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Getting First PITT Need A Little Help

Discussion in 'Dogs - Pit bull breeds specific' started by PITT_LUVER, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. PITT_LUVER

    PITT_LUVER New Member

    :?: :?: I have always had big dogs all my life Dobies, Rotties, and the like but never had a Pitt. I am getting one for christmas. I need to know what I need to get for him and help basically in general on the breed. I have heard the rumors on the breed and I do not agree with it at all. I have read a few books on them and have always had a deep respect for a breed that is so big and beautiful yet so loyal. The reason I have never had one is I have never had to opp. to get one this one is house trained and create trained and he is a rescue. Everything on him from what his foster mom has told me is on the up and up. I just need a little help on knowing what I need for him to be as happy here as he can be.
     
  2. Sara

    Sara New Member

    Pit Bulls really aren't that different than any other dogs... The only thing is that you have to watch them around other dogs just in case...as with all bulldogs the basic main motto you MUST go by always is don't trust a bulldog not to fight. Otherwise you should be fine with the experience you have so far. Your rescue should also give you plenty of support once you get the dog.

    You should post some pics when you get them...I love looking at pics.

    Sara
     
  3. Shineillusion

    Shineillusion New Member

    The only thing I can add is that if you have kids, or have kids that visit, dogs and kids need to be supervised by an adult. And this is true of all dogs, not just pits.

    Never leave a small child and a dog alone. Kids are kids, and dogs don't always realize that a small child is easily hurt by being knocked down, sat on, or played with in the same manner they'd play with another dog or an adult.
     
  4. PITT_LUVER

    PITT_LUVER New Member

    LOVE of a Pitt But a sad day

    Well I thank you you guys so much for the help. I will keep that in mind but the resuers daughter gave him away to someone else and did not let her mom know about it until I got there to pick him up so I am keeping my eyes out for another one. If you guys know of one PLEASE let me know. I would apperaciate it more than you know.
     
  5. MyPetTherapyDog

    MyPetTherapyDog New Member

    Hi:
    This link should be extremily helpful to you.
    There are SOOOOO MANY PIT BULLS CURRENTLY SITTING ON DEATH ROW AWAITING A LOVING HOME!!
    I would begin by checking out your local animal shelters.
    If you don't see what you like there, go to Pit bull rescue central (link above)
    Don't buy while others die!!!
    Sue

    http://www.pbrc.net
     
  6. PITT_LUVER

    PITT_LUVER New Member

    FOUND MY NEW BABY!!! YAY!!!

    Had someone email about one and I went over to meet him and I just could not leave him there!!! So I brought him home !!! here is his pics

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  7. True_Pits

    True_Pits New Member

    First it is Pit not Pitt. They can be dog aggressive you need to train/socialize but that is no guarantee that they won't have some dog or animal aggression. Also want to invest in some very tough toys and supervise them because they will still eat/chew them up (if they are heavy chewers not all pits are) and you don't want them to choke or get a blokage.
     
  8. True_Pits

    True_Pits New Member

    He is pretty cute. What bloodline?

    Looks very diluted gray so I'd say watch for skin issues.
     
  9. Chezza

    Chezza New Member

    Yea I'd be keeping an eye on that too, looks like theres a bit there already on his leg, or it might be the way he is laying..
     
  10. Sara

    Sara New Member

    Food allergies is possible too and allergies to grass is common in pits and those dilutes tend to have really bad skin. If I were you I'd research a Raw diet (tons of links out there) and see if you can put him on something like that where you know he's not getting byproducts and grains that can really wreak havoc on those pooches with ailments like that.

    Good luck, he is pretty and let us know how he's doing and whatnot. Lots of people here know lots and can contribute, it may be quite but there's still quite a bit of us checking it out from time to time to answer questions that need answering.

    Sara
     
  11. kreak

    kreak New Member

    puppy bloodline's and what i should put?

    My Male, is an american pitbull terrior, blood line Razor's edge/colby but my female is 100% razors edge pit.. well She's pregnant. What will my puppies bloodline be. Like what will i tell my buyers the blood lines are. Shall i say their Razor's Edge/Colby or just Razor's Edge? if you could help i'd greatly appreciate it
     
  12. Sara

    Sara New Member

    ...if you have to ask that question you probably shouldn't be having puppies... I do hope you have done all the health checks on the dogs bred and whatnot and I hope you plan on selling pups to responsible owners...

