We have put in an AD for studding out our male AKC english mastiff. I have put in the AD the following: AKC with papers, health checked, proven stud, he is a Sier, 5 years old 280 pounds, loyal, trained in commands, current on his shots, loves children and attention. $500 stud fee. I dont know what Iam doing wrong in placing my ad. Can anyone please help me out. Thank you so very much. I try and keep track on how many views I have and its up to 78 views but no one has contacted me.
***Edited By: julieshoaf on 6/3/2009 12:44:01 PM*** Reason: need help or some advice please!!
You could put in links to his ofa results and maybe put a scan of other health tests.
Really its a good sign that people are not jumping all over it. Its hard to find good homes for any dog right now let alone a large one prone to health issues.
Try getting involved with a local breed club and then people can get to know your dog and will want to use him. People that would respond off an add with little or no info are not really the people you want to stud to generally.
Their weight is supposed to be around 160-your dog is severely over the standard. Hopefully most people would want to breed within the guidelines.
If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons -James Thurber
I agree...add any titles he has AKC, UKC, etc. Post his OFA results. Mastiffs have health issues that need to be addressed. He shoud be OFA'd for hips, elbows. He should I believ also be certified for his heart. Those are minimum based on breed.
I am glad no one is leaoing in as these tests are very important and its noce to see folks are concerned over passing on genetic issues to their pups. Is his weight accurate? That weight makes him either oversize or seriously obese, which in both cases are cause to wrry about heart conditions. Oversize dogs tend to carry more issues int hat area and many may not want to breed and chance it without him being Cerf'd for it.
$500 PLUS pick of litter? I find that hard to believe. Generally stud service works in which you receive on or the other, not both.
Health test and show records....thats your best bet. Join a local kennel club or go to a show and talk to other Mastiff people. Gtes inout from them if your dog is of good quality and info on where to get your testing done.
I agree with everthing the above posters have said. Plus, if I were buying a Mastiff/looking for a sire, I would want to know how long the dogs in his pedigree lived and what they died from. I would also want to see those dogs' OFA results. Oversized dogs usually mean shorter lifespans and/or more joint problems. Also, as the other's have mentioned, in the current economy, not as many people are buying dogs, especially not giant breeds with high food bills and mega health problems. In fact, many people are dumping their pets at an alarming rate. I believe Mastiffs are prone to miscarriage, fertility problems and C-section b/c of their large size and poor uterine muscle tone, making them more expensive to breed.
I am an experienced breeder of over 20 years, I did breed English Mastiffs for about 6 years my adults did get older and I have not bought or kept any of my puppies to keep the line going because the English Mastiffs are a very hard dog to breed, the puppies are very frail in the beginning, for me it was to emotional to have puppies die on me. In the past I have bred Labradors and Cockers but the English Mastiff is a totally different breed. I am sticking to my smaller terrier breeds.
Well actually the $500 stud fee is kinda LOW..at least in the range of the good quality establised males.. Most stud fees are the cost of a puppy, or pick puppy.. not both.. with the really established proven males getting a higher fee.. Why are you so worred about price? are you only looking to breed to as many females as possible.. if he is a good quality male a good reputable breeder will be willing to pay the fee..because he is worth it.. You do not want cheap, cut corner, as least expensive price shoppers using your male..
You do not have his PRA, OFA, CERF, ELBOWS and other health clearnaces listed? What colors does he produce? Size of litters? Expect people asking about him to want to know who he was bred with before.. what their health status and clearance status is.. see pictures of both the litter, dams, and more mature pups..all your ad shows is you have a male with a functual set of testicles avalible.. NOTHING about his ability or genetics to complement a breeding program..
Sorry to say it..Really good ethical breeders do not generally "find" their stud dogs on websites like this..they do not look at a list of stud dog listings..this is generally only used by novice breeders or BYB.. or perhaps to locate a kennel line that does offer public use of their males..
As a general rule they either have seen adds in breed club publications, met or seen the dog and offspring at shows.. or seem the dog in events.. one looking for a stud dog you can choose ANY male in the country.. so one is VERY picky.. so no health clearances, no show wins, titles or even getting the dog out to be seen.. equals NO intrest in your male.. at least by breeders with a responsible well planned breeding program..