My search for a dog continues. I learned a lesson with my dane. Buyer Beware. Do your research and know what you are getting.
I discovered a new variety of mastiff. One without all the health problems of the English mastif . The American Mastiff. A friend of mine even knows a breeder.
Well, she wasn't even taking applications for the waiting list.
The dogs sound perfect. The size of the mastiff, great temperament, intelligent. . So, I started looking for other breeders in the area. I even found a few.
There are two so called American Mastiff breeds or should I say mutts?
The friend of a friend breeds American Mastiffs. This dog would be perfect. But when I started shopping around for other breeders I found a mess. The Panja mastiff is also advertised as an American Mastiff but it is something else entirely. It isn't even a mastiff at all but a pit/rott mutt. They are bread as guard dogs for drug dealers and fighting dogs.
Not suitable for my needs at all. I want a giant clown. A love bug to be my constant companion not a vicious guard dog.
I now have my name on a wait list for one of the beautiful American Mastiffs not the druggy mutt. I'll have to pay a crap load of money to get one of these beautiful dogs but it is going to be worth it.
I will continue my search with an open mind but this is a real possibility.