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Suggestions - Buying a new APBT

Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by djss, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. djss

    djss Puppy

    i need some suggestions/advise on getting a new pup, am planing to buy a new pup so odin (my pup) would have company. i am not breeding, just want to add another dog. i dont have that much money so budget is tight. any good kennels who offer real pitbulls (not the bully type) who offers cheap pups with papers? what should i look for when buying one (a good quality/trait of an APBT pup..
     
  2. megschristina

    megschristina Moderator


    This is terrible reasoning for getting another dog. Hopefully that is not the only reason?
     
  3. firedrake13

    firedrake13 Good Dog

    Agreed. I'm assuming your pup Odin (I love the name btw I have a cat named this too :) ) is an APBT. This breed does not need a puppy companion. The would much rather be with humans than another dog or animal. :) If YOU want to get another dog...go for it, but maybe look in to a rescue? There are many wonderful dogs looking for homes already.

    Also...you said that your budget was tight right now. Are you sure you're in a place where you can afford another dog? I mean no offense by this just was wondering is all. :)
     
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  4. Jelet

    Jelet Banned

    sorry this is a little offtopic but.. thank you for reminding me of my neighbors dogs name. because i keep forgeting their dogs name and i asked what is it like 3 times and i didnt want to ask again. but i finally remembered xD (my neighbors dog is named odin..)
     
  5. djss

    djss Puppy

    whats the good reason for getting a puppy? my budget is $500 - $800. cause when i search i see prices goes to $1,200 - 2,000.
     
  6. Big_Ant

    Big_Ant Little Dog

    1) APBTs do not need "company"
    2) If you are seeing prices already (without talking with the breeder) you're already looking at the wrong place. Most (I know there are some exceptions) good breeders won't list pricing and won't make breeding announcements.
     
  7. djss

    djss Puppy

    any kennel suggestions?
     
  8. Big_Ant

    Big_Ant Little Dog

    I think you are missing the point.

    You don't need to get a dog as company for your other dog, if you have a good valid reason for it then fine, but getting one just cause is not a reason. Are you prepared for all that comes with owning 2 dogs (1 or 2 being of bulldog origins)?

    Also, I think in time and research you'll find that most good kennels aren't advertised publicly for getting a dog, and most won't just refer you blindly to a good kennel. You need to do your research, get to know people, immerse yourself within the good ranks and start to work your way into a good group of people who will guide you in time.

    JMO though.
     
  9. Didnt you post a little bit ago asking if you could register a dog who was without papers? Why would it be importent to get another dog WITH papers? Why dont you save a dog who needs it? if you want a "CHEAP" dog go to the local pound. If you want a dog from a GOOD BREEDER WITH PAPERS it will not be cheap. The GOOD breeders generally do not locally advertise puppies, infact when my dad used to show dogs, he found breeders by attending shows and talking with other people with the breed. These people do not advertise and often times only have 1 litter of puppies every few years, this is the kind of breeder you honestly want to look for. On top of it, if you meet the right people you can find a breeder like I mentioned, who will sell there pups for pretty cheap (maybe $500 range) only because they wanted a select couple out of the litter that were TOP of the line, and the others are generally sold as PET only thus they have limited registration, generally a spay/neuter contract not always but the dogs are more affordable and come from excellent stock.
     
  10. lerssen

    lerssen Little Dog

    sounds like you want to be a back yard breeder youself
     
  11. djss

    djss Puppy

    thank you pitbull_loverforever, Big_Ant, this is what i was looking for a good answer. another good lesson for me. :cool: perhaps by joining or attending dog shows ill find the right breeder. thanks again.
     
  12. kris2642

    kris2642 Good Dog

    I know people who have gotten second dogs for the same reason and the dogs ended up not getting along so one ends up in a shelter. I was at petsmart last weekend and they were having their usual animal adoption. There was a beautiful female pit there and on her paperwork it said the reason it was in the shelter was because her owner got her to be a companion for his other dog and the two ended up fighting over toys and bones. It broke my heart because the animal rescue workers told me she is the sweetest, most loving animal but she just needs a home where she's the only dog. If I didn't already have a dog I would've taken her home in a heartbeat. the point I'm trying to make is sometimes good intentions don't always have the greatest results. Have you given any thought to what you'll do if the dogs don't become best friends?
     
  13. Teal

    Teal Krypto Super Dog Premium Member

    PLEASE make sure you have the right intentions in getting another dog!

