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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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    Red Nose Pitbull Pups
    18577 Shell Dr, Madera, CA 93638
    Extra large pitbull pups. Three females 11 weeks old. Pups & parents are ADBA registered, Eddington bloodlines. Sire is 100 Lbs. and Dame is 65Lbs. great temperament, disposition and bone structure.
    (559) 675-8779
    Regalia Tibetan Terriers
    105 Center St, Jackson, CA 95642
    Experience the joy that only a happy puppy brings when you adopt a Tibetan terrier from us today. Come and pick one up from our dog breeder in Jackson, CA.
    (925) 494-0226
    Daggs Melody Profsnl Dog Trng
    1024 E Griffith Way, Fresno, CA 93704
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    (559) 455-9019
    User Review: "I have tried on numerous occassions to phone them. They have never returned a phone call after me phoning 4 times over a..." - cheryl (CA)
    Kelly's Boarding Kennels
    5907 Garst Rd, Modesto, CA 95357
    (209) 522-7074
    Corrines Pet Grooming
    231 W Stockton St, Sonora, CA 95370
    (209) 533-4296
    Highland Labradors
    30736 Butts Rd, Gustine, CA 95322
    (209) 854-3855
    April's Personal Dog Grooming
    324 W 11th St, Tracy, CA 95376
    (209) 833-0080
    Micons Labradors
    16731 Brandt Rd, Lodi, CA 95240
    (209) 727-0315
    Daggs Melody
    3881 N Ann Ave, Fresno, CA 93727
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    (559) 455-9019
    User Review: "Melody daggs is a very professional person and and her staff in way of teaching the puppies to dogs in training, behaviors,..." - pat (CA)
    Barkley Square LLC
    334 Turquoise St, Milpitas, CA 95035
    (408) 586-8690
    O'Brien Photography
    1175 Po Box, Folsom, CA 95763
    (916) 988-5640
    8749 Phoenix, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
    We are a small kennel that has puppies available. We are one of the most reliable dog breeders in the area and have the greatest prices. You're dogs will be in great hands when you're away. Come by and check out the facilities and see for yourself.
    (916) 863-1463
    O'Brien Photography
    1175 Po Box, Folsom, CA 95763
    (916) 988-5610
    Vomwalters German Shepherd Kennels
    5580 Salmon Falls Rd, Pilot Hill, CA 95664
    We are a German Shepherd breeder that you can trust. Our puppies are microchipped, vaccinated, registered, and come with a hip health guarantee. If you want quality breeds, come to us.
    (916) 799-2451
    Melair Kennels
    8954 Lacey Blvd, Hanford, CA 93230
    (559) 582-0640

    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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