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How to Start Dog Breeding Business: Become a Dog Breeder

Whether you are in United States, U.K, Canada, Kenya, India or Nigeria, if you are interested in making money from raising dogs or just keeping them as pets, passion for dogs is one of the keys to success. Dog business is a lucrative investment you can indulge in if you are interested in starting a dog breeding business. I have come across kernels that generate millions of Naira every 3 months and you can also start your own business with whatever you have as capital now.

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Before I continue, I’ll like to let you know that dog breeding business is big business. Apart from the money from puppy sales, some dog breeders make money from mating. They get paid when owners of female dogs bring their btch to mate with their buck. The fee paid for this simple service can run into thousands of Naira depending on the value of the dog breed involved.

To understand what I’m saying, have a look at the prices of puppies different breeds of dog below:

What is the price of Alsatian, Bullmastiff, Rottweiler, Caucasian and Boerbull puppy? The price of buying puppies in Ibadan, Lagos, Abuja, Calabar, Portharcourt and Enugu varies greatly. I have tried to give an average cost of purchasing puppies below:

Male Alsatian puppy ==> N20,000
Female Alsatian puppy ==> N20,000

Male puppy ==> N50,000
Female puppy ==> N60,000

Male puppy ==> N80,000
Female puppy ==> N100,000

Male puppy ==> N80,000
Female puppy ==> N90,000

Male puppy ==> N70,000
Female puppy ==> N90,000

Male puppy ==> N100,000
Female puppy ==> N120,000

Neopolitan Mastiff
Male puppy ==> N120,000
Female puppy ==> N150,000

Bull Mastiff
Male puppy ==> N120,000
Female puppy ==> N130,000

Male puppy ==> N180,000
Female puppy ==> N200,000



1. Get Trained: Since you are dealing with life, a simple mistake can cost you to lose all your investment. It is important to get trainings from people who are experienced in dog breeding, feeding and handling. This will provided you with the needed knowledge to start well.

2. Analyze Your Market: Different areas have different breeds of dogs that sell fast. Ensure you have done careful market survey in choosing the type of breed to work with. Apart from this, you should be familiar with the nature of handling and behaviour of the breed of dog you choose. You should also develop a personalized dog breeding business plan.

3. Start Small:
Most business that involves raising young animals need expertise. Start your dog business with a small number of puppies that you can easily manage and finance. Most dog breeders start with a minimum of one and a maximum of three dog breeds at a time. It is important to start will dog breeds which you can easily get market for the puppies can be easily e.g German Shepherd (Alsatian), Boerboel and Rottweiler

4. Take Dog’s Health Seriously: I have come across instances when investors in dog business lose all their dogs to health challenges. If you want to preserve your investment, please don’t joke with vaccinations and timely veterinary care. DHLLP and Anti-Rabies vaccine are two major vaccines that your dogs should receive. This is because they protect your dogs against most viral diseases of dogs. Whenever you notice any change in your dog’s body, behaviour or appetite, don’t hesitate to visit a vet clinic. Washing your dogs periodically with recommended shampoos and dog soap will make your dog look and smell nice as well as remove most parasites.

5. Market Your Business: It is important to make yourself know to your community as a Dog-man. Make sourvenirs that will help market your business and brand your car. Link up with other dog breeders and always let people know you have puppies for sale immediately your bitch crosses successfully