even with experience (which does help) you can never be sure when they are a pup.
A lot of people see the prices that some of these dogs are bringing and assume their DOGS PRODUCTIONS will bring similar prices. That however is almost never the case. The average real world price on pitbull pups bred by the half a million registered dogs is about $100 - $300. The guy on the street that may have and exceptional Male and Female on premises to show would be purchasers, has a hard time getting $500 for a pup.
Go to your local ANIMAL SHELTER and ask how many pitbull puppies they have because the owners were unable to place them even for free; you may be surprised. In fact, even those who breed their female pitbull to some of the top studs (Nationally recognized) in the country, after paying stud fees often in excess of $2500 are having a hard time finding buyers willing to pay over $500 for their pups. That is just the nature of the economy at present along with the supply and demand.