Breeding your bitch or using your male dog at stud is a major decision on your part. All dog breeders need to be very responsible about breeding only dogs of top quality structure, temperament, and health. You must also be prepared to put extensive time and effort into giving the puppies the best possible start in life. Responsible breeders carefully screen prospective homes and are always prepared to take a puppy of their breeding back, even at ten years of age or more. Breeding a litter can be fulfilling, but it requires lots of work and dedication!