Posted March 20, 2019 07:17:53 A US-based breeders has announced it will sell puppies to American pet owners, and the first dogs will be bred in the country.US-based BreederDog announced in a press release that it will start breeding puppies at its new US headquarters in Washington, DC.
“We will be able to produce the most advanced, innovative and highly-regarded puppies available in the United States.
This is something we’ve always wanted to do, but we didn’t have the funding to make it happen,” Breeder Dog co-founder and CEO Tom Zuckerman said.
The company, which has a global workforce of about 30,000, says it will produce a total of 1,200 dogs per year, of which about 50 will be new, while the rest will be raised from existing stock.
BreederDog has already begun shipping some of its puppies in US pet stores, and its goal is to ship all of its dogs to pet owners across the country in 2019.
Breeders’ kenneled kennelling facilities, which were previously restricted to owners in the US, are currently being converted into dog parks.
Breeding is not the only major industry change in the coming months, as the US and Europe sign a deal to create a new “free trade zone” that will make it easier for companies to trade products between the countries.
The agreement also includes rules that aim to prevent cross-border poaching of animals.