What dog breeders are found around and inside Wyoming?
What dog breeders are found around and inside Wyoming? I prefer to find these dogs :
Old English Sheepdogs
White German Shepherd
What if I am from Cheyenne?
Question answered by Randee
Do you live close to the border? I'm from Wyoming and purchased one dog from UT and the next from SD, so needless to say, there aren't many options in Wyoming.
The best thing to do is go to the parent sites for those breeds and find a reputable breeder close to you.
Old English Sheepdog:
parent club: http://accc.chinesecrestedclub.info/
This sites all have breed rescues and breeders listed. From my own research, I've found Colorado has quite a few breeders. Not sure if that's close enough to you or not, but there are a few good ones in the Dakotas as well.
Add: I actually know someone who is involved with the breed, I'll link her to this and maybe she can give you some information on some reputable people close by.
How many males and females should responsible dog breeders own?
Instead of 'own' (because I know some responsible dog breeders will co-own males/females-where they won't live with them) I should say how many males and females should a responsible dog breeder have on their home/property?
What is a reasonable amount and what would be too many?
Question answered by MamaBas
I believe, and tried to stick to, that one person can only really look after 6 dogs. However, it totally depends on the individual, the accommodation available (purpose build kennelling?) and the financial ability of the individual. I'd suggest two males is enough and perhaps four females. But ............... I've been up to 10 + two we had on long-term boarding after their owner lost their home, literally, in a tornado.
But it's very easy for the numbers to creep up! So you can still be responsible, but perhaps running too many on occasion. I'd not bother to keep a sire and his son to be honest - it's all about what your breeding programme is.
Add If you are intending to breed - start with the BEST quality female you can persuade a reputable breeder to part with - tell her your intentions for the b itch. Don't get a male as well at that time, because that's 2 dogs already. Once you mate them together ? you will want to keep a puppy from that litter, so that's 3!! It's far more sensible to go to an outside stud with your foundation b itch, with the advice of her breeder and then maybe keep back one, or perhaps even two if it's a good litter, bitches. Only keep males if you get an exceptional one in a litter some time down the road, and have the accommodation to keep a male around entire bitches!!
How do REPUTABLE dog breeders fit in time to care, train and breed their dogs and hold down a job?
The reputable dog breeders say breeding doesn't earn you money, you barley break even. So how do they fit training, socialising, grooming, showing and breeding around their work?
Question answered by WyrDachsie
It's about dedication. Usually a small "hobby" breeder only has an occasional litter, she/he usually breeds to get a pup for themselves from their own line and to carry on a line. Their dogs go to performance based homes, they co-own their dogs, they sell on s/n contracts
I have quite a few friends who breed. My very good friend, who I got my wire(s) from, has a full time job at a non-for-profit organization, she's far from wealthy. Her husband is on disabilty. As far as I can see and I know her a long time, she does not go on vacation, her money is spend on dog shows, field trials and training. She's a member of the national breed club and local breed club.
Another friend is full time groomer, she owns her own grooming business and breeds Bearded Collies. She's not living the high life. She too shows her dogs and does herding with them when she can.
Another friend breeds Standard Poodles, she works full time in the public school system, she too has a retired husband.
Not everyone has the money to hire a handler. Most of the people I know own and handle their own dogs.
None of these people are "wealthy", not of them have given up their full time job to breed dogs, none of them are shopping in Gucchi or Prada. The days of the wealthy people with big kennels, like the Rockafellers had are way over.
All of these ladies care for thier dogs and pups themselves, maybe with some help from the husband and/or children.
None of these people are rolling in dough. That's just ridiculous.
Are most reputable dog breeders more comfortable selling their puppies locally?
Sure seems like that. It seems that many reputable dog breeders (especially women dog breeders) are very suspicious of out-of-state buyers, but are much more trusting of in-state buyers. Why is that?
Men dog breeders usually don't seem to be quite as suspicious of out-of-state buyers, and usually seem more reasonable and logical about selling their puppies. Why is that?
Question answered by Yo LO! Aussie Grins
Any reputable, responsible breeder will want to meet the person they're selling their pups to and check them out (Even more then you check them out). IMO, it has nothing to do with Gender.
What Tamaskan Dog breeders are in England?
I would like to know what Tamaskan Dog breeders are in England because I can't seem to find any except one in Scotland and that's quite far away when you live in Cornwall. Please if you find some or know some, could you leave their website hyperlink and and location. Thank you.
