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My dog is in her 2nd heat. I was wondering when do you know she is ready to breed? I found a stud I am going to mate her with and supposed to take her there fri. or sat. and leave her for a week. She still aint swollen MUCH and just barely bleeding. I have noticed she has been lickin her self for about a week and hoping I don't miss the right time for her to breed.

Also when she is done licking herself she does this biting thing and you can see the muscles on top of her head contract lol. Maybe it taste bad, or she is tryin to chew it?
 

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Why are you breeding??

You shouldnt be breeding BUT i no your going to anyway no matter what anyone says, so marswell educated.
She will be fertile aroudn 10days after bleeding it should turn into a light purple heat, the female will stand for the male. ect go google it

The chewy thing is stimulating there nasal passage. Gracies mum done it right through birth lol
 

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Seriously, why are you adding to the population of a breed that gets killed by the thousands every day?

You know how much it's going to cost you to raise these puppies? You know your dog could die too...Right?

How are you going to make sure they go to good home?
 

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I am breeding for many reasons. I know they will go to good homes b/c I will be keeping them and the ones I don't family and friends will be getting.And the owner of the stud is getting 1. Purple heat? I thought I was looking for straw color? I think she may have been bleeding longer than I know and just keeping herself well cleansed. I know her first heat she bled really bad. I have noticed blood spots on my couch where she is not supposed to be, but does once everyone is asleep in the house. And once I had her in my lap and a little blood was on my leg
 

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I ment like a lilac/lavender.
 

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Do some research. Buy some books about breeding. So you can read about how you should be going about it. She will go into heat every six months so it's not like your missing a super opportunity that won't be coming again. Find a real responsible breeder to mentor you so you can do stuff right the first time. If you don't know when she should be bred you don't know enough about breeding to be doing it.

You won't receive the answers your looking for here. I believe you have been a member long enough to know that.
 

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First im gonna awnser the question. 9-10 days from the day your bitch began bleeding she will become fertile. you have 9-10 days from that day to breed her. so within 18 days of her first blood day you would have wanted to breed her at least 1 time if you want to breed. I REALLY want you to know it is not a cheap indever in any meaning of the word to do it RIGHT. Anyone can raise pups right? Yeah it is your american freedom to do it but why would you risk her health just to make ? $300? So you want to breed your female. You know what to expect if everything goes right. Your little girl will present you with tiny bundles of joy. She will lovingly nurse them and care for them until they are old enough to be weaned.

You and your family will find great joy in watching and playing with these little dolls, and then when the time is right they will all (or maybe you keep just one) go off to special homes to live out their lives as cherished companions. But have you given consideration to what if something goeswrong? I have listed here a few of the problems that I myself have personal knowledge of. Everything listed has happened either to me or someone I know. These are not isolated incidents. I'm sure other breeders could add miles to my list. Learn by others mistakes!. Let the breeding up to those who know what they are doing, have the experience, know what to expect.

WHAT IF DURING THE BREEDING


The stud dog you have chosen is carrying a venereal disease and gives it to your female. She not only doesn't conceive but you have to pay the vet bills to get her infection cleared up and she is now sterile.
The stud dog you decided to breed your darling to is not experienced. Once the two dogs are joined tightly in a tie, he decides to chase the neighbors cat out of his yard. He bolts for the cat ripping his penis loose and causing your bitch to hemorrhage from within.
Your modest girl decides she doesn't want the attentions of this gigolo mutt chosen for her without her consent. She snaps at him catching her tooth on his loose cheek and rips it open sending blood flying everywhere. He retaliates by sinking his teeth into her left eye.
You leave your dog with the stud owner because the breeding is not going very swiftly. In fact , it's been three hours and nothing is happening. The stud owners leave the two dogs alone in the back yard. The dogs get out through a tiny hole in the fence and a truck hits your female.
You pay the $250-$1000 stud fee up front figuring you will make that and more back when the pups sell. The breeder guarantees the stud service to work or you can come back again. After 2 months you discover it didn't work and now must wait another 4 months to try again. Of course it doesn't work again, so in another 4 months you take your dog to another male and risk loosing another stud fee.
You get her bred. Bring her home and let her out. (She is still in heat and receptive to other males) but you do not see the neighborhood mutt breed her. The pups are born but look odd. You call the stud owner he suggests DNA testing (At your expense). You have a litter of mutts! What do you do about the ones you have already sold?
Or knowing she tied with the neighborhood mutt you decide to terminate the pregnancy and try again being more careful next time. But a few weeks later your female is very sick because you had her given a miss-mate shot creating a hormonal imbalance causing a uterine infection and now she has Pyometra and needs a complete hysterectomy. All plans of getting a litter is gone and your female's life is now in danger if she does not have the operation.
WHAT IF DURING THE BIRTH


