A breeder is a person who practices the vocation of mating carefully selected specimens of the same breed to reproduce specific, consistently replicable qualities and characteristics.

This might be as a farmer, agriculturalist, or hobbyist, and can be practiced on a large or small scale, for food, fun, or profit.

Famous quotes containing the word breeder:

    Get thee to a nunnery. Why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners?
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)