As there are many types of mastiffs out there, I am sure that there is only one perfect one for you and your family. One thing to always keep in mind when purchasing a new mastiff puppy, is knowing that they are the largest dog.
With that in mind, you may want to reconsider if you have small children. Then again, that may not be an issue. Just know that they are the largest breed of dog. Puppies always grow up and fast. Be careful of where you buy your new puppy.
Your puppy purchase can be both exciting and frustrating all at the same time. There are several things to be cautious about. For one, make sure that the breeder that you are purchasing from is a legit breeder, as there are many puppy mills that sell dogs.
A puppy mill is a ‘dog breeding factory’, They care nothing for the dogs that they breed and sell. A lot of times their facilities are not only illegal but totally unliveable, unclean and unsafe.
Make sure that the breeder can always provide you with references. Better yet, shop around and go see for yourself. You may even find yourself at a dog show, which will be the perfect place for you to find a great breeder.
A lot of the show dog owners are either breeders or they will know of a great breeder. These people are passionate about mastiffs, obviously. With that in mind, you are sure to find the right puppy for your family.
Of course, they will warn you of any breeder that they may have experienced in the past and whether they are good to deal with. It is good to check all possible avenues before you make your purchase. This is an investment and it isn’t only about money, it’s about a good dog that will be around for years to come.
As you converse with these breeders you will get the feel of the mastiff breed. Ask as many questions as you can, and they are more than happy to tell you all about them.
Remember this is their passion so not only is it easy for them to talk about them, it comes very natural for them. You can get the feel for the type of breeder they may be as well.
If they are mainly talking value and money verses quality and the actual personality of the mastiff puppy, then you will know what the most important thing to them is. You want someone who is passionate about their mastiffs.
One sure sign is that they will even ask your questions to make sure that you are the right one for their puppy. They don’t want someone who isn’t sure about owning one. The breeder will most definitely let you know all the pros and cons of owner a mastiff.
Feel free to ask anything from their background and how long they have been breeding. How many breeds they have sold? Make sure you can get phone numbers so that you can visit the facilities yourself. Again, you want to make sure that you are not buying from a puppy mill.
Never shun from asking as many questions as you can before making the purchase. Don’t even stick to just one breeder. Shop around a little, as there is sure to be more than one breeder to choose from.
Look around your local area and in the newspapers. Call around and visit these different breeders. Don’t limit to the local neighbourhood either. The Internet is full of different mastiff websites where you can contact a breeder.
You may even want to check out the American Kennel Club or other dog registration websites. The Internet is full of resources from where to purchase your mastiff puppy to the breeds history. You can learn as much as possible about the breed in all aspects right at your fingertips.
When a breeder is passionate about their puppies, they will most definitely have pictures of the kennel and the dogs posted on their site. Not to mention, a phone number and address. There are many ways you can go about making your best purchase. Your new puppy awaits.