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Doing The Paperwork For Breeding Dogs
There is a lot of time spent doing paperwork for breeding dogs. I’m sure if you are anything like me.. you are a major animal lover that would rather spend time with your dogs than anything else in the world! Right? Well, I’m afraid successful breeders must “wear many hats”. You’ll need to get in touch with your “inner secretary”! LOL There is a lot paperwork for breeding dogs successfully, that you are going to want to know. You are required to maintain a set of records for your dogs and for your breed registry. Each and every single dog you own must be documented from birth to the time they leave you.
AKC paperwork requirements for Dachshund Breeders
AKC forms should be maintained on all of your breeding dogs. At first, you may think some of these paperwork requirements for dachshund breeders are a little redundant, but you will find them to be very useful tools through the years. I can’t count the times I have gone back through old files to look up info on one of my doxies, or their puppies. It’s especially helpful with keeping track of your customers and which dachshund puppy they purchased. For example, you will receive many phone calls from your past customers that need help with lost papers. Times like these are when you are so happy that you have adhered to the paperwork requirements listed below.
You can go to the AKC website and click on downloadable forms. That will get you started. Here is a link. Paperwork – Forms for Breeders from the AKC Dog Ownership and Breeding Records are the main thing you should look for. Every dog you own should have one of these in their file. But, you will also find forms here for registering a litter, requesting a duplicate registration certificate, etc.
Medical Record Keeping
You will need to keep a medical record for all of your dogs, too. To keep track of shots, worming, tests, etc. that you or your vet performs. Keeping healthy dogs in the only way to be a successful and reputable dachshund breeder. Record keeping in this department will help you keep track of what has been done..and what needs to be done next.
Charts, Charts and more Charts!
Oh, yes.. if you can think of it, breeders generally keep a chart about it. LOL Everything from breeding cycles to genetic dispositions. I mean, of all the paperwork for breeding dogs, not much is closer to our hearts, or more important to our methods than the old fashioned chart.
Different strokes for Different folks
There are many different ways that breeders practice recordkeeping on their kennel, breeding program and dogs. All I can say is that your record keeping system must adhere to certain rules, but you can still adapt them to meet your needs. I personally keep a book on all of my litters, a book that contains all of my pedigrees, and a few others that may sound silly to you at first. But, I’m sure as you learn to be a good breeder, you will learn to be a good bookkeeper, too. There is a certain amount of trial and error to all things. Good luck to you!
Dachshund Dog Indentification!!
There is not much that a breeder and the AKC take more seriously than dog identification and the records that go with it. Each and every single dog should have a source of identification on them at all times and you should have documentation to that effect. (in my case..CHARTS) I don’t know why I didn’t think to bring it up sooner, but Microchips are the most awesome form of identification in the world. You can read here for more information on Microchips.