Dog Breeding: Lifetime Breeding And Ownership

It is important to remember that owning a dog means you are going to have lifetime breeding and ownership responsibilities.

If you are breeding dogs, you are going to need to know that you are responsible for that dog, and you are also responsible for the puppies that come from the dog .This means that as a responsible breeder, one of the most important thing that you can do is make sure that you provide your puppies with a guarantee.


As a breeder, you should be ready and willing to take back any puppies that the new owners cannot keep. This means that you need to be wiling to be responsible for any puppies that you sell, no matter how long you are in business for and no matter how long you breed puppies or how man you breed. This will help you to make sure that you are breeding responsibly.

Also, you need to remember that once you have purchased a dog, even with the intent of breeding him or her, you are responsible for that dog. If the dog doesn’t match breed standards and cannot breed, or if the dog cannot breed for some other reason, you are still responsible for that dog for the dog’s entire life.
Therefore, you might end up owning dogs that don’t breed. Once a dog is finished breeding for his or her life, you are still responsible for owning that dog, and you need to remember this so that you can be a responsible dog owner. 
Please note: This article is part of a collection of dog-related content that we purchased the rights to. Opinions expressed may or may not agree with those espoused by Master Dog Trainer Adam G. Katz. When in doubt, please refer to the advice given in Adam’s dog training book.  This article is provided for your enjoyment, only. It’s relevance to real world working dog training may be limited.