We take great pride in every puppy we produce and our relationship with our Puppy Families

Here are some experiences from our growing Bartin Family

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I have had a number of dogs in the past, but have always been in love with the American Pitbull Terrier. I have been wanting one for a number of years, but before I got a dog I did my homework. I must have researched every breeder and kennel in the United States before finally deciding to go with Erin and Bartin Kennels. The entire process was wonderful. I had a million questions which Erin happily answered. Her communication was excellent. She kept me and all the other soon to be dog parents so well informed of every step in the process. Maximus just turned one and is everything I love about this breed and hoped he would be. He is beyond loyal and courageous. He is equal parts tenacious and goof ball. He is 60 pounds of go go go, but loves to snuggle in Grandma’s lap all afternoon. He can go from a rough tug of war to cuddling with the little kids on the couch. I am so grateful to Erin and her family for all that they are doing to produce amazing dogs. Maximus not only looks like a championship dog, he has the temperament to match. Again we are so grateful to Bartin Kennels for giving us this amazing addition to our family.

Matt Miller Salem, Oregon

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I want to thank Bartin Kennels for our girl Katy. We have had her since she was 8 weeks old, and we are so pleased with this little firecracker. Katy has surpassed all of our expectations, becoming a champion at 10 months old with limited showing.  Katy is not only an awesome show dog, she is a huge part of our lives.  We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect dog for our family.   Thank you for your kindness, professionalism, and knowledge of this wonderful breed.

Lisa LarumFallon, Nevada

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We love Bartin Kennels so much that we have brought home three of their amazing puppies to join our family. When we were looking for a breeder, we knew we wanted someone who cared as much about producing amazingly well-rounded dogs as they did about giving them to great families. Erin was spot on about the personalities of our three beautiful goof balls and we were so impressed that she did this when they were only a few weeks old. Our dogs are loving, soft, gentle cuddle bugs that enjoy playing as much as they love lounging on the couch all day. Moose is our big boy brindle with a heart of gold. Raven is our black beauty who loves to cuddle and find herself a good stick to play with. And Parker, our tan girl who is happiest with a toy and has energy for days. We are so thankful for everything she has done for us and because of that we are life long supporters. We can’t wait for the day we get to welcome another one of her dogs to our family. Thank you, Erin, for everything you do for the breed and that you have done for our family.


Kayleigh & Eric Monroe, WA

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We got Reata at 8 months old and have now had her for a year and a half. She’s a beloved member of our family – a very well-trained snuggle bug who LOVES playing with other dogs. She has high drive and is a natural home protector. As first time APBT owners, we struggled to be the pack leader Reata needed as she grew up. Erin was always there for us to guide us through it, coaching us and giving us great tips to correct any unacceptable behavior. If there is one thing we can say about Bartin Kennels, its that Erin cares deeply about both her dogs and her clients.

Miles & RachelSan Francisco , CA

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I can’t believe it’s been over 6 years since we had our first experience with Bartin Kennels and American Pit Bull Terriers. I remember I had a TON of questions regarding the breed. You were so patient and kind, so willing to share your knowledge and love of the breed. It was so obvious to me that you truly wanted only the best outcome for both our Lucy and us. It was such a positive experience that we chose to visit you a second time and enlarge our pittie family to include Ned. Their personalities are quite opposite of each other, but both maintain characteristics of kindness, loyalty, intelligence, and so much more that makes this breed, and particularly your program, special. Thank you so much for the loving, educated introduction to this marvelous breed. Love, Michael, LeAnn, Lucy, and Ned

Mike & LeAnn Speakman – Kalispell, Montana

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“Due to a lucky twist of fate and fortune, we accidentally discovered Erin and Bartin Kennels. A breeder in Utah, who could not fulfill our wishes for a puppy, referred us to Erin, and we could not have been more pleased! From our first contact with her, Erin was communicative, professional, honest, and generous with her time and knowledge. Not having raised a pit bull pup before, we really needed Erin’s advice, and were able to actually visit her home and kennels. She introduced us to the pups, and to her impressive array of adult pit bulls. All of this interaction, along with Erin’s advice, and very clear contractual agreements made us feel completely comfortable with the process. even after we took our pup  (Tango) home, Erin kept in touch, and offered us advice when we needed help. 

We could not have found a more honest and passionate breeder in Erin. A year has past since we took Tango home, and we still stay in touch. 

Bottomline: anyone considering a pit bull pup should reach out to Erin: She is passionate about her work, has an unmatched understanding of the breed, and deeply care about the health of her puppies. In the end, she matched us with the most amazing dog and loving family member we could ever wish for in a lifetime.

