The breeding and selection of dogs is an extremely important activity to improve and maintain dog breeds. There are two types of breeders: the amateur and the professional. The amateur is one who breeds dogs as a hobby or business in his spare time, while the professional is dedicated exclusively to breeding dogs and lives from them. Both are important in the breeding and selection of dog breeds.
To carry out a good job of breeding and selection, it is essential to have extensive knowledge of the subject and the standard of the breed that is produced, as well as a viable breeding plan. Without these three ingredients, the breeder will not do more than give blind sticks and produce dogs of no quality. Therefore, it is important to spend time studying everything related to dogs and canids in general, including diet, diseases, canine genetics, and training. It is also important to take into account the utility that will be given to the breed and choose the appropriate type of training based on its abilities.
Ethics is also a fundamental factor in dog breeding. An unethical breeder can negatively affect the breed he produces. Unfortunately, there are many irresponsible breeders looking to make short-term money regardless of the quality of their dogs. It is important that breeders are responsible and concerned about the future of the breed they work with. A serious and responsible breeder sets an objective, the ideal to achieve, which is the dog of quality and uniformity described in the standard, which serves as a guide for the breeder.
To produce quality dogs, it is necessary to invest money and search for the best breeding lines. For example, the author mentions that he breeds German Shepherds from working lines and buys dogs from good breeding lines in Germany to improve the quality of their breeding. He also points out that in order to breed good Presa Canario dogs, it is necessary to use the best females with the best males, keeping in mind that not all males are suitable for all females.
Unfortunately, there are many makeshift and irresponsible breeders out there who breed dogs for the sole purpose of making short-term money. This can be detrimental to canine breeds and especially to breeds such as the Perro de Presa Canario that are in the process of training and development. These breeders have no regard for the quality and health of their dogs, but are simply looking to make a profit regardless of the long-term consequences.
Therefore, it is important that breeders are responsible and take into account the quality and health of their dogs at the time of breeding. They must be careful when selecting dogs for breeding and make sure they are in good health. They must also consider the usefulness and capabilities of the breed when choosing the right type of training. Also, they must be ethical and concerned about the future of the breed they work with.
In summary, the breeding and selection of dogs is an important activity to improve and maintain dog breeds. It is necessary to have knowledge and a viable breeding plan, as well as being ethical and well trained to produce quality dogs and improve dog breeds. Breeders must be responsible and careful when selecting dogs for breeding and take into account the breed’s health, utility and capabilities when choosing the appropriate type of training. Also, they must invest in good breeding lines and use the best females with the best males. If breeders follow these principles, they will be able to positively contribute to the breeding and selection of dog breeds and produce quality and healthy dogs.