The puppies are too large for the female. She never goes into labor, the puppies die and she becomes infected by the decaying bodies.
The puppies are coming breech and they drown in their own sacks before they can be born.
The first puppy is large and breech. When it starts coming your female starts screaming, and before you can stop her she reaches around, grabs the puppy in her teeth and yanks it out killing it instantly.
A puppy gets stuck. Neither your female nor you can get it out. You have to race her to the vet. The vet can't get it out either. She has to have an emergency caesarian section of course it is 3:00 am Christmas day.
A puppy is coming out breech and dry (the water sack that protects them has burst). It gets stuck. Mom tries to help it out by clamping her teeth over one of the back legs. The head and shoulders are firmly caught. Mom pulls on the leg, hard, peeling the flesh from the leg and leaving a wiggling stump of bone.
A dead puppy gets stuck in the birth canal, but your female is well into hard labor. She contracts so hard trying to give birth that her uterus ruptures and she bleeds to death on the way to the vet.
WHAT IF DIRECTLY AFTER THE BIRTH


The mother has no idea what to do with a puppy and she drops them out and walks away, leaving them in the sack to drown.
The mother takes one look at the puppies, decides they are disgusting droppings and tries to smother them in anything she can find to bury them in.
The mother gets too enthusiastic in her removal of the placenta and umbilical cord, and rips the cord out leaving a gushing hole pulsing blood all over you as you try in vain to stop the bleeding.
Or, she pulls on the cords so hard she disembowels the puppies as they are born and you have a box full of tiny, kicking babies with a tangle of guts the size of a walnut hanging from their stomachs. Of course all the babies must be put to sleep.
What if because of some Hormone deficiency she turns vicious allowing no one near her or the babies, who she refuses to nurse, or you have to interfere with.
You notice something protruding from her vagina when you let her out to pee. You take her to the vet to discover a prolapsed uterus, which needs to be removed.
WHAT IF WHEN YOU THINK YOU'RE IN THE CLEAR


One or more of the puppies inhaled fluid during birth, pneumonia develops and death occurs within 36 hours.
What if the mother's milk goes bad. You lose three of your four puppies before you discover what is wrong. You end up bottle feeding the remaining pup every two hours, day and night. After three days the puppy fades from infection and dies.
The puppies develop fading puppy syndrome you lose two. You bottle-feeding or tube feeding the last remaining baby. It begins to choke and despite your efforts to clear the airway, the pup stiffens and dies in your hands.
Your female develops mastitis and her breast ruptures.
Your female develops a uterine infection from a retained placenta. Her temperature soars to 105. You race her to the vet, he determines she must be spayed. He does the spay in an attempt to save her life, you pay the hundreds of dollars bill. The infection has gone into her blood stream. The infected milk kills all the puppies and the bitch succumbs a day later.
All the puppies are fine but following the birth the female develops a hormone imbalance. She becomes a fear biter and anytime anyone tries to touch her she viciously attacks them.
Mom and pups seem fine, the puppies are four weeks old and are at their cutest. However, one day one of the puppies disappears. You search everywhere but you can't find it. A few days later another puppy is gone. And another. You can't figure how on earth the puppies are getting out of their safe 4' x 4' puppy pen. Finally there is only one puppy left. The next morning you find the mother chomping contentedly on what is left of the last murdered puppy.
WHAT IF THE NEW HOMES AREN'T SO HAPPY


