Hi everyone, not sure if this is exactly the right place to post but it's about breeding
Anyways I am curious how you got into breeding. For the last few years I've been contemplating breeding in the future (when I'm stable and have a steady income). I love genetics and if I could find a purpose/job for a new breed I would love to create one or at least start the creation (not doodles! I personally think there are way to many designer dogs out there and as many times as you tell people they have an expensive mutt they just don't listen. And they can never be recognized as a breed because there is no standard and I think I read that a new breed cannot have the names of the breeds that it was created from in the new name, so doodles are screwed.) Mini rant over
So I am curious how it all started. For me right now I have very little knowledge of conformation or any showing aspects really, I'd love to learn but how? Go to shows and adsorb knowledge? get a mentor, read books?
When I start my new program in January there will be a class that focuses on genetics and breeding and I'm really excited because before I make plans I want to know that I can do it and want to do it in the future, but I feel like for me the best way to learn is hands on.
I am not sure whether I want to breed dogs, I think I'm leaning towards cats, but I imagine the learning principles are the same and what you want to avoid so you don't become a BYB.
I'm just trying to figure out my future and animals will always be apart of it whether I breed or not, but I love the idea of bettering a breed with selective genetics and seeing what is produced from the blending of the genetics.
Well that was longer then anticipated
but I would love to hear everyone's stories.