Dog Breeders Glossary

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Dam is a synonym for bitch, meaning a female dog who can physically become pregnant due to being un-spayed.


The acronym DNA stands for deoxyribonucleic acid. This is a type of genetic material.

Dog Breeding Contract

Contracts can be established between the owners of studs and bitches, and between buyers of puppies and breeders. These contracts ensure ethics, financial management under differing circumstances, and the return or ownership of a dog.