In American Bully Breeding 101: Part I we went over several important factors to consider before making the decision to become an American Bully Breeder. We also covered the various American Bully Classes set by the founding registry- the American Bully Kennel Club, also known as the ABKC.
If you haven’t read our previous article, it would be a great place to start before beginning this one.
Now that you’ve read Part I and have a basic understanding of the different classes of the American Bully breed you understand that that it’s the dog’s height (and sometimes build) that determine what class they fall under.
Now let’s move on to reviewing some of the important things to consider before deciding to have a litter of puppies or becoming a licensed hobby or professional breeder.
BEFORE MAKING THE DECISION TO BECOME AN AMERICAN BULLY BREEDER
Before making the commitment to become a breeder, an honest appraisal of your resources is in order. First, do you have the money and time to invest in this endeavor? A large kennel facility is usually not necessary if you get two or three quality “foundation” bitches to begin with. Do you have cash on hand for progesterone testing, artificial inseminations, emergency c-sections, vet bills, and proper care for the dogs and their puppies?
What if your breeding female becomes ill, or develops an infection like pyometra? Are you in a financial position to be able to afford unexpected surgeries and emergency vet visits? Do you have $3000–$5000 saved in the event of an emergency? With dog breeding it’s not a matter of “if” but “when.”
The worst possible thing that you can do is decide to become a breeder and then not be able to afford proper care for…