Starting A Dog Breeding Business
last updated 14th, Feb 2009,
I have loved dogs ever since my childhood. Over the years I have kept a number of dogs and finally I have decided to start with a kennel/ dog breeding business of my own. Since now I am independent, have a very supportive wife, I think if it’s the right time. Not to forget that my kids are also very fond of dogs. Characteristics pass down the generation through genes.
Although, I am yet to decide about the breed, the kennel from where I would get my pups and all that but I am starting a kennel that’s for sure. I have been pondering over this idea for the last couple of years and my resolve has become even stronger.
I have met a lot of people, interacted over the net and phone and the response/reaction was very discouraging. Why is this so? People import dogs for breeding purposes, buy dogs as costly as 50k-60 k, what for? Only for the sake of their hobby? No not possible.This business is like every other business ,can be run ethically and fairly and still one can make money out of it.
I understand breeding is a lot more than mating and then there are costs involved like c-section for the bitch during the time of delivery, vet bills etc. but then costs and risks are very much part of every business. One can play a fair game and still be able to make some money from dog breeding.
I seek advice from serious dog breeders regarding the breeds to start with, from where to buy the pups/ dogs for my kennel, initially etc. I am from Meerut (UP) and teach management. So dog breeding is not going to be a bread earner for me.
Request is to kindly help and support me.