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Dog Breeding Terminology

If you're thinking of getting a dog for you and your family, you have a few options available to you. Whether you choose to adopt from a shelter or kennel, or get a dog from a breeder, there are some important terms to be familiar with before you can ask the kind of questions that will help you make your final decision.

  • Culling - Breeders are often concerned with producing healthy, quality puppies from their board certified breeding dogs. Because of this, unhealthy or deformed dogs are often killed immediately after birth. This is known as culling, and there are groups that work to save these puppies from the breeders and find healthy homes in which they might be able to thrive.
  • Congenital - If a condition is present at birth and inherited from the mother or father dog, it is a congenital issue. Certain breeds are known for problematic congenital conditions, such as the Golden Retriever.
  • Fading Puppy Syndrome - During the first few days of care, a litter of puppies may seem generally healthy. However, if a dog suffers from fading puppy syndrome, he or she may stop nursing and eating. That puppy is likely seriously ill and should be seen by a vet immediately.
  • Line Breeding - Line breeding can be problematic in some types of dogs. Line breeding is when closely related dogs are used to produce another litter. The chance of congenital issues can increase dramatically.
  • Hydrocephalus - Hydrocephalus is a somewhat rare but deadly condition, where the puppy is born with fluid on the brain. If adopting a brand new puppy from a board certified breeder, kennel, or shelter, be sure to see a vet as soon as possible for proper care.
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    Apache Siberian Huskies
    2945 Harllees Bridge Rd, Hamer, SC 29547
    Bring home a husky today! Enjoy award-winning services from Apache Siberian Huskies in Hamer, SC. Contact our husky breeders for more information.
    (843) 407-3521
    Sandyboyz Kennels
    400 Jacquelyn Ave, Shannon, NC 28386
    Add immense joy to your life by raising a puppy from our dog breeder near Raleigh, NC. We breed healthy German Shepherds using champion bloodline males.
    (910) 302-6194
    Dixie Aussie Kennels
    1012 Old Stage Rd, Mullins, SC 29574
    Dixie Aussie Kennels in Mullins, SC, sells Australian Shepherd puppies. Our small kennel gives personal attention to each one of our hand-raised pups.
    (843) 536-8882
    Firehouse Chihuahuas
    125 Hannah Lori Drive, Cameron, NC 28326
    Firehouse Chihuahuas is a small family owned breeder of chihuahuas. We are a cage free/kennel free breeder and home raise our puppies. Fully socialized with kids, cats and other dogs. CKC Registries!
    (919) 842-7511
    Daniel's Doodles
    1209 Thistle Gold Dr, Hope Mills, NC 28348
    Turn to Daniel's Doodles when you're looking for a cute pet to own. Contact our dog breeders in Hope Mills, NC, for more information.
    (910) 635-0104
    Angelo Pitbulls
    Po Box 907, Hemingway, SC 29554
    We are a breeder and kennel owner of the original moonshine american pitbull terrier.
    (843) 933-1955
    Mactalins Field Bred Labs
    119 Piperridge Rd, Conway, SC 29526
    We are a small breeding operation offering Labrador retrievers, also known as a lab. They are the most friendly, smart and playful dogs. Also the most popular breed dog in the world.
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    (843) 457-8688
    User Review: "Do not trust. I bought a puppy in december of last year. He sold me another breeder's puppy but passed the puppy off as his..." - Thomas (SC)
    Connie's Chinese Cresteds And Yorkies
    2078 White Memorial Church Rd, Pleasant Grove, NC 27592
    Buy healthy Yorkshire Terrier and Chinese Crested puppies from us! Contact us in Willow Spring, NC, for inquiries.
    (877) 783-6114
    Cedar Creek Retrievers
    1664 Coach Rd, Holly Hill, SC 29059
    Breeders of quality Labrador Retriever puppies, with a strong emphasis on health, temperament and trainability. All of our dogs have their hips, elbows, heart and eyes OFA certified. High guarantee.
    (843) 697-2555
    White Diamond Maltese - Pups
    Near Garner, Raleigh, NC 27603
    (919) 250-8211

    Breeding dogs can be a full-time occupation. For others, it's a recreational pastime. Many work on farms or in kennels. Others provide this service at their home or small business. Dog breeders propagate animals under controlled conditions, to produce superior or pure offspring. Selective breeding yields purebreds, which are often desired among serious dog owners. Hybrid dogs are another type. There are so many types of dogs, with some more conducive to breeding than others. Some of these dogs include golden retrievers, German shepherds, labs, and beagles. Dog breeders monitor food and nutrition of their dogs closely, and breed them with other dogs of the same ancestry to produce purebred puppies, such as pit bulls and poodles. Cross breeding is another component, which involves the mating of dogs of different breeds. Breeders may work at animal shelters, private companies, or own their own business. Some are vets and boast medical licenses. Several factors come into play here, such as medication, food, nutrition, training, and therapy. They may offer additional services, such as boarding, walking, training, grooming, and general health care. Puppy breeders may list their animals for sale or adoption on the market, or they may breed them for competition and recreational purposes. Because purebred dogs are a premium in the business, breeders should be extremely knowledgeable about the care process and what it entails, along with the science and biology behind it. Related sub categories may include livestock breeding, dog training, and boarding. Canine sitters and watchers may also work with dogs, providing exercise and toys for the puppies. Breeders may also offer training for guide dogs and adoption. People can learn more on this subject by visiting local puppy breeders, centers, and kennels, or checking the internet.
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