Many dog lovers are very enthusiastic about a particular breed of dog. A dog breeding business lets dog lovers who like a specific breed pick out a puppy of that breed. Most businesses focus on raising one breed of dog and, thus, serve people who love that breed.
What Is Dog Breeding
Dog breeding is the practice of mating selected dogs with the intention of maintaining or producing specific qualities and characteristics.
When dogs reproduce without such human intervention, their offspring’s characteristics are determined by natural selection, while “dog breeding” refers specifically to the artificial selection of dogs, in which dogs are intentionally bred by their owners.
Different Dog Breeds
There are so many recognized breeds of dogs. The most common include Alsatian, Boerbull, Rottweiler, Samoyed, Lhasa, Caucasian, German shepherd, and Pit Bul.
You also have local and crossbreeds. It is very important to make a market survey in your locality and know which of the dog breeds has higher demands.
The above-mentioned breeds and others fall under the following grouping and classification of dogs as listed under Christa Dog Project in westby-norse.org:
- Terriers and;
- Toy breeds.
They all have different purposes and based on uses and characteristics, these different groups are used as a way to identify dogs.
Did you know that in America before a type of dog breed is established there are some criteria to be met?
Dog Heating Period
When a female dog reaches puberty, it will start having the estrous cycle (like the menstrual cycle in humans), and as such its body prepares it for pregnancy.
It is crucial to know the month of the heating period for your dog. The heating period can last for 12 days.
The period is semiannual, which means a dog can give birth to puppies twice a year.
In order to notice the period quicker and earlier, make sure the floor where they sleep is concrete and not sandy.
Make sure you get a healthy breed well demanded for in your area and it is advisable to buy puppies instead of an adult in order to study their life patterns and physiological developments.
The female dog – bitch – comes on heat between 10 and 12 months old.
Experts advise that it should not be mated at that point but should wait for the second and third heat periods so that it would be well developed before bearing offspring.
It takes roughly between 58 and 68 days with an average of 65 days for a pregnant bitch to give birth.
Unlike the goat farming business, the number of puppies you can get from a female dog is amazing. It ranges from 4 to 8. Isn’t that amazing, considering money to be made?
How To Start A Profitable Dog Breeding Business In Nigeria
Thinking Of Starting A dog breeding business in Nigeria? Then Here is the Best Infomation for you because we’ve covered all the useful Details You Need To Grow Your Profitable Dog Breeding Business.
Every well-to-do person has that pet he/she likes and dog is the most favorite among them. Day by day, we see energetic foreign breeds of dogs and all wish we owned one. The same way we feel, others do! Then, why not take advantage of this lucrative business opportunity and make some money for yourself? Follow the below step and get on your way to wealth with dog money.
Training And Planning
The first step to the dog breeding business in Nigeria is getting trained and then making your plan ideally in a written format (business plan). Just like any other business, you need to know the trade before moving in.
If you don’t know how to take care of a dog, how to feed it, how to know if all is not well with your dog, then investing your money and time in the business would likely be a waste of resources. You need to know how the business is before going into it and the best way is to speak and learn from someone who breeds dogs. The Vet. Doctor is also your friend here; you are going to need his/her advice.
After acquiring the necessary skills required, the next step is to come up with a plan on how you are going to start and profit from this business. You need to decide the breed of dog you want, how much will it cost you to bring them up, how much they are been sold in the market and all that.
There are a lot of questions you need to ask yourself before going into this. You are doing this for one sake; to make sure your business is a success.
Setting Up Yourself For Business
Business plan are only a plan, they will take you nowhere until you act and the first step in acting is to set up the business. You need healthy breeds of founding dogs to start your business empire and the best way to get them is by leveraging the relationship you have built with your advisers and trainers who are into the business on how to get them.
After getting healthy founding dogs, build them a house (Kennel) and get all the requirements needed for successfully breeding a dog. These include but not limited to bedding, plates, disinfectants, chains etc. You will be advised on the things you need by your advisor.
Training And Caring For Your Dogs
Now you have set up the business, it is now time to nurture, train, and care for your dogs. You need to develop a routine for all this. One very important yet overlooked aspect of this is regular exercise; your dog needs it just as you do. Also, take them out for regular medical checkups and vaccination.
Marketing And Selling Your Dogs
When your dogs are grown you are ready to start making money from your dog business. However, you don’t need to wait until they are grown before you start marketing them. Create opportunities and talk to people about your dogs; you will be surprised how many people will respond positively to this. Aside from selling your dogs, you can also offer your bucks out to mate with other people’s bitches and get paid handsomely. You can also enroll your dogs in competitions to earn you cool cash.
Conclusion on Dog Business in Nigeria
Do you like dogs? Are you passionate about dogs? If the answer is yes, you can turn dog breeding into a booming business.
Why don’t you try dog breeding with the information you have gotten here for your financial breakthrough and see the positive result!
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