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The How To Evaluate & Pick a Puppy

Discussion in 'Pit Bull Puppy Discussions' started by Patch O' Pits, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. temperment is nearly or practically impossible to evaluate.
  2. ColbyDogs

    ColbyDogs Big Dog

    If you cannot evaluate a puppies temperment then you seriously should not be breeding dogs period.
  3. kamikaze

    kamikaze Good Dog

    I do like the info in the original post.

    Had good info... but should also include info and pushing for RESCUE dogs... how to choose a 6-7-mth old 1-3yrs old rescue? or shelter dog... or puppy
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  4. Spanky

    Spanky Puppy

    I'm going to get me some pits and this helped answered alot of my qusetion. I do have one to ask seeing i'm trying to get started. Is it important for me to get a pup with papers or can i get papers after i get one?
  5. Spanky

    Spanky Puppy

    Ok I got a red nose pit pup its 10 weeks old. Now what kind of feed is good for my pup. I use dog chow for my other dogs will this work for my pit?
  6. leopitty

    leopitty Puppy

    I just got a new puppy & he's eating poop every time I take him outside!!! He is incredible at finding it I had no idea we even had poop in our yard since he's our only pet! Please Help I don't know what to do with my little stanker!
  7. jmsheahan

    jmsheahan Little Dog

    Temperament of pits is testy at times. Ive raised Aston to be a sweet and gentle dog. His bloodline has Guinness World Record sized dogs though, so alot of genetics from that strong bloodline tend to make him a bigger dog. However he is also one of the smallest from the litter. So he has that fireball EXTREMELY active lifestyle too.. I love it!
  8. ABroussard

    ABroussard Puppy

    I meant to link this to Hunnbunny360's post

    A "kinked" tail is a conformation flaw by most kennel club standards. (AKC and UKC, for sure.) If you are not planning to show your dog, it will likely never be a issue. It is not due to the number if puppies the dam carried. Some breeders will say that it means their line is "very bully" when in fact it is caused by the line breeding practiced to achieve certain characteristics. Please remember that no matter how well papered, pretty, or loved a dog is breeding a dog with a known flaw is asking for trouble.
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  9. JDillinger

    JDillinger Puppy

    If your getting a pup all u have to do is like the parents and pick a puppy it's not hard the biggest puppy will be the biggest out the litter and the smallest etc.temperament and all that goes around how u train them some puppy's take a little bit more training but if trained all dogs listen right?
  10. kady05

    kady05 Krypto Super Dog

    Um. No.

    The biggest puppy in the litter does not always turn out to be the biggest as an adult. And liking the parents is just the start of it. I guess if you're looking for a pet quality dog then it's not as complicated, but when looking for a show prospect there are many factors that go into picking.

    Certain temperament traits can be "helped" along with training and socialization, but much of it is genetic. IE: You breed two dogs that are human aggressive together, you will more than likely end up with pups that are HA down the road.
  11. JDillinger

    JDillinger Puppy

    Yes it mostly always does.and that's 2 different situations that aren't similar and wasnt stated in the topic it didn't specify what kind of puppy is being chosen for show or pet.who breeds HA dogs anyway lol and if u raise a HA puppy and treat it like any other puppy and raise it right it won't attack you lol
  12. Beret

    Beret Bullyflop

    The How To Evaluate & Pick a Puppy

    An HA dog is an unstable dog. You can't love or train away genetic, neurological problems. "Raising it right" won't override genetics.
  13. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

    how would you asses a pup if you were unable to visit the breeder (aka having the pup shipped to you)?
  14. dalvers63

    dalvers63 Good Dog

    In a case like this, depending on what the pup was going to be used for, I'd want to research the breeder, meet other dogs they have produced, see the results of health testing from the parents. If you can't afford to go and see the pup then you are putting a lot of trust in the breeder. Of course, if I were having a puppy shipped it would have to be exceptional and something I couldn't find locally which would require me to do a lot of checking into past produced dogs.
  15. kady05

    kady05 Krypto Super Dog

    Oh dear.. please stick around and read/learn. You can't "love" away true human aggression.

    First time I met Sako was when I picked him up at 9wks. #1, I trusted my breeder. #2, I was sent all kinds of pictures of him that allowed me to evaluate his structure, etc. And #3, I researched his pedigree so I pretty much knew how he'd turn out.
  16. JDillinger

    JDillinger Puppy

    It's not a proven fact it's possible but it's not true.there's a chance social dogs can breed aggressive dogs as well u can only GUESS upon the parents but that's it the rest is training I'm sure she's not going on Craigslist for her puppy so she should be fine lol
  17. pitbulldaddy

    pitbulldaddy Puppy

    Well I got my apbt at 3 weeks old because the mother just wouldn't feed the pups any more so when the breeder called me and said this and offered a refund I told her I'd just come and feed her till I could pur her on soft puppy food. Now she is 5 months old and been shown nothing but love she is the best dog you could ever hope for. She was house, leash, and trained on 6 commands by the time she was 9 weeks old. It all boils down to the owner. How much you love and interact with your puppy.

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  18. DancesWithCurs

    DancesWithCurs Good Dog

    While the owner is a huge part of it, genetic predisposition, natural temperament, and breed traits also play huge parts. No amount of love and interaction will make a dog less so
  19. Thank you for posting this info! It is very informative!
  20. Louczar

    Louczar Puppy

    I have made the mistake many years ago in buying a pup w/o seeing the parents (non pit bull breed). Wont make that mistake a again. Our new addition had both parents on premises. Mom and dad were both friendly (owner said mom was not overly friendly with people) to me and loved me petting / scratching them. All the pups played so well with each other and were so friendly with me. The pups were 8 weeks old when I got our new one..Sky. I went to look at them with the one blue in mind...knowing that she may not have the right disposition. She proved perfect in every way so far.

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