Iron King Kennels's Pitbull Blog

What do I need for my new puppy and tips on getting ready for your new pup.

July 30, 2017 What do I need for my new puppy and tips on getting ready for your new pup.

                                               Its very exciting looking for a new puppy , spending hours either looking at websites or driving to locations and finally deciding on one specific pup or breeding you like and making your choice. At the end of the day all our customers ask us what they need to do to get ready for their new puppy. A.    First you have to be prepared for accidents. Puppies can't hold their bladders like adults can and they don't know that they can't just potty anywhere they like. If you can't handle that then the dog life isn't for you because just like kids there will always be some sort of mess but you put up with it because you love them so much.B.    Second puppies chew on things so the only way to make sure they don't chew on your nice furniture is to give many different options of toys and make sure you play with them a bunch in your house and outside.With pitbull puppies we recommend Kong Dog Toys  and  Nylabone Dog Toys. Both of these brands...

How long are dogs pregnant and what do I need to know?

July 24, 2017 How long are dogs pregnant and what do I need to know?

                                    Dogs are pregnant on average about 9 weeks or 58-68 days. Some dogs can have them a week early but its not healthy typically for them to have them any younger than that. Sometimes they may have them a little late as well so don't freak out if a few days have passed since she was 9 weeks pregnant. Keep a close eye on the dam for any signs of distress like panting or restlessness. When your dog gets about 8 weeks pregnant you should start taking her temperature. A dogs normal temp is about 102-102.5 , when your dams temp drops below 100 degrees it means she will be having the pups in a day or less. Once labor begins keep a close eye on the soon to be new mommy. When she has each pup make sure she properly tears each puppies placenta and starts licking each new pup. If you like once she has torn open the placenta or if you have done it your self you can check the puppy to see if its healthy and its airways are clear. Some times you may need to use...

How to get pet urine out of carpet with natural ingredients.

July 8, 2017 How to get pet urine out of carpet with natural ingredients.

​                                                     Accidents happen but when its a dog peeing on carpet sometimes if not cleaned correctly it can permanently damage the carpet and or leave an almost permanent smell. There are tons of chemicals out there you can buy at stores but i prefer a more natural mix and something that is non toxic so there's no problem with children or dogs.                                                                                     What you'll needSpray bottle to hold liquid1 teaspoon - Baking Soda5 Ounces - Hydrogen Peroxide3 drops - Wild Orange essential oil1 teaspoon - White VinegarMix all ingredients together in the bottle and shake , if the mess is very large double the recipe. First what needs to be done is use a wet or shop vacuum to sucks up all liquid possible , if you don't not own one of these use a towel and place something heavy on it and leave for a few minutes to absorb the liquid.        Once all urine is removed from carpet...

SATIN BALLS! The best way to put weight on a dog quick!

July 6, 2017 SATIN BALLS! The best way to put weight on a dog quick!

Satin Balls are high in fat , protein and calories. They can be fed as a meal or as a supplement. All ingredients are kept raw and the satin balls are fed raw. This is not meant to be a permanent diet , this is meant as a way to put weight on your dog quickly. If you decide to fed only the satin balls as a diet rather than a supplemental feeding  once your dog is at or near the desired weight you need to switch your dog back to its normal diet by slowly, introducing the old diet over a few days so you don't upset your dogs stomach.     10 lbs ground hamburger , you need high fat. The more fat the better!1 large box or round tub type box uncooked oatmeal I can canned pumpkin10 raw eggs1 and 1/4 cup vegetable oil or olive oil1 15oz jar wheat germ10 packages unflavored gelatin1 and 1/4 cup unsulfured molasses1 large box Total cereal 1/2 teaspoon salt of saltRoll into balls or patties and either refrigerate or freeze. If mix is too wet to roll add more Oats , if you feel mix is too dry...