    Their bloodlines don't matter if the dogs aren't registered...if they are...both lines would be listed...
     
  13. kreak

    kreak New Member

    My neighbor and I are breeding my Male and Female, He has no Clue what he is doing except when it comes to building kennel foundations. He is the one that wrote that comment, My male and Female are both ckc registered Pits. My male is a Razor's Edge/Colby and my female is Razor's edge. The puppies will be 1/4 colby 3/4 Razor's edge. I will be selling the puppies to respectful owners. And in my opinion they will be very beautiful dogs. I know quite well what I am doing. and my friend is new and learning. excuse his ignorance
     
  14. Sara

    Sara New Member

    CKC (continental kennel club) registration isn't exactly what most folks consider a reputable dog club honestly and there are quite a few serious dogmen out there who wouldn't take one look at a litter of pups out of CKC registered dogs no matter how pretty they are or what "bloodlines" are included.

    I don't mean to offend but there are plenty of pit bulls out there so I take the breeding of pit bulls very seriously and believe that only the best representatives of the breed out there be bred. Unfortunately there is no way for a CKC registered dog to make any attempt to prove their suitability to create twice as many dogs as themselves. I take everything posted online with a grain of salt so your knowledge of the breed or breeding dogs in general is neither here nor there. You can make your own choices but do know in the end the breed and those of us who love the breed and do what we can to keep the breed as true to it's original form and out of the headlines will be the ones who pay for bad decisions made by people who are ill-educated out looking to make a quick buck on a popular breed.

    I hope this is a one time breeding and in the future I hope you and your friend can learn, from a reputable kennel of ADBA registered pit bulls, the ins and outs of breeding and bloodlines.

    Sara
     
  15. kreak

    kreak New Member

    The Pitbull and not being loved due to papers

    Ok, well I've taken thought to your post, and well. Im from a town with one gas station a small grocery store and a dollar store. We are not wealthy by any means, Were town people, God fearing People. We can not afford the best of the ukc or other professional kennels. We take what we can afford and we do it proud. We are under dogs and if the ckc registry is an underdog and the puppies registered with it are crap, then im crap too. But If everyone like the big breeders you speak of, would only take loving to the ukc or big time breeding registry dogs, Rather than every beautiful pit registered or not registered then there would be some very great, top of line blood lines with great temperment and gameness pitbull's out there being unloved and without good ownership. Just because the ckc pits or akc pits are not bringing in the blue ribbons or catching the best eye from the big breeders doesn't mean they should be pushed to the side, because they are very beautiful, well mannered big bone pits too that can do any thing a ukc pit can.!!! Now I am a very respectful young man that loves my american pitbull terrior, every night he sleeps in my bed, and three times a day he is fed when I eat. Best home a dog could ask for if you ask me. He is ckc, and if we the people will only purchase and breed pits that are marked with a sheet of paper saying ukc then shame on us, Ukc, Ckc, akc, apbt, are all status symbols, Every pit although different blood line are equal, and should be treated equal, Yes i respect the apbt kennel because they along with a lot of others are doing their best to save this breed from becoming banned, Well im right there with them I LOVE this breed AND I love the original pits as i do the modern day pit. And if you are saying there is something wrong with a Razor's edge/colby puppy that is ckc registered then shame on you, because he along with every other registered non registered pit needs the same loving and attention the big dogs of ukc recieves. But if your telling me my dogs are mutts or no good because of a small sheet of registry paper, then your no pitbull lover, your nothing but a status symbol to the puplic eye. your pit, my pit, is no different then other pits. Their all animals, And i Love every single damn one of this breed. Just think about that though. its all in how the owners take care of them. Love mrs sara. and i love apbt, registered or not. You may too. im not downing you. this is to everyone, especially those big breeders you speak of. SHAME ON THEM. They are the one in it for fame and a buck.. NOT LOVE. have a blessed day sara
     
