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APBT breeders?

Discussion in 'Breeder Discussion' started by Missy, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. Missy

    Missy Puppy

    Hey guys!

    I would like to get a 2nd dog. Something like a little companion for my puppy.
    Does anybody know a good breeder in TX or Louisiana?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Galadriel

    Galadriel Good Dog

    If you're not showing and you're not a licensed breeder, have you thought about adopting? The country is filled with APBT's in rescue groups and shelters in need of a good home. They will have been temperament tested and you can find one that really suits your lifestyle. Just a suggestion =)
     
  3. Missy

    Missy Puppy

    yes, but how do you know that they aren't sick?
    Another questoin.... Would it be better for me if I decide to adopt, to get a puppy or a grown dog. I just want to make sure they get along..
     
  4. Galadriel

    Galadriel Good Dog

    If the dog is from a rescue, they are generally very good about testing for things like parvo, distemper, and worms. They'll bring all the vaccinations up to date and have the dog spayed or neutered, leaving you less to worry about.
    They should already be temperament tested with other dogs, cats, children before they're adopted out, all you have to do is ask. You'll want one the opposite sex of the one you already have and bring your pup to meet the new candidate BEFORE you bring one home to see how they get along.
    Young adults will already be showing most of their traits. Pups are always a crap shoot, though. A sweet, dog and kid loving puppy may change when they mature.
    Of course, it's just as imperative that you go to as good rescue as it would be to go to a good breeder. There are quite a few people on here who run rescue groups who can probably point you in the right direction if it's an option you'd like to look at =)
     
  5. fearlessknight

    fearlessknight Good Dog

    Most shelters check their animals pretty good before adopting out. And to ask you this? How do you know the one buy from a breeder will not be or get sick at some point? Just curious?

    Not only that...but you need to know that APBT's DO NOT need playmates..they need human companion..they do not do weel with other dogs...puppies or not..or/ at least your chances of finding one that will are slim to none....
    It doesn matter if they grow up together and play great together...you will never be able to trust them together...when you do, you will have 2 badly hurt if not dead dogs on your hands....Something to think about...
    I would suggest a shelter if you are determined..just remember this though! For the sake of your dogs and this breed!
     
  6. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    agreed, and that's when you have to do the crate and rotate routine
     
  7. Missy

    Missy Puppy

    I see...

    Well, those are good points and unfortunately he is in a crate all day anyway, because I cant trust him in the backyard. He will get out.
    But I'm still wondering...You guys ever watch the Dog Whisperer on TV?
    He's got a whole pack of dogs and many of them are Pit Bulls. How does that work? Does he take risks on a daily basis?
     
  8. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    I am sure there is alot that they don't show on TV. His dogs, I'm sure, are safely confined when they have to be....
     
  9. Palamino

    Palamino Little Dog

    Missy, you have answered a very important unasked question to yourself - you already have one in a crate during the day and he also has problems - another dog is not going to solve this, its going to make it worse. Love the one you have already, put your spare time into him rather and you will both be better for that.

    Just some advice from someone who has been down that road..............
     
  10. Galadriel

    Galadriel Good Dog

    Don't take what you see on TV as the gospel. What happens when the cameras are off is a far cry from what happens when they're on.
    When Steve Irwin was out catching "wild snakes in the bush" they were more often than not captive, cooled, and venomoid. David Attenburough has a show coming up this spring on the Planet Earth series about Australian monitor lizards. He borrowed some lace monitors from a friend of mine for the filming and moved a freakin' termite mound into the poor guy's apartment so it would look real.
    Keep in mind too, The Dog Whisperer is a professional facility swarming with workers and people trained in animal behavior. It's not a home living situation for the dogs.
     
  11. Missy

    Missy Puppy

    hmmm...

    I'm a little disapointed now. I really believe in this guy. But of course, it's always about the money and I wouldn't doubt, that they cut some of the stuff out of the footage...I still like his show and I think he does a good job...

    Well, I just feel bad sometimes because I don't really know, if I can fulfill all his needs. I take him for long walks and so on and spend a lot of time with him. Sometimes I look at him and ask myself, is he really happy?
    If I don't pay attention to him he whines sometimes and stares out the window. He gets bored easy and I really try to entertain him, which is hard on me as well. I'm not complaining but I guess it would be nice to have a mate for him to balance him out a little.
     
  12. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    Missy: I feel bad sometimes too for my dog. I am not home from 7 in the morning til 6 at night. When I come home, I make sure I spent quality time with my pooch. That's all you can do. They love unconditionally, remember that:)
     
  13. fearlessknight

    fearlessknight Good Dog

    I kind of agree with this here...but I was thinking more a long the lines of not being able to trust him out back, because he can get out.....I think keeping the one you have and spending time with it, and getting the backyard prepared for him (escape free) would be better, but that is just my opinion!

    Also....please do not take the Dog Whisperer too seriously as he is NOT that familiar with this breed....There are a lot of opinion about him, and some are from people that have actually delt with him, others are from what they have heard or seen...
    I agree he is great with some dosgs and he cant have most of them overcome their problem....but that right there is the PROBLEM.....APBT dont have a PROBLEM, they do what they do best and is in theor nature to do so..they are DA = Dog aggressive, and it is nearly impossible to TRAIN or TEACH it out of them....
     
  14. maryellen

    maryellen Good Dog

    missy, you have been told on another forum 2 pages long to NOT get another dog since you stated over there you dont feel you are giving your current dog enough.... why would you get a 2nd dog when you feel you are not givingyour current dog enough time etc???
     
  15. Vanella

    Vanella Little Dog

    Good post ME........Good rule of thumb Missy, don't buy your pet, a "pet"....
     
  16. Missy

    Missy Puppy

    Thats good advice. Thanks everybody. I will reconsider. Getting another dog to cure my guilt is not the right answer...
     
  17. Missy

    Missy Puppy

    Never said I didnt have enough time. I spend a lot of time with Duece.
     

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