it was from craigslist, the guy was asking 400 dollars claiming it was full breed, and the main thing that got me excited was he said it was a blue pit, later on he was telling me it was mixed and then that the dog didn't have shots or papers, so i've decided not to get her. I am still looking for the right dog thoHow did you pick this place you are going to look at? Was it from Criagslist? Are they the color thats "right" for you? their age? location? There are so many places to get pups if you don't feel right about the situation when you are there don't feel pressured into a lifetime commitment. Lots of health issues you may encounter with this breed if its in the wrong hands, just like all breeds.
:goodpost:First thing you want to do if you are looking for a proper papered dog. Stop looking on CL.
Second, hit local shows and talk with the breeders who are showing there. They will point you to more reputable breeders in your area.
Third, if you don't care about papers, look on Petfinder. Your local rescues and shelters will post dogs there that need homes.
yeah craigslist = bad around me, maybe it depends where you are, but its just filled with horrible backyard breeders and people trying to dump dogs and other horrible situations. You are the first person I have heard who listed a good dog and had positive results, lol. There are tons of places to post other than craigslist, especially not knowing where this person is or what kinda pet people are posting, just figured with so many other places to try, my as well not START there is all I meant. At least until you can weed out the BSers and know what your looking for.Craigslist doesn't = bad, I have used craigslist to home several rescues and Snoop was homed on Craigslist. The place you advertise makes no difference, it the actual people you deal with..
I live in illinois near springfield but, i would be willing to travel to the chicago area, also i've fallen in love with blue nosesCraigslist doesn't = bad, I have used craigslist to home several rescues and Snoop was homed on Craigslist. The place you advertise makes no difference, it the actual people you deal with..
Now as for litters a reputable breeder should have no need to put a quality dog on Craigslist ( Mine was an altered pet quality dog).. If they have legitimately good dogs they are most likely placing them through people they know, however sometime you do have to look for people to place your dogs with and where better to post than a place that people look for dogs???
I'll skip the BYB thing since you have figured that out, but I highly doubt the person advertising has dogs with either of those lines, they were most likely just blowing smoke about lines they hear sell. Without papers they probably don't have purebred dogs, much less ones with determinable lines.
Keep looking around. If you want a quality puppy find some events in your area and get to know breeders. If you just want a pet rescue. If one shelter doesn't have what you want keep looking. Any color and build you find from a breeder can be found in a shelter. Mixed looking dogs are not the only ones that end up homeless.
What state are you in? With that we can provide you with a list of breeders in your area.