Before you even contemplate starting a breeding program, take the time to figure out what type racing you want to do and the best type of dog that would fit your needs and temperament.
It is very important to have dogs that are suited to your personality and lifestyle.
That being said, now you should start doing your home work.
Studying pedigrees is very important to reproduce the type of dog you want. By matching dogs with a Line Bred pedigree to similar dogs is most likely to produce dogs that are similar in attitude, composition and stride.
There is nothing more rewarding than running a team of dogs that are running as a well balanced, smooth unit. It is truly an experience to be treasured!
Those are the results you should be striving for.
Breeding is only one part of the equation, but it is the base that everything else will build apron.
Without a good foundation, you chances for success are not very good.
If you start off with a very good female, then it is less expensive and cost efficient to go out and pay for a breeding to a proven top stud that has a track record of producing very good dogs.
Here to keep in mind that both the female and the male are of compatible pedigrees to maximize your chances of producing a very good litter of puppies.
Never be afraid to seek advise from people you trust to have your best interest.
I strive for a minimum of 80% of the litter to be of the quality I need for my team.
Over the years my kennel has improved to the point that I am now very selective of what dogs will fit into my team.
I am not a big breeder, only breed for my own usage, one litter every two years.
I like to keep a relatively small kennel that I can devote plenty of quality time to all my dogs.
Now you have done your breeding and are waiting for the litter to be born.
You need to take time to ensure the female has the proper nutrition and care while caring her unborn pups.
Prepare a whelping pen where she can safely have her puppies and feel safe/secure looking after her new family.
I feel it is very important to develop a close bond with her during this period with at least daily attention and one on one time comforting her through this period.
By doing this, it will make it easier for you to interact with the puppies and not stress out the mother.
Now it is that anxious waiting time looking forward to the puppies arrival.
Until next week......