QUESTIONS FROM MY MAILBAG
This is page two in a series of pages that answer the most common questions I receive from the mailbag concerning operating a dog kennel business. If you haven't already done so, you will want to start on page one; our PITBULL INFORMATION page.
I take the best and most commonly asked questions concerning starting and running a dog kennel business and answer them. I cover just about everything you need to know in order to run a top notch dog kennel business and keep your dog in the best shape, and well trained.
If you are looking for information on Pitbull Muscle Building you will want to read Mr Pitbulls top tips on muscle building for Pitbulls.
Billie from Auburn Alabama asks Mr Pitbull:
Mr Pitbull, I just love dogs and would like to start a dog kennel business, and was wondering what advice you have to help me start a dog kennel business? I have looked at a lot of websites and you have by far the best pitbulls I have seen and the most information on running a dog kennel business. What tips can you share with me?
PITBULL HEATH and then apply what is there to start you dog kennel business on the right track.
HOW TO START A DOG KENNEL BUSINESS
Hey Billie, I can't blame you for wanting to make a career with these beautiful animals by starting a dog kennel business. I will start by saying starting a dog kennel business for breeding dogs is not an easy business, and very few who start a dog kennel business will ever make any money breeding dogs. I would suggest that you do a lot of homework. I have lots of information on dog breeding in this article DOG BREEDING. In that article I have all kinds of useful tips on how to start a dog kennel business. After years of owning a dog kennel business I can tell you that the single most challenging aspect of running a dog kennel business is keep the dogs healthy.
I cannot understate just how difficult it is to keep a kennel full of dogs healthy. You will want to know the do's and the don'ts to keeping your dogs healthy go to my website and read the information on pitbull health here:
Additionally, I can't tell you how many times I have seen people start a dog kennel business with the wrong dogs. To quote Kenny Rodgers: You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away, know when to run... Starting a dog kennel business and Breeding dogs is like gambling, very few are able to make a success of it. Too, many don't know enough to recognize when they are playing with a bad hand. You certainly don't want to start a dog kennel business with the wrong cards.
Before starting your dog kennel business, meditate on these lyrics and then look at the hand you are playing with, and ask yourself how many ACES are you holding. Said, "If you're gonna play the game, boy, ya gotta learn to play it right. You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, Know when to walk away and know when to run. You never count your money when you're sittin' at the table. There'll be time enough for countin' when the dealin's done. Ev'ry gambler knows that the secret to survivin' Is knowin' what to throw away and knowing what to keep".
PICTURES OF DOGS that they plan on using as the foundation in starting a dog kennel business, and I would not want the dogs if they gave them to me for free.
In starting a dog kennel business to breed and sell dogs, what is interesting is that when dealing out a hand in this game, you get to see your cards before they are dealt; so pick the right ones! Don't start your dog kennel business with poor quality, average quality or even good quality dogs. You want nothing but aces in your dog kennel. And if you really want to know, ask me to give you an honest evaluation of your dogs. I can't tell you how many times someone sends me
Shakia from Chicago asks Mr Pitbull:
Dear Mr Pitbull Is it true that pitbulls have locking jaws? My boyfriend says that is why they are the best dog because their jaws lock. And is their bite the most powerful of any animal? What information on Pitbulls can you provide?
DO PITBULLS HAVE LOCKING JAWS?
Shakia, thanks for writing Mr Pitbull I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard that one! No, Pitbulls do not have locking jaws. Information on pitbulls with locking jaws is completely false. Owning and running a dog kennel business I can tell you first hard, their jaw structure is no different in that respect than any other canine. As far as the power of their bite goes, no one can say with any certainty as to what breed of dog has the most powerful bite because a true scientific study has never been done. Many will refer to the test that Dr. Brady Barr conducted and aired on National Geographic. That test was anything but scientific. He choose A Pitbull, A Rottweiler and A German Shepherd for his study and then publicized his findings. It never seizes to amaze me, as to how so many people could be so gullible.
If someone were to try to determine, which race of man could lift the most weight, and he went down to NY City and picked ONE white guy, ONE black guy, and ONE oriental, do you really think the results would prove anything? It is absurd! Until a test is done with a hundred different breeds, with a sampling of about a hundred dogs per breed, the answer to your question is simply wild speculation.
Arnold, Grand Rapids asks Mr Pitbull:
Dear Mr Pitbull, I was wondering if you give me information on a payment plan for a pitbull; of course I would not get the dog until I finish paying?
DOES MR PITBULL KENNEL OFFER PAYMENT PLANS?
Thanks for writing Mr Pitbull Kennel Arnold. I appreciate your desire to own one of my dogs. And I would like to sell you one for sure. However I would not sell a dog on a payment plan as you are suggesting, even if as you suggested you pay for the pitbull puppy in full before I ship. Here's why: First I strongly advise for your own protection that you do not enter in to such an agreement with any dog kennel business! Especially, I would not do so with any Pitbull Kennels as you cannot be certain of their integrity.
Secondly, it just is not a wise thing to try to purchase something you do not have the money for. Believe me, it is a vicious circle, you just don't want to get started down that road.
As a responsible dog kennel business, I have to consider the welfare of the dogs that I breed. I raise them from birth and have them for two months often times having spent weeks getting up in the middle of the night to feed them when a mother could not parent them for whatever reason. They are like children to me and I want to make sure that wherever they are placed, the owner is capable of caring for them without question. I hope you understand.
Third, there can be a lot of unexpected expenses in owning a dog. It would be terrible if after spending all your money, the dog became sick and you did not have the money to cover what could be an expensive vet bill. And don't conclude that it is unlikely, it happens all the time. I run a dog kennel business and know first hand.
I have two recommendations for you; Look over your circumstances carefully and then consider if your desire to own a pitbull fits your circumstance. If so, then save up enough money (in your bank account) to pay for the dog with a reserve of at least a thousand dollars, and then give me a call. Or after considering your circumstances, look for a dog you can adopt, the initial expense is much less, and you may already have enough to do that. I really believe that any responsible dog kennel business would give you this information. I hope you don't mind. My dogs are more important to me then a few dollars. I would like to know what you decide, and if you adopt, I would love to see pictures. I have all kinds of tips regarding Pitbull rescue here:
On the next page: More questions from my Mailbag