Originally Posted by jodog
so i've owned back yard dogs my whole life its what we did as kids, some kid in the neigborhood's cousin or uncle had puppies for 50 bucks and wed save up and get one mine always became family. i flooded my shelves with books on apbts and bully breed magazines enjoyed training my dog and knowing the difference between traits and myths. but after my last dog passed away it hurt and kind of messed me up for a while. a long while. but i'm at the point where i know im a man who needs his dog, only thing is i dont know any ones uncle or cousin selling pups and now recognize it as something i dont really want to support, i wont vilify them either after all the dog came into my life that way and became wide spread by way of a famous peddler whos name i wont mention. however in all my learning i had no idea how complex the world of reputable breeders and pedigrees really is. so can anyone point me in the direction that is right.. after a year of looking so far i believe i know whos dogs id like to buy, and hopefully even seek mentoring from the producers. but this is after this im putting down my deposit and waiting for the pups.. i found chico lopez on youtube and he seems to have nice looking dogs and he is a very savvy salesman. tylopez skills. but anyway just looking to get talking im excited i really want to delve into obedience training and maybe agility. anyway guys advice and good talk is all im really looking for.
also is it wrong i want to be a part of this Dogs Future? im not saying i want to be a breeder but the more i learn about this dog the more i want it to be around forever. man this has been a strange year, last year when i decided i wanted a good dog my i felt safe talking about everything with my lady so i shared my excitement and ambitions with her. i found out later as trusting and accepting as i was of her ambitions and wants she i guess was more self centered and as soon as my ideas didnt follow in line with hers the veil of approval fell. she couldnt accept that i wanted a dog and would be willing to pay what she was seeing people were asking. so she flipped out and left. i thought i was wrong maybe my priorities aren't straight. so i just kept to reading about the dogs seeing what they were doing and deemed myself not worthy or fitting to take part. my lady came back and i tried to conform to her standards but sure enough as soon as i started doing things i enjoyed, jiu jitsu boxing and bike riding she flipped again so now im thinking was i wrong, i still have a burning to learn to write to train and i really want the apbt
to be a part of my life and i want to be a part of its future.. anyway as i said above im just looking to talk dogs and dog life the apbt
its past and future and some help in getting started.