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How do I train my dog to be a “Stud”?

Question by Alisha: How do I train my dog to be a “Stud”?

Please, I don’t need to hear “if you don’t know you shouldn’t be BACK YARD BREEDING YOUR DOG” etc etc. My male dachshund comes from good (champion) lines, and is a very attractive dog (and fits the standard), and is WORTH breeding.
Anyway… I have a male (mini) dachshund, and I’ve seen on breeder sites which state their males are “in process of training”. Am I unaware of some special skills my dog should be trained with? (other than the obvious: not attacking other dogs etc).
Hey. #1 male dogs do NOT NEED C-SECTONS. Hi. I inquired about a MALE DOG. NOT A FEMALE.
#2. His parent has a CHAMPION TITLE I PAID AN ***load for HIM.
#3. I did respectively request that all that **** be left out.
#4. Sorry I do not have the time to devote to showing. I realize it is a VERY expensive (both MONITARILY and TIME) hobby/occupation. I assure you that I have the FUNDS to PAY for my dogs VET CARE.
#5. I Find he is WORTH breeding (or at least the chance), he (as mentioned eariler) has champion(s) in his lines, one being his SIRE. He comes from “unique” colorations. (meaning RECESSIVE GENES) If you know anything about GENETICS (as I do) you may realize what this means. 😀
#6. Any further insults may be forwarded to the “i don’t care pile”, go play Farmville or something. Plz. k thanks.
Oh, AND I AM NOT BLONDE. thanks for noticing my avatar though.
I will look into training him in the art of the hunt (as his breed background dictates). However he is STILL VERY YOUNG. THANKS. SORRY for inquiring EARILY IN OWNING THE DOG. NEXT TIME I’LL WAIT TIL HE’S READY TO BREED AND THEN LAST MINUTE ASK QUESTIONS.
You honestly shouldn’t ASSuME things. (Such as hair color, how I treat my dog, how often he is at the vet, what kind of testing I have had done on him, that I am trying to use him as a CASH MACHINE). My INCOME is more than enough to be comfortable with, and to OWN a dog with. It is ALSO non of ANY of your businesses.

But thank you very much, those of you who actually answered the question, without trying to degrade my appearance, intelligence, or moral values.
P.S. I have owned more than one dachshund, including some directly imported from Germany. I am aware of the breed standard (temperment, weight, height, etc). I would only EVER buy an AKC dog here in the U.S.

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Answer by Chula Lula
Studs don’t have to be trained, really.

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  • i think the in the process of training means that they may be trying to put more wins on the line as far as i know you don’t have any special training to have a stud animal

  • Many top dog breeders no longer let dogs mate naturally and instead use artificial insemination, that way they can send the sample to the bitch’s vet and not have to worry about stressing the bitch or transportation. The dog must be trained to be collected artificially. The sites could also refer to training for the basics of dog shows (heeling, sitting, standing still, and so forth)

  • You can’t train your dog to do that.
    Why would you say that your dog is WORTH breeding? Isn’t having it as a lifelong companion more than enough to ask from your dog?

    Don’t breed unless you have at least $ 20 000 back up, there’s a lot of emergency vet fees that people don’t look into when breeding their dog IRRESPONSIBLY. Have you thought about C-Section? Or what about defected puppies? Do you know all the risks that could come out of breeding your dogs? Have you done enough research to know that you can’t TRAIN your dog to be a sire?

    The answer is no. Leave breeding to the professional, reputable breeders. You’ll end up harming the dog, rather than producing quality puppies.

    A reputable breeder is one who breeds to IMPROVE the breed standards, not to make cash out of it. Find another way to fill your pockets.

  • “My male dachshund comes from good (champion) lines, and is a very attractive dog (and fits the standard), and is WORTH breeding. ” Based on what? Champion lines mean NOTHING if he doesn’t live up to them and looks mean diddly. Just because YOU think he fits the standard doesn’t make it true.

    No there is no training required to be a stud.

    No your male is NOT worth breeding. He holds ZERO conformation titles and sure as hell isn’t being worked. No health clearances and despite having “champion lines”, (btw how far back are those champions?), he still has an owner who has no clue.

  • Probably a natural affliction.

  • Seriously, if you don’t know you shouldn’t be BACK YARD BREEDING YOUR DOG.