Supplements to increase your stud dogs semen count

July 3, 2017 Supplements to increase your stud dogs semen count

​                                                               This is for a 60LB dog. Adjust dose as necessary. This is meant for a 3 month cycle and not a permanent routine.1. Saw palmetto 400mg 1X Daily2. Maca 300 mg 1X Daily3. Acetyl L Carnitine 100mg 1X Daily4. Alpha Lipoic Acid 50 mg 1X Daily5.Fish Oil 1000mg 1X Daily6. Vitamin E 200IEU 2X Daily7. Vitamin C 500mg 1X Daily Saw Palmetto - An herb that increases prostate health and can even help a swollen prostate.Maca -  Said to help with a males fertility and sex driveAcetyl L Carnitine -  Among many other things is said to increase sperm motility.Alpha Lipoic Acid -  An antioxidant that provides protection to the brain and other organ systems and enhances the antioxidants in Vitamin E and Vitamin C.Fish Oil - Gives an nice healthy coat and reduces inflammation.Vitamin E - an antioxidant that helps with fertility and helps the immune system.Vitamin C -  Ia an antioxidant that works with Vitamin E and enhances it. I also...

Health Benefits of giving CoConut Oil to dogs.

July 2, 2017 Health Benefits of giving CoConut Oil to dogs.

​Coconut oil has tons of uses.It can be used as for many antiviral , antifungal and antibacterial purposes. Coconut oil  has many health benefits for your dog. It is best pair with some sort of Omega-3 supplement.          Coconut oil is good for humans and for dogs. It is made up of more than    90% saturated fats. It is made up of mainly Medium Chain Triglycerides , these fatty acids balance the thyroid, making it easier for overweight dogs to lose weight and giving lethargic dogs energy.                   It also has many other uses for problems with1. SKIN  A. eczema and skin allergies.  B. Can protect against mites, fleas and ticks.  C. Heals dry elbow and other body calluses and dry pads.  D. You can put it on cuts ,wounds and hotspots to help with the healing.                                                                   E. Use it on your dogs coat to make it sleek and glossy.                                                       F. Helps doggy Odor.   G. Use it to...

How to Accurately Keep Track of Your Dog’s Medical History For the Breeding Process

May 7, 2017 How to Accurately Keep Track of Your Dog’s Medical History For the Breeding Process

​Summary: During breeding, one must be cautious of previous medical conditions.Selecting the right mate for your dog sounds like a relatively easy thing to do when it comes to the breeding process. However, the mate that you choose should possess characteristics and qualities that you want to see passed on in the puppies. This is where the breeding process becomes reliant on good judgment calls. Both the male and female should be healthy and have no previous genetic faults. This obviously jeopardizes the health and qualities of the puppies that you are preparing to breed. Keep a record on both the female and the male to increase the success of the entire breeding process. In the meantime, you should emphasize excellent health throughout the whole ordeal.Try and keep a history folder on the female dog and record important dates like behavioral changes or medical issues that arise. This is an integral part of the breeding process because proper documentation is necessary when it...

How Anatomical Defects in Pitbulls Compromise the Entire Breeding Process

May 7, 2017 How Anatomical Defects in Pitbulls Compromise the Entire Breeding Process

​Summary: By keeping a detailed log on your pitbulls and developing a good working relationship with your local vet, you can maximize the effectiveness of the breeding process.The process of pitbull breeding revolves around numerous factors such as: choosing the right mate, excellent nutrition, and a keen eye. If you are a novice breeder that is looking to jump into the exciting world of breeding, this guide will help you understand the basics so that you understand the core concept of the breeding process.Anatomical Defects to Keep an Eye Out ForMale dogs tend to have less reproductive problems than female dogs. Now, anatomical defects such as infection of the reproductive organs or low sperm counts are the most common issues that you need to watch out for in a male dog. Furthermore, male dogs can also possess other medical issues such as arthritis of the spine, hypothyroidism, and brucellosis. If you are looking to purchase a male dog from a breeder that has XXL pitbull puppies...