  16. kreak

    kreak New Member

    The Pitbull and not being loved due to papers

    Ok, well I've taken thought to your post, and well. Im from a town with one gas station a small grocery store and a dollar store. We are not wealthy by any means, Were town people, God fearing People. We can not afford the best of the ukc or other professional kennels. We take what we can afford and we do it proud. We are under dogs and if the ckc registry is an underdog and the puppies registered with it are crap, then im crap too. But If everyone like the big breeders you speak of, would only take loving to the ukc or big time breeding registry dogs, Rather than every beautiful pit registered or not registered then there would be some very great, top of line blood lines with great temperment and gameness pitbull's out there being unloved and without good ownership. Just because the ckc pits or akc pits are not bringing in the blue ribbons or catching the best eye from the big breeders doesn't mean they should be pushed to the side, because they are very beautiful, well mannered big bone pits too that can do any thing a ukc pit can.!!! Now I am a very respectful young man that loves my american pitbull terrior, every night he sleeps in my bed, and three times a day he is fed when I eat. Best home a dog could ask for if you ask me. He is ckc, and if we the people will only purchase and breed pits that are marked with a sheet of paper saying ukc then shame on us, Ukc, Ckc, akc, apbt, are all status symbols, Every pit although different blood line are equal, and should be treated equal, Yes i respect the apbt kennel because they along with a lot of others are doing their best to save this breed from becoming banned, Well im right there with them I LOVE this breed AND I love the original pits as i do the modern day pit. And if you are saying there is something wrong with a Razor's edge/colby puppy that is ckc registered then shame on you, because he along with every other registered non registered pit needs the same loving and attention the big dogs of ukc recieves. But if your telling me my dogs are mutts or no good because of a small sheet of registry paper, then your no pitbull lover, your nothing but a status symbol to the puplic eye. your pit, my pit, is no different then other pits. Their all animals, And i Love every single one of this breed. Just think about that though. its all in how the owners take care of them. Love mrs sara. and i love apbt, registered or not. You may too. im not downing you. this is to everyone, especially those big breeders you speak of. SHAME ON THEM. They are the one in it for fame and a buck.. NOT LOVE. have a blessed day sara
     
  17. kreak

    kreak New Member

    The Pitbull and not being loved due to papers

    Ok, well I've taken thought to your post, and well. Im from a town with one gas station a small grocery store and a dollar store. We are not wealthy by any means, Were town people, God fearing People. We can not afford the best of the ukc or other professional kennels. We take what we can afford and we do it proud. We are under dogs and if the ckc registry is an underdog and the puppies registered with it are crap, then im crap too. But If everyone like the big breeders you speak of, would only take loving to the ukc or big time breeding registry dogs, Rather than every beautiful pit registered or not registered then there would be some very great, top of line blood lines with great temperment and gameness pitbull's out there being unloved and without good ownership. Just because the ckc pits or akc pits are not bringing in the blue ribbons or catching the best eye from the big breeders doesn't mean they should be pushed to the side, because they are very beautiful, well mannered big bone pits too that can do any thing a ukc pit can.!!! Now I am a very respectful young man that loves my american pitbull terrior, every night he sleeps in my bed, and three times a day he is fed when I eat. Best home a dog could ask for if you ask me. He is ckc, and if we the people will only purchase and breed pits that are marked with a sheet of paper saying ukc then shame on us, Ukc, Ckc, akc, apbt, are all status symbols, Every pit although different blood line are equal, and should be treated equal, Yes i respect the apbt kennel because they along with a lot of others are doing their best to save this breed from becoming banned, Well im right there with them I LOVE this breed AND I love the original pits as i do the modern day pit. And if you are saying there is something wrong with a Razor's edge/colby puppy that is ckc registered then shame on you, because he along with every other registered non registered pit needs the same loving and attention the big dogs of ukc recieves. But if your telling me my dogs are mutts or no good because of a small sheet of registry paper, then your no pitbull lover, your nothing but a status symbol to the puplic eye. your pit, my pit, is no different then other pits. Their all animals, And i Love every single one of this breed. Just think about that though. its all in how the owners take care of them. Love mrs sara. and i love apbt, registered or not. You may too. im not downing you. this is to everyone, especially those big breeders you speak of. SHAME ON THEM. They are the one in it for fame and a buck.. NOT LOVE. have a blessed day sara
     
  18. Sara

    Sara New Member

    You talk a lot... Big breeders are only breeding the best to the best for a reason. I've dealt with a LOT of badly bred pit bulls and unforatunately most of those badly bred pit bulls are the ones who make it to the headlines... The whopper dogs who are crosses and mutts and the Dagger dogs who are the same...those dogs managed ADBA registration but the way the registry is going they can't even excel at WP anymore because big dogs are not it... Whopper and Dagger dogs are the reason pit bulls are banned in Denver.

