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I'm kinda confused. You can't really breeder search until you have a specific breed in mind...unless you are just looking for examples of good breeders?

As for the first link you posted (BullyStylePitbull), I'd definitely advise against purchasing from them. It's really hard to find any sort of reputable Bully breeder (and I'm speaking in terms of American Bullies or Bully Pitbulls here, not bull breeds in general) if they exist at all and these guys definitely aren't an exception to that. They're basically just another "we sell big tough, big headed dogs" kennel. I'm also not really a fan of Razor's Edge lines...but that's more of a personal preference.

Rescuing is always good though. Just make sure that you are going through someone reputable (I don't really know anything about the rescue you posted) who takes time to properly evaluate their dogs before adoption. With so many Pits out there in rescue and shelters its important to make sure you are getting a dog that is fairly well balanced.
 

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We have specific breeds in mind we are just looking into both breeders and rescues before we make a informed decision on either or....
Prefer goes to Dobermans,German Shepherds,Bullmastiffs,And a bully breed(not sure yet on which one,wanna research more).
Plus i did not think there was a problem with me looking for breeders before hand since we are not looking right now(as i said prob September or October,Maybe even later)We just want to be fully prepared and have our breeders chosen before hand even if it includes 5 breeders for our chosen breeds.
Yet at the time of looking we will also start looking into rescues too.
 

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Hi, I hold off looking for the breeder for the monment till your 100% sure which breed you want as a family pet. Find out as much as possible, will that breed suit you and your family. Can you afford all the health costs and insurance cover incase of emergency. then got have time, feed ect.

No point saying that breed for me, finding out after that fact that you can't handle the pup. The breeder would be more upset with you if you buy the puppy first then you got to let go later, when the breeder pup all their heart and sole into a litter. Lots to think about first.
 

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No there is no harm in looking at breeders now or anytime in your life. But if you are considering getting a dog so soon then it would be best to try and decide what breed/what type to be able to chose a breeder who has that breed and the kind of dog you want in that breed.

If you do decide you want an American Bully I think it will be very hard to find a good breeder though they do exist, it is just not easy to find.

Another NuVet seller too. Yet it obviously doesn't work for their own dogs judging by the pics. I note breeders sell it like it is a cure/prevention for illness and that you must use it too if you get a pup for them.

I'm also not sure what is so great about half the dogs being purple ribbon.
 

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If we run the timeline of you getting a pup in September or October then your prospective breeder would have to already bred their bitch. Going with October, since it's further away, with an 8 week weaning period your pup would have to be born in August, and given a 62 day pregnancy would need to be bred in June. Typicaly quality breeders will have potential homes lined up for their pups before they even breed the litter.

Honestly with such a short time frame, I think your energy would be best served finding the breed that's best for you and your family. Then focus on looking for breeders or rescues that your comfortable getting a dog from.
 

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Rescue-Mom, we have the same taste in dogs... I am currently looking around for which of those breeds would be best for me and looking around at various breeders.
I currently have a bully breed and bully cross [possibly english or victorian bulldogge, rescue and not sure... and a boxer-american bully cross] and am not really looking for a new pup yet, but would like to know who is best and what I want when the time comes.

Unfortunately I live in an area of banned pitbulls, so they are unfortunately removed from my list.
I have found numerous kennels, but I don't want to post them as I don't know much about them or practices yet...

I do want a dog that is more energetic than my bully breed though, so I have been looking at GSDs and mals. Could you please keep us posted on what you find - I enjoy searching breeder pages :)

I want to be in the position animal cracker is talking about - ready to put the deposit when the litter is planned/convieved.
 

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Hello,



I thought about my response before replying, because it seems like you are very excited and trying to think about too much at one time. I tend to do that, too, so no worries. I do think that the other posters have given you good advice in regards to narrowing down what you want.



Getting a dog from a shelter is worlds away from getting one from a top notch breeder. Hopefully, you’ll listen to the advice you receive on here so that you will be able to tell a bad breeder from a good breeder.



At any rate, if you go to a shelter, you will be saving a life that otherwise may not have had another chance. However, neither you, nor the rescue staff, have actually seen what that animal has been through. Likely, they have only known it a short period of time and only in the stressful environment of a shelter. Since you work in rescue, I would assume that you are fully aware of that. If you get a dog from a rescue, you should be ready to accept what ever issues that dog may or may not have and be willing to work with that animal to overcome what ever issues that it could come with.



Some rescue dogs are perfectly wonderful pets, and are only rescues because their people have abandoned them for whatever reason, such as the economy. Others were dumped because of behavior or health issues. If you have a question about a dog you are trying to rescue, take a professional trainer with you to help make your decision.



A puppy that comes from a breeder’s is a blank slate that should be well on it’s way to being a sweet, beautiful, healthy, well socialized animal. You should not accept anything less from a good breeder. Ideally, they should show their dogs, work their dogs, and do every health test available. They should have a clear idea of what their breeding plan is, and what type of dog they want to develop and what the breeding which YOUR puppy will come out of will fit into that idea.



A puppy from a breeder should be guaranteed from health issues for at least 48 hours from it’s initial arrival in the home, and then for 2 years against genetic defects.



For a puppy like this, you can expect to pay from $900.00 to well over $1,000.00 depending on what you’re going for.


With that in mind, you first need to choose a breed, and then decide whether you want a puppy or a rescue, (make sure it's reputable either way) and then you can make a move to get your dog.

I can tell you that I've been researching breeds for about a year and a half, then finally narrowed it down to samoyeds. Then, spent another 6 months visiting kennels, going to specialties and shows, meeting breeders and researching lines, and then I finally narrowed it down to a kennel, and prayed to God I could get on their waiting list, and so far it's all worked out.

The breeding is to be done this winter, with puppies on the ground in spring, and then the pup will be home by next summer.

Plenty of time to save and plan.

I'm not saying that you automatically have to do things that way, but just consider that you don't have to rush. You can have all the time you want to make good decisions for yourself and your family and the dog.
 
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