Why Pitbulls Do NOT Make the Best Guard Dogs

May 7, 2017 Why Pitbulls Do NOT Make the Best Guard Dogs

​Summary: Don’t think that adopting a pitbull will make your house the most secure property in the neighborhood.If you’re thinking about adopting a pitbull to be the meanest and toughest guard dog on the block, you’re sadly mistaken. As a matter of fact, this breed is known to be extremely people-oriented. You’re more than likely to find your pitbull trying to play with an intruder rather than scare him off. This article will discuss why pitbulls do not make the best guard dogs.The Name is Intimidating ItselfWhen you hear the name pitbull, you’re probably immediately thinking how aggressive in nature they are, when in fact it’s quite the opposite. They love humans, and that’s an understatement. They friendly, bubbly, and love to play with others. Unless you have a bully pitbull that’s trained to be a guard dog, which is something that is not recommended, then you’re likely to end up with a dog that’ll overlook the fact that someone broke into your house to...

Top Facts That You May Not Know About Pitbulls

May 7, 2017 Top Facts That You May Not Know About Pitbulls

​Summary: Pitbulls are often portrayed as slow and unfriendly (with an appetite for human flesh). More so than not, they’re the opposite.If you’re looking to add a new friendly face to your family, why not consider a pitbull. They’re friendly, don’t require much grooming, and are loyal to the core. Here are some fun facts that you might not know about the American pitbull terrier and the pitbull breeding process.They Are Relatively HealthyWhile it is true that any type of dog can inherit genetic issues, some of the most common types of issues that pitbulls face (i.e. hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, demodectic mange) aren’t fatal and can be treated once found. While it may sound like your dog will grow up and be plagued with a variety of these issues, also know that your veterinarian can help minimize the side effects – which is why a good relationship with your vet will undoubtedly help out in the long run. Grooming Issues? Not With PitbullsPitbulls are known for...

The Top Misconceptions About the Pitbull Breed

May 7, 2017 The Top Misconceptions About the Pitbull Breed

​Summary: The media tends to distort the image of pitbulls, which has led to many of them wandering the streets without an owner.If you’re in the market for a new household pet, and aren’t familiar with the American pitbull terrier, chances are it’ll be the last breed that you pick out of the bunch. Why? Most people recognize pitbulls to be extremely aggressive on sight and can even kill people when provoked. However, most of this is based on their past history where they were trained to hurt and kill by thugs and gamblers – this is the type of pitbull breeding that was overlooked too often. This type of volatility isn’t what their natural state is. Rather, they are loyal, friendly, and goofy animals that love to play and have fun. Loyalties Lie With Their OwnerWhen you adopt a pitbull, know that you’re gaining a loyal friend that will be there for you through thick and thin. With many pitbull breeders exercising new ways to promote good behavior due to positive...

Bad Pitbull Behavior? Blame the Dog or Blame the Owner?

May 7, 2017 Bad Pitbull Behavior? Blame the Dog or Blame the Owner?

​Summary: The stigma surrounding pitbulls has people wondering who’s fault it is when ill behavior is displayed.As most of you are already aware of, pitbulls aren’t exactly the type of dog that gets the fairest of treatments. They’re aggressive past has led to many cities placing bans on having them as pets. The stereotype is that all pitbulls are dangerous, unpredictable, and can result in careless deaths if uncared for. However, what many people don’t understand is that it’s not entirely the pitbull’s fault – rather the pitbull breeders caring for him.Ill-Tempered Owners Impact Their Dog’s BehaviorPitbulls that are placed in an environment where aggression and abuse is displayed profoundly can directly impact the perspective of a pitbull. After all, they’re loyal to their owners and anything that emotionally stirs them up can become habitual over time – this means barking at anyone that poses a threat, attacking smaller dogs, and even bite others. Breeding...

