Even if you feel confident that your Pit Bull and your other dogs are getting along well, it is still wise to separate them when you are not around to supervise. Little fights can and do OK, so you have decided to get a Pit Bull. You like the way they look, the way they act, and how they carry themselves. It is important for you to make sure that you are getting a purebred Pit Bull that looks like a Pit Bull and acts like a Pit Bull. You also want to make sure that the dog you choose will live a healthy life. You have to be very cautious; there are lots of unsuitable Pit Bull breeders out there who care more about their profit than in proper breeding. Since you have chosen a special breed that has the bad luck of having inappropriate breeders, you need to take your time to carefully pick the Pit Bull that you deserve.
In order to find a good Pit Bull, you need to find a good breeder. The hard part about finding a good breeder is that almost everyone who ever let two dogs of the same breed mate consider themselves as expert dog breeders. The disheartening reality is that Pit Bulls are too often bred by the wrong people for the wrong reasons.
Below are features that you should be aware of when choosing the right Pit Bull breeder. Watch out for the following:
1. Breeders who treat their dogs with cruelty, disrespect, and apparent dislike.
2. Breeders who think Pit Bulls should be aggressive and raise them as a fighting dog rather than a good companion dog.
3. Breeders who are geared up and ready to send their puppies off to new buyers rather than before the puppies turn eight weeks old.
4. Breeders who sell cheap puppies. It takes a lot of funds and other resources in order to raise healthy puppies. Cheap puppies are usually cheap because the breeder did not take the necessary steps to breed and raise a healthy litter. You should expect to pay an average of $300 to $400 for a registered pet. For a show quality puppy, $400 to $600 is considered reasonable. Male and female should cost the same.
5. Breeders who have no photos, videotapes, or pedigree of both parents and of other relatives. An honest breeder should know about the family background of their breed.
6. Breeders who are unfamiliar with the common health problems and concerns associated with the breed. For example, the best Pit Bull breeders will have their dog’s hips evaluated and screened for hip dysplasia.
7. Breeders who tell you that Pit Bulls are perfect for everyone. Pit Bulls are special dogs and need special owners.