Kinneman Kennels named one of the Best Breeders in Pittsburgh

Named Best Breeder in Pittsburgh

Kinneman Kennels is proud to be named one of the “Best Breeders In Pittsburgh” by CBS Pittsburgh. –

Customer Dedication and Satisfaction

blue-pitbullKinneman Kennels has nearly 25 years of Combined Breeding Experience. With the dedication to our health and happiness of our dogs and customers, it’s no surprise we’ve been named one of the best breeders in Pittsburgh. With so many breeders breeding for money, we breed for the love and passion of preserving some of the finest bloodlines in the world. So often you will hear pit bull activists who “LOVE PIT BULLS” bashing breeders. Without breeders there would be no pit bulls to love. Responsible breeding preserves and protects true pure bred pit bulls. Wether it’s an American Bully Bloodline, or an old school bloodline. Without responsible breeders, these dogs become over-saturated with generations of below average dogs. The end result is a dog with little or no resemblance to the ideal breed standard. Good breeding practices involve a great deal of time, money, research, knowledge, and dedication. Without these factors, we agree that a person should not have the right to breed dogs. Scatter bred backyard breedings will undoubtably result in more dogs in shelters, and more poorly raised dogs.

Lawmakers and the general public attempt to solve the problem of pit bulls ending up in rescue shelter with ineffective ways:

  • Banning a specific breed will no solve the problem with dogs in shelters. It will only change the breed of dog in the shelters.
  • Adopting dogs from shelters is only a temporary solution to a permanent problem.

Solutions to resolve the issue with pit bulls in shelters:

  • Breeders must register their litters with the city.  A proof of valid registration papers for both the sire and dam must be provided. Registration through the ADBA, UKC, or ABKC will be considered valid registration papers.
  • Tougher penalties on participating in unregistered breeding will lower the percentage of backyard breeders. Backyard breeders are the cause of the majority of dogs in shelters and almost NEVER have valid registration papers. By outlawing unregistered breedings this will likely put a very large dent in the number of pit bulls that end up shelters across the US. If lawmakers passed a law similar to this, it would have the potential to save many dogs from ending up in shelters in the first place.

Puppy Crate Training

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A litter of Pitbull Puppies bred at Kinneman Kennels in 2007

Before you crate train your puppy, please know that if a dog that is left in a crate for long hours can become neurotic, restless and noisy. It is suggested that you find someone who can take your dog out for a long walk and spend time with it outdoors.

Try as far as possible to only use the crate at night.  Otherwise, you must leave your dog in a separate room with reusable housebreaking pads, some healthy food, ample water and exciting toys. Arrange the room in such a way that the bed and food are at one end and the pee pads at the other. Spread the toys in the middle of the room. Dogs are intelligent and thinking creatures and they need to find something to occupy their mind.

The scientific crate training method is as follows:

  • Use a crate for the first 3 to 4 weeks to confine your puppy in it when you are not with him.

  • Take care to ensure that the crate is neither too big nor too congested without moving space. It should be large enough for the puppy to lie down in bed for a comfortable sleep and be able to stand up and stretch its limbs.

  • Dogs will feel happy not to soil their beds and the crate. Patiently and persuasively teach them to control their urge to urinate/defecate.

  • You must be vigilant and as soon as you see your puppy pacing, sniffing around, and turning restless, take it out of the crate.

  • Allow the puppy about 10 minutes of rest after relieving before taking it back inside.

  • Until your puppy is about 5 months old you will need to take him out frequently and keep an eagle eye on him.

  • Belly bands are effective training tools, particularly for male dogs, to prevent them from spoiling your floor and your furniture. Put them on while they are in the house, and remove them when going out.

A 12 week old puppy should be able to remain crated for 4-5 hours. A six month old puppy should be able to remain crated for 6-7 hours. A ten month old puppy should be able to remain crated for 8 hours.

It is true that paying absolute attention to a puppy round the clock can be very strenuous.  When you are too busy to watch the puppy, put the puppy in his crate and close the door.  You will have peace of mind and the puppy will also not go astray.

Paper Training your pups

If your puppy is being developed to be an indoor pet, you may try what is called paper training.  Place layered newspaper sheets in one corner of the room away from the feeding and water dishes. After every meal, you may lead the puppy to the newspaper pile. Each time the puppy defecates, change the top layer of newspaper and leave the bottom layer. Puppies will obviously not like to ease where they smell urine and feces.

Housebreaking a Puppy

You should begin to housebreak immediately after you bring your new puppy home. You must learn to consider housebreaking as managing your puppy rather than training it. There is a subtle difference between managing and training. With training, you try to teach your puppy a new behavior or an ability to obey your commands. With management, you develop a formula whereby you can evoke the desired response in your puppy.

