African Mastiff Puppies
The African Mastiff dogs are large, powerful, and affectionate dogs with a very strong protective personality. It is often mistaken for a German Shepherd or other smaller sized breed. Although these dogs are larger than their counterparts, they have much more stamina and can endure the rigors of daily life much longer than most small-sized breeds. Their protective nature helps them to protect not only their owner but their owners’ family as well. These dogs are used in law enforcement as well as military training programs because of their abilities to protect people and other animals.
In addition to being protective, these dogs are also great companions. They are great family pets and are also known for their protective nature and love of children and animals. Also called South African Boerboel, South African Mastiff (Bole), or Boorboor, this boar dog (pronounced boo-or-bull) is a highly dominant and protective dog.
Don’t be surprised by its aggressive appearance, as they are both friendly and calm, especially around children, although they are both family-friendly and can tolerate long periods of time in a room without getting bored.
Most will require plenty of space to play and exercise but are very gentle with the elderly or those who may be physically limited. Due to their size, they should always be on a leash when out in public and may be aggressive if left unattended if they are allowed to roam free.
Because of their protective nature and intelligence, these dogs are usually reserved towards other animals. These dogs are not very sociable and will avoid most human contact, making it necessary for their owners to socialize them with other people to get them comfortable with people. A good breeder will ensure that the puppies they sell are healthy and temperamentally sound before they are shipped to the pet store, which helps the owner to be sure that their new friend will be a good fit for the family. A well-socialized mastiff will quickly establish its place in a household.
Because these dogs must be house trained, puppies need to be taught to be toilet trained as soon as possible after birth. As a result, many dog breeders will encourage new owners to introduce toilet training to their pets right away. Because this breed can be very stubborn at times, it is important to have the puppy stay with the owner for as long as possible so that the owner can become accustomed to the dog and the housebreaking routine.
A good breeder will make sure that the pet is not alone with the puppy for a long period of time so the owners can be on top of things.
When the owner has had enough time to get used to the new dog and toilet training, then they can move the puppy to their permanent home. Although the majority of the training will occur early on, puppies still need to be exposed to the housebreaking routine and get used to going outside more, until they learn the basics.
Due to their size and protective nature, these dogs are not the best choice of pets for small children. If you decide that you want a family pet, you should get an older and calmer dog or an adult boar instead, but make sure that the new pet doesn’t grow to be overly aggressive. These dogs can become aggressive if a new owner isn’t careful with their training and expect that it will take some time to get them used to the housebreaking routine.
The biggest problem with buying an African mastiff puppy is that they are not suitable for a first-time dog owner. Due to their high level of energy, they are easily bored and may not be able to adjust to a less structured environment. Therefore, it is essential that the potential owners look around for more experienced breeders, as most reputable breeders will always advise that buyers get referrals from a trusted veterinarian or contact them directly, for help with selecting the right dog.