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    Hi,
    I want to get into breeding ACD. I have already a got male ACD, also getting a Bitch in Jan next year.

    Im just after any good website that will give me good information about it. mainly about becoming a registered breeder..

    i wanna do heaps of research before we get the bitch. im trying to do the right thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peta23 View Post
    Hi,
    I want to get into breeding ACD. I have already a got male ACD, also getting a Bitch in Jan next year.

    Im just after any good website that will give me good information about it. mainly about becoming a registered breeder..

    i wanna do heaps of research before we get the bitch. im trying to do the right thing
    Peta

    To become a registered breeder...you need to contact the Canine Council in your state Dogs West - Best of Friends

    Does your male ACD have main register papers that gives you the right to use him for breeding purposes?

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    The trick Peta is to become a good, responsible breeder, not just a registered breeder. There are good and bad in everything, same goes with breeders too!

    If your dog has all the necessary requirements, tests done and passed with good scores (don't know what that is for a CD) if he is a good specimen and worth breeding from, if he has an outstanding temperament and excellent character, great, he would be of breeding material, so to speak.
    If the bitch you purchase is from good breeding stock to start with; if she grows up to tick all the boxes for a good breeding dam, then you are well on your way as you have a respectable safe breeding pair.

    If not able to tick all the above, don't breed.
    Contact the CC and they will be able to give you all the particulars about becoming a registered breeder. That is an awful long way off for you though, I think, as the bitch must grow up well, or you are back at square 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peta23 View Post
    Hi,
    I want to get into breeding ACD. I have already a got male ACD, also getting a Bitch in Jan next year.

    Im just after any good website that will give me good information about it. mainly about becoming a registered breeder..

    i wanna do heaps of research before we get the bitch. im trying to do the right thing
    The internet is great for basic information. Proper research is best carried out in the real world.

    Step one is to join the Canine Council in your state.

    Step two is to join the breed club in your state.

    Talk face to face with experienced breeders who know and love their breed. Go to shows and trials. Study pedigrees. Pick people's brains. Ask lots of questions and be prepared to learn. Don't assume you know it all after reading a few books and visiting different web sites.

    If you are serious about breeding you should do all this BEFORE you buy your foundation bitch.

    If you are keen to learn you will find members of your breed club very helpful.

    Remember there are different "types" in each breed. While observing and watching other dogs you can decide what type appeals most to you.

    If you purchased your male ACD as a pet, forget about breeding from him. If you are going to breed seriously you want the best possible sire for your bitch. Pedigrees must also be compatible. It's a lot easier to use someone else's top stud dog rather than owning one. Many top breeders started with two or three good bitches and didn't bother owning a stud dog until they were well established.

    Breeding is not for the faint hearted. To do things properly you need knowledge and experience and this can only be gained from the real world, not from web sites.

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deerhound View Post
    Breeding is not for the faint hearted. To do things properly you need knowledge and experience and this can only be gained from the real world, not from web sites.

    Good luck.
    and you need a fairly big wallet too

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    Great post from Deerhound IMO.

    Agree with Cleasanta too - a VERY big wallet. And a good vet.

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    Excellent post Deerhound.

    Something else to remember is that you can go thru many puppies before you find one that meets "the Standard". That is of course if you plan on doing this the right way.

    I've been disappointed many times and had tears in my eyes as I've sold young dogs to pet homes because they did not come up to standard. It's hard to pick a top dog when they are only puppies and even highly experienced breeders can get it wrong.

    I got quite good at my Kelpies, but failed with my first Gordon Setter, hence she has just come back from being de-sexed. If she was a younger bitch I would of re-homed her.

    I purchased my latest pup at 5 months old as you have a better idea. He was being campaigned around the show rings by his breeder and she was looking for a show home for him. He has been successful.

    Will he pass this onto his progeny? only time will tell.

    Lots of people don't have time for show dogs and all that goes with it but I believe it keeps you honest. You take an honest look at your stock in comparison to others and ask yourself will breeding your dogs be improving the breed.

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    thanks guys. this has made me stop and think bout it more. i might still get the bitch but get her de sexed. after just joining this website yesterday, it has helped me with alot of things.

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    I completely agree with everyone else.
    Just to add, (ive told this story before), I had to assist in a $6,000 emergency C-section, and this person did everything 100% correctly, you have to be prepared.
    Im glad your re-thinking
    Education not Legislation

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    This link is very informative in regards to breeding.

    http://www.dogforum.com.au/general-d...you-breed.html

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