We at Asgard urge you to SERIOUSLY consider breeding your dog (s), and ask yourself if you are prepared to RESCUE WHAT YOUR BREED.  Will you aid puppy owners in locating training facilities and veterinarians; do you know enough about the breed to answer behavioral and training questions.  Will you maintain contact with the owners throughout the lifetime the dogs/puppies?  Is you dog of breeding quality?  Is it at least two (2) years old?  Have you researched its pedigree?  Do you know what health and temperament traits exist in the background of the parents and grand-parents?  Did your dog and the dog you are planning to breed to receive an Excellent, Good or Fair from the OFA (Orthopedic Foundation of America) for its hips?  Did you have your dog's elbows x-rayed (and passed by OFA  for OCD (elbow dysplasia)?  Have you had your dog checked for SAS (heart) by a Board Certified Cardiologist?  Did your dog pass the CERF (eye) exam within the last two years?         
        We receive numerous calls from owners wishing to get rid of their pets, and I usually find that they have purchased their dog from breeders that do not screen buyers or offer more than AKC papers in exchange for payment for the puppy/dog.   Please take time to consider ALL of this BEFORE you breed.  We encourage ALL pet owners to spay or neuter their dogs for health (cancer) benefits as well as to prevent pet overpopulation and unwanted litters.


Here is a list of questions that you should ask yourself BEFORE you breed:
1) Is your dog a purebred
2) Did you get your dog from a reputable breeder, and not from a pet store?
3) Did you receive a three (3) to five (5) generation pedigree with your dog ?
4) Are there at LEAST four (4) titled dogs (conformation, obedience, tracking, field, etc.) in the last THREE generations (parents, grand-parents, great-grand-parents)?
5) Does your dog have a stable temperament?
6) Does your dog fit the AKC breed standard (with no disqualifying faults)?
7) Is your dog healthy and certified (OFA/hips, CERF/eyes, heart) and free of genetic diseases?

If you answered "yes" to ALL of the above questions, then your dog is of breeding quality, BUT, HOWEVER, if you are not active in showing or working your dog, think very carefully about your reason for breeding.  Breeding should be done to IMPROVE THE BREED, not so the kids can see puppies being born, or because you want "a puppy from her," and NEVER to make money selling puppies!  Only breed if you are willing to assume FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR EVERY PUPPY FOR ITS ENTIRE LIFE (average 10 years), and if you are willing to remain in contact with every puppy buyer (average 10 years) and assist them in raising their puppy to be a worthy canine citizen. 

Don't breed out of greed!
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