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Dog Breeding Basics

    The Kennel Club Breeder Tools and Resources
    For those new to the world of purebred dog breeding, The Kennel Club has a resource called: Novice Breeder Checklist which offers a list of practical considerations people should address before breeding a dog. This article also contains links to other informative Breeder Education resources and materials prepared by The Kennel Club to aid breeders in their management to further the objective of producing sound, healthy purebred dogs.

    The Novice Breeder Checklist covers important considerations for all dog breeders such as:

    • Responsible dog breeders believe that each litter that they breed, should be an improvement on the parents.
    • Responsible dog breeders give careful consideration to health issues, temperament and soundness.
    • Responsible dog breeders plan ahead of each mating so as to ensure that each puppy produced will be bred in the best possible environment.
    • Responsible dog breeders accept responsibility for a puppy which they have bred, and make themselves available to give advice, help and information to new owners.

    This link also offers guidance on Before Breeding, Before the Whelping, and lists upcoming Breeder Education Seminars.


    Breeding for Health: Content includes information on DNA testing and simple inherited disorders, how to breed responsibly from a DNA tested dog, complex inherited disorders and inbreeding and its impact on health.”


    Breeding From Your Dogs: Content includes questions to ask if considering breeding, KC rules and regulations on registration, Assured Breeder Scheme, the law in regards to breeding puppies.”




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