Dog Breeding Business

DOG BREEDING BUSINESS 4

DogBreeding Business

DogBreeding Business

Theeconomicstandardsof citizensin theUnited States providea fertilegroundforentrepreneurswhocan takeadvantageof their financialwellbeing to establisha businessthat will bringhighreturns.There is a wholerangeof viable businessesbutas an entrepreneur,one has to identifythemostfeasiblewith referenceto thecapitalrequiredandthecompetitionin theindustry.One of themostdesirablebusinessesI haveidentifiedis dogbreeding. Althoughonlya fewpeopleventureinto thisbusiness,itis probablyone of themostprofitablein thesmallenterprisesectorbearingin mindthatmostAmericans havea softspotforpets.

IntheUnited States, there are aroundfour thousand puppymillsmostof which are in a substandardcondition.Citizenswhoprocurepuppiesfrom themillswould enjoythealternativeof a betterandcleanerbreederthan wheretheyregularlyvisit.Thebusinessinvolvesstocking a varietyof breedsof bothmaleandfemaledogsto givepureandmixedbreeds.Due o theshortageof puppies,mostbreedersmate their dogswhenever theyare on heatto maximize theprofits.Theresultis a litterof weakpuppies.Itis, therefore,a promisingbusinessifone givescustomershealthylitters.About47% of all thehomesin theUnited States havea dog.Due to ageandhealthissues,morethan 2.7 million dogsgeteuthanized everyyear,andtheyare likelyto replacethedeadpetwith anotherone(ASPCP, 2015).

Tostartthisbusiness,one has to comply with thelocal,federalandnationallawsthat regulatethebreeding of dogsin thestate.TheUnited States departmentof agriculturewill providethelegallicenseto maketheestablishmentoperational. Besides this,there are localesin thecountrythat donot allowresidentsto keepa dogormorethan one dog.Areaswith thatare not under thejurisdictionof petquotaswill be targetsfora booming business.There are alsoseveralinstitutionswhosesupportandadvicewill be imperative.TheKennel Club andtheAmerican Kennel Club will be crucialsourcesof informationon howto producehealthypuppies.Theyare alsorichin networking andreferrals andpartnering with them can directsomeof their customersto thebusinessin casetheyrunout of a particularbreed(Grier, 2006).

However,there are severaldrawbacksthat are likelyto injurethebusiness’progress.First,dogsrearedin a millare likelyto experiencestressdue to inappropriatesocialization with otherdogsdue to thehighpopulation.Theydonot enjoyqualitytimewith eachother.To preventthis,I will establishstructuresthat harboronlya fewanimalsforthem to getusedto eachotherforsometimebefore beingsold.Secondlythere are variousdiseasesthat are likelyto affectthelitterlike pneumoniaespeciallyduring thecoldseason.Theservicesof a veterinary expertwill be regularlynecessary.Althoughthismay increasetheoperationcost,itwill be a moveto standout from therestof thebreederswhorarelyhavebreederinspectionunless whenrequiredto doso(Grier, 2006).

Inconclusion,thisbusinessis rarelya priorityof entrepreneursdespite themarketbeingvast.Venturinginto ithas a promisingfutureof financialsuccessandthepossibilityof expandingitto a breeding andtrainingunit.

References

AmericanSociety for the Prevention of Cruelty of Pets (ASPCP) (2015). FactsAbout Pet Ownership in the U.S. Retrieved fromhttps://www.aspca.org/about-us/faq/pet-statistics

Grier,K. C. (2006). Petsin America: A history.University of North Carolina Press: Chapel Hill.