    Your dog needs to have been entered in – AND WON – at least a couple of ‘rated’ professional dog shows, before you even THINK about breeding him.

  • Oh please.

    Make sure your dog is AKC-registered, and get him in the show ring. If he can earn his championship (that, not “champion lines” or your opinion, decides whether he’s “worth breeding”), owners of prospective females will seek you out. You’ll also need to get him health-tested to check for possible genetic problems (plan on this setting you back a few grand, in addition to the cost of showing him). This is also a question better asked of a breed mentor, and, again, if you go through the proper channels, respectable breed mentors will be available to answer your questions and help with breeding … after you spend a few years working with one and learning the ropes.

    Your dog is not a cash machine.

  • You can’t train a dog to be a stud… What they mean is that they’re training their dog to do whatever it was bred to do.

  • “Champion lines” don’t mean crap. You can breed together the top male and top female in the country and the puppies still wouldn’t all be of show/breeding quality.

    My dogs are cousins, out of the same lines, and you can see that one of them is clearly not breeding quality: she’s oversized and mismarked:
    Might be breeding quality, currently being shown –
    NOT breeding quality, spayed pet –

    How do you train your dog to be a “stud”? Sign up for conformation classes and take him to some shows, see how he does in the ring. Get his Champion title. Then screen him for genetic health problems (OFA/CERF, perhaps others depending on breed, I don’t know what problems run in dachshunds off the top of my head).

    THEN you could CONSIDER *MAYBE* breeding him, with the help of a knowledgeable experienced mentor in your breed.

    Not every dog that earns it’s Ch title is worthy of breeding. I’ve seen some Ch dogs in the Best Of Breed competition that have horrible structure and gait, and only pulled through to get titled because of nice ears/coats. I would not accept a puppy from some of those dogs even if the dog is a “Champion”.

    #1 – nobody with a quality female is going to want to breed to an un-titled, un-health-tested male.
    #2. – Just because his parent is a champion doesn’t mean the puppy is show/breeding quality. (Heck, just because the parent is a champion doesn’t necessarily mean the parent was breeding quality either!)
    #3. – Can’t handle the truth?
    #4. – Then just enjoy your pet, you don’t need to breed him if you’re not willing to put the work into seeing if he’s actually worthy.
    #5. What *you* think doesn’t mean squat. What do conformation judges think? What do experienced reputable breeds think? And let me guess, he’s a dapple… and you probably want to breed him to a dapple, huh? *sigh*…
    #6. Ignorance is curable through education. But I guess what they say is true: you can’t fix stupid.
    What you paid for him is a non-issue. My pet-quality papillon cost me more than my show-quality one, so what? Just because you paid a lot doesn’t mean the dog is breeding quality.

  • Your dog should first be shown and earn HIS champion title first.

    “champion lines” means NOTHING.. pretty much ALL purebred dogs have a Ch somewhere in their pedigree. And its best to let a judge determine if your dog fits standard. Everyone has kennel blindness and thinks their own dog is “perfect”

    A dog should also have been tested thru OFA, CERF, BAER, PennHip and Optigen to assure free of genetic disease.

    Having a CH sire means NOTHING.. my dog’s Sire is a CH imported from Finland.. guess what? My dog is a pet quality and was neutered! Having Ch’s in the pedigree, or even titled parents means NOTHING about that individual dog’s quality. If the dog hasnt earned his OWN title, then he’s not breeding quality.

    If you havent the time to SHOW, then you havent the time to BREED either.

    NO ONE with a decent female is going to let their dog anywhere near your untitled and untested dog. If he came from a reputable breeder, then you’d have a spay/neuter contract on him.. or a STRICT show/breeding contract.

    Just because you paid a lot for him does not mean he’s breeding quality either. “Unique” markings means NOTHING as well.. good breeders dont breed for color.

  • I have a female mini dachshund and she tried but she almost DIED trying to have a baby. Make sure she’s not too small otherwise she’ll die in labor. Read about it in this book called “The Dachshund.”

  • Blondes,,,,,,,every one of them a champion moron

  • Training to be a stud means :

    1) Acquiring his Championship title

    2) Having all of his breed specific genetic health testing preformed and cleared

    Having Champions in his pedigree means absolutely nothing if he himself has not proved himself to be the best of the best.

