Stud Services

The actual stud service itself is the act of the male dog mating with the female that is in heat. Unless you happen to own your own breeding male, you’ll likely need to use an outside stud on your bitch. However, many first time breeders don’t know what to expect from this experience, so here is a breakdown of the way many professional breeders handle the situation.

Some stud dog owners actually use a written contract that lays out the terms under which the breeding will be conducted. It is up to the bitch’s owner to read through the terms and sign the contract if they are agreeable.


Both parties retain a copy of the agreement, and the bitch’s owner should also receive a copy of the stud’s pedigree. Here are some of the common points usually included in most stud contracts.


Standard Terms

Optional Terms

Sometimes both parties simply come to a verbal agreement on the terms, but it is usually better to write them down so you can refer back to them at a later date.