Of course people have to start somewhere. My problem is people who start breeding for the wrong reasons, without knowing what they are doing. I plan on breeding in the future, but I wouldn't dream of doing it now, when I don't know a ton about it and when I am not in close contact with other experienced Border Collie breeders. Should I have a question, they would help. That's the point of having a mentor, they help you and teach you. I do have to say, people on this dog forum (and others) are very quick to judge when the subject of breeding comes around. It's made me take my questions about breeding to RL breeders that I know, just because I get exhausted with the constant suspicion, judging and nit-picking done on forums, especially by people who do not know or understand my breed. Personally Pro, if you wanted answers without the bashing, I would have gone to a dog show and gotten acquainted with a responsible, experienced Chihuahua breeder (or someone who knows one) and sent my questions to them. JMO.