I have a golden retriever that is currently 1 1/2 years old and this is the first year I have taken him hunting with me. First dove and now during duck season. He is doing great! He loves every bit of it. Definitely not perfect, breaks a few times on the gun, I have to make him calm down a bit here and there, but overall I cant complain and am having a blast this year with him.
That being said, we always wanted to look into breeding him. We know there are a lot of costs involved with getting his clearances and registered, etc. He comes from a great hunting line, his sire is Emberain Ace http://www.platteriverretrievers.com/males.html
I want to get him at least the junior hunting title, which I heard is not too difficult for a decently trained pup.
Can anyone who has experience with this give me some basics of how to get started getting prepared to breed him, a ballpark area of what the costs are involved, and any tips/suggestions/advice? I would greatly appreciate it and would love to be able to breed him and keep producing great hunting golden retrievers, i love the breed! And eventually I want one of his puppies as well.
Thanks in advance for any info!