Think very carefully before deciding to breed from your bitch or use your dog at stud.  It's not all plain sailing and there are so many things you need to consider. We are planning to write a series of articles that will explain the process and pitfalls. Until then the best advice we can give is to consult with your dog's breeder or, if not available, another experienced breeder. Most dogs are sold with a Kennel Club endorsement that only the breeder is able to lift once they are satisfied that you have completed the necessary health tests, that your dog/bitch is a good enough specimen to breed from and that your choice of mate is suitable and compatible with your dog.

The "Book of the Bitch" by J M Evans and Kay White is a good starting point to give you an idea of what to expect. It's not for the faint hearted.