Chris and Abir – Tucson, AZ

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From the very beginning Bartin Kennels was amazing! Very Professional. Erin provided excellent communication and coordination. She sent videos of the puppies right after they were born; with weekly update videos, until we met at the Airport. Amos was a bundle of joy and fun to travel with. One thing they did is have the dewclaws removed. I didn’t even know they were going to do that! Am pleased to report Amos has no leg or feet troubles from running throughout the woods. His fur is perfect. No skin problems and no hair in the laundry! He is muscular and strong with no health issues. Amos is a gentle and happy boy! Mr. Personality likes to talk and tell you what to do. LOL

Amos is a wonderful dog! He loves people, other dogs and even the cat. Very easy to train, he learned to shake the first day I tried to teach him. And boy does he know what a hug is, he can’t get enough of them. What a great experience. We sure love Amos! Thank you Bartin Kennels!

Barry & Diana GrayIdaho

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Thank you, Bartin Kennels, for our great APBTs. We started this process a year ago and our family now has 3 beautiful pitbulls that are true to the breed. After owning APBTs for over 25 years I can say these are the best all around (conformation, health, temperament) APBT we have owned. Erin did a great job helping us identify the characteristics and temperament of our new puppies that would be compatible with our desires and lifestyle. Erin kept us informed through the entire process with emails, phone calls, texts, and videos as well as answered a ton of questions along the way. In the end we ended up with puppies from Evay, Annie, and Rayne and could not be more pleased with them. Thanks again Bartin Kennels.


Dr. Cody K Haas, Dr. Galen K Haas, and the Haas FamilyClarkston, Washington

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Chess is an amazing dog. He has great temperament, and when goes off leash in the forest he jumps over huge logs. He is like a flying rain deer. He is so well built and very healthy! Thank you for breeding these beautiful dogs and all your hard work. You are the breeder from whom I would want to purchase a future puppy again and again.

JannaTacoma, Washington

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Vybz on his second birthday. Thank you so much for the program. He is an amazing companion. A physical specimen, so well mannered and attracts numerous compliments on a daily basis. I could not have found a more perfect dog and I appreciate you for producing him. Perhaps in the future when I’m somewhere with more space I’ll be in touch for a brother or sister for him

Kudzanayi Dzvairo New York, New York

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This is my experience with Bartin Kennels with a little back story. I hope I’m not too long winded. Over 30 years ago I bought my first pittie. She was a red nose with no papers. She was awesome! I didn’t know the history at the time of APBT’s. So I researched for months. We have had other pitties since then. At one point I found a kennel near me that had APBT’s that were papered. My “Lucy in the Sky” was a champion by 11 months. I did not show her, the kennel did as I just love the breed. I also got “Have Caution” from the breeder. They both lived long lives and were amazing.  After they passed, the kennel owner also passed and I looked in my area for about 2 years for a kennel. Most within 500 miles were all XL Pitties or some other breeding. I only wanted a TRUE APBT. It was purely wild how I found out about BARTIN KENNELS. I reached out to Erin and we talked a few times on the phone as I am in Illinois. Luckily I have a cabin in Montana which is only 3 hours away. I decided to visit BarTin just to see what it’s all about and to see the pups she has in case I might be interested. OMG!!! I was invited to visit. I spent a few hours with Erin and a bunch of the dogs. I was SOLD. Erin’s passion and hard work and the dogs I had never met were sooo incredible!!! THE BEST EVER IN MY OPINION!! I purchased my Jade from BARTIN and she is the BEST temperament I’ve ever had period. She loves our cats and daughters and friends. I have never ever had a better dog than what I have now. Sweetest, friendliest, happiest, most goofy there has ever been. My daughters and their friends all steal my puppy to cuddle. I’ve had many dogs but NONE as what comes out of BARTIN!! I will always recommend to anybody to purchase a REAL APBT from only BARTIN KENNELS.

Best Kennel and dogs EVER as far as I’m concerned. You’ve got it dialed in and I truly appreciate what you do for my favorite dogs. It’s people like you who do all the work without recognition and you should be PROUD of yourself!!! I love this breed sooooo much and you have fulfilled my dreams of keeping my pitties the real pitties.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart Erin!!! 

David Gudeman – Peoria, Illinois

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We got our sweet little girl Layla from Erin at BarTin kennel 3 years ago. She was so helpful and informative about her dogs and sent us pictures and videos of our puppy from the day she was born. She also got us to go to our first dog show too. We now have a male reserved on an upcoming breeding. We would definitely give our highest recommendation to Erin and Bar-Tin Kennels.

Jeff Burks – New Haven, Kentucky