A Tibetan Mastiff is a good choice of pet companion for those who like big dog breed types. However, before getting your very own Mastiff, you need to make you’re getting a puppy that is relatively healthy and is a result of proper breeding methods. The best and only way to get such a Mastiff puppy is through Tibetan Mastiff Dog breeders that are professionals.
Professional Mastiff breeders tend to be more experts in their jobs of breeding and taking care of Tibetan Mastiff puppies. As a result Mastiff puppies are healthier unlike other puppies from puppy mills or poor breeders. The puppies are also more stable in their personality and are very wonderful pets for any dog lovers. The main thing to do is to find and choose a professional breeder wisely. Getting a puppy from a professional Mastiff ensures that you not only get a healthy pet, but you won’t be cheated out of your money for paying a high price for a poor-quality pup.
If you want to know how to choose Tibetan Mastiff Dog Breeders wisely, then these tips below will be of some help to you
Inquire from any of your local dog groups or associations on the whereabouts of a professional Mastiff breeder. Most local dog groups or organizations may have a gathering for Tibetan Mastiff Dog breeds. You can be certain that any of the Mastiff breeders that these groups or association recommend are official breeders. This method is one way of getting a 100% pure-bred puppy of Tibetan Mastiffs.
If you don’t have any local dog groups or associations in your area, you may have to inquire elsewhere. The same thing goes if those groups or organizations can’t recommend to you a trusted professional breeder or if said breeder is no longer in business. Finding a professional breeder becomes even more challenging if you are living aboard. If you determined to get a Tibetan Mastiff, then you better prepare to expend more effort and money for the endeavor.
A professional Mastiff breeder knows the pros and cons of adopting certain dog types and will inform you of those facts. He or she is an expert in breeding types of dogs, and that makes him or her part of a group of official breeders. A good dog breeder should make it his or her duty to inform you of these facts about adopting puppies or dogs.
If you want to check further or test if the breeder knows the ins and outs of breeding, try asking about the ups and downs of adopting different dog types. A good professional breeder will answer your questions truthfully while a poor non-professional breeder may not be able to respond your questions.
Sometimes the breeder may not have a puppy available for you at the moment due to various reasons. You could wait and come back another time, or you can ask the breeder if he or she knows any other Tibetan Mastiff breeders. The chances are high that the breeder knows some friends who are breeding dogs or knows of some company that breeds Tibetan Mastiff Dog breeds.
Concerning the tip above, an expert breeder who has a professional mindset on his job will never bad-mouth another fellow breeder. If anything the breeder will recommend and give a personal recommendation that his or her fellow Tibetan Mastiff breeder is as good as him or her if not second best.
There’s a difference on bad-mouthing a fellow breeder and warning you about the dubious methods of said fellow breeder. A professional Tibetan Mastiff breeder knows that you want the best quality and he or she will certainly advise you if other breeders are dubious in quality. In this way, you are on your guard if you want to talk to the breeder that the other guy warned you.
If the breeder specializes in breeding Tibetan Mastiffs, you should ask him or her particular info concerning the puppy. This time is the perfect opportunity to ask important questions like taking care of the puppy, how much to feed it, grooming facts, training methods, etc. If the breeder is an expert in breeding Tibetan Mastiffs, he or she will answer all your questions satisfactorily.
Once you find the place, kindly inquire the Tibetan Mastiff breeder if you can see the kennels for the pups and dogs. If the breeder consents to your request, then you can check if he or she is taking good care of the Tibetan Mastiffs. Inspect if the environment is a good place for the pups. In environments such as these, the puppy is healthy, and the breeder makes sure that the pup gets a check-up by a veterinarian. Some breeders do not have the proper facilities for the dogs they’re breeding.
The breeder might all the sudden ask you questions and information about your home as well as your family once you are ready to take your pet home. This action shows that the breeder truly has a concern about the puppy’s welfare and future of your hands or others as well. A breeder that is worth their salt will never consent to their dogs going to homes that will mistreat or can’t take care of them properly.
Don’t be afraid of inquiring in detail concerning the tips above. It is you right to know if the Tibetan Mastiff puppy that you’re adopting or buying is free from defects and worth your time. A Tibetan Mastiff puppy that is healthy will spare you from unexpected health problems and troubles in the future.
How to recognize if the dog breed is not a legitimate breed.
Aside from health issues and the general well-being of a Tibetan Mastiff breed the other important thing to know is whether the dog is an actual legitimate breed. Some breeders tend to breed half-mixed dogs of different bloodlines, and the results are breeds that are not acceptable even to AKC standards. Therefore it is important that you know how to identify if a dog or puppy is not a legitimate breed.
Here are some steps to check the legitimacy of a dog’s breed:
- Check your dog’s pedigree – You can ask the original purebred owner or breeder for records of the dog’s pedigree. Should the owner or breeder no longer possess the relevant information due to it forgotten or lost try the kennel club. The record of your pet’s registration should be within the kennel club’s (where it came from) database. The information of your pet’s pedigree can either be online or in hard copy. A pedigree background is necessary since the pedigree information will show if your puppy’s lineage has diseases or problems that you know. If you know what affects your pet the better, you can deal with it.
- Do a DNA test – Today many companies offer kits for testing the DNA of dogs. The tests are reliable, and they can show if they are purebred of not. If your pet has too many breeds in its bloodlines, the DNA tests are less accurate. On the other hand, if your dog is a purebred the tests can accurately tell you as to what bloodline it belongs. A little reminder: DNA tests might be tad expensive so think twice first if you want to spend a significant sum of money to check your pet’s bloodline.
- Check the dog’s physical characteristics – You can use the weight, height, build, fur, coat color, etc. of your dog to see if it’s a legitimate purebred. Be sure to record and write down what you see. Note that this method of checking your pup’s thoroughbred legitimacy has limitations and you never have a complete and accurate result of determining the dog’s bloodline. The previous steps above are more accurate that this one. But if you have no choice, you can still use this step. Just don’t expect 100% percent accuracy from this method.
Now you are ready to find your future Tibetan Mastiff pet. Note that Tibetan Mastiffs as a breed have various health problems as any other dog breed. However, those curing or mitigating those health problems is not an issue. But if the dog or puppy has a poor breeder who uses bad breeding methods, there will be new physical problems to the dog or puppy. It is important that your puppy must be healthy and stable in temperament if you want a happy as well as a lovable pet for your family and home.