I am interested in breeding chihuahuas in the next 2-5 years. I have a few questions regarding breeding. I posted this in the main chat forum, but did not get the responses that I asked for so I am pretty sure it will be more beneficial posted here.
1. Although I plan on fixing Guinness, my non-registered chi - just out of curiosity would it be taboo to breed him although his background is unknown (besides the fact that he is 100% chi?) ... well and healthy and handsome (but I'm just bias)
2. How can I convince a breeder to sell me a breeding quality, championship quality dog for breeding (and pets, I would never own more that I could take care of myself as members of my own family) - without having bred before? For example (to clarify my question) - some breeders will only sell to other reputable breeders. How can I show that I am in this for the love of the breed, and not for puppy-mill profit without having actually bred dogs before? I only want to breed healthy/happy/beautiful pups, but how can I do that if breeders only want to sell breeder-worthy pups to people who have already bred before. (Does this make sense?)
3. I have read numerous places that over 1000$ is beyond a reasonable price for a well bred chi. Is this true? What are the factors in deciding a price? Do you sell more for "pet" quality than "show" and "breeders"? Or do you sell them all for the same, as they are all wonderful pups and should go to wonderful homes, regardless?
Okay, I'm stopping at these three questions for now