i was wondering how to start my own blood line
:goodpost: we all have to start somewhere and a mentor IMO is one of he most important part. Just make sure they are a good mentori plan on doing shows and weight pulling. I just found me a mentor. I'm just trying to learn as much information as i can from different people. So i can better myself before i start trying to better the breed.
This guy is 100x better then most we get here and is somewhat on the right path . every1 starts somewhere and he is asking questions BEFORE doing anything . Most toss 2 dogs together papered or not .. definitly not titles .. then start a website ( cough paws with power cough)i plan on doing shows and weight pulling. I just found me a mentor. I'm just trying to learn as much information as i can from different people. So i can better myself before i start trying to better the breed.
i agree with oyu on the money maker .. but the fact that he got a mentor made me give him the benifit of the doubt .I don't know I don't think people deserve credit or a round of applause for asking questions before breeding. It's should be mandatory that if you plan on bringing dogs into this world you should be doing your research and most importantly gaining real life exp before even thinking about it. I don't applaud anyone for doing what they should be doing.
But when I see questions like this the first thing I think of is how can I start my own money maker. Now this might not be the Op's intent. But working dog's and titling them should be the first priority on ones agenda before even thinking about breeding.
Breeding dogs is not about making money or slapping a name on them. We have enough of them in shelters and more being brought into this world as we speak that will end up in a shelter.
We are not jumping on the guy we are giving him things to think about. I am not going to tell anyone to breed anything you have to crawl before you walk. I have never even thought about breeding my dogs or breeding dogs period. It's not that I wouldn't want to it's the fact that I am no where close to even being at the point where I can say I have a reason to breed. And I have some well bred dog's who come down from the best. That doesn't mean I should breed them either.
Well people get bored and wanna talk about things they like ! or none of us would be here right now =-)Yeah but you see these are things he should be discussing with his mentor if you catch my drift. I am not trying to be a jerk. I just don't understand the point of wanting to breed dogs when you don't even know what it means to put in the blood sweat and tears titling and working them. Until your dogs have shown and proven they are worthy of being working stock breeding is not even an option. That's just how I feel.