13/08/2013

How to Start Dog Breeding Business

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 Dog breeding business is great for pet lovers, specifically those who really enjoy caring for a dog. It’s a good way to care for a dog and at the same time earn some cash by just doing so.


 It may be a fun and exciting experience for you and your family. Having a dog is good, but taking care of cute and innocent puppies would be a great experience.

You can start out by welcoming just one female dog in your family. If you think you can handle the first breeding, you might want to add another dog. If you think you cannot, you can just keep the dog and spay her.


Starting your own dog breeding business

To start your dog breeding business, you must first have these things:
  • Your determination and dedication to start this kind of business
  • A female dog. of course
  • Proper supplies that you will need to take good care of your female dog like food and water bowls, a nutritious dog food, collar and leash, dog soap and shampoo, etc.
  • A place where the mother can whelp her puppies
  • Supplies that the puppies will need when they arrive like clean towels, puppy food, puppy milk, vitamins, etc.

Things You Must Consider When Starting a Dog Breeding Business

If you know you can complete those things, then you can start your dog breeding business right away. Here are some advice that you can follow when you have your very own dog breeding business:
  1. Select the right dog for you not the dog breed that has sells high in the market.
    If you think you can’t handle a big dog that has a high selling value, don’t pick that kind of breed when you know you can’t take good care of it. Only select the breed you like to have, in that way, you know that you will do your best to take care of that dog.
  2. Keep track of your expenses and lessen it as much as possible
    Remember to not to spend too much when it comes to your dog, but also don’t spend to less that your dog will not be in a great shape when you start breeding it. Don’t go to a grooming salon too often, if you have the time, bath your dog on your own. Don’t feed it too much and remember to exercise it regularly.
  3. Select the right stud
    The dog that will be mating with your bitch will also play an important part in what the puppies would appear. They may also increase the price of the puppies depending on the stud’s pedigree or papers. Have the time to scout for potential studs and pick the best of them.
  4. Build a whelping box
    A whelping box is where your dog will give birth and where the puppies would stay for about one to 1 and a half months. You should make it as secure and comfortable for them. It is advisable to put it in a quiet place where there is little traffic.
  5. And always remember this…
    When you start breeding your dog you should not think of the amount you will earn first, but on how you can improve the breed of your dog and how you can bring healthy, beautiful and adorable puppies into this world. All your hard work will be paid of when you see those puppies arrive and the smile they would bring to you and their future owners when you hand the puppies to them.
Your earnings in this business may pay off all your expenses in taking care of your dog and puppies. It may take a long time for you before you can earn in this business, approximately, 1 to 2 years or even longer.


How to make money from this business

 Selling of Puppies.
A pure breed of Alsatian puppy goes for about N30,000. You then nurture it for like a year plus and you start breeding, if the first litter is like 6 puppies then you make 6 X N30,000 that is N180,000 for the first litter.
If you buy a Rottweiler puppy for N60,000, groom it for like minimum of two years. If the first litter is like 6 puppies, then you are expected to make 6 X N60,000 which is N360,000 from the litter. That’s nice cash, though it comes with some hard work and dog loving and caring.

Stud Services
If your dog has a good record of successful mating, more people will bring their dogs to you for this services. You can make N10,000 to N20,000 per mating depending on the breed.


Boarding Facility
You can also make money by offering boarding services. If you have enough space you can help people look over their dogs when are not in town or when the go out for a journey. Some people charge as much as N1,000 per day for boarding.


In summary, for you to be successful in this business;

1. You have to have passion for rearing dogs.
2. Get good dogs from a healthy stock.
3. Feed them very well. Breed for quality not quantity.
4. Get a good Vet Doctor and make sure you dogs are always healthy.
5. Love and care for them, don’t go into it with the only priority of making money.

If you do all these, you are sure to have good dogs for mating service, Good Dams and healthy puppies for sale, and I tell you that means lots of money for you.

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