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. A good pitbull breeder will admit to certain flaws about his/her dog, leaving your room to decide and at least lower your 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 Breeder
At first impression, you might think that dog breeding is a mere hobby; but in reality, many people make a living out of it – being professional dog breeders. These are the same people who make it priority to travel in different parts of the country to showcase their dogs and pit them in competitions. They also happen to be the most meticulous breeders out there. This is especially true with those who focus on breeding American bullies. Interestingly, if you decide you’re getting your pitbull puppy from them, you probably will be required to sign an agreement or 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. Naturally, pitbull puppies from professional breeders are more expensive considering that they come from a champion or famous bloodline, plus the fact that you get the assurance of health.
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. The thing with most amateur breeders is that they only have one sire and one dam, which suggests that the same pair will breed repeatedly 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 applies to all breeds, including American bullies.
3 – Typical Backyard Breeder
The cheapest American bully puppies you can buy come from backyard breeders, or those who are just like you, fond of dogs but don’t really show them or take them to competitions. The primary reasons why these pups are sold for a more affordable price is because they usually don’t have papers or the lineage is disputable.