I guess I am more concerned now than I ever was when I see others post about getting into to breeding.
It brings to mind certain questions and maybe with the help of some other very experienced breeders, and some other educated people in this forum a sticky of questions could be put together to make those who are considering breeding to help them really think through it.
I think one of the first questions that should be asked is Why?
Why do you want to breed?
Why do you think you would make a good breeder?
Why should your dog be bred?
Why do so many Breeders go out of business?
Why are the animals shelters in this country overflowing?
Why are rescue organizations overwhelmed at times?
Why are there so many homeless dogs?
I think these questions are a good start.
Another question should be How!
How can you avoid be part of some of the problems mentioned above in the other questions?
How are you going to cover your expenses for Health testing, medical care, housing, food, and other maintenance involved.
How are you going to find all the time necessary to exercise and be fair to the dogs you breed?
How are you going to handle breeding problems and issues that arise?
If there are enough how, where, why, and what questions listed, maybe it will help someone really understand what they are considering getting into and why it might not be the best idea.
I hope others will feel free to add some more questions to this thread. Maybe we can get a sticky for them.