How the Term “Pitbull” Was Derived

May 7, 2017 How the Term “Pitbull” Was Derived

​Summary: Pitbulls aren’t just one type of breed. This article will dive into the depths of the various classifications of pitbulls and how the term “pitbull” came to be. The term pitbull is a somewhat vague and generalized depiction of the breed. For instance, it’s used to categorize the American Pitbull Terrier, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, and the American Bulldog all together in the same breed category. You’ve often heard people discuss pitbulls in a very broad fashion, but it’s the same as if someone were to use the term “hounds”, which depict breeds like the bloodhound, basset hound, and beagle. A seasoned pitbull breeder can easily tell you how to differentiate one type of pitbull from another.Pitbull DerivationThe term pitbull comes from the bloody sport of baiting. In the past, pit-fighting circuits were created solely for entertainment purposes. These brutal battles consisted of multiple dogs fighting each other to...

Blue Nose Pitbull Facts You’ve Never Heard Before

May 7, 2017 Blue Nose Pitbull Facts You’ve Never Heard Before

Summary: The term “blue lust” was coined years ago due to the profitability of blue nose pitbulls.Blue nose pitbull puppies are often misrepresented in the current market due to irresponsible breeders that are looking to profit by spreading false information. Before you invest in their scam, note that blue nose pitbulls aren’t a different breed of pitbull. They just so happen to have a blue tinge to their coat, which may be accompanied by a blue nose. Aside from that, they’re just an ordinary pitbull that’s no different than any other pitbull. How to Point Out a “True” Blue Nose PitbullOne thing that you should consider is that some breeders are overeager when it comes to making money. In many cases, they’ll take an American Staffordshire Terrier and mix it with an American pitbull terrier in hopes that they will produce a blue coat colored pup. So, if you’re looking at a pitbull that has a massive body, cube-shaped head, and a heavy bone structure, you’re most...

Why Blue Nose Pitbull Puppies Are Often Misunderstood

May 7, 2017 Why Blue Nose Pitbull Puppies Are Often Misunderstood

                                                             Summary: Numerous factors play a role in why blue nose pitbulls are carrying a hefty price tag these days.Blue pitbull puppies are often misrepresented as a rare breed that comes from being a member of a different type of purebred pitbull. As a matter of fact, many pitbulls have blue nose colors. Think about it, would so many breeders be advertising blue pitbulls for sale if they were in fact so “rare” as they like to put it? At Iron King Kennels, we believe in transparency with all of our transactions which is why we created this guide to showcase the amount of deception that occurs in today’s pitbull market.Market ValueDue to the fact that so many breeders are charging absurd amounts for blue nose pitbulls, the market value has become inflated. Add this to the fabricated rumors that they place on them and you have a false image of a pitbull that’s just as normal as all the XXl pitbull puppies for sale.Breeding...

How Exaggerated Pitbull Stereotypes Are Changing the Market

May 7, 2017 How Exaggerated Pitbull Stereotypes Are Changing the Market

                        ​Summary: Breeders often exaggerate the worth of a red nose pitbull to help their business.If you are an avid pitbull enthusiast, you’re likely to know about the red nose pitbull. Now, reports have shown that the red nose pitbull is one of the most popular pitbull “types” that dog owners look for in this day and age. There is often confusion however, when it comes to differentiating the red nose pitbull from a “normal” pitbull.Are They a Different Breed?No. The term “red nose” was developed by backyard breeders and can be somewhat considered as a slang term for these types of pit bulls. They aren’t a different breed of dog or a luxurious one-of-a-kind pitbull that is worth their money in gold as much red nose pitbull breeders would like you to believe. The common misconception has changed the breeding industry substantially in that you’ll find a sharp increase on red nose puppies for sale. Several breeders like to sell the notion that red...

How to build a whelping box for your pitbull

May 7, 2017 How to build a whelping box for your pitbull

There are many things you must take into consideration when building a whelping pen. Here are just a fewThe size of the dog that will be in the pen.The type of dog that will be in the pen.The budget.If you would like the dog to be able to get in and out any time they like.This article is for 75-120 pound pitbulls and their puppies , budget of $300 and the pen will made so that you have to let the dog in and out via a bolt locked door. The pen will be 4ft wide by four 4ft wide and 4ft tall. You can make it bigger , smaller , taller or shorter for your own needs.2x4's for frame of the whelping penPlywood for the walls of the pen , Use your opinion what quality and thickness of the plywood but we use the most expensive one that Lowes has which is like $30 a sheet.Hardware for door , walls and floor. This includes screws , bolt locks , L brackets etcFlooring and something to glue it down.Something to protect the edges of the flooring , best option we have found is metal carpet...

