Philicia, I've been 19 myself years ago so I know you are not going to listen to anything we say here. It's understandable, you're young, and as responsible as you think you are - you aren't. It's something 95% of us have been through, where we think we know what we're doing when we're young than find out we don't. I'm still paying for mistakes I made at your age.
Nobody here is trying to change your opinion, we're simply trying to explain to you that there are TOO MANY pit bulls already in existence. TOO MANY blue, red, chocolate, brindle, purple, pink, papered, unpapered, etc etc etc pit bulls.
The pit bulls you have MAY have good temperaments. The problem is, they're WAY too friggin' young to know how their temperament will be when they mature. Being able to have sex does not mean mature...I've had sex for years and years and just now consider myself mature.
By health check, we don't mean take it to the vet, we mean actual thorough health checks. The dogs you are breeding could
have good temperaments, could
have good health, but none have matured nor been tested to know.
If you think we need more pit bulls in the world, go take a visit to your nearest shelter, look at craigslist, or even ask around and there are PLENTY of people with puppies for sale. You basically are breeding two dogs of unknown health and temperament, that will more than likely (I'd bet DEFINITELY) not all end up in good homes for their entire life.
How are you going to feel when one of the puppies you bred ends up having a very bad temperament or goes to a bad home and ends up hurting someone? How about when you see another pit bull making headlines and it turns out to be the one you bred?
That hurts ALL of us.
Will any of this definitely happen? Maybe not. But leave the breeding to the people that have been doing it for more years than you have been alive, and actually know what they are breeding.
We're not trying to tell YOU what to do, we're trying to protect more puppies from getting euthanized and possibly more bad headlines to continue the pressure on our breed. If your friends want a "blue" or "blue brindle" puppy, tell them to look around the shelters and I guarantee they will find one. They aren't as special as people think they are.
We aren't trying to run you off or "be mean" to you. We're simply trying to protect the breed we love. A lot of people here are much older than you (no offense
) or work in shelters and see first hand what damage BYBs cause.
Again, I'm 99% sure you'll continue doing what you're doing and thinking that you know what you're doing, because I've been there before. Please take these suggestions to heart. For the little extra money in your pocket, you are indirectly hurting all of us, allowing more pups to die that could be adopted instead of buying from another BYB, and 3 litters from that 1-1.5yr old pup is NOT GOOD. How worn do you think you would be after having 3 children by your current age? It's worse the for the dog.