Types of Pitbull Breeders and How to Pick the Right One
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
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. They also happen to be the most meticulous breeders out there. 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 purpose of this contract is to explicitly state whether or not the pitbull puppy will be bred and if that’s a yes, there must be an agreement as to the 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 Breeders
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. 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.