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If you are contemplating dog breeding, there are certain questions that you will need to ask yourself before proceeding:

If you have not been able to say yes to all of the above questions, then dog breeding may not be for you. You may therefore wish to consider having your bitch spayed to prevent unwanted or unplanned pregnancies; your breed club or the breeder of your bitch may be able to provide you with further expert advice.

If you have been able to say yes to all of the above questions, do not forget that you will also need to keep the following in mind:

You may also wish to consider joining the Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme. Details can be found here.


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Kennel Club General Code of Ethics

All breeders who register their puppies, and new owners who register ownership of their dogs with the Kennel Club, accept the jurisdiction of the Kennel Club and undertake to abide by its general Code of Ethics.

Below is a list of important factors you should think about when considering breeding from your bitch:

Before Breeding

Having your puppies implanted with a Petlog microchip means that they will be registered on the UK's largest database of microchipped pets. Registration on the Petlog database provides your puppies and their owners with security and peace of mind and lots of great benefits, including:

Using your dog at Stud

If you are considering using your dog at stud then there are a number of things you should think about before mating your dog, such as a stud dog contract, health testing, avoiding inbreeding etc. to find out more, please click here.

Before the Whelping

After Breeding