If he has no job how will he pay for the basic needs & vet care, toys and training for this dog? If he came to me looking for a pup; I would not give him one. Dogs are not cheap to take care of...Maybe you should remind him of that
Sounds like the breeder doesn't care much about where his pups go
Time and love is not all it takes in reality to care for a dog
When he eventually moves has he thought about how hard it is to find apartments or rent houses when you have a pit bull.... I bet he hasn't. Has he looked into the place where he is moving to see if there is breed specific legislation?
Please keep trying to talk him out of it
Patch O' Pits , Home to Greatly Loved Ch GRCH, Therapy, & Agility APBTs "When it Rains Play in the mud"
He has a place to live in when he decides to move. He know's about the time it takes. He's not getting Duke or any pit right now. Until he's gone and can take care of it. Maybe he'll change his mind by then.
If he does get it make sure he knows what hes getting into. They are a loving dog! Very loyal...but that right there is where problems start. If there to loyal! Then sudden movements, stangers can bring out the worst in them. And just like every terrior they are stubborn! If he reads up alot and takes the dog to school im sure he will do fine. Make sure it gets to be around people, children and dogs as soon as he gets it. Dont let him get territorial over anything. food, a toy, YOU, a spot he like to sleep. This leads to bad tempers. This is a dog you never want to hit. im not saying tos okay to hit other breeds but this breed can turn...they are very smart and think of ways to outfool you. EX> my first pit bull Blue 90 pounds of pure muscle. Fast as can be. Very smart. My little cousins would egg him on. They would fin out how far his tie out could go and go right up to that line just where he couldnt get them. THEN Blue made it look like the tie out stoped 2 feet befor it relly did and kept doing that over and over with them. and when they got close enough he nipped there butts.
They have a mind of there own. Im not trying to discouage him from getting a pitbull as this is the only breed i get beside Cane Corsos and i did too start out with out knowing anything. My dogs were never horrible but they didnt have the propper training with others. But they did fine untill a stranger would come in the house a sudden move was made or noise. Then they were ready to strike. But they never did besides getting my cousins butts.
They are a very loving dog but they need training! As any powerful dog does. But Powerful dog + Terrior= Hard first time power dog. sorry for spelling and legnth!
honestly from first hand experience, pitbulls are AWESOME DOGS. They can be protective when they need to be, and they are so playful. They usually sleep all day which i think is cute and so adorable when they sleep pn your lap. They are everything you want if you want a good dog. $50 is a good deal, its to good to be true. Your friend is losing out on a good dog. YOUR getting a good dog at a good price. I hope you purchase it, because those dogs are really expensive. I hope you have a good time with your future pitbull =]
ZERO: APBT's should never be the way you describe... shy and nervy or jumpy dogs are not acceptable. Sudden movement should not frighten them, and cornering them should not lead to a bite... all these things you describe are the signs of poorly bred, nervy dogs. Any dog, especially and APBT, should not exhibit those traits... they should be confident, fearless really and very friendly with strangers... they are not supposed to be a human aggressive breed.
Chopper: a $50.00 APBT is not a "good deal" APBT's sold that cheap tend to be very poorly bred of unknown backgrounds... no health or temperament testing...a bad idea... these dogs typically tend to be the ones that are shy and fearful or riddled with health issues. If you are going to purchase a dog, any dog, buy from a reputable breeder who health and temperament tests thier stock!
To Golden, the OP: I am very thankful your brother has decided to wait... APBT's are great dogs, but your brother was definitely not ready for the responsibility.