Finding the Right Mastiff Kennels
The time has finally come.
You and your family have finally decided that it is time to add a new addition. you have thought about a small
poodle, but you feel as though you want to go a little larger. OK, a lot larger. Perhaps you want to invite the
largest breed dog into your loving home. So you all have decided on a mastiff.Yes,
those huge dogs that love to drool all over the place, but they are oh so sweet and gentle. You don't know
where to start, you have never owned a purebred and you want to make sure that you know you are getting the
best quality for your investment. There are several places that you can look into locally, through the
Internet and through dog shows.
Going to local dog shows will be your better bet, but don't feel that you
have to resort to that exclusively. Many are breeders and they have their own kennels. There are certain
criteria that their dogs would meet to be in the shows. That alone gives them a bit of credibility. While at
the show you can ask them a wide variety of questions. You may even want to look at their dog and get the feel
for the breed.
There are several questions that you will want to ask the
breeder. For one see how long that they have been breeding and how many dogs that they have sold. You may ask
about their dogs and how many they have. A lot of times when a breeder is excited about their breed, they
will want to talk about them in every aspect. You may not even have many questions other then the basics and
they will want to talk all day about them. One was to know their passion for their dogs is if they actually
talk about the dog. You can tell when someone is just trying to throw you a sale's pitch. They are just
wanting to sell their dogs and have little or no compassion for them whatsoever. That is how you can find the
breeders heart for what they do.
Perhaps there are no local shows but there are breeders in
the area. Go ahead and talk to a few of them. Go visit their home and the kennel. You will have a first hand
look at what the puppies are born into and how the other dogs (especially the parents of the puppy) live
around. Ask for a tour of the kennel and notice the living conditions. Ask for references of other buyers.
Look for credentials and find out how long they have been in the breeding business. Shop around even though
you may be excited about buying your new puppy or you may fall in love with one in particular. Ask where
other dogs were purchased. Perhaps they traveled somewhere to purchase some of their breeding
You may want to travel to another place that has a breeding
facility and that is OK, if you have the time and gas money. It may very well be the best, because these dogs
are not cheap. You may want to resort to the Internet for various breeders. A lot of the time they may post
pictures on their site but that doesn't mean that they have the best of kennels. You must be aware that there
are such a thing as puppy mills. These are kennels or breeding mills. Dogs are not well taken care of and are
just treated as something to make money. You may want to shun from these types of places because you will not
get the best of quality as possible.
When purchasing your new mastiff there are several
questions to ask breeders and be sure to write everyone of them down. You don't want to become attached to
them before you find out all the facts and have already bought him. Beware of those who throw a sales pitch
and not really want to talk much about the breed. Know that there are kennels that are horrid and don't take
care of their animals. Shop around a little and take your time in choosing the right Mastiff kennel to make