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How long have you been working with this breed?

Discussion in 'Dog Discussion' started by tommy3, Jan 5, 2006.


How long?

  1. 0-1 year

    5 vote(s)
  2. 2-3 years

    17 vote(s)
  3. 4-6 years

    14 vote(s)
  4. 7-10 years

    10 vote(s)
  5. 11-14 years

    6 vote(s)
  6. 15-18 years

    5 vote(s)
  7. 20 plus years

    14 vote(s)
  1. tommy3

    tommy3 CH Dog

    How long have you been actively working and raising this breed. I am not talking about the first time you seen an APBT or the times that you watched your neighbor's dog while growing up.
    I am talking about the amount of time that you have been raising and working true to standard APBTs that were bred for working ability. Dogs that were bred for looks, personality, and such DON'T COUNT.

    Some newbies seem to think that the information given here is given by a bunch of opinionated idiots. Fortunately, that is not the case. I just wanted to show that many of the posters here have been doing this for a very long time.
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    5 years hands on exsperiance ( still learning everyday )
  3. Miss Conduct

    Miss Conduct CH Dog

    About 2 Years Hands On, And Also Still Learning Everyday!! :)
  4. Saiyagin

    Saiyagin Guest

    Heres my Credentials lol....had my first bulldog when I was 7 years old.
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  5. pitbulllvr25

    pitbulllvr25 Big Dog

    I am 25 yrs old and have been raised with APBTs all my life. My dad was and still is raising/breeding today. He has very good experience and knowledge with these dogs and I have had the plesure of growing with them since the day i was born. When i turned 18 I moved out and got an APBT of my own, a gift from my father. So I'm not sure if i should start from 18yr old or day 1 of my life. :o
  6. Marty

    Marty Guest

    Over 20 year's ;) and still don't know much lol
  7. simms

    simms CH Dog

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  8. bahamutt99

    bahamutt99 CH Dog

    I've lived with Pit Bulls since I was 8 years old, but as they were generally either strays or BYB buys, I couldn't begin to guess what they were bred for. Loki is the first well-bred dog I've owned, and I got her at the beginning of 2004. My experience has served me well, I think, even if it wasn't necessarily with hardcore working dogs.
  9. Big Papa

    Big Papa CH Dog

    i've loevd pits when i was young now im a young adult i can have me one
  10. Hillbilly Pit

    Hillbilly Pit Big Dog

    i have been around them off and on for severl years and talked with friends about thers but just got my first a few months ago.
  11. hillbilly

    hillbilly Big Dog

    i hear you,same here..
  12. laurajean

    laurajean Top Dog

    I don't breed dogs. I am into rescue and the majority of rescue dogs are some sort of "pit bulls." I admire those of you who are preserving the breed...all my dogs are spayed and neutered..all the rescues I work with also are spayed and neutered...
    It's my little pleasure to come here and read all the posts by the experienced breeders and owners...I need all the help and encouragement I can get....
    I also like to read up on bsl. This is just a great all round site...
    When pit bulls fall out of favor(so they are not stuffing the shelters) and I win the lotto, maybe I'll get a pedigreed apbt(If that day ever comes I'll sure get advice from the folks here first), but prolly not...I'm a softie for the poor homeless street mutts thrown out in the streets every day.
  13. missybee16

    missybee16 CH Dog

    I've been training them for police work about 11yrs now. Other, 3yrs. It's very rewarding. My 3 blues, work out just fine, for this kind of work.
  14. Texasbulldogs

    Texasbulldogs Top Dog

    I've been training them for police work about 11yrs now.
    Post some video's and pictures of your dogs working, maybe even some training advise too.
  15. lil_bit807

    lil_bit807 Big Dog

    I got my interest in the breed fresh out of high school when I went to work for a vet for 2 yrs. I then went on to work for our local humane society. I have learned a great deal but still continue to learn everyday through this forum, literature and hands on. However; I just got my first 2 game bred dogs 2 months ago. So, I have been familiar with the breed for the last 11 years but this is my first year getting into the game bred and working aspect of the breed.
  16. SouthernDixie

    SouthernDixie CH Dog

    Not all of us newbies that's for sure! :) And an occasional comment from an "opinionated idiot" can be a slap to the face that you need to wake up and start listening. I sure need that sometimes.

    2 years, and still learning (and enjoying every minute of it).
  17. DryCreek

    DryCreek CH Dog

    20 years with dogs,5 years with this breed.

    The better half has 20 years in these dogs.
  18. JC-Pitbulls

    JC-Pitbulls Top Dog

    About 11 years , and I hadn't learned a damn thing LOL
  19. ghost 1

    ghost 1 CH Dog

    ur being modest Marty,,,but a sign of a good pitbull owner,,, lol
  20. Had Game Dogs All Of My Life But I Have Been Raising Them And Such For About 52 Years.seen Alot Of Diffrent Things Change Over The Years And Really It Has Been Since The Early 90's When Things Started Gettin Bad With The Way They Were Bred And Kept And Such.folks Just Dont Keep Em Like We Used To I Mean I Was Taught By Some Of The Best Old Time Dog Men When I Was Just A Little Kid Of 5 Or 6 They Started Teachin Me What To Do As Far As Feedin Em And Keepin Em As Well As A Damn Fine Keep For Em Prior To A Match.but All In All I Think That The Guys Like Y'all Are Still Trying To Stay True To The Game Dogs Roots And Thats What I Like To See

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