Dog breeding is a very serious business all over the world and Africa and indeed Nigeria is picking it up really fast. This business is capable of making you millions of naira yearly as you are going to see from this post. So, are you a pet lover or you just searching for a good business to start? Then, pay attention as I take you through this lucrative business of dog and cat breeding.
Nigerians alone spend millions of dollars annually to buy and maintain various types of pet animals of which dog is the most popular. Sadly, 90% of the huge amount spent on dogs every year goes to the foreign breeders. Now you can become part of the wealth harvest in dog breeding business by starting yours now.
Pets Market Price Lists Around Lagos:
- Dobberman dog puppy is sold for N60,000 or more.
- Caucasian shepherd puppies goes for N120,000 and more.
- A pure breed boar bull male puppies 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.
Imagine you breed hundred dogs in a year and sell them of at such prices? You will be making million as pure profit after expenses. What do you need to get into this very profitable business in Nigeria right now? Surprisingly, its really not difficult to start dog breeding business and you can start with little or no experience. So, below are the highlights of what you need to get into cat and dog breeding business
After reading this article, you need to get yourself educated by a professional dog breeder if you can find one. Also seek the advice from people who are already in the business. You can watch some YouTube tutorials and read other articles from specialized people in dog breeding business. Mine is to point you to the business idea in this.
There are community of pet lovers in Nigeria, start by getting to know these people. Most residents in popular estates in Lagos would like to own a dog. Feeding dog almost take the same cost as feeding a human being. So poor people don’t keep dogs for pet. Start by identifying who really your potential customers are and where they can be located. Do people knows you as a dog breeding business person?
This is important because some times, all you need is just one or two customers and they will do the rest for you, helping you broadcast your business among their friends and relatives through referrers.
Like I said earlier, some training may be required on the best management skill, breeding techniques, and types that sell fast in the market, all need to be mastered. Haven done that, you proceed to the market and buy your dogs for breeding, male and female, and make decent breeding house for them.
One male dog is enough to mate with as many female as you can afford to start with. But you may just start with one to test the ground and see how the business goes before adding another.
Feeding a dog is a serious business because they eat more than human being. Some feed their dogs with the same foods consumed in the family while other buy specialized feeds for the dogs. You need to plan and budget for their feeding well ahead of time.
It is also important to arrange with a vet doctor for regular checkup to ensure the breeding dogs are in perfect condition at all times. As they are breeding so you will be selling of to the new owners and be making your money.