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....

Buyer Beware!
Behind the Breeder Sales Pitch

Don't Get Ripped Off!
Finding the Right Bullmastiff Breeder
Advertising Bull
Articles of Interest

How to Recognize a Puppymill or High Volume Backyard Breeder
Just What is a Puppymill?
Prisoners of Profit - The Shame of Puppymills
Puppymill Information and Updates C/O Golden Retrievers in Cyberspace
USDA Animal Welfare Report and USDA Listing of Licensed Dealers
How Much is that Doggy in the Window? (An article about "purebred mutts")
How to Recognize a Good Breeder
How do I Find a Responsible Breeder?
Finding a Responsible Breeder - Myths & Facts
NBC Dateline - Puppies for Sale: How do you know you're buying a healthy pet?
When a Dog is a Lemon - an article on Dog Lemon Laws

Web Sections

Bullmastiff Advisory
Bullmastiff Breeders Directory
Bullmastiff Rescue Resource Center
The Bullem Mall

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As mentioned before, finding a Breeder would be easy if every Breeder was RESPONSIBLE.   The reality is, not all Breeders are responsible.  Check out "The Right Breeder?" hotlink which contains information about the different characteristics of different types of breeders.  This page is dedicated to helping you determine as to whether you are dealing with a potential Puppymiller or inexperienced Breeder:

  • Bullmastiffs by the Bulk:  Puppymillers will produce much more than two (2) litters per year.    The average Puppymiller will normally turn out twelve (12) to thirty-six (36) litters per year!   This allows the Puppymiller to offer puppies of any color and any gender all the time - ANY TIME. 
  • Vague Contracts, Warrantees, & Guarantees: Puppymillers will offer contracts, warrantees, or guarantees with no real legal binding nor of any real value.  Offering these types of contracts, warrantees, or guarantees is a new trend that Puppymillers have caught onto in order to seem reputable and responsible in order to attract more customers.  These are the same types of contracts offered by Pet Stores.  A 6-month and some one (1) year contracts, warrantees, or guarantees are not going to do you any good considering that most health problems start showing just before or after the age of 2 years old in a Bullmastiff.  Some contracts, warrantees, or guarantees even state that under no circumstances are you to return this Bullmastiff puppy to the Puppymiller - especially if the dog has been spayed/neutered!   Puppymillers have no use for spayed/neutered dogs.
  • Big Ads, Cheap Prices,  & Fast Cash:   Puppymillers are heavy, heavy advertisers especially when it comes to where they will ship and what type of payment they will take.  Puppymillers will take any form of cash, check, and just LOVE those CREDIT CARDS!  What is the easiest method of selling an "item"?  Instant credit! 
  • All Sales Are Final:  Your entire conversation with a Puppymiller will be based on a sales pitch about what "champions" they have and what pedigrees they carry.    Puppymillers generally will have little or no interest in you or your family or the environment the Bullmastiff puppy they sell you will live in.  Once the money and Bullmastiff puppy exchange is made, you and the Bullmastiff puppy are on your own.

There are some areas in the United States where the Prudent Buyer has to be extremely careful due to the abundance of Puppymillers.  These areas include Missouri (Puppymilling Capital), Pennsylvania, Kansas, and New Mexico.  The links provided in the Articles of Interest section at the bottom of this page a more in-depth analysis on the definition of puppymills.  Check them out, then make your own determination as to whether the breeder you are dealing with is RESPONSIBLE or not.

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