Buying a Dog
Mastiff Rescue of Florida is rescuing more and more poorly bred English Mastiffs. Many of which come from puppy mills and back yard breeders concerned with nothing more than making money-total greed. They do not care about the dogs nor do they care about the buyer.
We have decided that a rescue must try to educate potential buyers hopefully enabling them with the research and questions to ask when buying a dog. Most reputable breeders, will be concerned where they place their dogs and also help with the transition into the new home. When dealing with a reputable breeder, most of those breeders will take back their own dogs or help the owner re-home, if the owner must at some time give up. Back yard breeders and puppy mills will not, those poor dogs will get dumped at shelters and rescues if they are lucky.
This year we have taken in 2 beautiful English Mastiff’s that were blind--- after testing these dogs, we found that they had Progressive Retinal Atrophy, which is an inherited gene, meaning half of all the litters that these 2 girls produced and the back yard breeder sold will be BLIND. Totally unnecessary as this can be tested for prior to breeding. A reputable breeder would test. Unfortunately, many people will have blind dogs in the coming years from these 2 beautiful girls..the old saying, Buyer Beware!
To ensure you get a good, healthy dog, we share with you the following tips:
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Mastiff Rescue Staff