NW PA AKC Registered English Mastiff interested in Breeding

Discussion in 'Breeder Discussion' started by Pastor Dave, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. Pastor Dave

    Pastor Dave Well-Known Member

    If any of my friends here know of a dam interested in meeting a one year old perfect AKC registered English Mastiff, Sir Chevy Remi Lee Woods, for breeding purposes, let me know. I don't want to travel far from Ridgway, PA in Elk County, Ridgway, PA. Thanks.
  2. Max's mom

    Max's mom Well-Known Member

    I think the recommendation may be that your boy be older. I am no breeder but recall much discussion and controversy on threads here about breeding...even with males so young. At a year, he's really not done growing and maturing. I'm sure others will chime in. I did allow my chocolate lab to be used as a stud...he's a house dog who apparently has excellent bloodlines/very sought after in this area--which is why he was purchased by previous owner. Then he became a lot of work for them and they tossed him out. Puppies were beautiful, but I did nothing other than allow his use and provide copy of papers. Not something I'll do again though.
  3. Hiraeth

    Hiraeth Well-Known Member

    Dogs shouldn't be bred who aren't old enough for conclusive OFA testing (available at two years of age).

    Also, dogs who haven't been proven by earning their championship or working titles shouldn't be bred. Anyone who breeds an unproven dog for the sake of breeding and for profit is a backyard breeder who is producing puppies to the detriment of the breeds we love.
  4. Smokeycat

    Smokeycat Well-Known Member

    As someone who purchased a puppy from untested parents and did not end up lucky I think you are being irresponsible to the perspective owners of any puppies he might produce. At one year old Kryten looked like a perfect young male mastiff. I even had local breeders (not his) commenting on how nice he looked and was developing. At 15 months his congenital disorder (elbow dysplasia) made itself known. He was young as most aren't diagnosed until middle age when arthritis has developed. Without his accident which broke the fragment free there was no way other than testing to see that he wasn't the ideal physical dog that he appeared to be. In fact one of the local breeders was shocked when she saw him 8 months after his surgery to discover that he did have such a serious condition.
    I'm not saying that Chevy may have anything wrong that can be passed on to his progeny but do you really want to be responsible if he has and you didn't bother to check first. Puppies with congenital problems, especially if they don't present until later in life, can cause thousands of dollars in vet bills. Surgery to attach the loose fragment in Kryten's elbow was over $6000. Add in all the diagnostics before and follow up after and one elbow has been over $8000. He may need to have the second operated on at some point as well.
    Another story to read is EMM's Hank. Healthy dog who suddenly presented with a genetic disorder. His can be fatal if not treated properly.

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  5. cinnamon roll

    cinnamon roll Super Moderator Super Moderator

    ×3 to all respoonses.

    Please take the great advice you have been given.

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