Ask the BTCD to help you understand what you
are seeing advertised in the local marketplace. We maintain a database of breeders, including photos, and can help
you sort through the choices facing the average buyer across North Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.
Shipping is a no-no from a seller and buyer perspective,
99% of the time.
$1500 to 1800 - show quality, complies with Breed Standard, 90-100% CH bloodline, contracted with breeding restrictions,
health tested and guaranteed, lifelong support from breeder, breeder is member of BTCA and/or regional Bull Terrier club
$800 to 1500
- show quality, complies with Breed Standard, contracted with breeding restrictions, 70-90% CH bloodline, health tested
and guaranteed, breeder is member of BTCA and/or regional Bull Terrier club
$500 to 800 - not the
best representative of the Breed Standard, not contracted, very little or no CH bloodline, little or no health
testing, breeder is probably not affiliated with BTCA and/or regional Bull Terrier club
Under $500 - does not comply with Breed
Standard, not health tested, no CH bloodline, breeder is not affiliated with BTCA and/or regional Bull Terrier club
In general terms, we see many cases of
buyers paying too much for puppies they believe to be of show quality. Knowing how to research a pedigree is the
key to striking a fair deal. The BTCD provides this research service at no cost. Dogs that have very distant,
or little or no champion bloodline, are typically not compliant with the Breed Standard, established and maintained
by the Bull Terrier Club of America. Generally speaking, the quality of dog with no champion bloodline is the type of
dog that is typically offered through Rescue.
One of the most important factors in evaluating a
breeder has to do with the breeder's affiliation with local and national organizations. Breeders that are members
of the Bull Terrier national and regional organizations typically have the best interests of the breed at heart when making
decisions to breed and place their dogs.