jjrlange: How much should I charge to breed my male golden retriever with a female?
I have a male golden retriever and am interested in breeding him but do not know what I should charge.
Answer by Chazerai
Human or canine female?
Answer by bear2zealand
Before thinking about a stud service charge, have his hips and elbows been OFA certified, eyes CERF’d, ect… If yes, this all depends on the lines of your stud. Show lines, field lines. Is he titled in anything? AKC conformation or obedience titles? A lot of this weighs in on this. Normally a stud fee is about the same as the price of a pup. In the Shepherds, normally the stud fees are around $ 500. Less than what a show Shepherd pup is, but with the show lines a breeder would like to get their progeny out in the ring. A lot of the German line breeders charge anywhere from $ 500-$ 1500 for stud, with prices of those pups upwards of $ 3000. These are from Schutzhund titled parents. If you find a bitch that you are interested in, and would like something out of, you might breed for a puppy back from that bitch. Pick puppy. This is a big gamble though. You can breed that pair and take a look at the pups, and go Oh Yuck! LOL
On the other side of this, a friend of mine bred her American show female with a nice stud of hers. He is American and German, nice structure, but not show structure. She has one of the best show puppies that I have ever seen!! It is a total outcross pedigree wise as well. That is another thing, make sure that you pick carefully when someone wants to use him for stud, to make sure that they just don’t have a junk pedigree, and require the owner of the bitch to sell pups with limited registration unless you OK a pup to go with full registration.
Answer by m j
I assume if you are offering him at stud, he is finished. Special him and win some BOBs and group placements. If you do this, and he is very nice, then the girls will come to you.
If he is finished and nice, you may be able to charge $ 500-$ 700. If he is not, his stud service isn’t worth much and no good breeder is going to want to use him. If he is not finished, why would they want to use yours when there are so many high quality CH studs available?
Are you ready for the increase in male behaviors you are likely to get from him being used like aggression, humping, and marking in the house? Stud dogs are not always the best of pets and some can become rather hard for a novice to handle. Your dog will remain a much nicer pet if he is never used. If you are wanting a puppy, go buy one.
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