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Rachel is a stay-at-home pet mom, caring for her dog, cat, turtle, tortoise, and fish. She's a content writer in various niches but most notably in the pet field, educating pet parents on the health and wellbeing of their furry friends. When she's not writing, she's reading, playing video games, or organizing something.
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Pit Bull Puppy – The Complete Guide

Rachel Poli Author
Rachel
Aug 3 ·

Pit Bulls have a pretty bad reputation. However, this dog breed is one of the most affectionate, sweetest, and friendly pups. There’s a lot to love about the adorable Pit Bull breed, so if you’re thinking of bringing home a Pit Bull puppy, then let’s talk about this loving pooch. Look at this cute little chap…

 

A brief overview of the Pit Bull

While the Pit Bull may not be the right choice for novice dog owners, this pooch is a delight to have at home. They are friendly with all of their family members, including strangers. They’re also good with kids. However, they will need early socialization to get along with other dogs, cats, and small animals.

Luckily, this intelligent dog breed is easy to train. They’re eager to please and will learn quickly. This is a good thing because training will need to start early. This pooch may tend to be mouthy, bark a lot, or even wander. A fenced-in yard will be a good idea for this doggo. They’ll also do okay in apartments, but they can get loud and prefer a yard to stretch their legs. In addition, they don’t like being home alone for too long. So, they may bark a lot or become destructive if they get separation anxiety. 

A yard is also a good idea because Pit Bulls have high energy levels. They’re playful pups but will need ample exercise and playtime every single day. This includes long walks and hikes and at least an hour of romping around in the yard. In addition, a trip to the dog park will allow them to get their energy out and help socialize them with other dogs. I Love Pitbulls…

The other great thing about having a Pit Bull is that they are fairly low-maintenance to care for when grooming. This dog breed isn’t considered to be hypoallergenic, but they are low-shedders. Their short coat is easy to groom, and drooling is kept to a minimum.

So, are you convinced you want a Pit Bull puppy?

Where to find Pit Bull puppies

You’ll be able to find puppies in this dog breed just about anywhere. They are a fairly popular dog, even though they’re considered a “bully breed.” We don’t recommend searching for a Pit Bull dog through pet stores, puppy mills, or backyard breeders. Your best bet will be a reputable breeder, shelters, or a breed-specific rescue.

Start with shelters and rescues. Call any local ones near you and ask if they have purebred Pit Bulls for adoption. They may have this breed of all ages, including puppies. You’ll be able to give a dog a great home. Alternatively, if you really want a puppy, then you can search around for good breeders who have Pit Bulls.

Looking for reputable breeders isn’t as easy as a Google search, though. Please do your research and ensure they are breeding the dogs under healthy circumstances. Then, meet with the breeder in person and get to know them a little bit. They should have extensive knowledge of the breed and will allow you to meet and socialize with the puppies and the litter’s parents. Also, the breeder won’t let the puppies go until they’re at least eight weeks old. 

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How much do Pit Bull puppies cost?

The average litter size of Pit Bulls is about five to eight puppies. It’s a popular and well-known breed, so even if this pooch is in high demand, it should be easy to find. If you happen to find a good breeder, you should expect to pay them at least $500 to $1,000. If you go through a rescue or shelter, they may be a little less expensive.

Preparing for your new puppy

Before you buy your puppy, though, make sure you have all the essentials. First, find a veterinarian who is accepting new patients. Let them know you’re looking for a Pit Bull puppy, and they can give you resources. You’ll be able to get everything you need with the help of your vet, including meal plan options.

Then, you can go shopping for supplies. For example, buy a collar, leash, harness, food bowls, toys, a dog bed, crate, and many other accessories. You can also get grooming supplies. Some of this may be trial and error. For example, your puppy may turn out to have sensitive skin, but it’s always good to be prepared with something.

Finally, make sure your house is puppy-proof. You don’t want your new furry friend to be chewing on any wires or drinking out of the toilet.

Bringing home your new furry friend

If you have everything you need, now you bring home your new canine companion. Keep the house calm and quiet for the first few days so that your new pooch can get used to you and the rest of the household members. Also, let them explore their environment. This is a good opportunity to show them where they can and can’t go in the house.

Also, try to take a few days off from work when you bring home your puppy. This way, you can give them undivided attention while the two of you get used to each other. Also, you can then begin training.

How to train a Pit Bull puppy

Pit Bulls are eager to please, intelligent, and quick learners. Luckily, this makes it, so they’re easy to train. They thrive on human attention and positive praise. You can train your pooch at home yourself, hire a professional dog trainer to work with you and your dog in your home, or you can take puppy classes at your local pet store or vet. Via…

Should you get a Pit Bull puppy?

Are you ready to bring home a Pit Bull puppy? This dog breed is sweet and will be a delight to have at home. They’ll get along with everyone in the family, enjoy going on adventures with you, and will love to play and snuggle with you.

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Rachel is a stay-at-home pet mom, caring for her dog, cat, turtle, tortoise, and fish. She's a content writer in various niches but most notably in the pet field, educating pet parents on the health and wellbeing of their furry friends. When she's not writing, she's reading, playing video games, or organizing something.
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