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We show and breed using specific genetic traits, confirmation, and selection to produce the best dogs possible.
We do not breed often, but we do our best to breed top quality mastiffs with excellent pedigrees to back them up. All breeding are carefully planned to produce the very best mastiffs, sound in both body and mind, beautiful and strong, representing the true mastiff standard. We fully test our dogs. We believe that a person that "just wants a pet" has a right to own a beautiful, well bred dog that is sound and healthy every bit as much as someone wanting a "show dog".
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Basic Information On Old English Mastiff Breeding
Color Inheritance in the English Mastiff
(Study into the area of color inheritance in the English Mastiff is an ongoing dynamic project )
of Raising A Mastiff Puppy
These are our estimated costs (based on our experiences) associated with raising a mastiff puppy for the first year. As the cost of puppies varies depending on the breeder and location, this is just an estimate:
Cost of Puppy: $1200-$1500 (Pet) $1500-$3000 (Show)
Puppy Vaccinations & Vet Check-up: $ 200
Fecal Exam/Deworming: $40
Misc. Vet Visit for Illness or Injury, plus Medication: $200
Super-Premium Food: $1200
Collars, Leash & ID Tag:$50
Grooming Supplies: $50
Large Dog Bed: $50
Misc. Supplies & Repairs:
(Poop Scoop, Bulk Paper Towels, Carpet Cleaner) $750-$1500 (pet) $1000-$3500 (show)
As you can see, a mastiff puppy can easily cost over $2,500 during the first year alone (most of which will be spent in the first few months) plus the initial cost of the puppy. This can bring the grand total of puppy costs to $3,000 - $5,000.
PLEASE READ BELOW COMPLETELY BEFORE YOU DECIDE TO BUY A MASTIFF PUPPY
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Please realize our Old English Mastiffs are not the cheapest you will find but, are some of the finest in quality, health and temperament. We breed for exceptional quality, health and temperament. We prefer you come to meet us to pick your new baby. If this is not possible, we ship the puppy accompanied by our personal. Puppy will not go as a Cargo in any case. We prefer a phone call to get to know you and for you to feel comfortable with us.
We DO NOT under any circumstances sell puppies to Pet Stores, Puppy Mills or Brokers. We love our puppies and will only sell our puppies to Responsible People whom we know can provide a lifetime commitment towards a safe, healthy and happy forever home for our puppies.
There are several questions you must ask yourself to determine if you are ready to become a Mastiff owner. Answer honestly to insure yourself, your family, and your Mastiff the future you all deserve.
Mastiffs slobber, some more than others, but all do after they eat or drink. Are you prepared to wash your walls, ceilings, etc. after the slobber flies when they shake their heads? Slobber rags must always be handy in strategic locations all over the house. They always seem to drink when you are ready to walk out the door for work!
Mastiffs will snore and sometimes you think a train is going through the house. Are you a light sleeper or one that needs constant quiet to sleep? If so, consider another breed. They will want to keep you warm at night on the bed of course. If not on the bed, then they will want to sleep in the same room. They can be amazingly agile at 2:00 am!
Mastiffs are NOT guard dogs. They will protect their family more along the lines of a watch dog than guard dog. If your intent is to have a dog that is a guard dog then you must think about another breed. They will often bark and let intruders know they are not accepted. Once you accept the guest, chances are good that they will too. Their mere presence and bark will scare the bravest of burglars.
Mastiffs are wonderful dogs with children. They are very gentle and quite tolerant of ear and tail pulls, sitting on their backs (not a good idea), and they adore licking kid's faces. They will protect their children. Of course, please make sure that you supervise and train your children to respect and treat the dog well. In rescue, we will not place a dog with a family with small children unless the dog has been raised with them in the previous home. The swinging tail of a Mastiff can knock a small child over. If you have very small children who are just learning to walk, you may want to wait until they are older before getting a Mastiff whether it's a puppy or a rescue dog.
Mastiffs can be territorial dogs. They will protect their yard, house, car and family from people or dogs. They want it to be known that this is their yard. They are dogs that can be very good with other dogs and with cats as long as they have had good experiences with them. If you have an adult male dog already and you are getting a rescue, you might want to consider a female Mastiff and vice a versa. This is not to say that two males cannot get along but males especially have a tendency to want to dominate each other if they have been recently neutered.
