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A Visit To A Pit Bull Kennel
Professional breeders and hobby
breeders who place their ads in all-breed dog magazines or especially
in Pit Bull-only magazines are very serious about their dogs. And since
most breeders are aware of the increasing popularity of online
advertisements, many of them nowadays join the information age and set
up a website to display their ads.
Whether your main source for finding your perfect pitbull puppy is
through online or breed-specific magazines, you can find a wide variety
of quality Pit Bulls from a reputable and honest breeder.
But what makes for an honest and reputable breeder? The fact is that
although a breeder may seem professional and knowledgeable, there is
still no guarantee that he or she is a good and honest breeder. Some
breeders are only motivated by profit and could not care any less about
their dogs. It is up to you to use your instinct and better judgment to
determine if the breeder of your choice is honest and trustworthy.
If possible, try to visit the facilities personally so you can take a
look around and make your own observation. When I visit pitbull kennels
in Texas I watch not only how the breeders treat their dogs but the
overall atmosphere of the place. Keep away from Pit Bull breeders who
treat their dogs like livestock or fighting animals. Also, if the
breeder does not allow visits from prospective buyers, then you are
probably better off looking some place else.
Watch out for clues that the breeder is breeding Pit Bulls to use as
fighting dogs. These breeders may have their dogs tethered on heavy
chains. You may see spring poles, treadmills, and other equipment used
for building muscles and strength. This type of equipment, however, is
also found in Pit Bull breeders who are not raising fighting dogs. Many
show breeders use treadmills to condition their dogs. In addition, many
breeders and pet owners have spring poles simply for their dog’s fun
Observe the other Pit Bull dogs in the kennel and watch out for any
scars, particularly big ones. Old scars on dogs may indicate that they
have been used for fighting, although they could also indicate
accidents. But finding a lot of dogs with scars, especially around the
area of the face strongly suggests either a fighting history, or of a
very careless breeder.
Know exactly what you are looking for. Do you want a Pit Bull simply as
a companion and a playmate for your kids or one that you can train to
be a show dog? Being honest with the breeder about your intentions will
get you the Pit Bull that is perfect for you and your family.
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