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Puppy FAQ

Are you looking for a Bullmastiff puppy?

Ethical Bullmastiff breeders go to a lot of trouble to ensure that their puppies go to loving responsible homes so these FAQ's may help you to find the right breeder and puppy for you.

What sort of commitment will a Bullmastiff puppy require?

How do I find a breeder?

What sort of information will the breeder want to know about me?

What will the breeder provide with the puppy?

 

What sort of commitment will a Bullmastiff puppy require?

Considering that a Bullmastiff may live 10 or more years, bringing a new puppy into your home is a long term commitment. But the financial, time and emotional investment can reap you great rewards and will no doubt change your life forever.

You will have read about the general character of the Bullmastiff breed elsewhere on the website, but it's important to remember that each puppy will have its own unique personality and deserves to find a lifelong home that compliments it's nature.

How do I find a breeder?

The best way to meet breeders is to visit a dog show and talk to them, call them on the phone or email them. A lot of breeders are justifiably suspicious of emails as this is the medium that scammers use and we call get hundreds of one line emails saying something like "Do you have pups for sale? How Much?"

If you are emailing registered breeders for a  pup, its always a good idea to formally introduce yourself and your interest in the breed. A polite introduction will immediately give breeders some inkling that you are genuine.

If you make yourself well known to breeders, make the effort to attend shows and meet the breeders in person if you are able, and follow up emails with  phone calls etc. you'll find people will get to know you as a genuine puppy enquirer for our breed, and will be far more likely to put you on a waiting list for a pup if they have one or refer you to a fellow breeder who may be able to assist you.

 What sort of information will the breeder want to know about me?

You should expect to be asked a lot of questions by us as responsible breeders are very particular that our puppies are placed in loving, responsible homes. Do not be offended by a breeder who asks lots of questions - they are gathering the information needed to assess if you will provide a suitable home for one of their puppies.  A breeder's priority should be to help you find a dog that suits your needs and lifestyle so that you can enjoy each other's company for a lifetime3Girls 21Jul06small

Some specific questions that you may be asked by a breeder may include:

  • name, physical address and contact details
  • How many people in the household and what ages are they?
  • preferred sex and colour of puppy
  • why do you want a Bullmastiff?
  • how much do you know about the breed?
  • do you want the puppy for a family pet or to show and/or breed?
  • are you planning to have the puppy desexed?
  • do you have other pets? 
  • If you already have a dog, what sex and are they speyed or neutered?
  • where will the puppy be during the day?
  • Where will the puppy sleep?
  • What sort of fencing does your property have?Flynn 7 weeks

The more information a breeder has, the better chance they have to match you with a puppy whose personality will suit your needs and lifestyle.

Many breeders now make this simple for you by providing a Puppy Enquiry form on their website which you can complete and send to the breeder. We have this feature on the website so if you are interested in a Banobrae puppy, a good first step is to fill in our Puppy Enquiry form.

Do not be afraid to ask the breeder questions of your own. Ask to meet the parents of the puppy if they are on site, ask what health tests are done, and what veterinary care the litter has received so far. Good breeders will be pleased to answer your questions and pleased that you asked them! You should also be able to view documentation relating to pedigrees, titles, vet treatments and health checks.

What will the breeder provide with the puppy?

Responsible breeders provide a range of supports to their puppy buyers both at the time of purchase and throughout the life of the puppy. As the breeder of your new puppy, Banobrae Bullmastiffs undertakes to provide:

  1. Written guide to responsibilities of buyer and breeder.
  2. A genetic health/temperament guarantee with replacement/refund policy
  3. Lifetime commitment to take back unwanted dogs bred by us
  4. Hip score information for parents of puppies
  5. Information on feeding your puppy
  6. Health record including vaccinations and medications.
  7. VCA Registration Certificate
  8. Help & guidance for the life of the dog

 

"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face."
-Ben Williams

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