You give a puppy to a friend. Their fence blows down so they tie the puppy outside while they go to work. A roving dog comes along and kills the puppy. Your friend calls you up to tell you about the poor little puppy and asks when you are having more puppies.
You sell a puppy to an acquaintance. The next time you see them you ask how the puppy is doing. They tell you that it soiled their new carpet so they took it to the pound
You sell a puppy to a friend (you give them a good price and payments). They make a couple of tiny payments. Six months later they move to an apartment. They ask you to take it back. You take it back and of course the payments stop. The dog they returned is so shy, and ill mannered from lack of socialization and training it takes you a year of work providing socializing and training to be able to give it away.
You sell a puppy to a wonderful home. They love her like one of the family. At a vet check done by their vet it is determined that the puppy has a heart murmur. (Your vet found nothing when he checked the puppy before it was sold.) They love their puppy and want the best for her. They have an expensive surgery done. The puppy is fine. They sue you for the medical costs. They win, because you did not have a contract stipulating conditions of guarantee and so as breeder you are responsible for the puppy's genetic health.
You give a puppy to your mother. She is thrilled. Two years later the puppy starts developing problems. It begins to develop odd symptoms and is suffering. Hundreds and hundreds of dollars worth of tests later it is finally discovered that the dog is suffering from a terminal condition that was inherited. possibly from your female since you know nothing about her family lines.
One loving home decides your puppy is untrainable, destructive and wants to return the pup and get a full refund, which you have spent on your vet bills.
One loving couple calls you and is very upset because their pup has crippling hip dysplasia and want to know what you are going to do about it. You have spayed your female so a replacement is out of the question, looks like another refund.
THE SALE


You put your ad in the local paper for your pups at the usual price and get only 2 responses and no sales. You cut the pup's price in half and broaden your advertising to 3 other newspapers in which the advertising totals $120.00 a week.
You get a few more puppy inquiries from people who ask all about health testing you did before breeding and if the pups are registered. You tell them your dogs are healthy and it was enough and that you could get the papers. The callers politely thank you and hang up.
The pups are now 4 months old and getting bigger , eating alot and their barking is really beginning to annoy the neighbors who call the police who inform you of the $150.00 noise by-law.
Your neighbors also call the humane society who comes out to inspect the care of your dogs. You pass inspection but end up feeling stressed and harassed.
You finally decide to give the rest of the litter away but still have to pay the $1200.00 advertising bill and the $600.00 vet bill.
So you gotta ask yourself: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, "breeder?"
 

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lol^ Yes Im sure her blood will turn a lilac, or lavender color. I just swabbed her. Its pretty red. And I have been googling just like lot of answers since this is a first time.
 

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My dog is in her 2nd heat. I was wondering when do you know she is ready to breed? I found a stud I am going to mate her with and supposed to take her there fri. or sat. and leave her for a week. She still aint swollen MUCH and just barely bleeding. I have noticed she has been lickin her self for about a week and hoping I don't miss the right time for her to breed.

Also when she is done licking herself she does this biting thing and you can see the muscles on top of her head contract lol. Maybe it taste bad, or she is tryin to chew it?
Sigh, we can't force you to change your mind, but we can ask that you stay around and learn. Too many pitbulls live in the shelters today, its sad really. They were all going to good home, like our pup who was 4 months old when we got her. Poor thing was in a wonderful home, until the owners had to get rid of her, why I never asked, but the sad part was Akasha was going to be put down because of over population.

