The following list contains some advertising tactics
used by certain breeders that you, as a buyer, should be aware of:
**These advertising excerpts are taken directly from popular Dog
ANALYSIS: If this breeder truly has "the best temperament and
type" then why are they NOT willing to back that claim with a written contract?
Would you trust one of their puppies with your children considering that they most
likely do NOT conduct temperament testing in their breeding stock? Would you trust
that puppy you purchase from this breeder to be healthy, although they will not give you
their written word for it?
ANALYSIS: Nothing like buying a puppy that is
"reasonably" priced to make a fast buck, right? Refer to the bottom or
this page where puppy prices are discussed. Most likely this breeder is in a hurry
to sell lots of puppies fast. So how do you think this breeder is "really"
going to pay for all those shipping charges? Remember, nothing is for free.
ANALYSIS: Why advertise "family raised" in the first place
when with a RESPONSIBLE breeder, this is basic routine? As far as "country
raised" is concerned, this may mean something close to the term "range
breeding" (see definition below).
ANALYSIS: Every single purebred Bullmastiff that exists today came
from somebody's "champion bloodline". Puppymillers are notorious for
getting a Champion Bullmastiff's sister, brother, half-brother, etc. that is not an
"official" ring champion and quoting their breeding stock to hold some special
bloodline. Well, the brothers and sisters do - that does not mean that the
Bullmastiff itself is a champion.
ANALYSIS: That's a lot of Bullmastiffs and a lot of breeding going
on all the time in order to advertise this kind of warehouse stock.
ANALYSIS: Might want to ask if the breeders will "breed to
order" a Bullmastiff that has no genetic defects in your order form.
"American Bullmastiffs" a mix between a Pit Bull or
Neopolitan or Fila and a Bullmastiff. This is a MUTT and is by no means a Bullmastiff or
any other type of "purebred" breed. This mixed breed combination
result in either an extremely aggressive dog that will
be temperamentally unpredictable and hard to control or a
very skittish dog that could have potential to be a fear biter.
"Bandog" or "Bandogge" term frequently used by
dog fighters to describe a mutt mix between any "fighting" breed and a
Bullmastiff. Dog fighters use this term to describe a BREED of dog. Bullmastiff breeders
use this term to describe a BLOODLINE of a Bullmastiff. The Bullmastiff breed does have a
BLOODLINE that is termed "Bandog". For more information about the Bandog
breed visit American Bandogge .
"Mini-Mastiffs" a mix between a Mastiff and a Bullmastiff. This is a MUTT
and is by no means a Bullmastiff or any other type of "purebred" breed.
"Mini-Bullmastiffs a mix between a Pug and a Bullmastiff. This is a MUTT and
is by no means a Bullmastiff or any other type of "purebred" breed.
"English Bullmastiff" a mix between a Old English Mastiff and a
Bullmastiff. This is a MUTT and is by no means a Bullmastiff or any other type of
"Boerboel" also known as "Boerbull" This is an old,
South African recognized breed that has been misinterpreted to being a mix of other
Mastiff-type breeds. This is actually a purebred breed UNRELATED to the Bullmastiff,
Cane Corso, or Pit Bull. For more accurate information about this breed visit the
States Boerboel Association
If you are looking for a mixed breed dog to own. Please visit your
local animal shelter. There are lots of mixed breed dogs - including Bullmastiff
mixes - looking for good homes at a minimal cost of around $65. That sure beats
paying several hundred dollars to a breeder claiming that they have created the new
"rare" breed that is nothing more than a mutt.
"Range Breeding" letting dogs run loose and breed at
will. These breeders do not bother to check for health issues, nor do they bother to raise
the parents or puppies in a healthy environment.
"Outcrossing" this means that the breeder is breeding one or more of
their dogs with a different BLOODLINE outside of what their current stocks bloodline
is. This does NOT mean that they are breeding a Bullmastiff with a different breed, such
as a Rottweiler.
"Crossbreeding" this means that the breeder is breeding one breed of dog
with a different breed of dog. In other words, a Bullmastiff being bred with a Pit Bull.
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"Pet Quality" - this means that this particular puppy or dog does
not quite meet the ideal Bullmastiff standard either physically or in health. Or the
breeder's goal was not met with this puppy in this breeding. Pricing for this particular
classification will generally range between $800 to $1200. Pricing will usually depend on
the seriousness of the faults.
"Show Quality" - this means that this particular puppy does meet the ideal
Bullmastiff standard both physically and in health. It may also mean that the breeder's
goal was met with this particular breeding. Pricing for this particular classification
will generally range between $1200 to $2000. Pricing will usually depend on just how close
this puppy came to being the "perfect" Bullmastiff.