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Must Read: How To Be A Responsible Dog Breeder and stop breeding junks by logadims: 10:27pm On Oct 09, 2017
Breeding Quality/Standard Dogs takes processes... it's quiet a pity that everyone now claims to be a breeders because they've seen/heard that selling pups can fetch some money(even though all, I mean all, know nothing about dogs).

No wonder, we get to see rubbish and inferior dogs in the name of advertisements here.

Many of those who call themselves popular breeder are just noise makers who rear(not breed; because they know little or nothing about dog breeding) dogs for "money".

I want Every Nairalander to Practice all I will be post here. so that you won't fall prey any more.


RESPONSIBLE BREEDING

I will be Listing Guidelines but Before that, I will ask a question.
ARE YOU READY TO BREED?-If yes, then thee following steps are for you.



1. Research on breeds and choose the one you not only feel you are okay with, but can handle or take care of. Use Google- it is always there to help you. Also you can always send your questions to www.fb.com/kennelclubofrivers or you can also post your questions here as lots of knowledgeable people will be willing to help. don't seek help from marketers/peddlers. they have nothing to offer to you. All they know is market, buy and sell

2. Research on the Breed standard of the breed you've chosen and work with it. Know your Breed standard it's like the BIBLE in Breeding world.

3. Prepare Yourself for Breeding a Litter

4. Breed to Improve

5. Understand the Commitment

6. Choose A Suitable Mate

7. Know Your Genetics

I will be taking them one after the other..... and please note. Number 1 and 2 has been taken care of(even though something might be added to it grin

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Re: Must Read: How To Be A Responsible Dog Breeder and stop breeding junks by WanyeKest: 12:28am On Oct 10, 2017
Yes, OP. The rate of ekukes being paraded as "standard" "pedigree" gsd is on the high rise. oya discuss cos I dey listen.

Breed to improve not just for the money.
OP ONE QUESTION
Breeding as a hobby is it advisable?

(these breeds are near 100%)
pure line no dilution
Re: Must Read: How To Be A Responsible Dog Breeder and stop breeding junks by rumenase(m): 1:15am On Oct 10, 2017
yu are quite correct OP some people think that having a pedigree dog is all that matters to start breeding like a case I witnessed two boerboels with bad rear angulation were mated in the name of they are pedigree at the end the pups will have poor rear angulation as well which does not help to improve the breed two dogs with same fault are not supposed to be mated pedigree or not breeders are supposed to use the good to work on the bad aspect .
Re: Must Read: How To Be A Responsible Dog Breeder and stop breeding junks by logadims: 4:42pm On Oct 10, 2017
WanyeKest:
Yes, OP. The rate of ekukes being paraded as "standard" "pedigree" gsd is on the high rise. oya discuss cos I dey listen.

Breed to improve not just for the money.
OP ONE QUESTION
Breeding as a hobby is it advisable?

(these breeds are near 100%)
pure line no dilution

First, I will ask you; What is a Hobby?

To me, I won't say can be a hobby since it requires more processes and requires dedication...
Re: Must Read: How To Be A Responsible Dog Breeder and stop breeding junks by logadims: 4:48pm On Oct 10, 2017
rumenase:
yu are quite correct OP some people think that having a pedigree dog is all that matters to start breeding like a case I witnessed two boerboels with bad rear angulation were mated in the name of they are pedigree at the end the pups will have poor rear angulation as well which does not help to improve the breed two dogs with same fault are not supposed to be mated pedigree or not breeders are supposed to use the good to work on the bad aspect .
you are very much in-line.
Re: Must Read: How To Be A Responsible Dog Breeder and stop breeding junks by Tellemall: 8:08pm On Oct 11, 2017
How is dog breeding a hobby? That is like saying having children is a hobby.

It should not be a hobby.

What is the point of producing so many dogs that people probably don't even want? You'll end up culling the animals unnecessarily.

The most I've seen people do is breed an animal to improve it's qualities. Not as a hobby. As if Nigerians have animal geneticists who will look at starting a new breed of dog.

Play the piano as a hobby. You won't have to kill dogs that way.

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Re: Must Read: How To Be A Responsible Dog Breeder and stop breeding junks by logadims: 9:49pm On Oct 11, 2017
Tellemall:
How is dog breeding a hobby? That is like saying having children is a hobby.