Seriously, why are you adding to the population of a breed that gets killed by the thousands every day?

You know how much it's going to cost you to raise these puppies? You know your dog could die too...Right?

How are you going to make sure they go to good home?
The cost of raises puppies is expensive........The most important thing to remember is that your dog is not ready to be breed until she has a check up with the vet. This breed has a tendency to have problems with their hips. If you don't want to pass on the defects to the puppies, you will need to have a vet check it out, what you see doesn't mean its not there. Secondly its not a good idea to breed your bitch until they are no longer a pup, I'd say around 2 years old is the best time, if a female is breed to soon, the dog will probably die, or become very ill. Reason being is that their body cannot support the calcium withdrawls that the pups will suck out of her into the womb. Another factor that is caused from poor breeding is the transferring of mange from mother to kids, and also seizures.

Once the pups are born, you have to make sure they stay worm free, because of course puppies can get sick. You have to consider that each puppy will cost about 15$ a piece for puppy shots, which needs to be done or the puppy's will most likely die (Parvo shots are good, because if one pup gets them - they all die).

The final thing is you will want to make sure that you new pups and the mother are eatting a good diet. Good dog food is not cheap - and considering that you will probably be going through an entire bag every few days - your looking at somewhere around the ball park of 50$ a day in puppy food.

Look up the costs, and look around these forums - you will find what you need to know - sigh.......

I am breeding for many reasons. I know they will go to good homes b/c I will be keeping them and the ones I don't family and friends will be getting.And the owner of the stud is getting 1. Purple heat? I thought I was looking for straw color? I think she may have been bleeding longer than I know and just keeping herself well cleansed. I know her first heat she bled really bad. I have noticed blood spots on my couch where she is not supposed to be, but does once everyone is asleep in the house. And once I had her in my lap and a little blood was on my leg
Sigh......stick around - learn, and hopefully you can see........
 

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I know there is a lot at risk. And I cant say I blame yall for trying to get me and others like me to NOT do it. I appreciate the majority of you for trying to to protect and preserve this breed. And to prevent future events, but yall against it also have to realize that not every person new to breeding is going to be a failure, or add to the negatives this breed already faces.

Also the stud is clean and this wont be his first rodeo. He is an actual stud. Now I will go read the rest of your reply and maybe come back with more answers.
 

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My dog is in her 2nd heat. I was wondering when do you know she is ready to breed? I found a stud I am going to mate her with and supposed to take her there fri. or sat. and leave her for a week. She still aint swollen MUCH and just barely bleeding. I have noticed she has been lickin her self for about a week and hoping I don't miss the right time for her to breed.

Also when she is done licking herself she does this biting thing and you can see the muscles on top of her head contract lol. Maybe it taste bad, or she is tryin to chew it?
Anytime you have to come online to ask elementary questions about breeding YOUR own dogs it's a sure sign you shouldn't be breeding. Best thing to do is spay your dog as you obviously haven't a clue as to what your doing therefore your adding to the problem of over crowded shelters and overbreeding of the pet population in general. There is a BIG difference in responsible breeding and breeding to better the breed to produce quality animals VS breeding to produce quantity. How much do you know about Genetics? How long have you been breeding? How many working titles do your dogs currently poses? This is your first time breeding are you doing this breeding under the supervision of a mentor who has been breeding and working dogs for a number of years successfully producing proven offspring? Have both dogs been evaluated for sound temperament? Do you know how your dogs are bred and what health issues surround the dogs in your pedigree and what dogs have been proven and accomplished? Have you health tested your dogs? Are you breeding Bullies or Apbt's? Do you know the difference between the 2 breeds? Are you prepared to recognize and cull anything that is not a great example of the parents and the dogs behind your pups parents? Are you prepared for an emergency C-Section or other complications that may arise during the delivery process? Do you plan on keeping all if not most of these pups? Or do you plan on just selling them off to people you know or strangers?

