Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Breeding pets for profit

Unless you are planning to become (or are already) a professional breeder, don’t purchase a dog or cat with visions of large profits from the sale of future litters. Most novices find out quickly that breeding operations, if done correctly and humanely (as they should always be), represent a considerable investment in time and money. Be sure to find out what these investments are prior to plunging into the pet breeding business.

If you are a novice, confine your efforts to one of the more popular breeds rather than to some exotic, delicate breed. As a rule, you’ll be rewarded with larger litters and fewer problems with dystocia (difficult or complicated birthing). In addition, the more popular the breed, the greater the demand will be for the offspring, resulting in greater financial rewards.

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