Monday, May 19, 2014

What to Look for In Blue Pitbull Puppies

If you love blue pitbulls, you are not alone. Pitbulls are popular, and blues are among the most popular of all. But when you see an ad for blue pitbull puppies for sale, it can be hard to know whether you should trust the seller. Thinking of adopting? At Iron King Kennels, we want all of our customer experiences to be good ones that lead to long relationships. To that end, we have provided the following recommendations so that you can get the right companion the first time and not take any chances with dicey so-called "breeders." 

Here's what to look for in blue pitbulls:

1.  They're from a reputable breeder – Not all breeders are created equal. Everyone knows that blue pitbulls have a devoted following and that means that anyone with a couple of blue pitbulls might try to make money advertising the puppies. But going to a professional breeder makes a real difference. Professional breeders give more time and attention to the dogs and can account for how they are treated, trained, and raised. Amateur breeders are more likely to keep the bulls in kennels for most of the day (while they're gone at their day job), may give them lower quality or undocumented care, and in some cases may not even be selling real blue pitbulls. Trust the professionals.

2.  The breeder specializes in blue nosed bulls – Like any variety of dogs, blue nosed pitbulls have their own distinct personality traits and quirks. Of course they have many similarities to other pitbull types, but they also have some subtle differences. If it's possible, focus your search on experienced breeders who specialize in blue pitbulls. These breeders will know more about how to take care of young blues to ensure the best-trained adults with the easiest temperaments.

3.  No early adoptions – It's understandable that you want to get your puppy home as soon as possible, but a reliable breeder will not let blue pitbull puppies go home before 10 weeks of age. These early weeks are crucial for mental and emotional development. A dog that is taken away from familiar surroundings and faces too early can develop lifelong behavior tics that are hard to cope with. Professional breeders understand this and will not let the puppies go early.

4.  The puppies are introduced to a variety of experiences – The most well-adjusted blue pitbull puppies will be gradually introduced and acclimated to a variety of other creatures and experiences including children, cats, babies, and other forms of stimulation they're likely to encounter in their future homes. The best pitbull owners focus on giving young puppies these experiences to prepare them, before putting blue pitbull puppies up for sale.

By choosing the best puppies from a responsible and knowledgeable breeder like Iron King Kennels, you can ensure that your pet is healthy, happy, and ready for their new home. Remember, you should always ask questions about the dogs you are considering and the breeders you are getting them from, so please call us at: 1-352-857-9007. We would love to talk to you!

Monday, May 12, 2014

What to Look For in Blue Pitbull Breeders

Pitbulls have a strong following of loving owners and breeders (including us here at Iron King Kennels)—and blue pitbulls are among the most popular. Aficionados know that blue pitbulls are gentle, intelligent, and faithful dogs. But with so many myths about pitbulls out there, it can be hard to know which breeders to trust. What should you look for in blue pitbull breeders? Here are our top guidelines:

  • Specialization – Not all pitbulls are the same and not all breeders know blue pitbulls! While there are many similarities among the different types of pitbulls, they differ not only in color but in temperament and personality. If you are looking specifically for blue pitbulls, then talk to a breeder who specializes in them.
  • Full time, dedicated breeders – This is probably the most important thing to look for if you want a healthy, well-adjusted pitbull puppy. While there's nothing wrong with casual pitbull owners selling their puppies, but that does not make them pitbull breeders. Professional blue pitbull breeders should treat it as a full time job, spending all day, every day with the dogs and giving them lots of attention, care, and affection. This not only makes the dogs happier – it also leads to well-behaved puppies.
  • Lots of outdoor space – Hand in hand with running a professional breeding business is having the space for the dogs to enjoy. Adult and puppy pitbulls love being outside and having space to run. For a breeding operation with a number of dogs, at least a couple acres of fenced outdoor land is a must. If breeders run everything out of kennels or a very small yard, both the physical and mental health of the dogs is at stake.
  • The right age – Puppies should be adopted young, but not too young. As a general guideline, puppies should not be adopted out before 10 weeks of age. This gives them time to wean, grow, adjust, and learn. It lets them become more independent and emotionally ready to leave. If a blue pitbull breeder offers puppies younger than this, it's not a good sign.
  • Breeding services as well as puppies – You may already have a blue pitbull you love and want to keep the line going. Professional blue pitbulls breeders should have a selection of males and females available and extensive experience facilitating the breeding process.

With Iron King Kennels, you'll always get the best, healthiest pitbulls on the market. Call us today at 1-352-857-9007 for more information!

Do you own a blue pitbull? What do you look for in blue pitbull breeders?