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Been looking to get a pitbull blue. There is a guy that sales so by my home what should I look for any help would be good thanks
 

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You should look for them being advertised as Blue American Pit Bull Terriers as thats a que to run.. Blue does not really exist in this breed, by comparison American Staffordshire Terriers and American Bullies the dilute of black (blue) is fairly common, extremely common in the AmBully breedings.. You also want to avoid if the yard is full of nothing but blues as the risk for genetic problems later down the road after maturity is high..

Also, refusal to see the sire and dam, refusal to walk the yard to see living conditions, paying hefty fees for peds, no peds or not registered, American Bullies registered as APBT's, etc..

Best thing if you are new to this is do your research and learn all you can now before jumping head.. Look at potentially finding a knowledgable dogger locally that will be willing to mentor you.. Nothing beats hands on experience.
 

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look for someone who has papers on the parents and provides you with a slip on your pup. The only way to tell what you have and ensure its a pure bred is with those. So many people come on here asking us what bloodlines there dog is and if we can tell if its pure and the answer is without papers NO we can not tell.
Next look at the parents , look at there build , there stance, there temperment, personality. You dont want parents who show aggression to people, you dont want wonky looking legs where they are pointing out allsideways and toes out. Id take a look at some diagrams on standards to learn what you are looking at.
http://www.gopitbull.com/bullies-101/38341-bully-conformation-diagram.html
http://www.gopitbull.com/general-discussion/28792-examples-structure-faults.html
both of those threads have great info for that.
Next you want to make sure they are healthy , have they had there vaccinations? vet checks? are the parents health checked? do you notice anything physicaly that stands out? sneezing? coughing? runny noses? limps? bumpy fur or missing fur? rashes? sores?

Are you sure you are looking at blue APBT's? alot of american bullys are sold as APBT's and people end up buying something they thought was a complete different breed. If they are 80lbs or bigger most likely they are american bullys, if you have a pedigree or some names on the pedigree we can even help you with that info to help you understand exactly what it is before you buy it.

You should also check out the breeders yard, the kennels, the house ect make sure its clean and not a puppymill environment, if they have nothing to hide they wont mind showing you the kennels and area they keep the pups. Every good breeder will also offer a contract and infact wont sell anyone a dog without using one. It will offer protection for both you and them , stuff from what they cover health wise from genetic issues later on to what happens to the pup if you cant care for it,most reputable breeder willalwys offer to take the dog back so ask what they guarantee and offer. A breeder who is done with the dog once the money is exchanged is One I would stay away from.

Best bet is to spend some time reading in the bloodline sections, bullys 101 , and health section get to know some of the things people look for in the dogs and pups so you can make a more educated purchase. If this isnt the best breeder there are plenty on here who can point you in the right direction to some great breeders.
 

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Where do you recommend me buy a bully. My main thing is that my son wants it blue. Are these dog hard to take care of.
 

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Where do you recommend me buy a bully. My main thing is that my son wants it blue. Are these dog hard to take care of.
Are you getting a dog for you and your son or for your son? How old is he? If hes young, you need to make sure you are wanting this dog as well as you would be the primary care taker..

Have you owned a dog before?

Read these:
http://www.gopitbull.com/general-discussion/34169-must-read-possible-sticky-candidate.html

http://www.gopitbull.com/general-discussion/41382-so-you-want-dog.html

http://www.gopitbull.com/general-discussion/11710-newbs-everyone-else.html

http://www.gopitbull.com/general-discussion/36349-pitbulls-dog-parks.html
 
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how old is your son? They arent hard per say but owning this breed has a few more responsibilities then your average lab persay. There is alot of BSL issues surrounding these breeds so being responsible is a huge thing when owning these dogs, They need a very secure yard where they cant get out EVER without being on leash. This breed can be very DA { dog aggressive} or really animal aggressive my girls would chase anything that ran, rabitts, squirels, *****, birds lol. So this isnt a breed for those who like dog parks and walks off leash . They are smart and easy to train , but dont expect to train DA out its in there genes. Do you have other dogs in the house already?
here are some great threads to read, start with these , if you have specific questions and the answers arent here then ask away :)
http://www.gopitbull.com/general-discussion/11710-newbs-everyone-else.html
http://www.gopitbull.com/general-discussion/41382-so-you-want-dog.html
http://www.gopitbull.com/general-discussion/9956-evaluating-picking-pup.html
http://www.gopitbull.com/do-yourself/4269-so-your-thinking-about-dog-park.html
http://www.gopitbull.com/general-di...-i-anyone-know-if-your-ready-own-pitbull.html
 
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AHHH KM beat me to it >.<
 

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welcome to the forum!
 

