HOW TO RUIN A BREED
- Only breed quality dogs that meet an extremely narrow breed standard. The more show points earned, the better.
- Seek out a popular sire; one who has already produced many Champions.
- Require that every pet be sold on limited registration. Or better yet, be sterilized.
- Withhold papers unless the buyer belongs to the breed club, shows his dogs, does health testing, and otherwise demonstrates proper ethics.
- Avoid breeding older dogs who are plain, even if they are healthy. As a general rule, breed your dogs when they are younger.
- Eliminate any potential carriers of genetic disease. (i.e., every dog ever born)
- Breed for color, fashion and flash. You want something so beautiful that it will take your breath away.
- Once you have achieved the "type" you like, stay within your line. Don't outcross.
- Discourage new people who show an interest. Breeding is only for the knowledgable.
- Exercise restraint in your breeding activities. A litter or two per year is plenty.
- Always bear in mind that the only acceptable reason to breed is for improvement.