It should not be a hobby.

What is the point of producing so many dogs that people probably don't even want? You'll end up culling the animals unnecessarily.

The most I've seen people do is breed an animal to improve it's qualities. Not as a hobby. As if Nigerians have animal geneticists who will look at starting a new breed of dog.

Play the piano as a hobby. You won't have to kill dogs that way.

you are in-line
Re: Must Read: How To Be A Responsible Dog Breeder and stop breeding junks by logadims: 7:14am On Oct 12, 2017
STEP THREE - PREPARE YOURSELF FOR
BREEDING A LITTER





Breeding dogs has been a passion for people through many centuries. Part art, part science, and total devotion, breeding will show you all the best in the human-and-dog bond. It is exciting and challenging.

Breeding purebred dogs is also time consuming, expensive, and, occasionally, heartbreaking. If you go forward, your underlying purpose should be to improve the breed -- not just increase its numbers.


Breeding a litter should begin with knowledge. Responsible breeders devote time to learning as much as they can about their breed, about canine health and training.

Study your breed standard. This is the official version of the "perfect" breed specimen and should be the starting place for any breeder. The AKC offers breed videos with real-life
examples, and many parent clubs offer more detailed, illustrated versions of their standards for more in-depth research.

Attend dog events. Watch dogs in action and study the pedigrees of those you like. Ask questions of breeders involved in your breed.

Find and attend a local club meeting to meet other breeders.

Read, read, read! Your library, bookstore and the internet are invaluable sources of information about canine health and breeding. - this is where many fall into. They don't know and are not willing to learn.

Nowonder a Nairalander @Tellemall made a very powerful point; which to a very large extent, is Correct. See the comment below

Re: Must Read: How To Be A Responsible Dog Breeder and stop breeding junks by WanyeKest: 10:44am On Oct 12, 2017
WanyeKest:
Yes, OP. The rate of ekukes being paraded as "standard" "pedigree" gsd is on the high rise. oya discuss cos I dey listen.

Breed to improve not just for
the money.
OP ONE QUESTION
Breeding as a hobby is it advisable?


I only asked a question and the entire thread is acting like l killed all of dog existence on earth??

Haba somebody cannot learn again??
angry people

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Re: Must Read: How To Be A Responsible Dog Breeder and stop breeding junks by Tellemall: 11:35am On Oct 12, 2017
logadims:
STEP THREE - PREPARE YOURSELF FOR
BREEDING A LITTER





Breeding dogs has been a passion for people through many centuries. Part art, part science, and total devotion, breeding will show you all the best in the human-and-dog bond. It is exciting and challenging.

Breeding purebred dogs is also time consuming, expensive, and, occasionally, heartbreaking. If you go forward, your underlying purpose should be to improve the breed -- not just increase its numbers.


Breeding a litter should begin with knowledge. Responsible breeders devote time to learning as much as they can about their breed, about canine health and training.

Study your breed standard. This is the official version of the "perfect" breed specimen and should be the starting place for any breeder. The AKC offers breed videos with real-life
examples, and many parent clubs offer more detailed, illustrated versions of their standards for more in-depth research.

Attend dog events. Watch dogs in action and study the pedigrees of those you like. Ask questions of breeders involved in your breed.

Find and attend a local club meeting to meet other breeders.

Read, read, read! Your library, bookstore and the internet are invaluable sources of information about canine health and breeding. - this is where many fall into. They don't know and are not willing to learn.

Nowonder a Nairalander @Tellemall made a very powerful point; which to a very large extent, is Correct. See the comment below



This is a good point and well agreed with.

Study the dog you wish to breed. Breeding is dedication, it has a pointed aim which is not solely monetary, but with the intent to produce offspring who are better than their parents or bear new traits that one so desires.

There should be a way to promote sensible breeding of dogs and a filter on the topics created here. A particularly bastardized dog on nairaland is the Boerboel. You need to see some disappointing animals touted to be the breed.The Caucasian is heading that way. The German Shepherd was the first to be diluted in that manner.

If Nigerians are told Czechoslovakian wolf dogs are in demand, you can expect to see them touting mules and calling them the real thing. All because of money.
Re: Must Read: How To Be A Responsible Dog Breeder and stop breeding junks by logadims: 3:14pm On Oct 12, 2017
Tellemall:


This is a good point and well agreed with.

Study the dog you wish to breed. Breeding is dedication, it has a pointed aim which is not solely monetary, but with the intent to produce offspring who are better than their parents or bear new traits that one so desires.

There should be a way to promote sensible breeding of dogs and a filter on the topics created here. A particularly bastardized dog on nairaland is the Boerboel. You need to see some disappointing animals touted to be the breed.The Caucasian is heading that way. The German Shepherd was the first to be diluted in that manner.

If Nigerians are told Czechoslovakian wolf dogs are in demand, you can expect to see them touting mules and calling them the real thing. All because of money.
well said
Re: Must Read: How To Be A Responsible Dog Breeder and stop breeding junks by logadims: 4:48pm On Oct 12, 2017
STEP FOUR - BREED TO IMPROVE



The motto of the responsible breeder of purebred dogs is "Breed to Improve."

Every dog is the best dog in the world to its owner. Responsible breeders, however, know to avoid "kennel blindness" -- in other words, they take a step back and honestly evaluate the good and bad points of their dogs before making the decision to breed. The goal of breeding, after all, is to produce a better dog
and a quality pet.

Examine your dog carefully. Recognize its flaws. If you decide to continue with the breeding process, look for a mate that will
eliminate or balance those flaws. The national parent club for your breed may also provide assistance.


One of the best ways to get an objective opinion of your dog is to test it against others. Consider attending a dog show to
determine how your dog measures up against the best specimens of its breed.
Re: Must Read: How To Be A Responsible Dog Breeder and stop breeding junks by logadims: 4:52pm On Oct 12, 2017
You can drop your questions here.....
Re: Must Read: How To Be A Responsible Dog Breeder and stop breeding junks by logadims: 5:33pm On Oct 12, 2017
Lalasticlala please get more people enlightened
Re: Must Read: How To Be A Responsible Dog Breeder and stop breeding junks by WanyeKest: 8:09pm On Oct 12, 2017
logadims:
You can drop your questions here.....

Can the local dog be improved on?

There seems to be a indirect standard for them
FAWN/GOLDEN COLOR
SLIGHTLY MUSCULAR BUILD
MOST TIMES, DICHROMATIC (TWO BODY COLORS)
ALMOND EYES
LONG FOXY SNOUT
STRONG IMMUNITY
ETC.

CAN THAT BE HARNESSED TO PERFORM A FUNCTION IN AN AVERAGE NIGERIAN'S HOUSEHOLD?



OP BIG UPS I DEY FOLLOW YOU 24/7
Re: Must Read: How To Be A Responsible Dog Breeder and stop breeding junks by WanyeKest: 8:12pm On Oct 12, 2017
Tellemall:


This is a good point and well agreed with.

Study the dog you wish to breed. Breeding is dedication, it has a pointed aim which is not solely monetary, but with the intent to produce offspring who are better than their parents or bear new traits that one so desires.

There should be a way to promote sensible breeding of dogs and a filter on the topics created here. A particularly bastardized dog on nairaland is the Boerboel. You need to see some disappointing animals touted to be the breed.The Caucasian is heading that way. The German Shepherd was the first to be diluted in that manner.

If Nigerians are told Czechoslovakian wolf dogs are in demand, you can expect to see them touting mules and calling them the real thing. All because of money.



THE GSD PART YOU MENTIONED, I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO NOTICED
SO SAD THAT PURE GSD ARE BECOMING SOOOO SCARCE. THIS IS BECAUSE WE DONT HAVE A KENNEL CLUB ASSIGNED TO THE BREED in Nigeria.
IF WE HAD
the purity will have been a past issue

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Re: Must Read: How To Be A Responsible Dog Breeder and stop breeding junks by Tellemall: 8:49pm On Oct 12, 2017
WanyeKest:




THE GSD PART YOU MENTIONED, I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO NOTICED
SO SAD THAT PURE GSD ARE BECOMING SOOOO SCARCE. THIS IS BECAUSE WE DONT HAVE A KENNEL CLUB ASSIGNED TO THE BREED in Nigeria.
IF WE HAD
the purity will have been a past issue

If I say German Shepherd, you say Local-Dog-Mixed-with-Cats.