Just like infant children, little puppies (8-12 weeks old) do not consciously understand that what they are doing is wrong or unacceptable.  So, you cannot make them realize that they are doing the wrong thing when they make a mistake in the house.

Any thing that you say to disapprove the puppy’s incorrect act will not be associated by the puppy with the elimination mistake it made. So, any sort of house breaking punishment that you mete out will be misconstrued by the puppy as unjustified anger from its master.  It will form an opinion of you as an angry person and someone to avoid and/or to fear.

When you start housebreaking in right earnest, you should inculcate a habit in your puppy to learn though experience, where to eliminate.  Once the puppy has developed the habit of relieving specifically outdoors he will no longer bother you spoiling your indoors. It will through instinct go to the pre-determined place chosen by you for this purpose. So, you understand that this is more a management method and not a training technique.

Here are some simple and easy-to-follow guidelines to housebreak a puppy:

  • Make it a point to leave the puppy in a crate that is sufficiently small so that he cannot urinate/defecate in one end and sleep soundly in the other end.

  • Never place absorbent materials like sponges, towels or mattresses inside the crate.  Puppies have a tendency to pee or poop on the towel and push it aside, creating a dry place to sleep.  The puppy must learn to hold it until it is taken out.

  • When the puppy wakes, you must open the crate door and allow it to walk out. Ensure it does not pee before getting out of your home.

  • Or else, carry and place it in the pre-determined spot where you plan it should urinate/defecate.

  •  Avoid engaging it in any play lest it be distracted from urinating/defecating.

  • Once inside your home, confine it to its room.  Allow it free access to water and after giving time for it to relax restore it to the crate.

  • When it is time for a meal, offer meal in its crate.

  • After 20-40 minutes, remove the meal and take him outdoors again.  Most young puppies need to eliminate from 20-40 minutes after they eat.  It should be put back in his crate, immediately when you get inside.

With passage of time, your puppy should be able to restrain longer periods of time before defecating.  But you must cultivate the habit to house break in the first four weeks. Set a timetable and achieve it. You must evolve a workable method of managing the puppy for the first month to allow your puppy for mid-day outings for defecating and urinating.

Feeding the puppy

Offering dinner early in the evenings and removing water several hours prior to bedtime – can help immensely with housebreaking.  Puppies that are 8 – 16 weeks old should typically receive 3 meals per day.  When it is around 4 months, it develops teeth and during this time your puppy should forego solid food.  This is because of the pain of chewing.  Offering moist food at this time can be helpful.  After 4 months, puppies can begin to eat two meals per day.

You should remove the food after the puppy after allowing 20 minutes to eat what ever it wants.  You should not be overly generous and let it overeat. This will put its digestive tract to a lot of strain that it will not defecate on a schedule.  Once you are able to clearly figure out how long after he eats a meal he needs to go outdoors, it will make things easy for you to housebreak the puppy.


Most 10 week old puppies sleep through the night.  But, if the puppy is still waking you at midnights for a trip outside, you can choose to ignore its cries.  If it has become habituated to waking at odd hours in the night it does not truly need to go outside. It will go back to sleep when you refuse to acknowledge it’s whining.

Under no circumstances, you should get frustrated, impatient or upset with the puppy during the housebreaking process.  It serves no purpose beyond making your puppy resentful and unfriendly. Please understand that housebreaking is all about efficiently managing your puppy and this calls for judicious planning, a spirit of tolerance and deep commitment.

About Kinneman Kennels Pit Bull Breeders

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“Blue Pitbull Stud” from Kinneman Kennels

If you are a dog lover, you might have heard quite a lot about the seemingly aggressive behavior of the Pitbulls, but, they actually make the ideal pet for the right owner. The Pitbulls are very loyal and show intense love towards the family they live with, and crave for attention from the family members. The Pitbulls are confident and bright pets, and tend to get aggressive against other dogs, especially of the same sex. Pitbulls are also great with children, which is contrary to what has been projected by the common man. Socialization is easy for this breed and any person who owns it, will always have a fun time with it.

Just reading a few words about the Pitbull must have made you like this dog. You may even want to get yourself one. However, you must take care that you get the best dog from the best place, so that you get the best time with your dog. It is always important that you choose a breeder that has a good reputation, with enough experience in breeding and which will provide the best service and quality of dogs. You don’t have to search further, for such a breeder, choose Kinneman Kennels. Kinneman Kennels is the best place to get yourself a cute little Pitbull puppy. We, at Kinneman Kennels, consider breeding American Pitbulls as a hobby; a hobby that we consider very seriously. We take care of the puppies a lot and hand raise them with love and affection. The dogs at Kinneman Kennels are socialized daily with people and other dogs of all ages, so that you get a dog with a stable temperament, which is not aggressive against dogs or humans.


