by Koots on 27 October 2019 - 18:10
What makes you believe that you should breed dogs? You ask questions that illustrate your lack of knowledge, so why even think about breeding dogs, especially Mal X, for a specific market. What would you do with all the pups that are not sold? The SPCA and rescue agencies are full of such dogs. Please leave the LE dog breeding to those with much more knowledge and experience.
by Centurian on 29 October 2019 - 11:10
If you are sincere , you follow my advise [ even if you have no dog , you can still visit and hang out at a Sch , PSA , Ring club etc etc . Look , Listen and l earn ] and you WILL LEARN. Then you can see why the posters have posted what they did. Good luck Pyro ....
by xPyrotechnic on 29 October 2019 - 15:10
by astrovan2487 on 29 October 2019 - 17:10
Best thing you could do if you are serious is start looking around at breeders and trainers that would be willing to mentor you or a club willing to let you in. Learn all you can and put 100% into it if it's really what you want to do. All the decent breeders and trainers I know start off this way, observe, train your own dog, repeat many times, then think about breeding
Nowadays seems like everyone is breeding/selling/training police or service dogs, you will need to be that much better to make people want to buy your dogs. Definitely doesnt happen overnight
by Koots on 30 October 2019 - 09:10
by Centurian on 30 October 2019 - 11:10
So , if you decide to PM me , I will write to you a bit about myself and not try to , but moreover , help you to learn as best I can . That is the least I can do for someone your age ready , willong and able to learn . I leave with this : you can never understand a canine unless you understand Temperament. You can never ever teach unless you are a good communicator and that is the basis of teaching a dog. And you can never ever be a succerssful and good breeder unless you have total and full comprehension of the breed , have the right information , and have a plan .
by apple on 30 October 2019 - 12:10
It sounds like you have a lot of sorting out to do. If your primary interest is detections dogs for airport security, I have seen Cocker Spaniels and Beagles that are great detection dogs. If you want to breed dogs for apprehension/man work, the odds of being able to breed enough quality dogs is low unless you are already financially independent to some degree. You will need to breed a ton of dogs, hold some back and see how they turned out, and some will be great and some will be shitters with everything in between. Becoming very knowledgeable in genetics and knowing the genetics behind various breeding stock and developing your own true bloodlines will increase your odds, but it is the very rare person/company that can do that, as it can take decades to know the dogs behind your dogs and what the dominant genetics of the dogs you are breeding are likely to produce. That is why police and military buy green dogs and not puppies. If this is something you want to do on a smaller scale, while having another main source of income, it will likely be more doable. As Centurian pointed out, you need a mentor or many mentors. I don't know where you live, but IMO, the majority of people training and breeding working dogs are incompetent. Finding a really good decoy or decoys willing to teach you how to decoy is no easy feat either, and IMO, if you don't know or have the talent to decoy a dog, you won't truly understand the difference between a good dog and an exceptional dog. You have to learn dog lingo, learning principles and creative ways to apply them. You have to learn how to accurately read a dog. It is a very difficult task to simply set out to breed good police dogs, especially if that is going to be your main source of income. If you live in the US, you will likely have to relocate to find someone skilled and willing to help you. You need to go where the best dogs are. I would suggest Holland. And if your goal is to do this in 20 years, police dogs will probably be obsolete by then. Technology is on the verge of being able to read people's brainwaves and translate them into language which is essentially reading someone's thoughts.
by ValK on 30 October 2019 - 14:10
and became superior to West Germany counterpart, albeit inherited gene pool was the same.
sure, countrywide unified set of objectives and well organized cooperation among breeders did help a big time in reaching
that goal but that doesn't mean similar approach not acceptable and won't work in western society if certain amount of breeders,
with identical comprehension and perception of breed, could step over personal ego/greed and join their forces in effort to reach goal.
by xPyrotechnic on 30 October 2019 - 18:10
by Koots on 30 October 2019 - 23:10