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National Dog Breeder Day – 25th November

by | Sep 14, 2022

It’s Time To Celebrate Responsible Dog Breeders!

Dog breeders have been hiding in the shadows long enough, feeling ashamed to declare who we are and what we do. As ethical and responsible dog breeders, we work incredibly hard and put our all into the dogs and puppies we share our lives with. 

National Dog Breeder Day recognises and celebrates you for the hard work, dedication and commitment you put into breeding. You make an enormous difference to people’s lives when you put a well-bred, happy puppy into their homes. And we want to celebrate YOU!

We are going to illuminate this industry, because it is the only way to benefit our dogs for the longer term. 

Ethical Dog Breeders Unite!

Your work is important. You breed people’s best friends. And you put your heart and soul into it.

When we champion the work, dedication and skill behind ethical and responsible breeding, we pave the way for transformational change. 

It is through highlighting and celebrating responsible dog breeders that we’ll raise the bar and reduce the number of dogs who end up in rescue. 

Plus, we’ll help educate the general public on what to look for in a good breeder, so they can make well-informed choices. 

Long days, missed holidays, sleep deprivation and emotional exhaustion. 

For a dedicated reputable dog breeder, this is what life looks like. 

When you commit to breeding a litter of puppies, you live and breathe taking care of them for months on end. From choosing the right dogs to breed from, to nurturing and physically caring for Mum, right through to whelping and raising the litter with care. 

Responsible dog breeders are dedicated to doing things correctly, safely and backed by education and science.

Their paws are quite literally in our hands. And we devote our all to them. 

13 Ways To Celebrate National Dog Breeder Day 

Imagine if ethical dog breeders were held high and given the credit they deserve. Celebrated even?!

On the 25th November, we’ll be doing exactly that! And we’d love you to be a part of it. 

Let’s flood social media with stories, photos and happy dog breeding tales. 

13 ideas for social media posts you can swipe!

1. Share your dog breeding mission

2. Show off your mama bears!

3. Tell us how you got started with breeding

4. Share then and now pics; from pups to happy adult dogs!

5. Show off the pups you just had to keep!

6. Tell us what lights you up about dog breeding

7. Share your first whelping experience

8. Show us your first ever puppy

9. Tell the tale of your latest litter

10. Tag a breeder who makes you proud and tell us why!

11. Tag a puppy owner whose commitment made you smile

12. Invite your puppy owners to share their puppy tales


Don’t forget to use the hashtag #nationaldogbreederday and tag us @pupstartsbreeders so we can show you some breeder love!

Have you heard? 

The National Dog Breeder’s Convention takes place between the 21st and 25th November 2022, finishing up on National Dog Breeder Day for a huge celebration. 

This is a virtual conference which is completely FREE to attend. 

Learn more about the event and check out our incredible expert lineup here. 

Proud for this event to be supported by Petplan, the UK’s No.1. pet insurer.

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Rebecca Walters

I’m Rebecca Walters, founder of Pupstarts Breeders. I’m a 5-star licensed dog breeder, an ex-licensing officer, and a woman committed to changing the industry for good.

I want to deliver all the dog breeding information, advice and education you need to be an ethical and reputable dog breeder who makes a difference in the world.

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