My aim is to breed typey, active Bull Terriers with a zest for life. To this end I hope to place them into homes where they will live as family members for their lifetime. The breeding programme is limited to my available commitment of time, work and money. Perception is that breeding dogs is "money for jam", but breeding COSTS money, it doesn't make money. I do my very best to find the best matches for the girls at breeding time. If I think that an outside mating is warranted then dogs and pedigrees will be researched to reach a decision. DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BACKYARD LITTERS AND ANKC REGISTERED LITTERS: The puppies do not have official ANKC Affiliate pedigrees. The breeder is not a member of their State ANKC affiliate. "Registered breeder" can be just registered with DACO or one of the many new registries popping up all over Australia. "Australian type, American type" do not exist. Usually pups are not microchipped. ANKC Registered breeders will have a Certified Pedigree for the pup of your choice that will be transferred to your name. You take the breeders' word that they are purebred. They may well not be. (DNA testing is now available) Or adult dogs introduced as the parents may not be the parents at all. Breeding a pedigree Bull Terrier with a pedigree dog from a different breed does not result in "pedigree" pups. They are mongrels. Ask to see the parent's pedigree papers. Orange colourd papers are clearly marked "Not for Breeding". They often leave their litter mates and their mother very young - 4-7 weeks. They leave unvaccinated, not microchipped, but sometimes advertised as "vet checked". (Vets can and will supply certificates for pups they have checked). Hopefully they won't get Parvo before you vaccinate them. IF they are weaned, they are weaned on a cheap diet inadequate for their needs. IF they are wormed it is usually only once. Worm eggs left behind will hatch and become worms. It will cost money to vaccinate, microchip, worm and pay for basics that Registered Breeders do as a matter of course. You will probably end up paying the same as you would for a pedigreed puppy. And you will probably not have what you thought you paid for. Emptor Caveat - Buyer Beware! Dogs SA member 5100008621. Please contact DogsSA on email: firstname.lastname@example.org to verify my membership ANKC registered breeder since 1969.