Breeding Dogs For Dummiesby Richard G. Beauchamp
So what’s the big deal about breeding purebreds? You put two compatible dogs alone together in a room, lower the lights, put a Barry White CD on the stereo and voila, two months later you’ve got yourself a litter of purebreds—and the rest is gravy, right? Not quite. Simply breeding dogs takes considerable space, time, and capital. Consistently
So what’s the big deal about breeding purebreds? You put two compatible dogs alone together in a room, lower the lights, put a Barry White CD on the stereo and voila, two months later you’ve got yourself a litter of purebreds—and the rest is gravy, right? Not quite. Simply breeding dogs takes considerable space, time, and capital. Consistently breeding mentally and physically sound purebreds, on the other hand, is a labor of love that involves all of the above and a whole lot more. If you really love dogs then you need to consult with an expert on the many responsibilities, rules, and regulations dog breeding entails before you take the leap. And that’s where Breeding Dogs For Dummies comes in.
Written by Rick Beauchamp, professional breeder, exhibitor, and author of numerous books on the care and feeding of purebred dogs, Breeding Dogs For Dummies fills you in on every facet of the business. Packed with priceless insider tips and expert advice and guidance, it tells you what you need to know to:
- Decide whether dog breeding is really for you
- Choose the right breed for you
- Create the best possible breeding environment for your dogs
- Establish a breeding program
- Find the right breeding stock
- Comply with all government and AKC regulations
- Care for and socialize your pups
- Find the right owners for your dogs
Explore what it takes to start a breeding program that will ensure your dogs’ health and enhance their lineage for fun and profit. Topics covered in detail include:
- Selecting breeding stock and keeping track of breed types
- Understanding purebred genetics and genotype characteristics
- Finding and selecting the right stud dog and brood bitch
- Prenatal care, whelping, and raising puppies
- Running a successful dog breeding business—including tips on budgeting, taxes, registration, charting, planning litters, transactions, sales contracts, and more
Breeding puppies involves many responsibilities, but it can also be one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences of your life. Make sure that it is—order a copy of Breeding Dogs For Dummies today.
Meet the Author
Richard Beauchamp is a respected breeder and prominent dog show judge. He has been involved in breeding, training, and showing purebred dogs for most of his life.
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I thought this book had a great start letting you know what you are getting into. From there it was very confussing. Why would the first type of breeding listed in a dummies book be Inbreeding that is recommended for only the advance breeder and turn around and list Outcross breeding last an recommend against it. It made me start looking at inbreeding.The part on whelping had some good advice but I'm intrested in starting a breeding program I need a lot of good information long before I get to whelping. I don't feel that this book belongs in the Dummies series as I felt I needed to have a kennel and breeding program already in place to benifit from this book.
Didn't like this book at all. I bought this and several other books about breeding and whelping. I wanted to have several books to refer to and learn from. This book is confusing and doesn't have enough information about caring for the pregnant dam, whelping the puppies, and rearing the puppies. Its more focused on about being and responsible breeder. Starting out, I knew I was going to be a responsible breeder from the start, I needed help with the actual birthing. Not a good book.. Others out there are much better. Oh it has doesn't have alot of pictures, the pages are gray with small text which makes for a physically hard read.
Great information. Glad I added to my library. Will come in handy when I begin my breeding business. This book will be in my office for handy reference.
Luv it prefect book!