Types of Pitbull Breeders and How to Pick the Right One
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.
So, before you actually start your search for the right breeder, it is important that you first learn what a pitbull’s breed standards are because every dog breed is unique. 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
Although you might be thinking of dog breeding as nothing more of a hobby, the truth is there are people out there who make a living as professional dog breeders. They are the ones who likewise spend a lot of money traveling to different places to compete and showcase their dogs. They also happen to be the most meticulous breeders out there. This is especially true with those 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 idea behind the contract is to determine if you, the new owner, will intend to breed the pitbull puppy, and if so, the same document will say how much involvement the original breeder will have. 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
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. Most of the time, they only have one dam and sire, suggesting that the pair will breed repeatedly each year. If you know your dogs, then you probably already know that this concept will eventually weaken the mother, leading to major or minor health issues for the pups. The fact is this may occur in all dog breeds, including that of American bullies.
3 – 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 pups are relatively more affordable because they don’t have papers or the lineage is unclear or are throw-offs.