im gonna suggest going to shows and talking to people .. make friends
find somone that you get along with and start a dialog .. remember , breeders dont need apprentices so if you find somone that is kind enough to help you get started then you better be very greatful to them ! on another not , gratz to you for being a bit smarter then the average BYB that just tosses to dogs together. you better be sure your doing this for the love of the dog and not for money , for those of us that love the breed will see right thru you if your goin for a profit... and then you will get very little assistance .
ok im gonna go a lil more in depth on the part i can help you with wich is the beginning.
do you have dogs now ?
i suggest you find out what you want in dogs ... find a breeder that has dog that do what you want them to do very very well! talk to them , let them know what you intend to do and see if they are open to you learning from them and being an extension of them as breeders ... letting them know you may possibly want ot use thier dog / dogs as foundation material eventually.. get your 1st dog , socialize it , take it to handeling classes and work with the people that bred him / her and thats as far as i can help you for thats as far as i have got myself . I dunno if i ever intend to breed my dogs but if i do , i have a great support system in my friends / Brock's breeders that would help me and make sure i did things the right way. For i love my dogs and if any of them show me that they have the excellence were i myself and other that know more then i do cant allow him to pass without leaving his mark on future generations of breed ambassadors .. then i know im starting in the right place.. thats the only way ill breed
You can message me with questions about showing, breeding, agility, therapy work, CGC, obedience, but I haven't done weight pull. LOL If you happen to be at a show I'm attending, I'll also gladly help you there and introduce you around.
As Patch said message her same as you did me. Many of us here will help you out and between us all we have all the sports covered. Performance Kennels, Sadie, and Patch are all good people to talk to.
You don't have to find someone in your area. My first mentors were in my home town and sent me in the wrong direction. Now the woman who has done the most for me in dogs lives states away. Get out to events and talk to people and see who you connect with but remember they do not have to be able to talk to you face to face to help you in the right direction.
I would also like to add for everyone else that the OP does have a pit that is going to be neutered and is trying to start into dogs the right way not just grab some dogs and start breeding.
You seem to be making a very good start at learning. I agree with going to shows. Do you know the differences in the registries? The American Dog Breeders Association, the ADBA does conformation and weight pulling. The dogs that win at these conformation shows tend to be small, lean and muscular. With the average weights around 30 to 50lbs. The United Kennel Club does a lot more in dog sports and conformation. They do agility, obedience, rally as well as weight pull. The dogs that win at their conformation tend to be more heavy, thicker built dogs.
And then the ABKC does American Bullies, which are commonly mistaken for American Pit Bull Terriers. The American Bully has many class sizes for it's conformation pocket, which tend to be very short and thick, classic, which resemble the UKC APBT dogs, standard which are bigger, thicker dogs and XL which are extreme dogs.
And I guess I should not leave out the AKC which does American Staffordshire Terrier, these dogs closely resemble the APBT UKC show dogs. Some dogs are even dual registered under both breeds.