Breeding

Breeding

Pro Club breeders share your passion for raising exceptional dogs and cats,
bettering breeds and celebrating accomplishments. Explore breeding resources
that can help you develop the next generation of champions in the ring, in the field,
and in the homes of loving families.

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Ovulation timing, the telltale indicator that a brood bitch is ovulating and thus ready to breed, is the most common thing to go wrong in dog breeding.

Nesting is a primary maternal instinct of an expectant brood bitch. Pregnant dogs in the wild would select a secluded spot with adequate warmth and shelter and then camouflage the den with grass, sticks, branches, and brush.

Meet Purina Pro Club Pro Laurel Behnke, dog handler, dog breeder and dog groomer to learn why she feeds her dogs Purina Pro Plan dog food.
Meet Terri Keller, a pro who breeds service dogs to provide emotional and trauma support. Here she answers questions concerning breed, service, and nutrition.
Meet Purina Pro Club Pro, Mike Stewart, a sporting dog trainer and breeder, and find out why he chooses Purina Pro Plan for his labs.
Meet Purina Pro Club Pro, Amber McCune, a national champion agility trainer as she explains why she loves feeding her dogs, Notch and Kaboom, Purina Pro Plan.
Meet Purina Pro Club Pro, Gabriel Rangel, and find out why he chooses Purina Pro Plan for his Best In Show champions. Gabriel Rangel is a professional breeder and handler in Rialto, California. With a focus on terriers, he has been showing dogs
Meet professional poodle breeder and handler, Sharon Svoboda, and learn why she trusts the advanced nutrition of Purina Pro Plan to nourish the exceptional dogs in her breeding program.
Your dog’s health is very important and the best way to keep them healthy is with preventive maintenance. Follow our checklist of 7 tips to help keep your dog in good condition.
Beameups' Scottish Terrier kennel in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is known for world-class show Scotties. Learn about Rebecca and Doreen’s kennel and their winning ways.
Placing puppies with families isn’t an exact science. Two breeders share their tips for making the best match possible between puppy and buyer. See them here.
Socializing puppies should start early and happen consistently throughout a dog’s life. Find out more about puppy socialization here.