SAHEM62896 saidOkay that's not exactly what's happening. I have a dog that I am thinking about putting out to stud. I'd be grateful for some advice from those of you who have bred your dog before about what to do and how to proceed.
Just so you know, he does have a pedigree, but he is not yet registered with the AKC yet. Also, he's only a year old, and probably not physically mature yet.
So, where do I start?
The first place to start is to register the dog. Noone serious about breeding will bother to breed to a dog that isn't registered. I have several dogs that stand at stud and one thing that is important to someone willing to pay a stud fee is not only how well the dogs ancesctors have done in the showring or obedience trials, but how well the dog himself has done in the show ring.
Also there is a tendancy not to breed to a dog that doesn't show a Ch within three generations in its pedigree. Some breeders are very selective. Another thing that I would do if you arn't going to put the dog in the show ring ( an expensive proposition) is make sure that the dog is an exceptional specimen of his breed, a serious breeder certainly will! You should know some basic genetics and some more in depth where the particular breed and it's traits are concerned. You need to find out what the rate in your area is for studs of that particular breed and the price that quality pups bring as often times part of the deal is the owner of the stud gets pick of the litter which can leave you with pups you don't want or cannot sale. If you have some of the more unusual breeds it can be worth it, if it's a common breed it may not be so easy to stand the dog nor sale the pups. Once you get that far the work is just starting. Good Luck