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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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    Xtreme King Pitbulls
    243 Waterford Drive, Oak Grove, KY 42262
    Breeder of XXL blue American pit-bull terriers. Our puppies are healthy, loyal, and from non-fighting breed lines. Very friendly and energetic dogs. Certified and insured breeders.
    (931) 220-5036
    House of Blues Kennel
    1044 Potter Rd, Dickson, TN 37055
    Solid dogs with solid lines. Our dogs are raised for strength, agility, temperament and companionship. We believe gameness to be an inherent trait of the breed.
    (615) 740-6802
    Willow Hill Labradors
    6806 E Plunders Creek Road, Bon Aqua, TN 37025
    Contact us at (615) 988-7539 in Bon Aqua, TN, for purebred Labrador puppies from a reliable dog breeder.
    (615) 988-7539
    Lake Annes Majestic White German Shepherds
    1001 Carole Anne Dr, Woodbury, TN 37190
    Add more joy to your family's life with our White German Shepherd puppies in Woodbury, TN. These gorgeous exotic dogs are loyal, mild tempered, and courageous.
    (866) 511-9676
    Twin Oaks Kennels
    439 West White Sulpher Rd, Fredonia, KY 42411
    At our kennel we make sure that the health and welfare of the animal comes first. We are dedicated breeders that are looking to put our puppies in a good home. Contact us for information.
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    (270) 601-3210
    User Review: "I bought my poodle from twin oaks; it is a joy. Happy and healthy. Great with the grandkids"
    Tri Kennels Imported German Shepherds
    959 State Route 855 S, Marion, KY 42064
    Contact a reliable German Shepherd breeder at (270) 704-4479 in Marion, KY, for more information about my puppies for sale.
    (270) 704-4479

    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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