Overview

There are no minimum educational requirements to be an animal breeder. Anyone can become an animal breeder with extensive knowledge of the breed of animal. Breeders must understand state regulations regarding their breeding practices. For example, they may only be allowed to have a certain number of animals on their land. In some states, breeders must be registered with the state, so the state can make sure they are following all guidelines. Some breeding clubs require membership in order to protect their interest in the breed. Breeders who do not register with the state or with these breeding clubs are sometimes called unregistered breeders. In certain areas, unregistered breeders can face legal consequences.

What are Animal Breeders like?

Investigative

Based on our pool of users, animal breeders tend to be predominately investigative people. Take our career test to see what career interest category best describes you.

Animal Breeders by Strongest Interest Archetype

Based on sample of 59 Sokanu users

Are Animal Breeders happy?

96%Happy

Animal breeders rank among the happiest careers. Overall they rank in the 96th percentile of careers for satisfaction scores.

Animal Breeder Career Satisfaction by Dimension

Percentile among all careers

Education History of Animal Breeders

The most common degree held by animal breeders is Biology. 5% of animal breeders had a degree in biology before becoming animal breeders. That is over 1 times the average across all careers.

Animal Breeder Education History

This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming an Animal Breeder, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.

Degree % of animal breeders % of population Multiple
Biology 5.1% 3.5% 1.5×

Animal Breeder Education Levels

36% of animal breeders have a high school diploma. 30% of animal breeders have an associate's degree.

No education 12%
High school diploma 36%
Associate's degree 30%
Bachelor's degree 8%
Master's degree 0%
Doctorate degree 15%

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