These are all the questions you should be asking yourself and you better have a good answer for everyone of them because if you don't my friend you are back yard breeding. You are adding to the problem and are not part of the solution. You don't breed for the betterment of stock you breed inferior stock and are producing bad representations of the breed which in turn leads to unstable/unhealthy dogs running around the population.
 

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Its not that im agaist it its that WHO are your dogs????? like okay give us what they have done to be able to out produce themselves and be worthy of bringing more into the world I love ALL 8 of my dogs and you dont see me JAMMING the locals with 100s of pups? I have 8 dogs. 2 males and 6 females and yet havent bred because its A not worth it and B my dogs arnt proven. so u just gung hoeing your bitch out and about and around to bring the joy to your family and friends.... but in 3 years when they are crazy cause they didnt raise them right and they want you to take them but you kept 3 female pups and got a male and have 12 dogs on your yard and you dont want them mutts you bred 3 years ago who are spayed and nutered and nuts youll be like wow that was a pointless breeding they all want to give them back? and theyll say sorry take them or they go to the shelter so you take them or they go to the shelter. I LOVE PUPPIES and if you have a QUALITY bitch and stud GO FOR IT. Just think about it a bit and HONESTLY do your research reasearch his and her peds and do it RIGHT. thats all im sayin.
 

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You know honestly I have been to a few shelters around here and have seen APBT's maybe 3 times since I was a kid. This is not a metro area and nor does a lot of dog fighting. I believe the majority of what yall are talking about is what is seen on tv shows like pitbulls and paroles and animal cops etc. If you notice most of that is b/c of just pathetic people in general. You can tell from the houses they rescue the dogs from the people dont amount to much either. And then the other pathetic people are ones who use them for fighting and or training fighters. Then the weak ones get left. And yea you get some who grow tired of the dog, or cant handle the breed. its a cruel world. Stuff like that happens. TOO MUCH I know.And its not just with the APBT. The APBT just seems to draw the most attention. But as I said above not everyone new to this is going to end up like this. Maybe 2% of the people who come here. Yall try and make it sound like it is impossible for people to do anything with these dogs. And I don't think its right. Although I do understand, but you cant blame people who want to breed their dog/s as long as its not for the wrong reason/s. If someone has it in their head it is more than likely going to happen. Anyway I enjoy the site and most of the people. Hope I didn't come off the wrong way, or rub any of you wrong. Im sure I did and Im sorry if so. Like I said yall are appreciated and it is people of your kind that is really helping. Im sorry if I seem like Im not, but you never know I may end up with the greatest APBT by making one of the greats greater. lol I kid
 

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Its not that im agaist it its that WHO are your dogs????? like okay give us what they have done to be able to out produce themselves and be worthy of bringing more into the world I love ALL 8 of my dogs and you dont see me JAMMING the locals with 100s of pups? I have 8 dogs. 2 males and 6 females and yet havent bred because its A not worth it and B my dogs arnt proven. so u just gung hoeing your bitch out and about and around to bring the joy to your family and friends.... but in 3 years when they are crazy cause they didnt raise them right and they want you to take them but you kept 3 female pups and got a male and have 12 dogs on your yard and you dont want them mutts you bred 3 years ago who are spayed and nutered and nuts youll be like wow that was a pointless breeding they all want to give them back? and theyll say sorry take them or they go to the shelter so you take them or they go to the shelter. I LOVE PUPPIES and if you have a QUALITY bitch and stud GO FOR IT. Just think about it a bit and HONESTLY do your research reasearch his and her peds and do it RIGHT. thats all im sayin.
I understand, but not everyone is trying to have a show dog, or a weight pull champ,or search and rescue, or a dog to be any better than the next. Its not all about that. Yall make it about that. Since when can a pet not be a pet? Shelters are packed with lots of dogs and CATS. Some of you can help by not making it all about the APBT and getting off the bandwagon and let the dog be
 

