A better quest is how many first time owners of any breed are really prepared to breed the first dogs of the breed they own? Very few, if any. You should breed for betterment of the breed. Not even knowing anything about the breed outside of what one has learned in books, to me it's both unrealistic and unethical to even think of breeding at this juncture.
***Edited By: Minniyar on 5/2/2005 10:30:29 PM*** Reason: add
hi wots minniyar told was absolutely correct u can have a pit / rot as ur first time but thinkin about breedin is abosultely wrong u can read a lot about dogs but u never know them till ur with them i read a lot abot big dogs like neapolitan mastiff n dogue de bordeaux but when ive been with them the exp has been diff i beleive the book gives a combination of a general perspective n the authors ideas so i think u shud drop ur idea about breeedin them else its ur wish bye
I'm not a breeder ,so for me to answer is more difficult.I am a owner of 2 female APBT.For 6 months I took care of my brother inlaws Rottie.Both awsome breed of dogs ,both judged unfairly.
My take ,find a mentor ,a breeder you can trust who's responsible in each breed. Talk to them,learn,watch some breedings take place,births, sales of dogs ,and how they go about deciding which dogs to breed,which dogs not to use in their breeding programs.This will help anwer a lot of yur questions.Then decide which breed you want to possibly breed.
Niether breed is for the novice owner,but more experienced.Both are strong powerful breeds ,that require 100% dedication.If your not willing to put forth that effort,don't even bother to start learning about breeding either breed.
I'm just curious....what is your motivation behind breeding? What do you wish to accomplish? If you just want puppies or if you want to make money....please don't do it.
I was just at my humane society a couple of days ago and there were several pits and pit mixes in there. One of the guys said that pits and pit mixes are the most common dog in the center and the most often put to sleep. It was sooo sad. I know that they will be put down if no one adopts them.
My husband and I have a "pit" that we got from our local animal shelter. I was very worried at first we have 3 young girls. I worked in the local ER for a few years and I saw what all differents dogs could do.
You would never know that I dog is a pit she is very loving and sweet she thinks she is a baby and loves to be with the girls. At night she sleeps at the end of my bed. She get's down all night to check on the girls. We also have another small mix dog and 2 cat they all get along with out very many problems.
My cat has hurt more people then my pit has licked.
We do not hit her and never have never will. If she does something wrong she goes in her crate or my husband will change his voice.
I have 3 rottweilers and a Pit. I don't breed. Diva my one rott I got from a rescue very pregnant. She was from a puppy mill bust. Anyway she was the worst mother you could imagine. My vet who raises show rottweilers told me that Rotts are known to be terrible mothers and out of all the litters he has had that he considers himself very very lucky if he doesn't loose at least 2 puppy from being laid on. Also Rott moms hate to nurse. I ended up having to bottle fed all 12 of my puppies and I luckily didn't loose any but that was I took off work for 3 weeks to watch them. I only left 6 on her at a time and she had to be forced to lay down and nurse them.
Before you even think about breeding you must educate yourself about the breed. Rottweilers are not a breed for everyone. This breed would not be an ideal dog for someone who knows nothing about them let alone breed them. Constant training and socialization is a must.
***Edited By: halo611 on 5/3/2005 9:10:37 PM*** Reason: added