The following article is NOT about typical mastiff temperments.
It is, however, a discussion of just one potential temperment problem
As in all things, buyer beware. If you are a potential mastiff owner,
it is your responsibility to check out the breeders you are working
with. Their dogs should have favorable
results from OFA and CERF tests. You should be able to meet the dogs in
person and judge their temperments for yourself; broodiness or
nervousness is NOT an excuse for poor temperment. It is preferable to
work with a breeder who is also showing her dogs and has points on those
dogs towards championships. Finally, it would be nice if the dogs
had obedience or other titles.
I have removed the article on a faulty temperment in one (1), JUST ONE
DOG, I REPEAT: JUST ONE DOG, because too many people took this to be an
article on general mastiff temperment. It wasn't. It was about an
anomoly. I thought it would serve as a warning to be careful in picking
your puppy, but it seemed that it was taken as a statement about the
Temperment problems appear in ALL breeds. It is your responsibility to
research the temperment of the breeds that you are interested in having
as a pet. It is your responsibility to check out the breeders and the
dogs being bred.
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