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Maureen ~
starting out & planning
Fri Jun 2, 2017 00:07

I applaud you for planning & trying to consider careers that let you stay at home! My tax return says I could've made more cash with a job at the mall but I stayed home and raised our kids while breeding! And it was, and still is great.
My recommendation is that you locate a breeder who will mentor you, or let you interview her while comsidering if breeding is a good fit for you, or not. Perhaps while locating a breeder who will sell you breeding girls she will also let you learn from her as well

  • How much can you expect to make? Kayla, Wed May 31 20:06
    I plan to have one, maybe 2 standard labradoodle mamas. I don't want more because I want to be able to take good care of everybody. How often can you expect to have a litter. How many in a litter?... more
    • starting out & planning — Maureen ~, Fri Jun 2 00:07
      • Labradoodle Ranch!Maureen Wicker, Fri Jun 2 00:09
        wheres auto correct when you want it?!
    • How MuchDJ, Thu Jun 1 06:43
      Zero! The expenses out weigh the profits when starting out. If you set it up properly with your accountant you may reap a tax benefit but you should expect little or no profit the first few years.... more
    • ExpectationsKendra~ Noble Vestal Labradoodles, Thu Jun 1 06:26
      To be really honest it cost more to run a good operation than you can expect to make. You have to come into this out of A) extreme love for breeding because this isn't for the faint of heart. B) deep ... more
      • How much will you make Joanne , Thu Jun 1 08:02
        Yes, I have been breeding 6-7 years and I agree with everything Kendra has said. Take her advice seriously, she has not overstated the cost at all.
        • How much will you makeTina Overton, Thu Jun 1 10:10
          Hi Kayla, I am a new breeder as I have only been breeding for about four years now. My accountant just said to me this tax season that my output was more then my yield for the third time...did I want ... more
    • How much can I expect to makeJpc, Wed May 31 23:58
      Hi Kayla, the short answer (IMO) is that you will make some money, some years--and you will lose thousands some years. The smaller your program the more difficult it will be to turn a profit.... more
    • How muchSara DeProy, Wed May 31 23:35
      The variables are many. There are a lot of expenses especially when you are getting set up.The std. doodles can have 10-14 puppies or a few as 6. Testing costs about 800.-1000. per dog. I get 1500.... more
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