How to build muscle on your pitbull

May 7, 2017 How to build muscle on your pitbull

If your looking to build muscle for your pitbull than the only way is with exercise and proper nutrition!There are tons of sports and activities that Pitbulls enjoy , just like humans dogs need exercise and they not only look better but the feel better as well when they get exercise. Dogs cannot lift weights or go to a gym so you must find different methods for them to find exercise.Exercise is not the only a healthy pitbull needs , it will need proper nutrition as well.Here are some of the many ways you can build muscles in your pitbull.1.Running or walking your dog2.Treadmill3.Weight vests4.Hydrotherapy5.Fun workouts like Fetch6.Dock jumping7.Spring pole8.Flirt Pole9.Bite work with bite sleeve10.Weight pullingYour Pitbull will not build muscle with out proper nutrition! This is very important!ExercisesPlease use common sense when performing any exercise with your pitbull. Just like humans their body can only take so much so start off slow and slowly work your way up with any...

Getting a new pitbull puppy

May 7, 2017 Getting a new pitbull puppy

Getting a new pitbull puppy or any new dog is exciting but also stressful. Make sure you properly plan and you can make sure its more fun than stressful!Prior to getting new dog1.Get together with your family and discuss everything. Someone will have to be primary care giver or split up chores evenly.Discuss where the dog will sleep or are there any places that will be off limits to the new dog.2. Get everything you need prior to getting pitbull puppy. Examples of things needed may beA. Dog food and Dog food bowlsB. Dog bed for dog to sleep or some sort of dog crateC. Lots of toys , we mostly suggest Kong products and Nylabone because they are safer to digest if eaten.D. Leash and or collar E. Cleaning productsF. Dog gate if needed3. Get your Home readyThis will be the hard part. Setting up dog gates , putting dog bowls , setting up crates and putting down a dog bed.If you need to make any area off limits now is the time to do so. You want to make sure that anything not safe for...

What to look for when searching for a blue pitbull puppy for sale

May 7, 2017 What to look for when searching for a blue pitbull puppy for sale

​Its very confusing when you start looking for a new pitbull puppy. There are dozens and dozens of sites all claiming to have the best and obviously that can't be true. First off imo its very important that they are full time breeders. Puppies require a good amount of socialization and playtime to ensure they become well mannered adult pitbulls. Being full time makes sure that the puppies get this attention and you know you are dealing with a professional. Another thing is if they offer any type of guarantee on the health of the puppy. This is very important because it lets you know they are confident in the health of the pup they are selling you. One of the most important things though is that they allow you to come see the puppies and parents in person to make sure they are legit. Lat but not least when buying anything online but especially a pitbull puppy make sure they use something like paypal to ensure that you are not ripped off!

Using a spring pole with your pitbull

April 21, 2017 Using a spring pole with your pitbull

​Using a spring pole to exercise your pitbull is a very rewarding experience for the dog. It works almost every muscle in the dogs body but especially works all the muscles in the shoulders , jaw and neck! Its also a very fun activity for the the dog to let off some stress. The trick is getting your dog to actually use the spring pole because most dogs wont just run up for the first time and use it. They have to be trained to use it. There are many ways to introduce your pitbull or pitbull puppy to the spring pole but we have found that using a toy or activity that they already know works best. For example one of our dogs loves playing fetch and is obsessed with tennis balls. So after installing my spring pole i drilled a hole through a tennis ball and ran a rope through it and tied it to the spring pole. I showed my dog the ball and he went to grab it and started pulling. After time I raised the height of the ball to where he could not reach it so instead he would grab the rope...