American Pit Bull Terrier: Your Happy Healthy Pet by Liz Palika

By Liz Palika

Your chuffed fit PetThe authoritative info and recommendation you would like, illustrated all through with full-color photographs--now revised and redesigned to be much more reader-friendly!Powerful, yet affectionate. Enthusiastic and enjoyable, yet tough operating. Playful, but provocative. tremendously clever, yet occasionally comical. American Pit Bull Terriers are one of the such a lot liked canines in addition to the main misunderstood, feared, and despised. This advisor fills you in at the breed's wishes and attributes, covering:* the excellence among the yankee Pit Bull Terrier and the "generic" pit bull* qualities to seem for in determining your puppy* issues you will need to make your domestic dog think at domestic* Feeding, grooming, and healthcare* the significance of confident but company education, socialization, and supervision round teenagers* Bonus chapters to be had on spouse internet siteProvide tips for American Pit Bull Terrier and you'll have a devoted spouse for all times.

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Qxd 12/14/05 10:41 AM Page 61 Chapter 5 Getting Ready for Your APBT You will want to put some identification on your APBT right away, so have a tag made up at your local pet store with your name and phone number. If you know your new dog’s name, put that on it too, but don’t worry if you haven’t figured out his name yet. You can always have another tag made up later. Put the identification tag on a buckle collar (nylon or leather) that will remain on your dog all the time. If you’re bringing home a puppy, he will need a couple of collars in gradually increased sizes as he grows up.

The puppies may or may not be purebred; the male (or males) may not even be known. With APBTs, unfortunately, the term backyard breeder also applies to those people who hope to breed bad dogs—dogs with aggressive, violent temperaments. These dogs are used for illegal dogfighting or as accessories (or weapons) in other illegal activities. Backyard breeders may produce some nice puppies. It has happened, and the smart backyard breeder will ask for help from an experienced, reputable breeder. But they are just as likely to produce dogs with problems.

Finding the Right APBT It’s not hard to find an APBT; they are very popular. It may be more difficult, however, to find the right APBT for you. But many resources are available to you. qxd 12/14/05 10:38 AM Page 47 Chapter 4 Choosing Your APBT Tell people you’re looking for a nice APBT puppy (or adult). Ask if they know someone who has bought one from a good breeder and is happy with the dog. If you see a handsome, well-behaved APBT, talk to the owners. Ask where they got their dog. APBT clubs can also be a good place to find a dog.

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