If you are in the market for a puppy or you are just curious what being a Responsible Breeder entails, you have come to the right place. I highly recommend reviewing this page if you are unsure of what to look for in a breeder and/or if you are not totally sure what the red flags should be.
Unfortunately, bull breeds seem to draw in backyard/irresponsible breeders like crazy - it is the high demand paired with the majority of buyers being uneducated and not realizing what they are buying (or who they are supporting). COVID times have made it a borderline epidemic - people purchasing unhealthy, backyard bred puppies for astronomical prices only to be heartbroken a few months later. My goal is to change that!
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WHY DOES IT MATTER?
To put it simply - where and who you buy your dog from is the single most important decision you will make regarding your future dog. This decision will dictate your dog's personality, health (short and long term), life expectancy, trainability, energy level, and mental stability. Choosing the wrong breeder could cost you not only tens of thousands of dollars, but also your dog's life - not to mention your peace of mind and heartache down the road.
Things to keep in mind for this chart regarding American Bullies:
We do not have CHIC numbers for Bullies yet. Bullies fall into the companion class - they don't really have breed specific work beyond being good companions that are relatively easy to manage and easy to train. Limited Registration is not an option with UKC - instead, a reputable breeder will keep themselves as the primary owner to prevent the new owner from registering litters off the dog until the dog has been spay/neutered.
WHAT TO DO
If You Are Unsure
If you are unsure, it is best to contact someone that is very well educated and experienced with dogs, preferably the breed you are interested in. There are also groups on Facebook like "Uncensored Opinions of Breeders" on Facebook or "Purebred Snobs" where you can post for opinions about a breeder or two that you are interested in.
Other than that, the best advice I can give to you is...RUN. Far away. If you feel unsure about it, maybe they seem to check all the boxes but something just does not feel right, whatever it is - do not question it. Turn on your heels and walk away. You have plenty of time to secure a best friend - and trust me, waiting to find the perfect puppy from a responsible breeder is well worth the wait!
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