Q: What are the best Pit Bull bloodlines to buy?
I'm planning to buy a pit bull within the next couple of weeks. I would like to know which bloodlines are the best? Can I easily train this breed myself or do I need to leave the training to the professional trainers. I want my dog trained for protection.
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Answer by Stray
How much experience do you have with training dogs? If you don't have any, you might want to let a professional handle it and show you how to control the dog. If you've had dogs before and raised them with no behavioral problems arising, you'd probably be fine training the dog itself.
Answer by APBT Fancier
First of all, they're called bulldogs, not pits. The only real deal dog is the ADBA bred American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT). ADBA breeders are breeding for gameness, first and foremost, which is the single most important trait in the APBT. Gameness, or game, can be described as the drive, desire, and willingness to complete a task no matter the negative consequences, including death. This is the trait that defines a true bulldog, and what every single person who knows better admires in an American Pit Bull Terrier.
Am Staffs, American Bullies, or Staffordshire Bull Terriers are often lumped together with the APBT, but they have about as much in common as a Yorkshire Terrier and a Grey Wolf. All the bully breeds except the APBT are bred for looks, conformation, and the show ring. Those are your ABKC-, AKC- and UKC-bred mongrels and curs. Only the ADBA-bred, American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT), the original "bulldog," as they are known by people in the know, have been bred based upon the gameness of their ancestors, with the hope that some of the dogs in question will have retained that trait. Looks, color, size, etc., are not even considered important, as the single most important trait in a well-bred bulldog is gameness, much the same as the most important trait of a laborador is to retrieve.
APBT should be between 17 to 21 inches tall at the top of the shoulder, and about 30-65 pounds. There is no such thing as a 100 pound American pit bull terrier. Those dogs are crossed with mastiffs and bred for looks, not gameness. APBT are generally friendly with people, all though some of the great ones were known to be man-biters. Most APBT are animal aggressive. Even if you can take them to the dog park at 8 months old, you will not be able to do that forever, as most turn "hot" by the time they're 2-3 years old.
Finally, the last in a long list of caveats among bulldog people in the know: "the papers don't make the dog, the dog makes the papers."
Answer by apbt54
For one it has been stated already, pit bulls are not guard dogs, They were bred for fighting and baiting. However, if you still want a pit bull there are many factors.
1) what kind of pit bull do you want?
one that has been bred to fight?
if so, look into adba registered dogs, not saying all are "game bred" but most are off of game bred bloodlines like Eli, Crenshaw, carver, Colby, Tudor, wild side, red boy,jocko.. just to name a few these are the REAL apbt and will not be bred for looks rather bred for drive and game. They aren't pretty nor big. but they are real.
2) do you want a ukc/akc show dog?
most UKC registered dogs are still considered American Staffordshire Terriers in the real pit bull circles. even though their papers say APBT. Anybody can register a dog and call it a pit bull the UKC just wants money. Most of these dogs are not the true APBT rather the show dog version who is usually bigger, structurally prettier, and less tenacious against other animals. Not calling this dog a pussy by any means, i have had many UKC registered dogs that are very "hot" towards other animals. some lines. Gaff, Rowdytown, Nevada, Tacoma, Lar-san, Ro-ki, Tufftown...
3)do you want a big ass dog that looks like a monster?
Bullies are the new fad. you will find them registered in the UKC and ABKC (American bully kennel club). Most are just oversized show dogs. bred by backyard breeders usually. I myself own one of razorsedge/muggelstone/greyline blood and has a 90Ib monster. He is athletic as hell for a bully I will say. YES, any dog can be bred for protection just get him involved in SCHUZTHUND training and you should be fine. Despite show, game, or bully bred these dogs are capable of a lot and def fast learners. don't listen to the people in here they don't know shit
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Answer by Allan
First of all! most so-called pit bulls, are so mixed and it gets harder and harder to find a true pit nowadays... With all these bully breeds being mistaken for true pits... Colby Bloodline is one of or the oldest bloodlines to date and are true pits with true gameness! 45 to 65 max.. not these 90lb plus pits u see today... People have softened many breeds and actually, without knowing it or on purpose have tainted many breeds of there natural instincts and characteristics which in the end ruins the breeds!
Answer by niño
If you asking these questions then the pitbull is totally not for a person like you. He will probably end up in a shelter...!
Not an easy dog to own these days...
or any day if you don't know anything about dogs besides they got four legs
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