It’s sad that when a breed is becoming more well-known, some people try to cash in on its newfound fame. Inexperienced T Mastiff breeders, backyard breeders, and puppy mills are all looking to make a profit by breeding puppies. Many people have no idea what they’re doing and don’t seem to care. Puppies become a product and, in certain situations, a source of income when the dogs are brought together.
Because output equals cash, puppy breeders can possibly sell “cheap” as they have an almost limitless amount of pups to sell. We can only hope that proper education and good judgment will keep potential owners away from such situations. It is self-evident that encouraging irresponsible breeders with puppy sales has a negative impact on the Tibetan Mastiff breed as a whole.
Responsibilities Of Tibetan Mastiff Breeders
Puppy millers and sketchy backyard breeders rarely take the effort to make a positive impact on the breed. They devote all of their efforts to just selling their innumerable puppies on online puppy-selling breeder’s websites or through their own website. The initial screening and extensive discussion with potential owners about the day-to-day management and care of their dog are frequently missing. While not all breeders compete in the show ring, most find methods to help the breed by rescuing, mentoring, volunteering, or promoting it in a positive light. Respectable breeders, on the whole, are happy providing owner references or referrals to other reputable breeders.
Dedicated TM Breeders Being Accountable
TM breeders who are committed and really knowledgeable are just enthusiasts who devote a significant amount of time and money to the huge burden of breeding. It’s time-consuming, difficult, and a costly undertaking. Such breeders take responsibility for their puppies and believe that potential owners should be aware that bringing a Tibetan Mastiff into their home is a 10-to-14-year commitment. It’s to everyone’s benefit if you take your time, ask insightful questions, and choose your breeder carefully. Please keep in mind that, although it may be in your best interests to buy your puppy from a reputable breeder, it is also your responsibility.
Common Questions For T Mastiff Breeders
- When did you start breeding Tibetan Mastiffs? Have you ever bred any other breeds? Are you working with any other breeds right now?
- Are you taught by a more skilled breeder if you’re a new breeder? Is it possible for me to contact this breeder?
- How many Tibetan Mastiff litters do you have per year? Each year, how many litters of all breeds do you produce? (There is rarely a justification for more than 2 litters each year per breed, other from monetary profit.)
- Even though I’m searching for a companion or a family dog rather than a show or breeding dog, I still want a good dog. Could you enlighten me about your dog breeding methods, motivations, ethics, and philosophies? Do you follow a Breed Standard and an Ethics Code? Do you compete with your dogs in dog shows? Are you a member of a Tibetan Mastiff breed club or other group dedicated to the Tibetan Mastiff’s protection and preservation?
Questions Concerning The TM Breed
- What are the particular difficulties I’ll face if I introduce a Tibetan Mastiff into my household? Would you be willing to talk to me about the Tibetan Mastiff’s personality and daily care? Containment, crate training, feeding, temperament, grooming, and exercise requirements are all topics that interest me.
- What are the most frequent hereditary illnesses that this breed suffers from? What are the most prevalent health issues you’ve noticed in your lines of puppies?
- Do you have a breeding strategy in place? Could you tell me about the health of the pedigrees you’ve chosen to breed on, as well as your long-term breeding goals?
- Why did you decide to breed these two dogs this year?
- What is the age of the puppies’ parents? If you know anything about the health & character of the grandparents and parents, please share it with me.
- While I understand that a registered dog is not a guarantee of quality, are your dogs registered with a recognized registry such as the AKC? Does the puppy come with registration papers? (The AKC doesn’t guarantee the quality of any dog, only that the parents are purebred registered dogs.)
- What kinds of medical exams do you provide your adult dogs before breeding them? While your veterinarian can offer a general medical opinion about the overall health of the parents of your puppies, I understand that veterinarians are not certified radiologists. They’re not qualified to offer more than an opinion concerning whether a dog has hip or elbow dysplasia. Please provide me with evidence of preliminary hip or elbow clearances from a recognized registry such as PennHip, OFA, OVC or equivalent from your country if your dogs are slightly younger than two years of age. Please provide me with final hip/elbow certifications from the same registries if your dogs are 24 months or older.
- Do you have a litter problem on your property? When the puppies become old enough, may I visit your kennel or home to see the dogs and puppies? What methods do you take to socialize your pups?
- I’ve heard that reputable breeders won’t let their puppies go before they’re eight weeks old. In reality, several states in some nations, such as the United States, have laws preventing the transfer of puppies before they are eight weeks old. When are pups old enough to leave the house?
- Could you tell me more about the medical care you give the puppies? I’d like to learn more about your immunization and feeding procedures. Do you include a puppy packet with information about the dog’s pedigree, microchip or tattoo identification, veterinary medical booklet, and management?
Questions About Purchasing A Tibetan Mastiff
- What is the procedure for reserving a puppy from your upcoming litter?
- Is there a purchase contract I can look at before making a deposit or full payment?
- Can you give me the contact information of other breed owners who would be willing to talk to me regarding their experiences with the breed?
- Do you offer “after-sale” assistance if I have any inquiries regarding the breed or my dog in particular? What happens if I am unable to keep a puppy or dog from your kennel? What measures will you make to guarantee that I continue receiving advice as well as lifetime support if you leave the breed?
- If you don’t have any puppies that are right for me, could you send me a list of ethical breeders to contact?