Note: over the years , I have discussed these points with many a potiential puppy buyer who is looking for a dog to breed to their beloved companion or who wish to become "breeders." I tell folks-->Breeding dogs is not for sissies--it takes time, money, sweat, and knowledge to breed good dogs and to keep improving with each generation.
Take the time to learn your breed standard--assess your goals and your dogs. If your dogs are not good to excellent exaamples of the breed--> Do Not Breed them!!!
Learn your pedigree--learn it's strong points and it's weaknesses. Study how to improve and breed better dogs each generation. Educate yourself on pedigrees and lines BEFORE you buy your first dog.
Catie C. Arney