    I myself owned a badly bred pit, no registration to speak of and I knew if for any reason I could not keep her myself, I would have to put her to sleep because she was a fearfull dog and would absolutely bite if there was a problem. Did I love her...???? of course I did...did I want one just like her after she passed???? of course I did... Did I want her to have puppies...??? of course I did...but I chose against it because she was a bad representation of the breed. BEAUTIFUL but not the best rep of the breed papers or not.

    I found one of the best reps of the breed in a well bred female with papers coming out of her butt. Well bred by a "big" kennel who puts out GREAT dogs...and in fact live in a TEENY tiny town out on the plains of Nebraska...go figure. I myself live in the least populated state in the world and do in fact live on a budget but my dogs that will possibly be bred are registered with a reputable registry, will prove themselves in a conformation show ring and likely on the Weight Pull track... Old school style pits beautiful all of them...love them the same as the rest of my dogs...but I'm aware that if I'm going to put more dogs out there for people to own I want them to be the best...my first girl may have been the best in my eyes but she very well could have ended up on the front page of the local paper for negative reasons... There is much more to think about when breeding dogs than looks and SHAME ON YOU for shaming breeders who take that into account.

    Most of the best breeders out there only breed QUALITY dogs that have proven themselves...those same breeders are the ones who rake up the leftovers of the back yard breeders (not unlike yourself) and give them great homes to live the rest of their lives in...a good breeder ALWAYS rescues and papers aren't even a thought on that front... Just because a dog deserves love does not mean he deserves to pro-create...

    Seriously I do hope you can think about this in a larger scheme of things and truly stop with the breeding of whatever you can get because in the end, it really is only hurting the breed. IF you are truly an APBT lover then act like one and be responsible...learn from a reputable breeder and others who are willing to educate folks like you to help if you still wish to breed dogs...at least breed correct and top of the line...breeding anything less is only creating more of the same...THAT is not helpful. You don't wash a table with a kinda clean cloth....you use a clean cloth, otherwise you're just spreading out the mess instead of cleaning it up.

    Sara
     
  19. kreak

    kreak New Member

    ok, well let me get this straight. are you saying my dog is going to be a bad breed because it is not a gotty or gaff but instead a mix of colby and razor's edge? what is it you own? and why is it your making such a great big deal about this, heck your basically saying if its not a top of the line puppy, put it to sleep?
     
  20. Sara

    Sara New Member

    When did I mention Euthanasia if it's not a good puppy??? The problem is that badly bred dogs tend to have bad nerves...are fearful or too agressive or man biters...this only damages the breed in the eye of the public...

    The point is only BREED the top of the line...I NEVER stated that one shouldn't own or have less than top of the line...and the bloodlines of such dogs are moot...there's tons of bloodlines out there that are great dogs... My point is that dogs that haven't proven themselves against other of their breed in a show ring or performance arena they shouldn't be bred...simple as that. Your puppies might be great but they're not the best until they've proven it. Why breed what hasn't proven itself to be good??? Honestly...you are not reading everything posted Kreak...

    The bloodlines of my dogs have nothing to do with it. They are out of proven dogs who have pointed in ADBA conformation shows and I beleive at this point both parents of my female have a Champion title. I'm pretty sure that the dog I co-own is also out of parents who both also have a Champion title in the conformation ring... Those two dogs are like night and day different than my first female who was from a BYB...loved her dearly and when she passed I was grief stricken...still not sure I could find her equal...but I feel a LOT more confident in the temperment of these guys than I did of my girl...beautiful as she was....and trustworthy with me as she was...

    You are saying that all the work that goes into producing dogs like my own and those that are similar is worthless because your dogs who haven't been proven by any means are just as good as they are... I'm sure you love them as much as anyone and they're great dogs...but they're not worthy of pro-creating until a few un-biased professionals in the breed agree with your assessment of your dogs....

    Sara
     

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