Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Selecting your Initial Breeding Stock

Breeder beware!
When selecting your initial breeding stock, closely scrutinize the pedigree of the dog or cat in question. All that it takes is one genetic defect to appear in one or more of the offspring, and your reputation as a breeder could be shattered!

For many, the pleasure of dog or cat ownership is compounded by the thrill of competition in the field or show ring. Thousands of events are sanctioned each year by national, state, and local clubs that bring owners and their performers in from all over the country. Breeders are motivated by these events as well, for earning a reputation for producing show champions is rewarding not only to the ego but also to the pocketbook.

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