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I'm in need of info please

Discussion in 'Sports & Activities' started by Swilson, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. Swilson

    Swilson Pup

    Within the next few years I'm moving to South Carolina (charleston area) and I'm planning on getting an American Pit Bull Terrier pup, I want this pup to be a sport dog. I want it to participate in weight pulling, long jump(or high jump which ever is the correct term), dock diving, flyball, agility etc. I also want to show the pup. Are there any pointers that you guys/gals can give me? Also i want to go through a reputible breeder. What should i look for when talking to breeders? how do I weed out the BYB's from the reputible breeders? What are some red flags to look out for? I'm not new to the breed, I've owned a pit for 10 1/2 yrs. he's CGC CErtified and a therapy dog. I know all about being a responsible pet owner. My boy was rescued so I never got a chance to interact with a breeder before. If I have to spend a small mint on a puppy I'd rather it be a true APBT, not the mutts you see online that look like bulldogs or mastiffs, that they pass off as Pit Bull Terriers
  2. Fine someone who is having success in the avenues you want yo participate in. Instead of looking for apbts i would look at the activities you are wanting to do and see who wins the most. If you want to go into conformation goto conformation shows,wp, high jump, whatever it might be...
  3. Leslie H

    Leslie H Big Dog

    I can't think of too many true APBT's bred w/agility in mind, or really any other sport other than weight pull. This is not to say you couldn't find a dog who could do other sports, they are certainly a versatile, athletic breed. Correct APBT conformation is good for both weight pull and agility. I have 2 APBT's that were bred for sports. The older one was bred to compete in Schutzhund/ringsport, but is too man-shy. She was fairly successful in weight pull, and is now doing well in agility. My younger dog was bred for weight pull. She's doing well there, and is doing well in agility training. She'd probably do fine in dock diving as well, but I don't have the time/inclination/$ to train and compete in another sport.
    I've linked a pedigree of dogs bred to have working drives. The breeder does Schutzhund, weight pull, and conformation.http://apbt.online-pedigrees.com/modules.php?name=Public&file=printPedigree&dog_id=422330
  4. Very nicely bred dog Leslie

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