Animals – Getting Started & Next Steps
How to Pick the Right Pitbull Breeder
The one thing you must realize right before you start searching for a pitbull breeder to whom you’re planning to get your new pet is that not all of them are honest enough to tell you that they breed below standards. The truth is there’s really no problem if they’re only honest enough to admit flaws so that you can at least lower your own expectations.
It’s therefore imperative to do some research, more particularly about a pitbull’s breed standards before you move on the next phase, which in this case is to find the right breeder. And when you’re done with the research on the pitbull breed standards, the next step in the process is identifying the different types of breeders; this is also important since it’ll give you a clearer view of your options, specifically on where you must purchase your new pet pitbull.
1 – Professional Breeders
While you might think that dog breeding is nothing but a hobby, a lot of people out there actually make money or living by being professional dog breeders. These people are serious about what they do to a point that they spend a lot of money traveling all year long with their dogs for the sake of shows and competition. And since they refer to themselves as pros, it only means they are the most sophisticated of all dog breeders. This is relatively true for breeders who focus on breeding American bullies. In fact, if you decide you’re buying a pitbull puppy from them, you likewise will be required to sign a contract. The reason why a contract is required is to determine if the pitbull puppy will also be bred by you, the new owner; and if it’s an affirmative, the same contract will also provide the level or nature of involvement of the original breeder. You therefore have to expect a pricier pitbull puppy coming from a professional breeder simply because they’re a proven breed and are expected to be fully healthy.
2 – Amateur Breeder
Your second option is buy a puppy from an amateur breeder, who actually also breeds pitbulls for competition or shows; the only difference is that the lineage of their breeds aren’t that strong or popular. They usually only own one sire and dam, which means the pair will repeatedly breed every year. If you did your research on dogs, then you will know for a fact that this method of repeated breeding with the same pair will eventually weaken the mother, which in turn might cause health problems for the pitbull puppies. This tendency happens to all breeds, even American bullies.
3 – Typical Backyard Breeder
Now if you still think you can purchase an American bully for a lower price, then your last option would be to get it from a backyard breeder, or someone who loves to breed dogs but don’t really intend to showcase them or put them in contests. Well, the reason why you can buy them with a lower price tag is because the lineage might be untraced or maybe they don’t have papers.