Dog breeding business is a booming business that pet lovers should capitalize on into making money here in Nigeria. Unfortunately, what most of them do is buy these costly dog breeds from foreigners and drag the poor little creature to everywhere they go as a sign of dignity which I found to be very sardonic and appalling.
In this very article, I’m going to be a light that guides you on how you can make at least, millions of naira yearly through dog breeding business. If you do this business well, you might end up creating an empire that becomes a story that echoes in the very world of business.
Dog is one of the most popular pet in Nigeria and all over the world. That is why this post is specifically targeted at dog breeding.
Below are the prices of some types of dogs in a Nigerian market
- Doberman dog puppy is sold for N60,000 or more.
- Caucasian shepherd puppies go for N120,000 and more.
- A pure breed boar bull male puppy is sold for N100,000.
- While that of the female pure breed boar bull of a year old is sold for N250,000 each etc.
Now, imagine if you were able to breed 20 Caucasian shepherd puppies, that will be running to millions of Nigeria. Anyone who said dog breeding business is not lucrative needs be flogged naked in an open market place.
HOW TO START A DOG BREEDING BUSINESS IN NIGERIA
1. DOG BREEDING BUSINESS PLAN
You need to really discover the whole overview of the business and how to attain success. Ask yourself introspectic questions such as:
- Why do I want to venture into this business?
- Will I be able to continue if I encounter a hurdle?
- How much do I need to start?
- Who are my target market?
- How can I market my puppies?
The more question you can ask, the better your business plan will be.
2. BREEDING TRAINING
First of all, you need to equip yourself with some knowledge and management skills on dog breeding business. Getting across to those who are experienced will be a most wise choice, like professional dog breeders. There are also numerous sources where you can gain more knowledge like YouTube, pet breeding blogs etc.
3. GET DOGS FOR BREEDING
You can start with one male dog and female dogs, as many as you can afford. The truth is, one male dog can impregnate as many female dogs as possible. Perhaps later on, you can add an extra male dog.
4. DOG FEEDS
Dog eats more than human beings and because of that, you need to make sure that feed are not lacking in other to perform greatly in this dog breeding business. Dog breeding is capital intensive, thanks to dog feeds.
5. HAVE A VET DOCTOR
You need to have access to a vet doctor for constant checkup and in cases of emergency. One of the mistakes people make in pet or dog breeding business is starting without first having a vet doctor. Most of them don’t even know where they can be located. Don’t be in that league!
DOG BREEDING BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Dog are super intelligent and intuitive. So, you have to get to know them and also give them the chance to also know you. Make a schedule, on routines such as feeding and exercise. Part of the management also entails going for regular medical checkup at any veterinary hospital to ascertain if they are healthy and free from any viral disease.
If you’re going into dog breeding business as a full time breeder, then you might need to buy more bitches. The more you have them, the more the birth rate and the more the money roll in.
HOW TO SELL YOUR PUPPIES
Almost everyone loves puppies. Who hates them? Who can look at those adorable eyes and hate such a lovely creature? No one! If anyone do, then he or she has an abnormal phobia which might require some psychiatric evaluation. The only downside with this business is that not everyone can afford them. Having known that, you have to discover your target customers and market the puppies, mostly rich people.
There are numerous ways you can market your puppies, either through social media like Facebook, twitter, Instagram etc. Nigerian forums like Nairaland has a pet section which is also a good place to meet potential customers. The more intensive the awareness, the faster you will be able to sell them off and make your money.
TIP: After selling your puppies, always keep in touch with the new owners, especially on Facebook. This will help you monitor the puppies and even show to other prospective clients how happy your previous clients are. It’s no doubt an edge in this dog breeding business.
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Dog breeding business is a millionaire venture that can make you a lot of money if done well. If you deal with breeds that are most sought out for, selling off your puppies and realizing your investment becomes very easy and fast. If you have any question regarding this business, use the comment box and I will try my best to answer as quickly as possible. Don’t forget to also share this post using the buttons below.