Looking for a puppy? Blue pitbull? White pitbull? Or other color? Sorry, we aren’t selling any dogs. One of the reasons this breed is in such a sad state is because people try to invent new colors, types, sizes, and all sorts of other completely pointless traits in pitbulls.
Color variations are touted as “rare” or “unique” when in reality they are neither. Merle, Blue (now considered a fault), Silver, are all quite easy to find. Pit Bull breeders will ask upwards of $5,000 for a single pup with these coat colors. Truly one of the saddest things I have ever seen.
While they are pretty (I mean after all I am a Pitbull fancier), they can bring with them health problems, temperament problems, and more problems for the entire breed too (like overpopulation).
Will People Ever “Get it?”
When I first got involved with the breed there was a young guy that lived behind me who bred pit bulls for “extra” money and had pups all the time. He would beat them, you know, to toughen them up. Or that was his excuse.
One day my neighbor ended up with the female and a young 6 week old pup by the name of “Puppy”. The female was, to put it lightly, insane. I had her in my backyard and she was not a nice dog and I worried she would jump the little fence I had at the time and kill a cat, the neighbors rabbits, or another dog. Which she had already done on several occassions.
Puppy, well, I ended up dog sitting him when he was about 3 months old. He stayed with me for almost 4 months while his owner got back on his feet. He came and got puppy and I was devastated. But I had fallen in love with the breed. And thus began my quest. I got another Pit Bull Terrier, Angel (featured on the home page here).
I’m getting away from the point here, so I’ll jump back on topic. My point is, there are thousands of people who, like the guy who lived behind me, breed their dogs for all sorts of ridiculous reasons. The number one reason being money.
Blue pitbulls are not rare and they are simply a way for losers with no morals (I do not consider any legit breeder a legit breeder if they breed for a specific color) to make money off a craze. I am not saying those dogs are not great dogs, I’m simply saying on a whole they have problems and breeders who breed solely for a “cool color” are rotten scoundrels.
Same goes for any breeder breeding for coat color, eye color, width, big fat heads, short little legs, or whatever attribute they see people are going crazy for. Breeding for profit, especially the American Pit Bull Terrier, is a moral crime against the very animals they claim they love.
So to answer the question, “will people ever get it?” I would have to respond, I doubt it.
What to look for in a Pitbull breeder
I do not endorse breeders. However, I am not stupid either. I know there are many people who visit this site who will end buying a puppy from a breeder.
First, look at a breed specific rescue. Puppies are usually not that hard to find. Be prepared to deal with some scrutiny. Good rescues will not allow great pups into the arms of a potentially horrible owner.
If you must buy from a breeder and find yourself searching for pitbull puppies for sale here are a few things you will want to look for …
- “Into” Dogs. In other words they actually do something with their dogs. They don’t have them tied up or has house pets. Their dogs are show dogs, sport dogs, etc… and they have titles to prove it.
- Pups pedigrees are filled with dogs who have obtained show/working titles; never breeds dogs without “papers.”
- Supports Pitbull rescue. What? They actually care about the breed? Yes. If they don’t support rescue directly or the idea of rescue. They need to really look at why they are breeding.
- Knowledgeable about every aspect of breed, including health issues/defects; they research genetics and health issues when choosing their breedings.
- Offer continued help with their dogs. If you have a question, you should be able to pick up the phone or sign online (email) and get an answer for a very, very, very long time after you get your pup.
- Have a list of reputable references. If they can’t provide you with at least 5 or 10 references, leave.
- Breedings are planned 1 to 2 years in advance and they rarely breed. Rare meaning like once every year or three.
- Only breeds proven, stable, mature dogs. Not puppies or young dogs under the age of two.
- Does all genetic testing and does not breed dogs that have not been completely tested and shown free of common defects.
- They want to meet you and your family. Not just once, but they want to get to know you.
Honestly, there is about 50 other things I could list here that you should be on the look out for. However, if you do a search on Google or your favorite search engine for “reputable Pitbull breeders” or “responsible Pitbull breeders” you will find a several sites offering a more extensive list. Oh, and remember to use the quotes in your search to narrow it down to the specific phrases. Other wise you’ll come up with thousands of Pitbull breeder web sites.
Like I said, there are more traits and things responsible breeders do. These are the things that I hold in high regard and think are extremely important. My top ten if you will.
Before You Buy or Rescue a Pit Bull Terrier – THINK
Take a moment and think before you decide to take any action. In our world today, especially the American world, fast and quick are the rule of the day. This is not something that should be done quickly. Months should be taken to study the American Pit Bull Terrier. While many think they are the greatest dog in the world (me included) they are not for everyone.
Slow down and consider your options, why do you want a Pitbull? How are you going to care for it? Do you have the means to pay expensive vet bills? What if your dog gets a life threaten illness like cancer, are you prepared to take care of them and make the rest of their life comfortable? And so many other questions you should be asking yourself.
In the end, rescue is the way I always advise people who are looking for a pet Pitbull to go. Save a life, make a difference, and stop the plague of over population that is slowly (like a cancer) killing this breed everyday.
I ask only one thing of every person who owns a Pitbull or is thinking of sharing their life with one.