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Anytime you have to come online to ask elementary questions about breeding YOUR own dogs it's a sure sign you shouldn't be breeding. Best thing to do is spay your dog as you obviously haven't a clue as to what your doing therefore your adding to the problem of over crowded shelters and overbreeding of the pet population in general. There is a BIG difference in responsible breeding and breeding to better the breed to produce quality animals VS breeding to produce quantity. How much do you know about Genetics? How long have you been breeding? How many working titles do your dogs currently poses? This is your first time breeding are you doing this breeding under the supervision of a mentor who has been breeding and working dogs for a number of years successfully producing proven offspring? Have both dogs been evaluated for sound temperament? Do you know how your dogs are bred and what health issues surround the dogs in your pedigree and what dogs have been proven and accomplished? Have you health tested your dogs? Are you breeding Bullies or Apbt's? Do you know the difference between the 2 breeds? Are you prepared to recognize and cull anything that is not a great example of the parents and the dogs behind your pups parents? Are you prepared for an emergency C-Section or other complications that may arise during the delivery process? Do you plan on keeping all if not most of these pups? Or do you plan on just selling them off to people you know or strangers?

These are all the questions you should be asking yourself and you better have a good answer for everyone of them because if you don't my friend you are back yard breeding. You are adding to the problem and are not part of the solution. You don't breed for the betterment of stock you breed inferior stock and are producing bad representations of the breed which in turn leads to unstable/unhealthy dogs running around the population.
And for you sir, ma'am. I was just trying to get more opinions and do it right and not be one who just throws 2 dogs together and expect a miracle
 

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Honestly we are passionate about the breed ... We promote breeding when it's done responsibly and done to better the breed. Just because you have some nice looking dogs or want pups off them is not a reason to breed. A good reason to breed? Let's say I have 2 GR CH show dogs both proven and accomplished ADBA show dogs. Both have been evaluated for sound temperament and have passed basic health testing. Both are fine specimens of the breed and come from a long line of proven dogs ... I would like to base my yard of these 2 dogs for the future of producing more future GR CH show working offspring everything I breed I intend to keep and anything that doesn't live up to the quality of both parents I cull. Or let's say I have a bitch who is brood stock she is a known producer anything she is bred to she produces quality pups. I want to introduce new blood to my yard so I outcross her with a proven quality stud to strengthen my bloodlines in the yard. These are good reasons to breed these are acceptable reasons to breed. Breeding just to produce more cute pups is NOT!
 

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we have 2 no kill shelters with 90% of the dogs being pits and 1 ASPCA all within 30 miles of eachother all to the nose with pits yeah there is citys here but what are you gonna do when the pups you produce have pups and they steal all your prime market for the pups u did sell and now are produceing pits at 10 and 20 fold all because of you? Yeah I can say ... there isnt many registered dogs around here and AGAIN it dosent make me breed till I have shown and proved my dogs to EVERYONE. not just me "oh they are good dogs" yeah they are GREAT DOGS do I know about 15 people who would love to pay a nice peice for them and tons of people who would want one dirt cheap like friends and family YES Just rember you could prob come here and buy registed adba pups (or anywhere) for the same quality if not better and flip them for more and not risk your own dogs life. Just alls we ask is you THINK about it. noone means to jump down your thoat WE just understand the creek our breed is up and we are the few with paddle tryin to take the breed in the right direction.
 

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So tell us: What is so good about your bitch and the stud that makes them GREAT dogs in genral? not even that they are show prospects (cause who wants a dog that fits the breed standard right?) Just what is GREAT about the dogs? What do they know? Sit? Stay? Fetch? Lay down? Why does everyone want a pet like this stud and bitch? I would like to know.
 

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I know there is a lot at risk. And I cant say I blame yall for trying to get me and others like me to NOT do it. I appreciate the majority of you for trying to to protect and preserve this breed. And to prevent future events, but yall against it also have to realize that not every person new to breeding is going to be a failure, or add to the negatives this breed already faces.

