Dog Breeders Glossary

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Glossaries

Term Main definition
Show quality

A show quality dog is one who breeders deem worth to breed from as they match breed standards.

Sibling

Your dog’s sibling is one who has the same parent’s as your dog. A half-sibling is a dog that has one parent shared.

Sire

Your dog’s father is known as a sire. This term is regularly used when discussing hierarchical trees.

Stud

A stud is a male dog who is sexually mature and viable.

Stud book

In dog breeding, a studbook is a collection of breeding males available for hire. You can pay for a mating between your bitch and a stud in the book, or for a sample of the stud’s sperm.