    Pit bulls don't need doggie friends. Leaving two dogs alone together is just asking for a fight! Even between dogs who seem to get along... you just never know when an issue will come up, and if you aren't there to intervene who knows what is going to happen.

    Attending dog shows is going to be your best bet, by far. Meet people involved in the breed, meet their dogs and see who you like the best. Not always, but most breeders you'll see online with pups advertised and prices listed are not going to be good choices.
     
  14. djss

    djss Puppy

    is having 2 pitbull puppies really bad? or it all depends on how you treat/take care of them?
     
  15. lerssen

    lerssen Little Dog

    if you realy want two pit bulls or just two dogs and one of them is a pit your better off makeing sure there male and female and they are fixed. i have a male boxer and a female pit and they get along great ,but i still kennel up my pit and put my boxer in my room if i'm not around
     
  16. lerssen

    lerssen Little Dog

    just make sure you keep a close eye on them and think about getting a break stick just in case
     
  17. ABK

    ABK Good Dog

    YES, HAVING 2 PIT BULL PUPPIES REALLY IS THAT BAD!!!!

    Why? because pit bull puppies grow up to be pit bull adults & pit bull adults fight!

    djss, APBTs (American Pit Bull Terriers) crave human contact, NOT canine contact. A lot of folks like to conveniently "forget" this, but the APBT was created for dog-on-dog combat & was bred for this for generations. And even though this is not the focal point for most breeding stock today, many APBTs still retain to some degree of dog aggression.

    And PLEASE, PLEASE don't fall for that old bullcrap about "It's all in how you train them" or "it's all in how you raise them" b/c it's NOT. I can tell you that from first hand experience. When I first got in the breed we thought the same thing. We had 4 bulldogs, 3 from UKC lines & one game bred dog. We raised them all together from the age of 8 weeks, heavily socialized them with both people & other dogs & obedience trained all of them. But that didn't stop them from trying to kill each other when they turned on at the age of 2.

    Because we believed "it's all in how you train them" we ended up having to bury several dogs. :(

    They ended up having to be separated from each other & what fun is that to have 2 dogs that can't be in the house together, can't be walked together, can't ride in the car together & have to be chained separately (don't think about kenneling b/c many APBTs will chew through, dig under or climb out of kennels to get to another dog.)

    The fact is the APBT does NOT need a canine companion. It needs YOU, it's owner. And if you cannot give the dog the companionship it needs, perhaps you should considered re-homing your APBT & getting a breed that is more canine compatable, like a Golden Retriever or a beagle. But do NOT get another dog as a playmate for your APBT b/c more often than not, that just ends up in the injury or death to one or both dogs.
     
  18. Earl N Karma

    Earl N Karma Puppy

    Originally Posted by djss
    whats the good reason for getting a puppy? my budget is $500 - $800. cause when i search i see prices goes to $1,200 - 2,000.

    I have to ask, if your budget is 500 to 800,do you have any extra money saved like at least $2000 or $3000 in case your puppy got sick? If your pup got a bad case of parvo or distemper it could easily cost this much money.
    I also have to ask are you prepared for a life of crating and rotating if they don't get along? I have been thinking about adding a third female to my house? My boy and girl I have now get along great, but they might not like a new female. Are you willing to take them to training to try to learn to redirect their aggression. Obedience training? because a new pup might need it that will be anywhere from $100.00 to 1000.00 or more depending on how much your pup needs. But you have to ask yourself over and over again, if they weren't to get along are you willing to live of life of always separating them. I have friends that live this life and it is a very strict life. Just my thoughts.
     
  19. Earl N Karma

    Earl N Karma Puppy

    I had few other thoughts.Are you willing to take them to training to try to learn to redirect their aggression if they hate each other? Obedience training? because a new pup might need it that will be anywhere from $100.00 to 1000.00 or more depending on how much your pup needs. But you have to ask yourself over and over again, if they weren't to get along are you willing to live of life of always separating them?I have friends that live this life and it is a very strict life.
    There are other expenses that double, dog food, dog food,supplements(as they get older) vet bills(as they get reach senior age~possibly)nail trims if you don't do them yourself, toys so they don't each your furniture on and on it goes. You will always be spending money with 2 dogs. It's a very serious commitment.
    Not to mention having two pups at the same time is a serious nightmare. If it were me, I would keep my current dog social with other dogs and then get another dog later on.
     
  20. djss

    djss Puppy

    again thanks for your comments.. either bad or good, opinions are well accepted, the mere fact that im still thinking about getting one and not yet on the act of doing it. thats why im asking... ;)
     

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