Also the stud is clean and this wont be his first rodeo. He is an actual stud. Now I will go read the rest of your reply and maybe come back with more answers.
You know honestly I have been to a few shelters around here and have seen APBT's maybe 3 times since I was a kid. This is not a metro area and nor does a lot of dog fighting. I believe the majority of what yall are talking about is what is seen on tv shows like pitbulls and paroles and animal cops etc. If you notice most of that is b/c of just pathetic people in general. You can tell from the houses they rescue the dogs from the people dont amount to much either. And then the other pathetic people are ones who use them for fighting and or training fighters. Then the weak ones get left. And yea you get some who grow tired of the dog, or cant handle the breed. its a cruel world. Stuff like that happens. TOO MUCH I know.And its not just with the APBT. The APBT just seems to draw the most attention. But as I said above not everyone new to this is going to end up like this. Maybe 2% of the people who come here. Yall try and make it sound like it is impossible for people to do anything with these dogs. And I don't think its right. Although I do understand, but you cant blame people who want to breed their dog/s as long as its not for the wrong reason/s. If someone has it in their head it is more than likely going to happen. Anyway I enjoy the site and most of the people. Hope I didn't come off the wrong way, or rub any of you wrong. Im sure I did and Im sorry if so. Like I said yall are appreciated and it is people of your kind that is really helping. Im sorry if I seem like Im not, but you never know I may end up with the greatest APBT by making one of the greats greater. lol I kid
I understand, but not everyone is trying to have a show dog, or a weight pull champ,or search and rescue, or a dog to be any better than the next. Its not all about that. Yall make it about that. Since when can a pet not be a pet? Shelters are packed with lots of dogs and CATS. Some of you can help by not making it all about the APBT and getting off the bandwagon and let the dog be
And for you sir, ma'am. I was just trying to get more opinions and do it right and not be one who just throws 2 dogs together and expect a miracle
Okay, I'm not trying to come off rude here, but judging by your responses, all I can say is "Ignorance is bliss". As for us making it all about the APBT, you're darn right we are! And, no, we're not going off what we see on t.v. :hammer: I don't live in a big city, but can go to the local shelter everyday in a given week, and there'll be 5-10 APBTs or mixes in there and they rotate every day (meaning the same ones I saw today won't be there tomorrow)!

As for your statement in red, the breeders who do it right, and by the book and breed to better the breed as a whole and for something on their personal yard, for whatever it may be, i.e., show ring, agility, weight pull, Schutzund, etc, have at least 2 or 3 pups out of every litter that will end up as pets already! Please, take heed to the advice given here, that you asked for. Clearly you're going to do what you want to do, but we've seen this time and again where people ask for help/advice/opinions and end up coming back and telling us we were right, that it was more work/money/stress/commitment/trouble than they realized in the beginning.
 
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I understand, but not everyone is trying to have a show dog, or a weight pull champ,or search and rescue, or a dog to be any better than the next. Its not all about that. Yall make it about that. Since when can a pet not be a pet? Shelters are packed with lots of dogs and CATS. Some of you can help by not making it all about the APBT and getting off the bandwagon and let the dog be
If it's not about the show, or the sports. Then why even have a pure bred dog? A pure bred dog means that it adheres to a set of specific conformation standards. A pet can be a pet, but once you cross into the land of breeding, it's no longer just a pet. And what makes you so sure your bitch is of breeding qaulity? If you truly love the breed, then you would only want to breed her if she was the perfect example of an APBT. Just because she's the sweetest and most loveable thing in the world doesn't mean that she truly represents the breed.

So WHY exactly do you want to breed your dog? Is it because you think she's pretty or soooooo many people told you she's pretty? Is it because she's the sweetest dog in the world? You claim that you're responsible and doing this for teh right reasons, but WHAT are they?
 
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