At Kinneman Kennels, we make sure that the puppies that are bred here are socialized and trained properly at an early age itself, and work towards developing the following traits in them:

  • Short & compact bodies

  • Large block shaped heads

  • Short muzzles

  • Muscular body

  • Workability

  • Stable temperaments

Kinneman Kennels not only focusses on developing the good character traits of your dog, but also makes sure that your dog is trained in such a way that, some of the natural instincts of your dog, which may be dangerous or harmful, are either suppressed or kept under control. All puppies out of Kinneman Kennels carry none of the following disturbing traits:

  • Unstable temperaments

  • Human aggressiveness

  • Merle (eye defect)

  • Long hair

  • Skin problems

  • Kinked tails

With many years of experience in Pitbull breeding, our Pitbull puppies have the classical American Pitbull temperament and drive. You can find some of the finest quality American Bully style Pitbulls at Kinneman Kennels. All our puppies are strictly line bred, so that none of the extraordinary characteristics of the ancestors are lost, and if possible, better traits are developed in them. The result of this is that the first litter is just as good as the last one and they all look like their ancestors, carrying forward the bloodline of their family.


We are breeders of the Blue Nose American Pitbull terriers; American Bully style Pitbulls to be specific. These dogs have remarkable temperaments and socialize well with other dogs and people. On purchasing a dog from Kinneman Kennels, you will have a dog that has over a dozen generations of Bully Style Pitbulls in their pedigree. You can also have a look at your dog’s parents, at Kinneman Kennels, and also have a glance at the pictures of the last 4 to 5 generations of its ancestors. We also line breed the best of the Gottiline and Razor edge bloodlines. Each dog you find in our dog’s pedigree was carefully selected to line breed into our program.

We strive hard to preserve as well as improve this exquisite breed of dogs. We also breed offspring from New Troijan’s Rolex and New Troijan’s Strike. The Pitbull bloodlines at Kinneman Kennels consist of: Razors edge, Daxline, New Troijan (Los Angeles California), Gottyline (Daxline), Greyline Blue Star Kennels (Houston & Dallas Texas), and Gottiline.


A relatively new name that refers to the bloodline created by Ed Shepherd. This kennel was originally known as Gottyline and is the home of 21blackjack. After Ed produced his now world famous stud “Dax”, he renamed his kennel to Daxline and now bases his entire bloodline off of this American Bully.



At Kinneman Kennels, special attention is given to socializing the puppies daily, so that you get a puppy that gets along well with people and other animals as well. They are exercised and trained daily, with special care and affection, so that they always feel at home. The Pitbull puppies are so groomed and trained, that they can adjust to almost any kind of living – indoors, outdoors, in heating or air conditioning. When you purchase a puppy from Kinneman Kennels you can be sure about your puppy becoming a member of your family, and a lovely companion. It will also be appreciated by your neighbourhood, because it has been socialized effectively at an early age itself.


Almost all Razors Edge American Pitbulls are registered with the UKC or the ABKC, whnile some are registered with ADBA. Dual registered puppies, registered with both the UKC and the ADBA are also available. All our puppies are shipped out at 9 weeks old. Along with your Pitbull puppy, you will also be handed its UKC papers, or ADBA papers, or both if the Pitbull is dual registered.


Kinneman Kennels is also a supplier of Bully Max. Bully Max is a great canine supplement which has in it essential vitamins and proteins. This will help in a healthy muscle building in the Pitbulls at Kinneman Kennels. Having Bully Max develops your dog’s immune system, metabolism and vision. Better bone nourishment, muscle building and proper overall growth are other benefits that your Pitbull can get from Bully Max.


WE believe that our responsibility with our customers doesn’t end with the selling of our puppies. We offer unlimited support for you to take care of your pet companion. Along with your puppy, you will also get all the registration papers at the same time. Moreover, support items such as training tips and socialization help guides are also provided. You can feel free to call us at any time to get help or advice from our experts.You can also visit us any time at Kinneman Kennels, Pittsburgh, PA, which is at a close distance from Manhattan, Ohio, New York citWashington DC and West Virginia.

Though there may be negative remarks about the Pitbull breed of dogs from the media, projecting them as being dangerous to children, anyone with even a little knowledge about dogs will know clearly that the behaviour of any pet dog is largely influenced by the way it is trained and socialized. Pitbulls are actually wonderful companions, especially with children. With strong and muscular looks, these they will also add to your status quo. Kinneman Kennels is undoubtedly the best place for you to get yourself a Pitbull – the ultimate family companion. If you are looking for a Pitbull puppy with over 10 generations of bullies, which has been socialized at an early age itself and has full breeding rights, then we, at Kinneman Kennels have the exact type of dogs for you.

American Bully Forums

If you would like more information on the American Bully Breed, the American Bully Planet offers a great deal of information from breeders and pit bull enthusiasts. This forum is a place where the world’s best bully breeds discuss the breed, and offer in depth inside information on their kennels and dogs. link: