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Select and breed animals according to their genealogy, characteristics, and offspring. May require knowledge of artificial insemination techniques and equipment use. May involve keeping records on heats, birth intervals, or pedigree.


SOC Code 45-2021 - Animal Breeders is a a final level code of the “Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 1,610 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $22.32 and average Annual Wage of $46,420.


"Animal Scientists" (19-1011) whose primary function is research and "Animal Caretakers" (39-2021) who may occasionally breed animals as part of their other caretaking duties.

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Occupation Examples

  • Animal Breeder
  • Cat Breeder
  • Dairy Husbandry Worker
  • Dog Breeder
  • Equine Breeder
  • Horse Breeder
  • Livestock Breeder
  • Poultry Inseminator
  • Stallion Manager

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