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    Hi Lucky Lady

    If someone who sounds like Hulk contacts you...
    http://www.dogforum.com.au/wanted/93...-mastiffs.html

    You will be able to tell because when you express doubt or ask a question - he will bite your head off.

    Give him the address of a police station with a dog squad. Hopefully they will treat him as he deserves.

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    My Breeder....after many emails, phone calls etc requested at least half payment weeks in advance with final payment on the day i first visited them. She watched me like a hawk when i was taken out to the adult dogs just to see how i reacted to such big dogs and how they reacted to me.....about 40 minutes later i was finally able to view the pups. And even then i didnt get to pick, but she did give me a option of 2 of the most placid ones because i had never owned a Bullmastiff before. It seemed a bit wierd at the time but i'm so glad she did that now....i wouldnt really want a full on or hypo big dog if thats even possible with Mastiffs...they all seem very placid if treated well.

    She told me she had always regretted selling a pup to one particular person years ago and wasnt going to do the same ever again....so after she interegated me and i did the same to her we both realised we where on the same page and everything went smoothly from there. I reckon a tosser or bad dog owner wont want to part with so much money if they arent serious so dont be afraid to ask for a majority of the $$$ well in advance . And trust your gut feelings.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by newfsie View Post
    I am sure that you have the usual answer and questions, the why you want this type a dog and can you afford the dog (vet and food)..Will you be into training and how much time will you have for the dog.

    What will you do if you go on holiday and many many more on that line

    I actually had to get a reference from my vet for my pup...

    I think you need to go a lot with your gut feeling too

    Also had a question regarding fencing, was the dog allowed inside and such.

    I also knew a lot about newfies. We also had the meet and greet a couple of times and see how the dogs reacted to us...the dog's reaction was the final decision ..

    Now for you will you be socialisin the puppies heaps with lots of different people of sex, size, age and such.......my Breeder handles the puppies lots from day one now and allows lots of noise and people around them. Also different animals and such. it make a great difference for the dogs future life.

    I as the Purchaser would be asking you how much you socialise your puppies.........I have a totally different outlook on that now. I like mine handled lots and have them in noisy family environment......Won't ever get a puppy that was kept quietly with just its littermates in a separate room like the days of old. The best puppies are kept in the middle of all the family traffic. People used to think my Dad was mad, becuase ours were in the middle of our living area. with lots of traffic, other dogs, kids, cats, TV and strangers....his dogs were tops and well liked in the RAAF and Police......No fear and friendly

    I do quite a bit of work with the puppies from our Breeder after week four, lots of fun play and touching all over, with environmental input too

    CAn't wait to see your puppies


    Getting a reference from their vet sounds like a fabulous idea..
    I mean if they were serious they'd get one..
    I guess they would of had to of owned a dog before to be able to
    get a reference right ..
    This sounds like a great idea which I could make as a MUST HAVE
    to be able to purchase from me..

    Could you tell me more about this please...

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    Also wanted to add that even though I don't believe in contracts on dogs
    I will have a small write up for the new owner stating both parents have
    had all health testing done ect .....
    ANd if at any time the new owner can no longer take care of their new dog
    at any age , we will take the dog back..I sort of wanted to have this part
    firm and that they are to surrender the dog back to us, as I never ever want
    to see a Dogue end up at the pound....
    Do you think I am being stupid.. ?

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    No, thats not stupid at all. My breeder said the same too me....no matter what, contact her if he needs rehoming. "If one of my dogs ever ends up in the pound, i have failed in one way or another".


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    I think you're doing the right thing, there's nothing wrong in letting the owners of the pups know that if they are unable to look after their dog, and it needs to be re-homed it is to be surrendered to you. I think the vet reference is a good idea also, these will be very special pups and you want them to go to the very best homes and families.

    Good luck with finding great homes for the pups

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky Lady View Post
    Also wanted to add that even though I don't believe in contracts on dogs
    I will have a small write up for the new owner stating both parents have
    had all health testing done ect .....
    ANd if at any time the new owner can no longer take care of their new dog
    at any age , we will take the dog back..I sort of wanted to have this part
    firm and that they are to surrender the dog back to us, as I never ever want
    to see a Dogue end up at the pound....
    Do you think I am being stupid.. ?
    No way...it is what a caring breeder would do. At least to give you first option.

    I also would be very tentative to give any puppies of giant breed to first dog owners...i now I am being discriminating, but............
    Pets are forever

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    Thanks for the positive replies..
    You guys are great

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    I would have my dogs check them out. They are pretty good judges of character ive found.

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