Are You Buying True Bullmastiff Quality?  Alternative methods of adopting a Bullmastiff, what Registration Papers really represent, etc. Behind the Bullmastiff Breeders Sales Pitch - Identifying vague warranties, interpreting flashy ads, etc. Your Bullmastiff, Your Responsibility - Interacting with Children, Lawsuits, Liabilities, Expenses, etc. Your Money, Your Entitlement - What you should expect for your money, Interview Sheet for Bullmastiff Breeder Hunting, etc. Your Investment, Was It a Wise One? Bullmastiffs - What the Prudent Buyer Should Know....

This page will hopefully guide you in realizing what YOU, as a Bullmastiff puppy buyer, are ENTITLED to at the very least from any Breeder.

  • Open Door Policy:  The breeder you choose to buy from should have an "open door policy" for any questions you may have.  No questions is a stupid question.   A RESPONSIBLE Breeder will be willing to answer ANY question or concern you have about the Bullmastiff breed without hesitation, without putting you down, and without feeling insulted themselves.   RESPONSIBLE Breeders realize that you are there to learn and may not necessarily be an expert such as they may be.  
  • Compare Breeders & Contracts:  Comparison shop between breeders and, if contracts are involved, review the different contracts each breeder has to offer.  Every contract will differ between breeders.  Different contracts may be used by the same breeder for "show quality" and "pet quality" Bullmastiffs. 
  • Get It In Writing: A written contract is preferred.  It should explicitly define what you and the breeder are responsible for. Refer to the hotlink "Desirable Answers" for a more specific analysis, but a fair contract would generally include things such as:
    • Returning the Bullmastiff to the breeder should you not be able to care for it any longer no matter the condition of the Bullmastiff.
    • Restrictions on the proper care and confinement of your Bullmastiff.
    • Genetic problems the breeder will assume "some" responsibility for should your Bullmastiff come down with something like crippling hip dysplasia.   This will usually cover for the first year or two of the Bullmastiff's life.  Remember, it is unrealistic for any Breeder to guarantee that your Bullmastiff will be in top condition for the rest of his/hers life.
    • Spaying/neutering or breeding restrictions.

Spotting a RESPONSIBLE Breeder becomes relatively obvious once the two of you get to talking.  A RESPONSIBLE Breeder will be very interested in you and your family outside of just selling you a Bullmastiff puppy.  Expect the breeder to get just as nosy about you and your family as you should be getting with them.  Both you and the Bullmastiff breeder you ultimately choose to buy from, should hold the same ideals as to what you both want from that cute little Bullem puppy.  After all, once you exchange money, your investment should include the Bullmastiff puppy AND the Breeder's full support during the life of that Bullmastiff.

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