June 23, 2009

How do you know if a female pomeranian is breed quality when you purchase her?

I am looking to become a small hobby breeder because I love pomeranians and I want to share them with the world, but I do not want to chance their health and need to know what to look for when purchasing a female. I know about size and age and all that but no website I have been on has specified any characteristics on the female pomeranian that you should look for.

You need to get in contact with breeders of quality Pomeranian dogs and inquire about obtaining a show quality female. Most successful breeders will not give a novice a show quality puppy without co-ownership which is really no bad thing anyway — getting a breeder to mentor you is the single BEST thing you can do. If you are lucky enough to get a show quality puppy on a co-ownership basis your breeder will be there to guide you through every step of the way. If your female turns out to be show winning, has all her health checks in place and has a wonderful temperament, THEN she is breeding quality.

Best of luck!

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June 23, 2009

something_horrid @ 11:57 pm

A breeding quality dog should fit the American Kennel Club breed standards. Go to http://www.akc.org for the standards.
To know if a puppy will fit the standards, look at the parents (who should be registered with the AKC) if the parents fit the bill, their offspring should too.
As for a breeder. Don't just pick a breeder out of the newspaper. Go to the Pomeranian Club of America website for a list of breeders, or just go to a sit that lists dog breeders and determine the best from their breeding stock, presentation, etc.
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June 24, 2009

chetco @ 12:20 am

If you are planning on breeding, choose a puppy from a litter of which both parents are champions. Otherwise, get books on Pomeranians, and study, study, study…Not just the pet shop books, but breeder's books. Read so that you have it nearly memorized. Once you know just what to watch for, you will see the study pay off when you actually see a litter of puppies and their parents.
This is an important book: http://www.cataloglink.com/op/~The_Essential_Pomeranian_-oprod-5948847

Otherwise, there is no way that a person can tell you how to choose a breeding quality female. Ya gotta do your homework.
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trickster_19 @ 1:07 am

You need to get in contact with breeders of quality Pomeranian dogs and inquire about obtaining a show quality female. Most successful breeders will not give a novice a show quality puppy without co-ownership which is really no bad thing anyway — getting a breeder to mentor you is the single BEST thing you can do. If you are lucky enough to get a show quality puppy on a co-ownership basis your breeder will be there to guide you through every step of the way. If your female turns out to be show winning, has all her health checks in place and has a wonderful temperament, THEN she is breeding quality.

Best of luck!
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Whippet keeper @ 1:17 am

Your best education may come from dog shows. If you go on the AKC's website http://akc.org you can use their event search to find conformation shows near you.

You can also find your local Pomeranian club via the National club site (link should be on the AKC site under the Pom info.)

Or google for your local club.

Go to shows, talk to people, ask for their card if they seem to busy to talk right then.

Breeding quality, usually means show quality and that is not cheap esp. for a Toy breed female. Find a breeder that tests their breeding stock thoroughly. OFA, BAER, CERF, etc…. As well as getting show titles.

Find a kennel that you like the breeder and the dogs. Look for ones that have good temperament as well as looks.

Study the breed, read lots so you can ask intelligent questions.

Most good breeders will not sell you a show quality b*tch puppy unless you agree to show it and not to breed her unless she passes all of her tests and matures as well as you all hope. A contract will probably be part of this.

Good luck. A responsible breeder also often helps with breed rescue. You may want to volunteer as a foster home so you can live with the breed before you start having puppies.

Even cute, small dogs end up in rescue if the homes don't train them and don't contact the breeder before dumping the dog. Just look on here at all the newbies with no clue how to housebreak a puppy.

There are plenty of Poms in the world. So breeding should only be done for the best of reasons.
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Whippets for over 20 yrs. I've bred ONE litter and let my champion male sire ONE litter….I am very picky about homes.

tanya @ 1:54 am

just find out as much as you can about them and constantly consult your vet… t
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