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Puppy advice

Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by bellbrandon83, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. A friend of my girlfriends has a colby/watchdog that is being borrowed by a friend of hers for breeding purposes. As payment she receives first pick of the litter, but already has two dogs so she offered it to us for free. I am trying to gain as much knowledge during the pregnancy as possible as I will be a first time pit owner. Male or female? It will be an inside dog, but my girlfriend and I are very active and wont have problems with exercising. I want to have a take anywhere kind of dog. If I choose male, would I want to wait for a certain age to get him fixed to ensure that he developes properly? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have awhile to think about all this, the male just met the already in heat female yesterday.
     
  2. Obed

    Obed Good Dog Premium Member

    colby watch dog?
    There is lots of good info on this site.... go thru all the various forums and read all the "stickies".... when you have done that.. you can list your questions here.... and expect to be asked some questions based on your calling the dog a colby watch dog and referred to it as an apbt. Those things do not exactly fit together as you will discover as you read.
     
  3. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    i dont know why anyone would want to put those two lines together, i wouldnt take it.
     
  4. MJJean

    MJJean GRCH Dog

    I prefer males as they have been cheaper on vet care for me. Neutering is way cheaper than spaying here. Plus, I do not neuter or spay a dog until they have reached full maturity, so I like males because I get to avoid the female heat cycle and drippy mess all over the house.

    With any "bully breed" dog I advocate early training and socialization and remind people to keep up the training for life. Also, a crate is your best friend. Crates mean young dogs cannot get into and eat things that may kill thm nor can they potty all over your house or eat your belongings.

    If you want a take anywhere dog a Pit Bull might not be for you. There are places that have laws banning the breed and some of those will confiscate a dog of someone just passing through. There are also a lot of people who will make rude comments and others who willt ry to tell you your dog will at babies. Sometimes you will have friends and family avoid you because your dog is a Pit Bull even if its the best behaved dog ever whelped.

    These are also very athletic dogs with intelligence. This means they are escape artists and using a chain spot or an outfdoor kennel with a cement floor and a roof is something you may have to consider.

    If you want to have more than one dog in the future then a Pit Bull might not be right for you as some are very dog or other animal aggressive.

    The good news is that these are the most loyal and loving animals who would walk throught the fire for their families. They are generally easy to teach/train once they know you are the boss and they are just plain fun to live with.

    A Pit can have you laughing out loud, ready to pull out your hair in frustration and make your heart melt all in a 2 hour period but the people who are knowledgeable, smart, determined, dedicated and strong enough to own the breed wouldn't have it any other way..
     
  5. omgrobyn

    omgrobyn GRCH Dog

    That could be why the pup is free.:lol:

    ---------- Post added at 01:42 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:41 PM ----------

    I hope you have a thick skin sir, and a lot of common sense and patience. You seem to be in for a wild ride.
     
  6. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

    Do you rent or own your home?

    Owning this breed can be real hassle if you rent....or have the wrong neighbors....or if the neighbors have dogs and don't have a very stout, 6' fence, perhaps doubled......check your homeowners insurance to be sure there isn't a clause that lists certain breeds...

    Carla
     
  7. RoxynRex

    RoxynRex Big Dog

    I highly suggest going through all the stickys on this site!!!!!!! And if you don't understand something don't be afraid to ask.
     
  8. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    true,, shit happens, lol.
     
  9. Thanks guys, I will do some reading. The father is a colby/watchdog, haven't found out the bloodline of the mother as I wont meet her till this weekend. The father is very well behaved inside dog who lives with another bully breed and a cocker spaniel. I assumed that if both the mother and the father were easy going well behaved dogs that at least some of the pups would be also. You all seem very knowledgeable, I'm glad I found this site before I picked up the dog. Guess I have a lot of thinking to do
     
  10. omgrobyn

    omgrobyn GRCH Dog

    Any peds? Don't assume that because the parents are easy going, that they won't throw some hot blood.
     
  11. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    yeah ask for a pedigree, dont assume theyre correct on what theyre talking about also.
     
  12. jadedpitgirl

    jadedpitgirl Puppy

    very well said!!!! I don't think he could have gotten a better ansewer than this :)
     
  13. Pink

    Pink GRCH Dog


    I agree :)
     
  14. My pit is Sasha

    My pit is Sasha Good Dog

    Although with some of them I often wonder if the phrase "escape artist" shouldn't be replaced with "con artist" :)

    If you aren't careful they can train you faster than you can train them.
     
  15. Pink

    Pink GRCH Dog


    :lol: Very TRUE!
     

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