Choosing a 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. There’s no problem if they inform you about it because you at least can 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. As soon as you’re done with the research, your next move is to learn about the different types of breeders, the idea of which is to particularly determine or pinpoint where you’re buying 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. They are the ones who likewise spend a lot of money traveling to different places to compete and showcase their dogs. 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. 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. Obviously, buying pitbull puppies from a professional breeder will be pricier since you get a guaranteed champion breed and the fact that they’re completely healthy.
2 – Amateur Breeder
But if you don’t want to spend top dollar for a pitbull puppy from a professional breeder, your second best bet is to get it from an amateur breeder, who by the way still breeds dogs for shows and competition; but the difference is that their lineage isn’t as strong as that of the professional breeders. 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’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. This applies to all breeds, including 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.