    Being an attractive dog means nothing as it takes a trained eye to know what the breed standard actually calls for. Unless you have done years of research on the breed and have gained knowledge of what dogs actually look like who conform to the standard he is more than likely nothing more than pet quality but because you love him believe him to be of breeding quality.

    As for using him at stud …It takes a heck of a lot more than putting 2 dogs together as one or both can be seriously injured which is why many reputable breeders prefer AI.

    Because I have strong beliefs that not just any dog should be used at stud I will refrain from explaining to you the methods used for breeding.

    Once you obtain his Ch title and health certificates feel free to post this question again.


    This question and additional details denote why breeding should be left to the professionals.

    Oh and the comment on the blonde avatar was funny … Someone does not have to have blonde hair to have blonde roots. 🙂

  • How do you know your pup is worth breeding to? Have you ever even read the breed standard?
    If he’s so good, why haven’t you shown him? That’s the usual way to demonstrate that your dog fits the breed standard closely enough to be used to create the next generation.

    Is he registered? If not, have him castrated, now; there’s no point in going further.

    Has he had a physical, lately? Is he healthy, with two visually normal testicles in the scrotum?
    Has he been tested for heart disease and thyroid function?

    Has he got any brains? While you are campaigning him for his conformation championship, you can start training him for hie performance award. Considering Dachshunds’ heritage, I recommend you train for a basic tracking degree (TD) or the beginner level of Earthdog competition. These will demonstrate to the owner of a similarly-qualified female Dachshund that your dog both looks like a Dachshund and can do what the Dachshund was created to do.

    THAT’s how you train your dog to be a stud.

  • I am going to pretend to believe you actually have a good understanding of the breed standard. I am still very much learning my breeds and am extremely impressed at anyone who could fully grasp it with no experience in conformation. I am guessing you don’t since your dog is from champion lines, not champion itself.
    As for that, I have one point to make. My oldest German Shepherd is from stellar working lines, basically the equivalent of champion showlines. His brother is a sought after stud. My dog is not. Same parents, same litter, different quality. His brother has Sch III titles, my guy is a K9 washout.
    What is my point?
    That “champion” lines are only worth something if you an prove your dog has inherited those traits.
    I can claim my dog is from working lines, means nothing because he is pet quality.

    I would suspect that “in training” (which I have never seen) means they are finishing their titles to prove they are champions, not just from champion lines. Or, some BYB Bs

    Again what you paid means squat.
    My GSD was more than $ 3000, still doesn’t make him breedworthy, nor does it make yours b
    If you can’t be bothered spending the money to prove him, you can’t expect to make money studding him.
    Hooray he has a recessive coat color. That means exactly nothing I know about genetics too. It means both parents carried that recessive gene it so means that if his mate has the same coat, they will only produce that coat it also means that if his mate has a dominent coat color and do not carry the recessive gene, his coat wont appear. Now if his mate does carry the recessive gene, there is only a 1 in 4 chance the coat will appear in each pup
    It has no bearing on quality. My lab is chocolate, a recessive color, doesn’t make him breedworthy either.
    What other genetics does he possess? What health clearances does he have?

    Standard is more than weight and height. Your initial question showed your ignorance, your add one proved it.

    If you believe your dog is breedwrthy,PROVE it. Yes, it is costly, but it also raises your stud fees.
    Vet visits have nothing to do with health clearances, just so you are aware.

  • How irresponsible and ignorant can you get? There are MILLIONS of unwanted animals being killed in shelters right now because of people like you that think your dog comes from “champion lines” and “fits the standards”. No dog is WORTH breeding. You are pathetic.

  • You are back yard breeding. You haven’t tested the dog for health problems, he hasn’t gone to the show rings, and he’s not being raised and trained for working. If you’re really into this, you’re going to have to have a passion for the breed and want to improve them.

    First of all, breeding takes patience and lots of money. You’ll need to get your dog into showing, win a few and then think about breeding. Otherwise there’s really no point in breeding and the puppies born will just go straight to the animal shelter.

  • reported for insulting other members.

  • Being aware of the standard and being proficient in a breed are 2 entirely different things.

    I bet I could put a show quality dog and a pet quality dog from the same litter side by side and you wouldn’t be able to tell which was which.

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