Okay so I am in the market for a new pup...I've had small to medium sized dogs most of my life, and I've moved in with my dad after my parents divorced, and sad to say my little Jack Russell stayed with mom...We have an average sized house with an average sized yard and I think I want a larger lazier dog I've done some reading on www.dogbreedinfo.com and it seems like Mastiffs and English Bulldogs seem to be the two breeds I'm stuck on...I was just wondering if those two breeds make sense and if so how should I go about finding a reputable breeder? What concerns should I have? Is there another breed that I have over looked? I thought about a great dane, their are so beautiful and royal looking but from what I can tell, the seem to be prone to several health problems. Any info I can get would be greatly appreciated...and feel free to tell me if you think I'm just way of base with my decision to go with a large or even extra large breed.
I like the engilsh mastiff the best. The just seem so confident and powerful but at the same time very calm. The reason I mentioned the EB as a large breed is because that's what the website i've been reading tends to go off the breeds average weight to describe the size. I've also seen pictures of a dog called a giant maso mastiff, which seems like a pretty dog but I'm not quite sure about buying a dog that's 75% one breed and 25% another, when you can get a purebred dog for the same money
Hello, I breed the Bordeaux Mastiff so I am particular towards them, but in general all mastiffs are pretty level in the tempermant area.Because they are so large and powerful, no matter how sweet the dog you will need to be committed to training since even a happy jumping mastiff can knock someone down and cause injury. Some will be more of a handful for the inexperenced owner though such as the Pressa, Cane Corso etc. From what I have heard the Tosa, although beautiful, is one of these breeds that will require a more experienced owner. The English and Bordeaux mastiff tend to be the more laid back and loving of the group, content to be couch potatos. This of course, as with any breed can vary depending on breeding and where you purchase your puppy from because of how it is raised. Never purchase a Mastiff pup that you are allowed to take home earlier than 8 weeks of age, it is best for them to stay with there litter untill 10-12 weeks old otherwise you will have problems with training and socializing them as adults. Good luck with your hunt, if you are interested in the Bordeaux Mastiff I can help you to learn more about them and to find a good puppy as well if you should decide they are for you. Whatever your decision take your time and do your homework these are big dogs and you want a healthy one with a good tempermant as well ;)
Oh and as far as pricing it varries amoung different breeds of mastiff but in the bordeaux for a pet you should be looking no less than $1000 and up to $2000 usually you will find a good one from $1200-$1800, less than $1000 is questionable as to purity, parantage and how they were raised as pups, it's not cheap breeding these guys, lol :)
I prefur to have my Bordeaux with fur instead of a cork and bottle ;)