Pointers for Choosing a Great Pit Bull Breeder
The pit bull you’ve read about or seen around is as much its breed and genetics as it is the breeder that nurtured it. The sad thing is, there are so many pit bull breeders out there that are only interested in making a buck. As a result, their puppies are often in poor health or have been mistreated during their formative weeks. The second,by the way, is the main factor behind most pitbull aggression which has regrettably vilified dogs of this breed in general. It is among the biggest reasons too for choosing a good breeder.
Here are tips for finding a quality pit bull breeder:
Inspect the facility.
Visiting the facility means getting a firsthand experience of the behavior of the breeder around the puppies, the love and care he gives them, and most importantly, the general condition of the facility itself. Of course, you also want to meet all the puppies there so you can choose the one that feels right for you.
Research the breeder’s background.
For each breeder you consider, do some online research to know their reputation. Reviews are useful – they offer a fairly accurate idea about the pups from a specific breeder and how having any of them may turn out for you. Obviously, not all reviews are credible, but if you stick to third-party websites (instead of marketing websites, which are naturally biased), you should be fine.
Ask the breeder for references.
A good breeder will be eager to offer a list of previous customers, sometimes even if you don’t ask. Besides, they know they’ve done a fantastic job and they actually want you to hear more about it. If a breeder is unwilling to provide references, watch out. In fact, there’s no reason to know why and you can just proceed to the next breeder on your shortlist.
Ensure the paperwork.
Buying a pit bull puppy entails a lot of documentation – or at least, it has to. Make sure you have a detailed invoice of your partial payments, along with a confirmation for all full payments. As well, you have to document all information coming from the breeder, like the pup’s full vaccination/medical background, the presence or absence of a microchip ID, and even a list of what you’re supposed to do, being the owner.
Using these handy tips, you can more easily determine whether a breeder is raising healthy pit bull puppies, emotionally and physically. Remember, while there are many breeders out there, not everyone is what you’d hope them to be.