Tracing a Dog's Bloodline


Q. I just bought what I was told is an American Pit Bull Terrier. The facial features are consistent with the breed standard. The people we purchased her from were asking $600, but I offered $100 and we took her away. She is easily trainable and obedient, which I understand is also consistent with the breed standard for the American Pit Bull Terrier, but I’m thinking of having her spayed to avoid dealing with impure pups.

The advice I’m asking is how I can go about tracing the blood lines to assure I have gold, not a mutt. I would appreciate your help.

A. A responsible breeder would provide pedigree papers for the dog at the time of purchase. It doesn’t sound like this is the case since you’re asking about tracing her blood lines. There are some breed identification blood tests out there that you can ask your vet about if you really want to know the dog’s breed. The good news is that it sounds like you have a very intelligent dog that will probably be loyal companion to your family for many years to come with the proper care and training. It sounds to me like you already struck "gold” with this very unique Mixed Breed dog or "Muttigree” as we call them. It is a very good idea to have your dog spayed because this will keep her from wandering away from your home and prevent her from going into "season” and attracting stray male dogs. You can check out the Web for low cost spay/neuter services in your community. One such site is Best of luck with your new dog.


4 of 5 Comments View All 5 Comments

Give us your opinion Give us your opinion on Tracing a Dog's Bloodline

User Avatar

charles   easton, Pennsylvania

1/8/2016 9:57:37 PM

I had a pure bred lab unfortunately she passed away after 13 great yrs I would like to trace her bloodline & try to find the same bloodline to still have a part of my dog!! what r the steps?

User Avatar

telina   flowery branch, Georgia

12/30/2013 12:33:28 PM

I have a pure-bread german rottweiler and her papers have gotten lost. I dont remember anything from her paper work. how do I have her bloodline traced to regain paperwork on my rottie?

Get Adobe Flash player

Leslie - 233329   Lakeside, AZ

10/16/2013 8:36:32 PM

Good advice. thanks

User Avatar

Richard   Fort Worth, TX

4/10/2012 12:05:45 PM


Login to get points for commenting or write your comment below

First Name : Email :
International :
City : State :

Captcha Image

Get New Captcha

Top Products