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.
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. 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 Pitbull Breeders
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. 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. Interestingly, if you decide you’re getting your pitbull puppy from them, you probably will be required to sign an agreement or contract. 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. 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 Pitbull Breeders
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. They usually only own one sire and dam, which means the pair will repeatedly breed 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. 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.