Making the decision to add a Pit Bull Terrier to your home can be difficult. There are several things to consider before shopping for your puppy. You should do a little research on the breed, so that you can learn all about the characteristic personality traits of Pit Bull Terriers. It would also be beneficial to learn about behavioral traits and proper dog care so that you can be prepared before bringing your new puppy home. And of course you have to decide if you want a man or a woman.
There are many places where you can buy Pit Bull Terriers. Probably the best way to find a reliable source would be through the American Pit Bill Terrier Club. By attending some of their meetings and talking to some of the members there, you can get information about different breeders and their opinions on who is the best to buy. They probably already own Pit Bull Terriers, and they should be a good source of information not only on the best breeder to buy, but also general advice on how to raise a Pit Bull Terrier puppy.
Your local vet can also be a good source for selecting a Pit Bull Terrier breeder to purchase your puppy from. They will most likely have a lot of contact with local breeders, as they probably take care of their puppies.
If you are interested in a puppy with a pure lineage, for example a dog for breeding purposes, you probably shouldn’t buy it from a pet store. Puppies are obtained from a number of different sources, and it would be very difficult to trace their bloodlines for that reason. Prices in pet stores are often higher and it would be easy to take advantage of unsuspecting shoppers.
Breeder listings in dog magazines and some newspapers could also be a good resource. They will help you to get in touch with different breeders so that you can try to make the best decision. It is important to interview breeders to be able to compare them and make the best purchase. You need to find out how long they have been raising pit bulls, in what conditions the puppies are kept, how they are fed, what kind of contact they have with other dogs and people, and how they are generally cared for. If you buy from a breeder who runs a dog breeding business, you can also check with the Better Business Bureau to see what types of complaints, if any, have been filed against you.
Don’t buy the first Pit Bull terrier puppy you see from the first breeder you meet. Spend time with various breeders and puppies so that you can see for yourself the individual personality of the puppy. In the end, you will be much happier if you make a well-informed decision when purchasing your Pit Bull terrier puppy.