Pit Bull Informational Pages
by Diane Jessup 


The FIRST thing you need to know about breeding pit bulls:

Every week in the US, thousands of healthy, young pit bulls die - because they were bred by someone who didn't care enough to do it right.

For 20 years I worked in animal control, killing those wonderful, healthy products of thoughtless breeders.

However, I do NOT believe that cessation of the careful breeding of purebred dogs is the answer to the overpopulation problem.

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After almost thirty years as a "fad breed" the American pit bull is suffering the same downward slide in physical and mental quality that any breed suffers in this position. No amount of "rescue" will repair the breed. That is the job of the serious breeder.

Avoid those who view dogs as "bling" or status symbols. Money - not the breed - is where their interest lies.

Was our dog a clown, a hobby, a fad, a fashion, a feather in our caps - that we should subject him to dog shows, that we should harry his faithful soul with such tomfoolery? We should have been ashamed to let him smell about us the tar-brush of a sense of property, to let him think we looked on him as an asset to earn us pelf or glory. No! If a man does not soon pass beyond the thought: "By what shall this dog profit me?" into the large state of simple gladness to be with dog, he shall never know the very essence of the companionship which depends not on the points of dog, but on some strange and subtle mingling of mute spirits.

John Galsworthy

for breeder "red flags"

CLICK HERE for straight talk
about pit bull breeders

CLICK HERE for important
breeder's resources

articles on breeding

For links to very interesting
links on breeding theory

CLICK HERE for a "typical" ad and
how to read it.



"You are really not a breeder until you've bred a line of dogs and have several generations under your belt and have a type and a line of dogs that identifies you." - Marj Brooks Respected Dachshund and Doberman breeder and handler


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