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. 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.
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. Once you’re done with that, the next step is to determine the different types of breeder, which in turn will help you understand where you’re getting your pitbull from.
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. They also happen to be the most meticulous breeders out there. This is relatively true for breeders who focus on breeding 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. You therefore have to expect a pricier pitbull puppy coming from a professional breeder simply because they’re a proven breed and are expected to be fully healthy.
2 – Amateur Breeder
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. This tendency happens to all breeds, even 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. 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.