There have always been dog fights in Albany, but lately its been getting heavy. Talk of the two stolen pits the other day makes me want to do something about the problem. I don't think it will be too long before we get slapped with BSL. So, heres what I'm thinking: I want to start breeding/showing pitbulls around my area and providing responsible owners with well tempered, healthy, and all around ideal pit pups. I want to show those who are opposed to bully breeds and those who are on the fence that a pit bull is no more aggressive (when properly raised) then say, a lab. The way I see it, the less people that are scared of or opposed to pits and other bully breeds, the less chance we have of BSL banning the bullys. I know that this will most likely be a life-long dedication and that it requires an investment of time, money, and love but its something that I want to pursue. Of course, I can't do this anytime soon due to a lack of resources, but its never to early to start getting experience with dog breeding. My questions to the breeders are: - What is a good way to get involved with breeding at my age. How can I gain some experience for later on? - What kind of health checks are necessary to be passed before breeding? - Roughly, how much money should be expected to be invested in a period of one year? - I heard that in a good year, the breeder will break even. True or False? - Whats a decent price to sell the pups at? What factors should determine the price? - Is it wise to use a stud service? Thanks for reading, if anyone has any input, please feel free to post. I'm sure I'll have more questions soon.