APPLIES TO ANY BREED OF DOG
1.Don't make use of indiscriminate outcrosses. A judicious
outcross can be of great value, an injudicious one can produce
an aggregation of every imaginable fault in the
2.Don't line breed just for the sake of line breeding. Line
breeding with complimentary types can bring great rewards, with
unsuitable ones it will lead to immediate
3.Don't take advice from those who have always been unsuccessful
breeders if their opinion were worth having they would have
proved it by
4.Don't believe the popular cliché about the brother or the
sister of the great Champion being just as good to breed from,
for every one that is, there are hundreds that are not. It
depends on the animal concerned.
5.Don't credit your own dogs with virtues they do not possess.
Self deceit is a stepping stone to failure. In other words don't
be kennel blind .
6.Don't breed from mediocrities, the absence of a fault does not
in any way signify the presence of its corresponding
7.Don't assess the worth of a stud dog by its inferior progeny,
All stud dogs sire some animals of lesser quality at times; what
matters is how good their best efforts are. Conversely, don't
judge a stud dog by one great offspring produced out of many
and always remember that the stud dog only makes up for half of
a great dog.
8.Don't allow personal feelings to influence your choice of a
stud dog. The right dog for your bitch is the right dog,
regardless of who owns
9 Don't allow admiration of a stud dog to blind you to his
10.Don't mate animals that share the same
11.Don't forget it is the whole dog that counts. If you forget
one virtue while searching for another you will pay for
12.Don't search for the perfect dog as a mate for your bitch.
The perfect dog (or bitch) doesn't exist, never has and never
13.Don't be frightened of breeding from animals that have
obvious faults so long as they have compensating virtues. A lack
of a virtue is by far the greatest fault of all. And never breed
two dogs with the same fault.
14.Don't mate non complimentary types. An ability to recognise
type at a glance is a breeder's greatest gift. Ask the
successful breeders to explain this subject- there is no other
way of learning.
15. Don't forget the necessity to preserve the quality head. It
will vanish like a dream if you do.
16.Don't forget that substance plus quality should be another
one of your aims. Any fool can breed one without the other.
17.Don't forget that a great head plus soundness should be
another one of your aims. Many people can breed one without the
other or neither..
18.Ask yourself "Am I a breeder, or do I just produce
puppies?" Remember, it's your reputation at stake and a bad one
will haunt you for a very long time
19.Keep the breed's best interest at heart ,if you know your
dog has a serious congenital defect, don't breed it .
20..Learn to read a pedigree and do your best to breed the most
complimentary dog to your bitch.
21.Don't let sentiment be your reason for breeding your dog, if
he is not worthy of being shown, why would you breed him.
22.Don't use the excuse "she wants to have babies," Your bitch
would probably prefer never being bred and she will never miss
23.Don't believe its healthier for a bitch to have a litter
before she is spayed ,its healthier for a pet bitch to be
spayed without having a litter.
24.Colour should be a determining factor.
25.Never be satisfied with anything but the very best.
26.Second best is never good enough.
27.Your reputation as a breeder is at stake.
28.The foundation that you lay is what will determine the
quality of the stock you will produce for a long time to come.
29. The strength of a blood line can be greatly weakened by
mating to an unreliable dog or bitch which is the opposite of
inbreeding or line breeding and is termed "out breeding"
.However, while the blood line may be weakened , the quality of
the pups might still be good if the combination were a lucky
one. It will be important to breed offspring of an outcross back
into either the sire or the dam's
30.Inbreeding intensifies all qualities, whether good or bad. Remember
31.If most of the characteristics are good. inbreeding is an
excellent way to obtain uniform type, since each parent is
dominant principally in the same qualities .
32.The stud must be dominant in the same characteristics as the
bitch and should also be dominant in additional good qualities
which appear as faults in the bitch.
33.To breed for improvement, you must know the breed and be able
to recognize a good specimen when you see it. You must be able
to visualize the perfect individual toward which you are
striving and never give up in attaining that end.
34.In evaluating pedigrees, don't let the number of titles be a
determining factor unless you personally know every dog back
for at least three generations.
35.The age of a stud dog has no bearing on the quality he can
36. Don't breed bitches too early, If she is immature, you will
just be robbing her of time for which to develop.
37.Any animal whether cow or dog will yield much better if it is
happy and contented with its lot in life
38.REMEMBER Don't try to make huge profits in breeding dogs,
your reputation as a puppy farmer will grow faster than a
forest fire and the breed won't suffer as a whole
39.It is not great numbers of dogs which makes a Kennel great,
but rather it is the excellence of the few. Even if you breed
rarely don't settle for second best.
40.Don't ever try to decry a great dog. A thing of beauty is
not only a joy forever, but a great dog should be a source
of aesthetic pride and pleasure to all true lovers of the