Question answered by cen5
I tihkn you may struggle- most of the links form the website MamaBas provided are dead links.
The tmaskan is not a recognised breed anywhere and so its folowers will be limited. YOu may well need to travel a fair distance to find a breeder, or possibly import a puppy from overseas,
An alterative would be the Utonagan. It too is a wolf look-a-like with no wolf content, and though it is not recognised, it is a breed under development with the hopes of recognition i nthe future. There are a few Utonagan breeders cross the UK.
I dont know how up to date this site is, but the british utonagan society says ths breeder (link further down the page) has two older puppies available
Do all reputable dog breeders have puppy contracts?
Is it possible that some reputable dog breeders don't have puppy contracts?
Some puppy contracts I have read in the past seemed absolutely ridiculous. What is everyone's opinion of puppy contracts? Are they more about the breeder's genuine concern for the puppy? Or are they more about the breeder just wanting control of the situation?
Question answered by Accept Reality-face the facts
Wow,got turned down by a responsible breeder,did you???
OF COURSE they do!
Of COURSE they MUST,otherwise they are NOT "breeders" but just any old junk-making jerk.
How do dog breeders make a living?
I'm NOT thinking about becoming a dog breeder. I'm just curious as to how dog breeders make a living from this type of job. I know that breeders lose money or don't make much because of all of the expenses. I just would like to know how in the world do they get income if dog breeding is a 24/7 thing! Thanks!
Question answered by Krystal
They probably don't, their hurting animals more then they are saving them. Especially those puppy mills, all they want is money and don't care for their dogs and don't give them the love and attention that they need.
Does anybody know of any newfoundland dog breeders in Colorado?
I was wondering if anybody knew of any good newfoundland dog breeders in Colorado. I am looking for a brown or landseer newfoundland puppy. Preferably brown. Please let me know of anybody that does and if possible provide contact information for them please. Thank you!
Question answered by shannay
How much does the average dog breeder make?
I know that the numbers vary alot due to how many dogs they have, how much they sell them for ect..
But if you are a dog breeder yourself, or you know someone...
How many dogs do you have? And how much do you make annually with your dogs?
Question answered by Kat
I am not a dog breeder, I still have way too much to learn before I try that, but I know many collie breeders. Most of them only have one litter a year.
Before they breed their dogs they have to them tested at their vet. for STD's. (yes dogs have sexually transmitted diseases too) Which costs $.
Then they have to do progesterone testing, to see when the dog should be bred. (Which means more $ paid to the vet.)
Then they have to pay the Stud fee - Which is usually around $500, but sometimes up to a $1,000.
Then they have the cost of check ups with the vet. to make sure their pregnant dog is healthy and the puppies are doing ok. And they cost of feeding the mom and puppies a high quality dog food to ensure they are all getting proper nutrition.
Then once the puppies are born, they will have to go for eye checks, health checks, and first vaccinations....all of which comes out of the breeder's pocket.
All of this and then there is no guarantee how many puppies will be born, if any. And none of this is considering the cost in the event of problems which require surgery, etc.
Finally, there is the cost of showing the b*tch and/or stud dog and earning their championship titles. (Reputable breeders wait until their dogs are finished champions before breeding them.)
Most reputable breeders break even on the cost of having a litter, while some may make a small profit. More often they lose money on the litter. The reputable breeders are not breeding to make money. They are breeding to produce their ideal of the breed standard. They have carefully thought out the planned litter, researched the parent's pedigrees and considered all the potential problems. Most of them will have people on a waiting list for puppies, so they already know their puppies will have good homes. Breeding a litter should never be done without careful planning, as there are just too many dogs and puppies in shelters without homes.
It's the BYB breeders who have multiple litters and the puppy mills that actually make a profit.
how do dog breeders stop their dogs from mating so often?
I heard that its unhealthy for dogs to breed more than once in two years. But also dogs have the urge to mate every six months or so due to hormones so how do dog breeders make sure their dogs do not breed during this time?
Question answered by Melquiades Marquez
invest in few baby gates , dog in the room with the carpet , bitch in the room with the lino .
breeding dogs for money is cruel , and i find out your doing this , i will get you !!!
good breeders who breed for the love of the dog lose money .
if your breeding dogs and not losing money , you are neglecting the dogs terribly