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How To Start A Dog Kennel

13 Mar 2008| by Rana Atheya | Posted in: Wag Wiki | 5563 views

                                                                                                                                       

Source: highdogkennel.com

When I started dog breeding I read in a book "If you want to make money out of dog keeping, rather go for equine keeping". I took it as a joke then but time made me believe it. I have learned that Dog Keeping is less a business and more of a hobby. A hobby filled with passion and glory.

I am happy that I learned what not to do to be a successful dog kennel. Passion of dog keeping and minting money out of it may take birth due to many reasons. Many a times it’s you near friend who has inspired you, sometimes its neighbor’s envy, and rarely its true love towards dogs.

Professional dog keeping starts from the choice of breed. Variety of breeds doesn’t go well in dog keeping. This is because every dog breed has different behavior. Different breeds may not go along well with each other. Another important point is that the breed should suit you, your family and the facilities. For example: If you do not have a large area than you should go for small breed. Large breeds need lot of space and running area. If you have kids and guests visiting frequently you may not like to keep any breed that is not friendly with strangers and children such as Lhasa Apso.

I have seen many kennels shutting down just because they started with many breeds. Every breed is special and needs attention likewise. Another mistake which people make is of starting from buying bitches. Now first mistake was several breeds and second all bitches; both combined is a disaster. One bitch is in season and you need to take her out at the stud’s place, may be the other one is whelping which needs special attention. I have seen many kennel owners relying on servants in such situation. But as I said earlier that breeding is an art, and servants may not know how to save a dying pup or how to help your bitch’s first mate.

Ideally one should identify one breed to start with. If you have some dog keeping background you can go up to max 2 breeds to start a dog breeding kennel. Always bring a Male dog first. A kennel should be started with 1 or 2 male dogs. If you are in a hurry to get the results get mature dogs in your kennel. Start giving services as soon as your dog is adult. You need to test if your dog is a proven stud. Find a pet home if its not proven you, or do not consider it in your breeding plan- retain only the proven studs. Once you have a proven stud then you can introduce 2 bitches.

Now your kennel is complete with 1-2 studs and 2-3 bitches. Once you start breeding all your bitches you will have puppies throughout the year and money will flow in.

Always keep in mind that your dogs regard you as a master and you should spend time with them. Dogs are not livestocks. If want to be successful dog kennel never leave things on your servants, your dogs are your companions and will expect attention, love and care from you.

You may create your kennel market by showing your dogs in regional and national dog shows. Keep a good network among dog lovers and breeders. Advertise on all online dog websites and not to forget in Kennel club gazettes.

Happy Dog Breeding!

About the Author

Rana

I am a dog enthusiast. Have been keeping breeding and showing dogs since childhood. I love German Shepherds. Owns a Golden Retriever called Mirchi. Another breed I facinate is GSD!


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