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Stolen Pitbull Worth $10,000

Cathy1
August 6th, 2006, 05:39 PM
A 3-year-old pit bull worth $10,000 was stolen Thursday from a South Yarmouth home on Buckwood Drive. The dog was due to deliver next week, which may have motivated the thieves. Each puppy may be worth up to $1,500.

http://www.myfoxboston.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=374059&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=3.1.1

LavenderRott
August 6th, 2006, 05:56 PM
Ok. Princess is worth maybe a couple of hundred dollars - same for her pups. I sure didn't hear any mention of the fact that she is a Champion showdog and I am willing to bet that if she was a fabulous titled dog, the press would have made a huge deal about it.

I am willing to bet that I can get a rottweiler puppy from a COE breeder - both parents being Champions and probably pointed in other venues, if not finished for less then $1500!

Sorry, but it looks like some backyard breeder had their dog stolen. The local police might want to check where the local dog fighters hang out to find Princess.

Maxine
August 6th, 2006, 06:53 PM
I think this is so wrong... i dont know anything about that dog but i feel for her... she must be under stress to deliver and now she has been stole from her loved ones.... This is absolutly wrong and I hope justice will be done. Those puppy deserve good homes and i dont think the thieves will bother about who's getting them, as long as they show cash money.
Obviously, if its a BYB that was owning the dog, i hope they will spay their bitch and learn a lesson of life.

MyBirdIsEvil
August 6th, 2006, 07:57 PM
This article has more details, but it still doesn't say how they came up with the $10,000 figure.

http://cbs4boston.com/local/local_story_217142336.html

As a sidenote though, where I'm from, wellbred registered pitbull puppies normally run around $800 and can bring up to $1000. The amount of money people will offer for a wellbred pitbull is ridiculous.
It's because a lot of people think it would make them look cool or tough to have a pitbull, and it's not just dog fighters byb's and bad owners that think this, a lot of people that take care of their dogs, treat them well and have the money to spend think this also.

It's hard to find a pitbull (especially in the city, but all over the u.s) that's purebred, doesn't have health issues, and actually LOOKS like what people think of as a pitbull, so I think this is why some people are willing to pay so much.

Prin
August 6th, 2006, 10:35 PM
I know some super show doggy rotties that were bought from Germany for $4000 each. It is possible, depending on the lines...

LavenderRott
August 6th, 2006, 11:45 PM
I know some super show doggy rotties that were bought from Germany for $4000 each. It is possible, depending on the lines...

I know Prin, but those are dogs are proven.

If Princess had those kinds of lines, you can bet that the press would have been all over it.

MyBirdIsEvil
August 7th, 2006, 03:42 AM
Well bred pitbulls are worth quite a bit of money because there's not many to come by.
There's lots of people breeding "pitbulls" that aren't even fullblooded, and right now people that actually care about the breed are trying to get them more well established.(at this point they're not even registerable with the akc)
Some of you may think the american staffordshire terrier is the same thing, it's not. This explains it a lot better than me:

http://www.bulldogbreeds.com/americanpitbullterrier.html

Many people are trying to get pitbulls established as a completely separate breed (which they are anyway), and this makes well-bred, well-built, well-tempered pitbulls EXTREMELY valuable at the moment.

I'm sure none of this makes any sense, I wish there was someone here actually associated with the breed to explain it for me, since I know a few people that breed pitbulls, but I haven't really talked in depth with them about it, so I'm not the best person to explain.

MyBirdIsEvil
August 7th, 2006, 03:45 AM
Ok, I guess a simpler version of what I'm trying to say is:
Yes, the price is inflated, but those kind of prices aren't unheard of.
They must have been taking the price of the puppies into consideration though because no one dog is worth 10,000.

Prin
August 7th, 2006, 06:39 PM
Yeah, and if there was a dog worth $10 000, the puppies would be worth a helluva lot more than $1500.

pitbulldoggy99
September 8th, 2006, 12:38 PM
maybe the mother is worth 1500 an so there forth each pup is worth about that orrrrrrrrrr maybe they already know how many are in here an all together they will make 10,000 u get the idea???? like HELLO MY DOG IS WORTH 1000000000,0000000 <to me> you get the idea tho if say this dog was carryin 7 pups and @ 12- 1500 a pup u get it yet like HELLO u ppl r so rude geeuz!:candle: for the poor baby lost from home

Puppyluv
September 8th, 2006, 01:01 PM
maybe the mother is worth 1500 an so there forth each pup is worth about that orrrrrrrrrr maybe they already know how many are in here an all together they will make 10,000 u get the idea???? like HELLO MY DOG IS WORTH 1000000000,0000000 <to me> you get the idea tho if say this dog was carryin 7 pups and @ 12- 1500 a pup u get it yet like HELLO u ppl r so rude geeuz!:candle: for the poor baby lost from home
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