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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by winXPHE, Dec 13, 2017.

  1. winXPHE

    winXPHE Puppy

    Im from South Asia and I have an 8 year old Rottweiler. Its starting to show some signs of its age and I was looking around for a nice little doggo to give it some company. I came across a breeder who has a pup for grabs but due to local laws, Pitbulls cannot be registered. Its not illegal to own one, just that the local authorities want nothing to do with it due to its "reputation"

    Was hoping to get some help from the gurus here to tell me if this cute little pup on the left is a good breed
     

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  2. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    How old is it? I don't trust it but I don't have much experience with puppies.
     
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  3. winXPHE

    winXPHE Puppy

    40 days is what the breeder said
     
  4. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Is that the only picture you have? You don't have a side view? I wouldn't get it if I were you. I'm sure there are very experienced people on here that will comment too.
     
  5. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Little Dog

    Are you asking if the pups are well bred? Hard to know without a pedigree, even then, it is up to the breeder to do all the right things to help the pups be well rounded. A question I would absolutely ask is how the breeder is caring for the puppies. Are they being socialized and exposed to all sorts of different things? (Rule of Sevens is a good start and baseline) Additionally, were the parents health tested? Hips, eyes, thyroid, etc. What are the results of those tests? Why are the breeders breeding their dogs? What are their intentions? Are they trying to mold and shape the breed in the direction they feel it should go? Or do they simply want to make some spending money off of the puppies? (and since the parents had nice temperaments, blah, blah, blah)
    Also, I would not expect your senior rottie and the puppy to get along. Puppies are rude, obnoxious creatures that your senior will need time away from. Please don't expect your senior to benefit by having a pup around, without first making it clear to the pup that there are house rules and polite ways to engage with your older dog.
     
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  6. winXPHE

    winXPHE Puppy

    I'll ask for a side pic and post it as soon as I get it

    Thanks for the response
     
  7. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Little Dog

    Almost 6 weeks? Still too young to be away from dam and littermates in my opinion.
    Puppies learn a lot of dog-cues and socialization during this time. At 5-6 weeks they are just starting to find their feet beneath them. I think two to three more weeks with the litter really does wonders for a pup's development.
     
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  8. winXPHE

    winXPHE Puppy

    The breeder got the parents (1 of them) imported (if Im to believe what they said). They are breeding to recover costs.
    Apparently this guy has bred dogs that have entered dog shows years back.
    Asked around, apparently the dogs are well taken care of. Not sure about temperament. This guy has only "Pitbulls" so I guess hes got a love for the breed
    but no papers or any other way to identify the lineage other than by looks/features
     
  9. winXPHE

    winXPHE Puppy

    they usually only give it away after 3 months. they just get the word out well in advance because puppies are cuter and get snatched quick
     
  10. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Little Dog

    One more question, what happens if you don't register your dogs in your part of the world? Here, at least in my county, if dogs aren't registered we could be fined, up to having the dog confiscated.
     
  11. winXPHE

    winXPHE Puppy

    we have the vet registration done, so the medical docs and the vaccinations and stuff are all documented. just the breed not specified (not specific at least)
    the registration I was referring to was from the kennel club authority to certify breed. they just dont do Pitbulls
     
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  12. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Little Dog

    Ah understood.
    Is there a way you could talk to the breeder directly? Good to hear that they let em go at about 12 weeks.
     
  13. winXPHE

    winXPHE Puppy

    I'll be going to see him if Im ready to pick them up. Just was hoping to get some input if it was the real deal before I head all the way out there
     
  14. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Little Dog

    Well, without a pedigree no one can tell you 100% if those pups are APBT. There's a lot of outcrosses made with the breed.
    If you want the real deal, why not import a dog?
     
  15. winXPHE

    winXPHE Puppy

    paperwork and expenses. not used to properly tending to one. not sure about it adapting to the tropical conditions and other environmental factors.
    Just a regular guy who loves his dogs.
    Its a real hassle and might take a long time and if the dog were to develop health issues, I would keep kicking myself.
    Dont want to take on those odds.

    I rather go for a nice little pupper thats readily available. The reason I like pitbulls is because they are super friendly and full of energy. Miss the good 'ol days when my Rottweiler would take my house apart :)

    Ill try and contact the breeder and get side pics. Maybe something there would be an easy giveaway
     
  16. Worg

    Worg Little Dog

    Still not sure if you mean well bred or purebred, both of which are not confirmable without paperwork. Definitely a good looking puppy, if I were told it was pure APBT I wouldn't have a reason to doubt it based on the picture alone, but there are far more qualified people on here to judge conformation. It can be hard to judge a puppies breed as they change so much as they grow, when my black GSD was a puppy he was called a lab up until the 6 months when his ears finally both stood.
     
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  17. Do you want it as just a pet? Or you plan to put it to work? I'm just curious.
     
  18. winXPHE

    winXPHE Puppy

    just as a pet that can keep me active
     
  19. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Little Dog

    Gotcha, I thought expenses were the issue (they would be for me too), but didn't want to assume.
    Talk to the breeder when you go look at the puppies. Find out how he's socializing and desensitizing the pups to the world. (are the pups locked in a crate all day, or are they meeting all shapes and sizes of people, being exposed to different surfaces and hearing all kids of noises?)
    Sounds like he was a show breeder, is he still? Many breeders don't make money on their pups, let alone break even. When you say he's trying to recover costs, that's what it sounds like to me.
     
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  20. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Welcome to the forum
     
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