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. But take note that there are several pit bull breeders out there that care only about the buck the can make. The effect is unhealthy puppies or those that suffer mistreatment 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 one of the main reasons as well to ensure you pick the right breeder before taking home a pitbull puppy.
The following are pointers that will lead you to a quality pit bull breeder:
Check out 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 should meet the puppies beforehand so you can get a feel for who’s the right one for you.
Know the breeder’s background.
For every breeder you are considering, look online to learn more about them. 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. We all know that not all online reviews are reliable, but if you don’t stray from third-party websites (forget marketing websites, which have their given biases), you’ll still be safe.
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. After all, they’re confident about the job they’ve done, and they’re excited for you to learn more about it. If a breeder hesitates to give you references, be suspicious. In fact, there’s no reason to know why and you can just proceed to the next breeder on your shortlist.
Ensure the paperwork.
Extensive documentation comes with buying a pit bull puppy – or that’s how it’s supposed to be, at least. Secure a detailed invoice for every partial payment you make, as well as a confirmation for all payments made in full. Document all breeder-supplied information too, including the pup’s complete vaccination and overall medical history, whether or not the pup has been implanted with a microchip ID, and what you is expected from you as the owner.
Using these handy tips, you can more easily determine whether a breeder is raising healthy pit bull puppies, emotionally and physically. Keep in mind that even as there are several breeders today, they can vary in many significant ways.