German Shepherd...?
Re: Must Read: How To Be A Responsible Dog Breeder and stop breeding junks by WanyeKest: 9:21pm On Oct 12, 2017
Tellemall:

If I say German Shepherd, you say Local-Dog-Mixed-with-Cats.
German Shepherd...?

Explain
Re: Must Read: How To Be A Responsible Dog Breeder and stop breeding junks by logadims: 9:34pm On Oct 12, 2017
WanyeKest:


Can the local dog be improved on?

There seems to be a indirect standard for them
FAWN/GOLDEN COLOR
SLIGHTLY MUSCULAR BUILD
MOST TIMES, DICHROMATIC (TWO BODY COLORS)
ALMOND EYES
LONG FOXY SNOUT
STRONG IMMUNITY
ETC.

CAN THAT BE HARNESSED TO PERFORM A FUNCTION IN AN AVERAGE NIGERIAN'S HOUSEHOLD?



OP BIG UPS I DEY FOLLOW YOU 24/7

From the first question:

Can the local dog be improved on?
The answer is a big YES

From the Second;

CAN THAT BE HARNESSED TO PERFORM A FUNCTION IN AN AVERAGE NIGERIAN'S HOUSEHOLD?
Yes, they can be harnessed to perform a function in a Nigeria Household... Only if the right protocols are followed.
Re: Must Read: How To Be A Responsible Dog Breeder and stop breeding junks by logadims: 9:37pm On Oct 12, 2017
WanyeKest:




THE GSD PART YOU MENTIONED, I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO NOTICED
SO SAD THAT PURE GSD ARE BECOMING SOOOO SCARCE. THIS IS BECAUSE WE DONT HAVE A KENNEL CLUB ASSIGNED TO THE BREED in Nigeria.
IF WE HAD
the purity will have been a past issue
we have a GSD club called The German Shepherd Federation of Nigeria...


Though, I will say, they are having some in-house arrangements.
Re: Must Read: How To Be A Responsible Dog Breeder and stop breeding junks by logadims: 3:34pm On Oct 13, 2017
STEP FIVE - UNDERSTAND THE COMMITMENT



Raising puppies is a full-time job. During the first couple of weeks the dam normally takes care of the puppies' needs, but complications, such as a dam with no milk or an orphaned litter, may arise. It is the breeder's responsibility to provide a safe, warm, dry place for the puppies and proper food and water for the bitch.

Puppies are even more work (and more fun!) when they are weaned. The extra feeding, cleanup, grooming, training, and veterinary care adds up to a lot of hours -- and not much free time for you.

Another factor that you must consider is the financial cost of having a litter of puppies. From the genetic screening and health
tests before breeding to the extra food, supplies, and medical care required after the puppies are born, the cost of whelping and raising puppies can be very high, especially if complications arise.


Responsible breeders make sure that their puppy goes to an owner who will provide it with the same love and devotion for life that the breeder has provided. This means careful screening and evaluation of each person or family interested in getting a puppy.

Responsible breeders learn everything they can about their breed and know all the pros and cons of ownership. It is important to share this information -- including the negative aspects -- with prospective puppy owners. You should be ready to explain why a dog requiring a lot of coat care or training may not be the best match for a workaholic or why a tiny dog may not be appropriate for a family with small, active children. You
should be committed to placing puppies with owners who will provide excellent care.
Re: Must Read: How To Be A Responsible Dog Breeder and stop breeding junks by logadims: 3:43pm On Oct 13, 2017
questions are allowed
Re: Must Read: How To Be A Responsible Dog Breeder and stop breeding junks by logadims: 5:25pm On Oct 13, 2017
feel free to drop your question here!
Re: Must Read: How To Be A Responsible Dog Breeder and stop breeding junks by logadims: 11:14am On Oct 14, 2017
STEP SIX - CHOOSE A SUITABLE MATE




When selecting a breeding partner (most likely a sire for your dam), there is a simple principle to bear in mind: mate animals that complement one another. Choose a dog whose bloodlines will strengthen your bitch's weaknesses and emphasize her good qualities. For example, if your bitch's coat is not as good as it might be, then find a partner with a good coat, from a line
of dogs with good coats. Of course, practicing this common sense maxim can be very complex because you must weigh all the factors that contribute to the dogs' traits and appearances. This is an area where research and the advice and experience of other breeders are invaluable.

