Anyone Get An English From Avonlea Mastiffs In Washington St?

Discussion in 'Breeder Discussion' started by Duke23, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. Duke23

    Duke23 Well-Known Member

    I am considering getting an English Mastiff. I don't know of many breeders in my area but I did find Avonlea Mastiffs near me. Just wondering if anyone in the Washington State area has ever got a English Mastiff from them and if you would recommend them as breeders?

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  2. tmricciuto

    tmricciuto Well-Known Member

    I've not heard of them...but I would do a google search and see what types of reviews they have. I would also check the AKC website to see if they are a registered breeder.
     
  3. Duke23

    Duke23 Well-Known Member

    Thanks! I have been watching them and it seems that they have been doing it for a really long time. But they don't have a website. Only a Facebook page

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  4. tmricciuto

    tmricciuto Well-Known Member

    You could still google them and see if any negative reviews come up. It's funny they don't have a website, but they do try to sell puppies on this site: AKC English correct Mastiffs for Sale in Kettle Falls, Washington Classified | AmericanListed.com.

    Most reputable breeders I know have a waiting list for puppies and no need to sell on sites like this. They have also sold on puppyfind.com which is a huge red flag to me that they might be a byb. I don't know for sure, but like I said...selling through a puppy finder website is not a good thing in my book.
     
  5. Duke23

    Duke23 Well-Known Member

    Forgive me but what is BYB?

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  6. Duke23

    Duke23 Well-Known Member

    Backyard breeder?

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  7. TricAP

    TricAP Well-Known Member

    Yes it stand for back yard breeder. When I was looking for our pup we learned that not many breeders do have websites in this part of the country. And some that do are more like puppy mills so that isn't necessary an indicator one way or the other. There are some families that are good breeders but don't have separate facilities for their dogs that might be called back yard breeders, yet consistently produce wonderful family pets. Asking to see a contract, health histories of the parents, as well as scores from hip testing is a good way to tell the difference.
     

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