Starting a dog breeding business requires a good investment, time, and lots of hard work. This business can be lucrative and can be rewarding as well especially if you are prepared to give your time, effort, and commitment to the business.
Let’s look at some of the most important factors needed to start a lucrative dog breeding business.
1. BE KNOWLEDGEABLE
First and foremost, before you think of starting a dog breeding business, you need to learn how to become a well-organized dog breeder. You cannot just opt and say you want to be a dog breeder without first acquiring the necessary knowledge and expertise on how to be a great dog breeder. In order for you to have a successful dog breeding business, there are certain things you need to possess and this include; research work, a mentor who will ensure that you gain the required knowledge on the different dog breeds, the techniques in dog breeding, their genetics, history, temperaments, and how to take good care of the dogs in their early stages.
2. CONCENTRATE ON YOUR AREA OF SPECIALTY
Once you are done gaining the required knowledge in the dog breeding, you need to decide on the kind of breed you are interested in and focus on breeding them. Most time, the success of a dog breeder is rated by the quality of dogs that they breed especially if they’re breed from their pups stage.
3. PURCHASE DOGS AND START YOUR BREEDING BUSINESS
Once you have decided on the type of breeds to work with, a source for them and start working on your dogs. You will need to still decide where you want to breed the dogs, whether at your home or in a rented warehouse or a property outside residential areas.
After you decide on where to breed the dogs, build kennels, beddings, get supplies and disinfectants and start your breeding business
Note: when purchasing your favorite breeds, get a male and a female for each, that way you won’t have to bother with finding the right mating partners for your dogs.
4. SET UP YOUR BUSINESS BY REGISTERING IT AS A LEGAL STRUCTURE
As you start your dog breeding business, ensure to get the necessary license that will see to you becoming a licensed dog breeder. The rules to getting your business licensed actually varies from country to country, so visit the relevant authority in charge and settle all legal formalities.
5. ADVERTISE YOUR PUPS AND MAKE SALES
This is the last stage in starting a dog breeding business. On this stage, one should expect that you have spent your time, money and efforts to get there. All you need to do now is to start advertising your services using all the available channels to let people know about your wonderful pups.
Start by building a website and showcasing pictures of your puppies, talk about how you successfully breed them in a healthy and friendly environment, what they like, how they are, things they like to do and so on. Keep it in mind that people will always check out your business name and your dogs online, so ensure to give them something to make them contact you and want to buy a pup or puppies from you.
You can also promote your website/business on Facebook, Twitter, dog breed clubs, other blog sites, and online forums. When you sell your pups, ensure to keep in contact with the owners to see how well they treat and care for the dogs – ask for pictures and references from customers and use them as promotional material for prospective customers so they can see that you are good at what you do.