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    Default Becoming a Small Home Breeder.

    I am only 22 but I am not currently working at all as no jobs yet have made me interested at all. The thought and idea of starting up a little home breeding is something that I actually would love to do. The only type of breed I've owned in my life so far is West Highland Terriers.

    I notice that there are hardly any people that I could find that actually breed pure bred westies in my state (victoria). When looking for my current westie, it took a few months of searching and we got extremely lucky to find her. Anyway I have my sights set on westies as it's the breed of dog I've always liked and owned.

    I will not be rushing into this by any means, my old man is a tradesman and he already is willing to help me setup all the kennels and make sure everything is safe, clean and ready. My parents are willing to give me money to purchase a high quality stud and brood but here is the main thing. I cannot ever find westies let a lone westies that come from well-known high quality breeders.

    I'd be buying the stud and brood from different breeders obviously but will this cause a problem with them both living together? Will they not mate if they're living with eachother?

    I am just starting so I obviously wont be able to breed the PERFECT westie but you've gotta start somewhere. I will have a maximum budget of around $2,000 for a stud and $2,000 for the bitch.

    My current westie is a female and we desexed her when she was 1 years old as we had no plans at all for her to have a litter. Also considering this, will there be any issues with my current westie if there are 2 new westies introduced into our pack that will be having litters?

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    Ok so what you need to do is join your state canine council. DOGS Victoria - VCA - Purebred dog and puppy breeding, training, showing and trialling
    And look interstate for the quality dogs you are looking for.
    If you have entire dogs of opposite sexes living together they will mate when the bitch comes into season. You are NOT allowed to breed your bitch every time she comes in to season so you will need a secure place to keep her while she is in and not being mated.
    I suggest that you look into going to shows before you get your new dogs. And it is a good idea to show your dogs to compare them from others of their breed just to see how they stack up and to make sure that you are breeding to further your breed.
    I sugest that you work closly with your breeders who you will get your dogs off and learn everything you can from them. Be there when they birth the pups, follow what they do they are a good source of information.
    As for your current dog. I have never had any issues other than the non breeding bitch taking an interest in the puppies, but that is easily handled.
    If you have any other questions let me know.
    Last edited by Ashaari; 06-18-2010 at 07:54 PM.

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    If you think you could replace your day job breeding Westies at home, you won't.

    The costs especially initially are likely to exceed your income.

    The only way to make money breeding and selling puppies is to start a puppy mill. And those are cruel horrible places and most councils will not let you have one in a suburban backyard.

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    Breeding for profit is not a reality.... even the lowest paid job will pay you more... and even if you do manage to make a little cash once a year... it's hardly enough to substitue a working career.... my advice is to find enjoy the dog you have now and find a career you can spend the 50 years enjoying...

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


    The link "voices my words & opinions".

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    You're 22 and not working because no jobs made you interested? And you decided you might try puppy breeding?

    1) Try getting over yourself
    2) Living creatures are not put on this earth for human profit
    3) I can't say the words I am thinking towards you on this forum

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    I have an amazingly well breed bitch and the breeder we got her from would never allow me to breed from her. I don't have the experience, knowledge or a huge amount of money that is needed. Pets are for love not profit - sorry to be harsh.

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    [QUOTE=Mollinator;103229]You're 22 and not working because no jobs made you interested? And you decided you might try puppy breeding?

    1) Try getting over yourself
    2) Living creatures are not put on this earth for human profit
    3) I can't say the words I am thinking towards you on this forum[/QUOTE]


    MOLLI.... i'm not worried about speaking my mind, just ask any one here & they will tell you how i'm "straight to the point, sharp shooter"

    .... pm me your "words" & i'll post them for you...
    Last edited by Aussie Floyd; 06-18-2010 at 11:23 PM.

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    [QUOTE=Aussie Floyd;103231]
    Quote Originally Posted by Mollinator View Post
    You're 22 and not working because no jobs made you interested? And you decided you might try puppy breeding?

    1) Try getting over yourself
    2) Living creatures are not put on this earth for human profit
    3) I can't say the words I am thinking towards you on this forum[/QUOTE]



    MOLLI.... i'm not worried about speaking my mind, just ask any one here & they will tell you how i'm "straight to the point, sharp shooter"

    .... pm me your "words" & i'll post them for you...
    Thanks Aussie Floyd, but going into the details of this would make me too angry. As a foster carer who takes on dogs who will be put to sleep, I have a certain dislike towards people who willlingly breed dogs for profit. In fact they make me sick. I have to go now because I have to pick up poo and play with puppies that were dumped by some byb.

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    Wow.

    I know I was selfish and dumb at 22 but you, well, this one has me stumped.

    You can't find a job that you are interested in. So? You are 22 for crying out loud. You have no life experience - no professional experiences either - in which to draw on to set about making your little "home based" breeding programme work... you even need for your folks to help you out with your funding. Do you honestly think that after you purchase your two doglets that the costs will just magically stop, and the funds will just flow to you in a never ending fashion?

    Oi.

    If you want to do something with dogs that will be productive, then take in and rehome strays, or foster seeing eye puppies, or volunteer at your local dog shelter - maybe not jsut dogs - what about assisting at your local wildlife rescue centre? I'm sure they would be thrilled ebyond words to have help that they didn't have to beg for.

    ANd at the end of the day, there will be fewer "imperfect" Westies inthe world - a bloody good thing, in my opinion.

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