Beware of the Cross Bred BE WARY OF INTERNET ADS SELLING PUPPIES!

The word BULLMASTIFF commands attention and so people use this word to sell their puppies.

Bullmastiff puppies all look fairly much alike, yet I have seen photos of white, narrow muzzled dogs with no mask, labeled as a Bullmastiff in an advertisement, just for one example.

Bullmastiff crossbreed-fake

The popularity of the internet has made the sale and advertising of dogs and puppies, very easy and affordable for everybody.

Sadly though, people can advertise whatever they like without any form of regulation, and as such, there are hundreds of dogs being advertised for sale as Bullmastiffs, that clearly are not!!

The current trend seems to be that with the ban of breeding Pit Bulls in Australia, they are now selling off Pit-bull puppies as Bullmastiff Crosses!

This is extremely dangerous and detrimental to the Bullmastiff breed.  PLEASE BE CAREFUL.

DO your homework before handing over your hard earned money. Look at as many puppies as you can.

The internet plays host to numerous websites of reputable, registered breeders, research those and familiarize yourself with what a purebred puppy looks like.

Go to dog shows, visit breeders and ONLY buy off a registered, reputable breeder that you feel completely comfortable with.

Make sure you are getting what you are paying for. Nikki Marshall

Bullmastiff crossbreed

THE BULLMASTIFF AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC

I think I might ask you, the reader, if you like dogs, that includes all breeds of dogs or will it BE YOUR DECISION and the governments to see the eventual ban of ALL dogs.

I know that many Bullmastiff breeders will agree with this article. So many times have I been stopped and asked by a person from the general public

“What breed of dog is that?”

Answer, “It is a Bullmastiff.”

person “OH there those really aggressive dogs!”

Answer, “Have you owned a Bullmastiff?”

“No I’ve just heard about them.”

The purpose of this article is to better inform YOU the general public about what they hear on a regular basis, but need to ask themselves the question

“Would you believe everything you see or hear just because it was on the Television or in the newspaper.”

A majority of World Wide Bullmastiff owners and breeders are up in arms as to how the media can insultingly label so many purebred dogs incorrectly and namely our breed the Bullmastiff.

I have certainly had my fair share with dealing with the media in response to the Bullmastiff, on Television, radio and the newspapers.

Bare in mind that newspapers and television programs would not exist without making news, whether it be true or not they in return need to profit from what they do, and as for a majority of breeders, Well we don’ profit.

We are the ones who are dedicated and defend our breed and consider ourselves to have far more knowledge about our breed than a reporter who probably never owned a dog in his or her life.

How many times have we heard or read “Bullmastiff or any other purebred dog has attacked…”

and how many times have we seen the accused dog’s pictured which DON’T even resemble the breed in question OR the media for no other reason but their own use other photos of dogs

(my views are to make their story seem more appealing, IT SELLS)

So who’s to blame?

1)  Well this is where the purchaser of the dog has NOT been correctly informed as to what breed of dog they are purchasing. WHY?

Because if a so called unregistered or unlicensed breeder (or more commonly known as a backyard breeder) tells you it is a purebred Bullmastiff or any other purebred dog or a Purebred Cross Bred Dog for that matter the breeder in return has a sales pitch and can sell the dog for a much higher price, in return the purchaser calls the dog a Bullmastiff or another purebred breed of dog.

2) With very little research by the reporter, they in return report that this particular dog either a PUREBRED DOGS NAME or A PUREBRED CROSSBRED DOGS NAME

Terminology of Crossbred:

“To produce by mating an animal with one of a different kind”

NO BREEDER OF CROSSBREEDS CAN PROVIDE PEDIGREE PAPERS WITH CROSSBREEDS! BECAUSE THE PARENTS ARE NOT OF THE SAME BREED!

Now I don’t know about everybody else but a crossbred dog is exactly that crossbred.

THAT DOES NOT RESEMBLE ONLY ONE PARENTS TRAITS CHARACTER OR TEMPERAMENT! BUT BOTH PARENTS.

So why does the media chose to call dogs a certain breed of crossbred for instance Bullmastiff X.

Yes it could very well be a Bullmastiff X, but that would mean that all Bullmastiffs (purebreds) or even Bullmastiff crossbreeds have the exact same character, temperaments and traits.

WRONG! If you were to breed two pedigree dogs of the same breed then it is a PUREBRED DOG.

Terminology of Pedigree:

“having a recorded line of descent that shows pure breeding or purebred”.

Where the dog is from know origin and has proof of papers that it is a registered Purebred dog.

IF you were to put two different breeds together (despite if the two different breeds are pedigreed) then it is still a CROSS BRED DOG.

With any PUREBRED dog they are bred to the guidelines of the breed standard which is the blueprint of the dogs makeup.

People who are searching for particular traits of a breed SHOULD therefore choose a PUREBRED dog and purchase their chosen breed from a REGISTERED BREEDER, for decades and even centuries purebred dogs have been bred for certain traits, temperaments and character.

If you want a different breed of dog where temperaments, character and traits are unknown as they have no history or have not been bred for any particular use or reason then purchase a CROSSBRED DOG.

In my opinion both partner and myself have owned several different breeds of dogs including crossbred dogs, and have always considered that there is no such problem as a dog problem only an irresponsible owner.

I have provided no more than facts to you the general public to form your own opinion.

But keep in mind that you too are only jumping on the media bandwagon when you the general public discriminate against those who are generally dedicated and responsible owners who choose to own these breeds.

Have the freedom of choice when you decide to choose a breed of dog.

