How to Pick the Right Pitbull Breeder
If you’re fond of a pitbull and planning to get one, you probably already know by now that not all pitbull breeders out there are reliable and honest. 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 very true for breeders who focus on 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. 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 Pitbull 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 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 – 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.