Buying a staffordshire bull terrier
So, you are looking to buy a dog, and, more specifically, a Bull Terrier. This is a great breed of dog but a little tricky to buy. There is so much you need to know when looking to buy this breed of dog, so here are some things to look for when buying a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
1. When buying a dog, especially this dog, you need to make sure that you ask to see the originals of the Pedigree papers. With this you should be able to check the Staffordshire Bull Terrier breeder’s documentation, which will include the Kennel and Prefix number. Also, make sure that this information is up to date.
You may not want to do this because you do not want to be a bother to the breeder; but, if they are a serious breeder they will expect you to ask for this information. If at any point they seem to be hesitant to give you this information you should begin to get suspicious about the pedigree of the dog.
The reason this information is important is because this breed of Bull Terriers have a breeding standard that has been established to ensure that certain characteristics that define the breed continue to be passed down.
2. Only buy a Staffordshire Bull Terrier from a breeder who is registered to breed them. This is the best, and sometimes only, way to guarantee you are getting what you are paying for. There are hundreds of people who were looking to save a few bucks, bought this breed of Bull Terrier from someone who was not registered to breed them, and ended up with a completely different breed of dog.
If you buy from a registered breeder you do not only get the piece of mind that you are getting the real deal, but you also get the option of papers that will certify the dogs lineage. These papers are completely optional for you to take but it just further tells you that you are getting the right Bull Terrier.
3. When purchasing your pup you need to be on the lookout for defects. If you buy from a registered breeder you can be ensured that you are buying a dog that has a proven and traceable blood-line, but these dogs are still able to have defects. Most of the defects are visible in full grown dogs but a few of them can still be spotted when a dog is young.
If you follow these three tips to buying a Staffordshire Bull Terrier you will be on your way to owning the dog you have always wanted.