Buying a pit bull puppy can be risky without the proper knowledge. Here are 5 RULES you should always follow when buying a puppy online:
Rule #1) PROTECT YOUR MONEY. Never pay for a puppy or send a deposit using any payment method other than a Credit Card or PayPal. In the event that the transaction is fraudulent, your money will be reimbursed through PayPal or your credit card provider. Scam artists always accept one of the following payment methods: money gram / western union, wire transfers, checks, cash, or money orders. Never send money to anyone using any of these payment methods.
Rule #2.) GET VIDEO OF THE DOGS! Pictures can easily be manipulated. Always get videos of the parents and the pups.
Rule #3.) PICK UP THE PUPPY IN PERSON. If you’re able to pick the puppy up in person, you can pay for the pup and get the papers at the same time. You can also get an idea of what type of operation the breeder is running.
Rule #4.) RESEARCH THE BREEDER! Search online for as long as it takes to get a history on the breeder that you’re working with. If they’ve done bad business there’s a good chance you will find it.
Rule #5.) DON’T BUY A PUP FROM AN INEXPERIENCED PIT BULL BREEDER. The number one sign of an inexperienced pit bull is a breeder that scatter breeds their dogs. Scatter breeding is when you take two dogs that share NONE of the same ancestors and breed them. The result is an inconsistent litter of puppies that look little or nothing like the parents. You should also avoid pit bull breeders who do not health test their dogs, screen their buyers, or allow visitors at their kennel.