A Mastiff due to its size will cost you more money at the Vet's office also. Remember the antibiotic for Aunt Mary's toy poodle only cost her $10.00 but since most dosages are based on weight, a week's supply of antibiotics for your Mastiff can cost upwards of $50 to $100. Heartworm medicine costs more, shots can sometimes be more costly, etc. You can expect to spend approximately, (depending on the age and medical conditions of your Mastiff) $200 to $500 per year at the Vet's office.
Exercising a Mastiff is not as difficult as exercising one of the various sporting breeds who seem to have endless energy. A Mastiff is happy to go on 2 walks a day of about 20 - 30 minutes. Some love to hike, swim, but jogging companions they are not! They will not jog and should not be asked to as it can be very difficult on their joints. About a mile or so walk twice a day is enough unless it's an older Mastiff, then play it by ear. Their exercise can be walks with you around the neighborhood, hikes in the forest, swims in the local lake, or chasing a soccer ball. Remember Mastiffs are like some of us... a couch is their idea of the perfect place to spend a day but exercise is important to keep them fit and help them live longer.
Grooming a Mastiff is very easy. One to two times per week with a shedding blade or comb is sufficient. Cutting nails is important and should be done regularly. It should be started early in life as wrestling with a large dog is very interesting! Teeth cleaning should also be done regularly.
No matter what; a Mastiff wants to be with you. They thrive on being house dogs sharing your life. They will follow you from room to room as you do your work. As you do things, they will follow and hope that you will spend more than a moment in each room. After all it takes a lot of effort to keep getting up after they've been lying down! They are devoted to their owners and want to have contact with them frequently. Some want to touch you all the time to reassure themselves that you are still there.
As stated earlier, the Mastiff is a house dog. A small house is suitable as long as the Mastiff goes for walks and plays outside. The yard should be fenced and the Mastiff obedience trained through the basics: come, sit, stay, down, and he should walk on leash without dragging you down the street.
You must like big wet slobbery kisses as they love to give them. They love to sneak on the bed when you are deep in sleep. Snuggling is a favorite pastime as well as touching some part of their human, whether it be to sit on their feet, a head on the lap, or a paw to say Hi!
Owning a Mastiff is a major responsibility but they will reward you a million times over with their love. They are not the breed for everyone however, due to their size and their need to be a major part of your family.
Breeders of Quality, Not Quantity. And Quality comes for a cost.
Our Mission is to
provide high quality purebred puppies to Serious Dog Lovers. You shouldn't go
further for us if you are after that average run of the mill puppy that you can
simply locate at your own back door. Our service is aimed to assist people
looking for that exceptional or rare quality that you are having troubles
locating for whatever reason!
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We have Mastiffs with strong English pedigrees.
Our English Mastiffs come in Apricot and Fawn colors.
Breeders of English Mastiffs and only English Mastiffs
Our English Mastiffs and our English Mastiff puppies are raised in a loving home environment. We breed only Mastiffs and have limited litters.
"Breeding Quality, Not Quantity" is our motto.
Breeding only the Best English Mastiff Pedigrees
Maintaining the Highest Old English Mastiff Quality Standards
We accept the breed standard published by the Old English Mastiff Club ( O.E.M.C. ) in 1903 as being the correct Mastiff type. We believe the height of the Mastiff comes from the depth of the body, not from the length of the leg. We also firmly believe that Mastiffs need to look like Mastiffs, not like Great Danes.
The Complete English Mastiff: Size, Soundness and Good Temperament
There are many aspects to the complete Mastiff. We believe that Mastiff size is very important, if combined with soundness and good temperament.
Only Happy, Healthy English Mastiff Puppies for Sale
We are very proud of the Old English Mastiff puppies we produce. We know that some of them will go on to become Champions or International Champions. Others will go to loving homes and become an important part of someone's family. Ultimately, what is most important is that we have done everything possible to ensure that the English Mastiff puppies we offer for sale are happy, healthy Mastiff puppies.