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Re: pitbull pup

Post by Guest on Wed May 04, 2011 7:17 pm

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Post by Guest on Wed May 04, 2011 7:28 pm

i agree with you totally about the research that should be done and i wish that i had of done it when i got that first pit i had. or that the breeder had let me know what i was getting into. but as far as this case goes with tommy i get the impression that his missus is wary of pits and staffs full stop, and while there is a chance as you say of a petbull having highly driven pups the ratio of driven pups to pet mentality pups would be less then from a non working line of dogs, just the same as some of the pups from a litter of working dogs will hav a pet mentality even though all of their litter mates go on to be working dogs

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Post by Guest on Wed May 04, 2011 7:41 pm

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Post by Guest on Wed May 04, 2011 7:52 pm

but surely u must agree that if breeding is a crap shoot as you say that the dice must be loaded in your favour more from a pet bull breeding then from a working dog breeding. if its all about chance then you hav a better chance if both the parents are as far removed from working dogs as you can get if all you want is a pet

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Post by celticpitbulls on Wed May 04, 2011 10:18 pm

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celticpitbulls wrote:Hello and welcome to the forum, just giving my opinion , i think an older dog can make a fantastic family pet around young children provided you are willing to put a lot more time into both child and dog until the child is of age to understand how to behave around that dog and to get to know the dog and what its reactions are to the childs interactions with him., i think in your case with a 3 year old little girl the choice of going for a puppy is the rite 1 for your family, i assume this is the first time your little 1 will be living with a dog so there is so much that she will want to explore and for that reason id highly recommend a young puppy. The reason being young puppy's can adapt very quickly to child's play and if at all for any reason the child hurts the puppy the puppy will run away. I always promote rescuing a dog from a shelter or pound but in some cases we have to be realistic if there is very young children involved, yes you can find some fantastic bully breeds in pounds and shelters but not all older dogs have had the interaction of a young child and this is were accidents can very easily happen.

can you not take a dog out for a few hours from a shelter, you know and walk it a few times see its reaction with other animals other ppl and just in general get an idea of its personality before you decide to adopt it? i know that my own adoption was private so i could make up the conditions myself and thats how i went about it to be sure of the dog before i brought it home. but i just presumed that that would be similar to the way the shelters did things

yeah thats a good idea, but there is 1 thing i learned about dogs that come out of rescue or pounds is that you don't see the real dog until about 6 weeks when the dog has settled in, i hope im not being picked up the wrong way rescuing a dog is great and there's so many family's that have got fantastic pets, im saying that if you decide to rescue an older dog and you have young children then you just have to be that more on the ball not only with the dog but with the child, a child that young in most cases doesn't understand not to poke the dog or pull its tail etc, and these things always happen when adults are not looking, were as with a puppy both child and pup will grow learning the do's and dont's without any possibility's of an accident happening. im not just talking about bull breeds i say that for all dogs regardless of their breed or size.

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Post by celticpitbulls on Wed May 04, 2011 10:32 pm

Come & Go wrote:I honestly do not believe that the dice is loaded either way, unless sire & dam were previously bred with each other & the out come of the previous litter is known

if the previous litter produced average to below average drives, then I would agree with u

but if they have not been previously bred, then the out come cannot be pre-determined

prepare for a highly driven dog, socialise & train the dog with professional help if u need it, educate urself & spay or neuter the dog if u do not intend to breed it, would be my general advice for any first time owner, or for anyone who's partner is not fully comfortable with the idea of owning a bull breed

that should help reduce the chance of accidents, incidents or another pooch in the pound

