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Choosing Your Pit Bull Puppy
From The Litter
So you have chosen to add a baby
Pit Bull to your family. You have learned about its history as well as
its unfair controversies. You have taken your time, searched high and
low, and finally found a number of good breeders who have perfect
lovable litters for you to choose from. Now comes the dilemma; which
puppy should you pick?
Both Pit Bull males and females make equally good pets. Males are a
little larger than the females. Some males mark their territory inside
your house by urinating on your walls and furniture, a behavior that
can be quite difficult to stop. And because they are genetically
inclined to attack, males tend to fight with other male dogs,
especially with another male Pit Bull. Female Pit Bulls also have the
tendency to fight with each other, but are less likely to do so.
Furthermore, female Pit Bulls experience what is called “estrus” or
heat cycle, twice a year. Estrus lasts for three weeks, although
neutering usually helps to avoid it.
When deciding which Pit Bull puppy to pick out of the litter, try to
choose the one with the best parents and grandparents you can find.
Keep in mind that although all Pit Bull puppies look extremely cute,
their faces do change as they turn into adults. If looks are important
to you, be sure that the breeder has the look that you like. You can
determine how the puppies would look like as adults by looking at their
parents and grandparents.
Consider the basic features of a good Pit Bull. Pit Bulls are very
strong and athletic dogs. The puppy of your choice should display
strength, vigor, speed, and energy. Watching how the parents act will
give you a good idea of the puppy’s potential temperament. If the
parents show signs of curiosity, enthusiasm, and positive energy, their
puppies will more likely develop the same traits. In addition, if the
parents and/or grandparents have been living long, healthy lives, the
puppies will also have a very good chance of enjoying a long lifespan.
Observe how each puppy behaves with the rest of the litter. Bossy Pit
Bull puppies are prone to become dominant adults. On the other hand,
puppies that act submissive are likely to grow up into insecure adults.
Choose the one with a temperament that falls somewhere in between the
two extremes. The puppy that curiously comes to greet you with
excitement and follows you around is a probable choice. If the puppy
doesn’t resist to being held and stays relaxed while you lift him up
should be the perfect puppy for you.
All Pit Bull puppies look adorable. You need to spend time with as many
puppies as you can so in order to see the differences in their
personalities and therefore, pick the best one for you.
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