Two vital factors to keep in mind as you make your selection are temperament and health.

Temperament is a hereditary trait in dogs, although it can be influenced by other external factors. Selection over many generations eventually produced breeds with the correct temperament to pull sleds, follow scent on trails, or retrieve game. The inheritance factors of temperament are complex. However, you should never consider breeding a dog with a questionable temperament.

As far as health goes, you should be aware that dogs are subject to many hereditary defects, some of which are potentially crippling or fatal. If you breed, your goal should be to produce dogs that are not affected by the major known hereditary diseases occurring in your breed.
Re: Must Read: How To Be A Responsible Dog Breeder and stop breeding junks by logadims: 3:40am On Oct 21, 2017
STEP SEVEN - KNOW YOUR GENETICS



To be an effective breeder, you should have a basic understanding of the science of genetics. Everything about your prospective puppies' health, soundness, looks, and
temperament will be determined by the genes passed on by their parents, and by their parents before them. Therefore, the selection of a mating pair should not be made solely on the basis of the dog's or bitch's looks (or temperament or soundness, etc.), but should be based on an understanding of how the animal's genes contributed to its looks and of how those genes are passed on and expressed. That is why it is essential to study the pedigrees of your mating pair. The more knowledge you have as you make your selection, the more likely you are to produce a litter with the qualities you desire.

You should also be well-versed in the genetic problems that affect your breed. Genetic defects can occur in any breed and can affect any system in the body. Some genetic diseases may occur in many breeds; others occur in only one or a few breeds. The following is a brief explanation of how genetic defects may be inherited and expressed.

Diseases that follow a dominant pattern of inheritance need only one abnormal gene. That is, if only one parent is affected, the
condition will show up in each successive generation. Some individuals may be only mildly affected with the condition, making it difficult to detect. In such cases, the condition can mistakenly be thought to skip generations.

Diseases that follow a recessive pattern of inheritance occur in homozygous individuals, meaning dogs with two abnormal genes. Dogs with one mutant and one normal gene are
heterozygous, and they are carriers of the condition. They appear normal but can pass the abnormal gene to their offspring. Recessive mutant genes can be passed through many generations before emerging in the offspring of two dogs that carry the same genetic mutation.

Polygenic disorders result from the cumulative action of a number of different genes. The exact number of genes involved
and their individual functions are difficult to determine, and the pattern of inheritance tends to vary from family to family. Polygenic inheritance can sometimes mimic either dominant or recessive inheritance, and this feature may lead to erroneous conclusions regarding the type of underlying genetic abnormality.

Chromosomal anomalies -- defects in chromosome number and structure -- can also cause genetic diseases. Dogs normally
have 39 pairs of chromosomes on which genes are located. Major abnormalities in chromosome number and structure can
produce serious defects.
Re: Must Read: How To Be A Responsible Dog Breeder and stop breeding junks by logadims: 5:56pm On Oct 22, 2017
Lalasticlala you hardly forward vital posts from pet section to Front Page. why
Re: Must Read: How To Be A Responsible Dog Breeder and stop breeding junks by logadims: 5:48pm On Oct 24, 2017
STEP EIGHT - FINALIZE STUD CONTRACT



You have performed all necessary health checks, genetic screenings, and selected the perfect mate for your bitch. Now it's time to work out the details of the mating.

It is an excellent idea to work out a contract with the owner of the stud dog before breeding takes place. The agreement concerning stud fees should be in writing and clearly state all obligations and circumstances. The contract should be signed
by all parties to the transaction, and each signer should receive a copy.

The stud fee is set by the stud dog's owner. The mode of payment may differ. The stud owner may request a cash fee, "pick of the litter," one or more puppies from the resulting litter, etc. The collection of the stud fee is the stud owner's responsibility.
Re: Must Read: How To Be A Responsible Dog Breeder and stop breeding junks by logadims: 8:38am On Oct 25, 2017
you can ask your questions
Re: Must Read: How To Be A Responsible Dog Breeder and stop breeding junks by logadims: 7:10am On Oct 27, 2017
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