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Post by tommy1985 on Thu May 05, 2011 6:35 am

thanks for all the help guys, as far as researching the breed, i've been into dogs in general my enitre life, have a good notion of whats what in terms of training, socialization and looking after a dog the way it should be, have kept a few german shepards and a rottweiler, i understand that with each different breed comes different factors that need considered. my missus isnt wary of bull breeds, she likes dogs in general but with my wee girl in the house it wouldnt matter if it was a poodle, great dane or pitbull she would just prefer it grows up with her. i probably didnt word it very well but the original post was asking for advice about actually choosing the pup from a litter, anything to look out for eg sloping back, shape of ears or anything that maybe specific to the breed that i dont know about? going to collect my staff pup this morning, hes 8wks old and black and white. the father and mother both look extremely well, their coats have an incredible shine on them and they are in great physical condition, according the owner the father is nearly 6st! will take pictures and put them up when i get back

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Post by Harry on Thu May 05, 2011 6:46 am

Pick the one that 'stands out' to you as the best.... And don't forget about those pics Razz
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Post by clubby on Thu May 05, 2011 7:49 am

Very exiting day for you , if you cant make up your mind take 2 their small Laughing
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Post by tommy1985 on Fri May 06, 2011 12:21 am

got the pup, chose a black and white pup. his name is now murphy. i'm now standing in the kitchen wrapping a hot water bottle and a ticks clock in a blanket hoping to settle this little crier lol the joys of it, knew what i was letting myself in for so i cant really complain, few sleepless nights now listening to whimpering til he gives up looking for attention in the small hours of the morning but it'l be worth it in the end. i'l do my best to get pictures up tomoro

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Post by Guest on Fri May 06, 2011 9:18 am

nice one good luck with your new addition. by the way was the sire really 6 stone ?

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Post by YENALED on Fri May 06, 2011 12:23 pm

Tommy congrats on your new family member, I have only just realised you are over in the UK so a stafford is probably the best choice as you would always run the risk of a Pit Bull being taken off you. I cant wait to see pics of Murphy and if you have any of the 84lb/38k father lol I would love to see them too. sunny

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Post by Lisastaff on Fri May 06, 2011 12:51 pm

6 stome stafford. I would ahve to see it to believe it

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Post by tommy1985 on Fri May 06, 2011 2:09 pm

yea the father really was 6st, think he was around 19-20 inches at the whithers and a really solid dog, when i was told on the phone he was 6st i thought it was hard to believe unless he was gonna be grossely overweight but he was in good shape and althought i didnt ask for proof i've no doubt from looking at him he was at least 5 stone and likely 6. i'l get the pictures of the pup up at some stage if i can find card reader for my camera and i'l get in touch with the breeders again and see if they can email me a few pictures of the dad, really impressive dog.

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Post by Guest on Fri May 06, 2011 2:42 pm

dude there has gotta be something other than staffy in the sire if he is that big , maybe the staffy owners here can confirm it but i hav never heard of a staffy being that heavy and it not being fat

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Post by tommy1985 on Sat May 07, 2011 5:20 am

was beginning to think that myself to be honest, an uncle of mine bred staffs before and when he looked at the pictures i have of the dad on my phone he reckoned there was some pitbull in him because of the sheer size and weight. if its true then its definitely something else bull type in him because he just looked like a huge staff. if there is anything in him then we'l keep it quiet, far as my other half and the authorities are concerned the pup is just a staff. but at the end of the day long as hes a good healthy pup and his temeperment is sound i dont care whats in him

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Post by tommy1985 on Sat May 07, 2011 5:41 am

oh forgot to say my daughter doesnt like the name murphy ( or guiness for that matter) any we're finding it difficult to come up with another, any suggestions are welcome...

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Post by pitties rule on Sat May 07, 2011 9:35 am

congrats on the new puppy..... looking forward to the pics. it so hard to choose a name that everyone agree with so best of look....lol

google puppy names and see if ya see anything ya like
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Post by caroline/dnb on Mon May 09, 2011 8:06 am

have to say sometimes an older dog suits better with kids etc , we got our dog teddy and he was about a year old when we got him, hard to say tbh, he still had some puppy traits but no house training etc already trained and we where able to put him out the back straight away into his kennel and he was fine, puppies are alot of hard work , not to be negative love the little critters but having a 2 year old and a puppy to clean up after would not be my idea of a good time lol Laughing
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