Choosing a Pitbull Breeder
If you’re planning to get a pitbull as a pet one of these days, the first thing you need to acknowledge is that not all breeders out there are honest enough to tell you that their dogs are below breed 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.
Now before you begin your search for the right breeder, it is very crucial to obtain knowledge and information about the breed standards of a pitbull; because the fact is every dog breed is unique. Once you’re done with that, the next step is to determine the different types of breeder, which in turn will help you understand where you’re getting your pitbull from.
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 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. They also happen to be the most meticulous breeders out there. This is relatively true for breeders who focus on breeding American bullies. As a matter of fact, you even might be required to sign a contract should you wish to buy a pitbull puppy from them. 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 Breeders
If you can’t afford a pitbull puppy from a professional breeder, your alternative option is an amateur breeder, who happens to breed pitbulls for competition and shows, too; what makes them different though is that you expect the lineage of their dogs to be weaker than that of pros. Most of the time, they only have one dam and sire, suggesting that the pair will breed repeatedly each year. If you’re really a dog enthusiast, perhaps you’re already aware that when the same pair breeds repeatedly, it increases the possibility of weakening the mother, in return causing some specific types of health problems in the puppies. The fact is this may occur in all dog breeds, including that of 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. The pups are relatively more affordable because they don’t have papers or the lineage is unclear or are throw-offs.