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Types And Reasons of Allergies in Dogs

In the below article you will read all about Types And Reasons of Allergies in Dogs. Much the same as a human, puppies can demonstrate hypersensitive manifestations when their insusceptible frameworks start to perceive certain regular substances-or allergens-as perilous. Despite the fact that these allergens are normal in many situations and safe to most creatures, a pooch with sensitivities will have an outrageous response to them. Allergens can be tricky when breathed in, ingested or contact a puppy’s skin. As his body tries to free itself of these substances, an assortment of skin, stomach related and respiratory side effects may show up.

Types And Reasons of Allergies in Dogs

PLANT ALLERGIES IN DOGS

Over the years we have come across many problems with certain plants that can cause devastating effects to dogs. In one case a dog that we had bred and who had a very normal puppy hood suddenly appeared to have a server allergic reaction. Clinical signs were swelling of the face, scratching, eyes swelling, and diarrhea and weight loss.

Allergies are extremely hard to diagnose as it is a process of elimination and trying to work out if it is plant or food related. In this case it was plant related and the culprit Wandering Jew. The female Bullmastiff was rubbing up and down the fence where the Wandering Jew was growing, relieving herself from seasonal molting.

The only true test to see if what she had was an environment allergen or a food allergen was to remove her from her surroundings. Three days later her allergy started to subside thankfully. Since her owners moved house no more symptoms. After seeing how much damage a plant could cause to a dog I investigated a little further and spoke to specialists about problems of dogs being in contact with poisonous plants and was amazed to hear that almost 90% of allergies in dogs was pollen and plant related, and unfortunately some cases had been misdiagnosed as food allergies thus some dogs being left on medications for the rest of their lives and still in contact with the allergen. Other signs of plant allergies are watery irritable eyes, rash on the belly or other hairless areas like the nose constant rubbing and itching and biting their feet which are usually related to a grass allergy. When pollens are at their best spring airborne inhalants like tree and plant pollens can also have the same effect be observant have a look around your dogs environment see what is in flower. If it is a seasonal allergen it will most likely subside as the season wears on but again seek veterinary advice as in most cases an anti-inflammatory will need to be prescribed to relive your pet from these irritating symptoms.

I have compiled a list below of plants that can cause contact allergies.

Acacia Ginkgo Biloba Onion
   Grevillia  Parsley
 Alstromeria  Grevillia Parsley
  Arnica  Hogweed  Parsnip
 Arnica Hogweed  Parsnip
 Artichoke  Horse Chestnut  Peruvian Lilly
 Artichoke  Horse Chestnut  Peruvian Lilly
 Asparagus  Kanuka  Poison Ivy
 Asparagus  Kanuka Poison Ivy
 Blackwood  Kiwifruit  Primula
 Blackwood  Kiwifruit  Primula
 Cashew Nut  Lavender  Radiata Pine
 Cashew Nut  Lavender  Radiata Pine
 Celery  Leek  Lemon
 Celery Leek Lemon
 Ragweed  Chamomile  Rhus Tree
 Ragweed Chamomile Rhus Tree
 Chives  Lettuce  Silky Oak
Chives  Lettuce Silky Oak
 Chrysanthemum  Leyland Cyprus  Sting Nettle
 Chrysanthemum Leyland Cyprus  Sting Nettle
 Citron  Lichens  Sunflower
 Citron  Lichens Sunflower
 Cow Parsnip  Lime  Tree Fern
 Cow Parsnip Lime  Tree Fern
 Daffodil  Liverworts  Tea Tree
 Daffodil Liverworts Tea Tree
 Dandelion  Mango  Tulip
 Dandelion  Mango  Tulip
 Dogtooth Violet  Manuka  Tree Nettle
 Dogtooth Violet  Manuka  Tree Nettle
 English Ivy  Marigold  Umbrella tree
 English Ivy Marigold  Umbrella tree
 Fig  Mint  Western Red Cedar
Fig  Mint Western Red Cedar
  Garlic  Narcissus  Wandering Jew 
 Garlic  Narcissus Wandering Jew 
 Geranium  Ongaonga
 Geranium  Ongaonga

FOOD ALLERGIES IN DOGS

Occasionally dogs can suffer from food allergies or intolerance which can be caused by one or two ingredients in your dogs diet.  Symptoms of food allergies or intolerance are usually diarrhea itching or vomiting or all three. Other symptoms can be yeast ear infections or bacterial skin infections. This is where the hard part comes finding out which ingredient is the culprit. The most common culprit in food allergies is protein e.g. beef, eggs, wheat gluten and lamb. As I had described in feeding that milk can also cause diarrhea this would be considered as intolerance not an allergen.

food-allergies in dogs

Now comes your part where you will need to be prepared when you go to your veterinarian. Compile a list of what your dog has been eating this will help in trying to find out which offending ingredient is the culprit. In order to find what ingredient your dog is allergic to is a process of elimination, which will require a special diet which needs to also be a balanced diet. Special diets (for a special diet to work you must be prepared to only feed what your veterinarian has told you and not be tempted to feed anything else) are fed over a six week period sometimes longer if over this time itching diarrhea occur again then you may be on the right track to finding the culprit. Obviously if you have found the ingredient that has been causing your dog grief then you avoid feeding him that particular ingredient. Be patient it will take time and there is no overnight cure.

OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL ALLERGIES IN DOGS

As I have described above there are other materials that your dog could also be allergic to house dust, moulds, soaps, insecticides, wool or nylon carpet, paint, metals plastics and wood preservatives. Again itchy skin and a process of elimination.

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If your dog has not had an allergy before then it is most likely something new that he has been in contact with recently. Be observant watch what they are in contact with through the day. Have you tried a new cleaning product recently changed your dogs bedding it can be something simple or something that will take time and again a process of elimination.