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. Unfortunately, there are lots of pit bull breeders out there that are only after they can make. The result is usually puppies that are unhealthy or mistreated during their formative weeks. The second,by the way, is the cause of most pitbull aggression that has sadly tainted the reputation of the breed in general. It is also one of the key reasons to make sure you choose the right breeder before buying a pitbull puppy.
Here are tips for finding a quality pit bull breeder:
Visit the facility.
When you visit the facility, you can see for yourself how the breeder acts around the puppies, the kind of love and care the pups receive, and most importantly, the facility’s overall condition. Of course, you’ll want to meet the puppies there as well so you can decide which one connects the most with you.
Know 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 for customer references.
A quality breeder will be glad to hand you a list of past customers. Besides, they know they’ve done a fantastic job and they actually want you to hear more about it. If a breeder hesitates to give you references, be suspicious. In fact, you don’t have to know why – just get on with your next shortlisted breeder.
Get the paperwork done.
Buying a pit bull puppy entails a lot of documentation – or at least, it has to. Be sure to get a detailed invoice of all partial payments made and a confirmation for each full payment. You should also document all information from the breeder, such the pup’s complete vaccination/medical history, whether the pup has a microchip ID, and even a list of your responsibilities as the owner.
These basic tips can help you spot a quality breeder, a breeder that raises pit bull puppies that are both emotionally and physically healthy. Remember, while there are many breeders out there, not everyone is what you’d hope them to be.