The reason we started breeding is once we got a mastiff we fell in love with their personality.Breeding mastiffs is not just a hobby for us, it is our passion.Our goal is to produce strong and healthy mastiffs. We strive to produce mastiffs with a great personality and gentle disposition. We breed for quality not quantity. We are not a kennel. We breed only a few times a year. Our mastiffs live in our home with our family. The puppies are in the house and exposed to a variety of things daily. We encourage our puppy buyers to stay in touch and send pictures as their puppy developes. We are always available to answer questions.
You need a good sense of humor, a lot of love, and a fair amount of patience to have a mastiff. Mastiffs bond very strongly with thier families. Changing families can be extremely traumatic for them. A mastiff is at least a 10 YEAR commitment.
SO PLEASE THINK LONG AND HARD BEFORE GETTING ONE. Please read this warning page and do your research on the breed.
WARNING: PROBLEMS THAT GO ALONG WITH HAVING A MASTIFF
SHEDDING: can be quite heavy at times.
DROOL: usually ends up on floors, walls, furniture, clothing.
WATER: they drink gallons of fresh water daily some of it usually ends up on the floor. I recently got a Neater Feeder( offered for purchase on Neater Feeder link) and I love it. It keeps most of the water contained and it is great for messy eaters.
BODILY FUNCTIONS: they burp, SNORE, and oh yea they fart too
EMOTIONS: they always want to be by their family and they are very sensitive.
COST: vaccinations are more expensive because of their size; food costs are a little higher too.
CHEWING: leaving puppies unsupervised may result in the chewing of remote controls, shoes, clothing, toys, cameras, cords, woodwork, wooden furniture, and walls.
So after all of the warnings you still want a mastiff then I congratulate you on a wise choice. A mastiff is the most loyal and loving dog you will ever have.
MASTIFFS ARE NOT FOR EVERYONE
Ede's English Mastiffs Iowa
Planning litters for this fall:
Ava due September 29, 2014
Lainy due October 6, 2014.