If you are contemplating breeding Pit Bull puppies, it is important that you take the steps necessary to become a responsible breeder. There is more to being a breeder than just creating puppies. It is important to be a breeder that really cares for the dogs, not just one that is doing it only for monetary purposes. You should always have the best interest of your Pit Bulls at heart.
Before considering breeding any dog, it is imperative that it be up to date on all vaccinations, and should have a full physical exam to diagnose and treat any potential medical problems. You want the breeding dogs to be in the best health possible to ensure that the pups will be equally healthy. You should also ensure routine medical exams throughout the pregnancy and after delivery. It is important not to over breed the dogs, to give them a break between litters. Health tends to decline with higher numbers of pregnancies.
Part of being a responsible breeder is ensuring the safety of the Pit Bulls you breed. You should always be certain you are sending your animals to a loving caring home. Try to find out about the buyer’s lifestyle to determine if they will have time to pay adequate attention to the Pit Bull puppy and that it will be a good fit for children or animals already in the household. Be certain that the person purchasing the Pit Bull is knowledgeable on how to care for it, training, exercise, feeding, etc. In the event the buyer isn’t familiar with how to care for the dog or has questions, you should be more than willing to help, or recommend her to resources that can. Inform the buyer of the specific needs of the dog, so that they can be prepared before taking the Pit Bull puppy home. Be upfront about any suspected health problems, or any hereditary issues. Advise that all Pit Bulls need preventative care and vaccinations and that they should obtain a good veterinarian to do this. Also, give any grooming or special care information as needed.
Caring breeders should be willing to help in any way necessary, even years after the dog has been purchased. Advise the buyer of how they can reach you if there is any problem with the Pit Bull puppy, or if they have any questions.
It is important to inform potential buyers about the aggressive nature that most Pit Bulls tend to have. Let them know that they are dogs that require a lot of love, attention, and training in order to thrive.
Most of all, love the animals that you breed. Yes, you may make money from selling your Pit Bull puppies, but in the end, it is about matching loving pets with loving owners. That is your ultimate responsibility as a Pit Bull breeder.