I’m not talking about puppy mills, I’m talking about professional breeders who sell their dogs for between 1 and 2 grand.
Some will be too young to breed and are working on their championships. and growing out until they are 2 years old and can be tested. Some of those may fail and not be bred at all. Usually a good breeder will retire a female at 5 or 6 years of age.
Usually people who breed so many puppies are well known among others involved with the particular breed and will get referrals from all over the country, and often even from foreign countries. Despite the fact that they sell so many puppies, these breeders aren’t making much profit, if any. Breeding dogs is just a hobby for them; their actual income comes from their day job.
Is their really a market for people who sell on average 80 dogs a year?