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how old is your son? They arent hard per say but owning this breed has a few more responsibilities then your average lab persay. There is alot of BSL issues surrounding these breeds so being responsible is a huge thing when owning these dogs, They need a very secure yard where they cant get out EVER without being on leash. This breed can be very DA { dog aggressive} or really animal aggressive my girls would chase anything that ran, rabitts, squirels, *****, birds lol. So this isnt a breed for those who like dog parks and walks off leash . They are smart and easy to train , but dont expect to train DA out its in there genes. Do you have other dogs in the house already?
here are some great threads to read, start with these , if you have specific questions and the answers arent here then ask away :)
http://www.gopitbull.com/general-discussion/11710-newbs-everyone-else.html
http://www.gopitbull.com/general-discussion/41382-so-you-want-dog.html
http://www.gopitbull.com/general-discussion/9956-evaluating-picking-pup.html
http://www.gopitbull.com/do-yourself/4269-so-your-thinking-about-dog-park.html
http://www.gopitbull.com/general-di...-i-anyone-know-if-your-ready-own-pitbull.html
. The pitbull would be for my don and I . Thanks for some tips
 

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Welcome. The best advice I can offer you is read, read, read and learn about the breed. Good and bad. I came on this site as a novice to the breed even though I raised and bred Drathars in my younger years. Do not take offense to advice given. We are only trying to teach you about the breed. I learned the hard way when Beastley came into our lives and I studied and accepted more experienced bully owners advice. We live the crate/rotate lifestyle which is a whole different world but it can and is successful in our house. Thanks to the advice of other's in this forum. We are here to promote a positive experience to the breed. Good luck.
 

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I went the the guys house that sale these dog said that they were bully o noticed that there were a couple of dogs there place looked clean. He also said they don't come with papers he had about 8 pups there all looked good the only bad thing that I noticed was that all the dogs were mean as Hell but nice to his kid what do u guys think
 

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mean to who people? i wouldnt touch a dog who came from "mean " parents with the exception of being mean to other animals lol. Without papers you are never guaranteed purebred and you cant tell a dog is pure by looks alone. The only reason someon breeds a dog without papers is for money , there is no point in breeding paperless dogs the papers dont cost much for someone to register a litter , this guy sounds like a BYB and not knowing genetically what his dogs carry or past generations you are playing ahuge gamble in getting a puppy from him. If you dont care about papers and price is the bigges point when buying I would look into the rescues instead. You can get just a great a pup from a shelter or rescue then you will from this guy PLUS they will come already fixed, shots up to date , health check , temperment checked. You will still have the same amount of history {next to nothing} on you pup but health ise atleast thats all bee taken care of.
 

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This guy is a back yard breeder. So where do ya buy your bullys or do ya sell them because at the dog pound they only have mix breeds . These dogs that I am looking at are mean to people they don't know but o think that all dog are like that
 

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Also for got to say that all female are fixed he won't let you try to breed his female dogs why do u guys think he would do that ?
 

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maybe he is trying to act like he has a conscious but if he did his females would be fixed then too. They shouldnt be mean to any person unless given reason too im sure if someone came into my home and threatened our safety in some way the dogs may act up not sure to what extent they would though. I have alot of people and kids in and out of here all day kids friends our friends workers onthe house ect never once have my dogs acted aggressive to any of them ever and thats how they really should be. For looking for a bully there are some great breeders out there depending on what there breeding schedule is { good breeders only produce a couple litters a year max so it isnt year round like you find the BYB's } but it would help if you know exactly what you want and Im sure everyone on here can help lead you in the right direction. there are different classes of bully, pockets, classics, standards, Xl's and extremes . Helps if you read up on those The American Bully Registry and figure out size wise what you want, and build wise you want really bully? you want something a bit more athletic like the standards or classics? also do some reading in the Bullys 101 section on bloodlines it will help you determine what lines you like My fav is razors edge although I do like a bit of gotti mixed in as well,Havent been to fond of pure gotti dogs yet but to each there own. Also if you have a price point you want to stay around that plays a role as well, what your wanting it for? alot of them will sell a bit cheaper the pet quality ones but they leave spayed/neutered, is that a possibility or no?
 
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