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Weight: 70-125 lbs.
Energy Level: High
The American Bandogge Mastiff is found in the following colors:
Health & Longevity
Average Life Span: 10-11 years
The American Bandogge Mastiff is a hybrid breed of the American Pit Bull Terrier and the Neapolitan Mastiff. This breed is considered to be hearty, strong and healthy overall.
This breed has one major health concern, which is bloat, and some secondary health concerns which include eye problems and joint dysplasia.
Bloat is a serious condition that can be fatal if it is not treated promptly. This condition occurs when too much air or gas becomes trapped within the stomach. The trapped air causes the stomach to expand and place unnecessary pressure on the surrounding organs. It is thought that this condition happens when a dog eats or drinks too quickly, swallows too much air, or becomes too excited after they have recently eaten or had something to drink.
Eye problems can occur in your American Bandogge Mastiff. There is no particular eye condition to name, but your puppy can suffer from a range of conditions from cataracts to eye infections. It is important to keep an eye on his or her eye health and report any changes or issues to your veterinarian.
Lastly, the American Bandogge Mastiff is prone to joint dysplasia problems. This can be a painful condition and will lead to trouble when your puppy tries to get up and down. The two main types of dysplasia affect the hip and elbow. If your American Bandogge Mastiff has hip dysplasia, you will notice weakness or lameness in the rear limbs, while elbow dysplasia causes lameness in the front limbs.
Temperament & Train-ability
The American Bandogge Mastiff is considered to be a breed that is protective of its owner while loving and playful. This breed is known to provide protection to those that it loves and can be quite wary of strangers and may not allow them into the home. You should not be surprised if your puppy is territorial and barks when he believes danger is imminent.
While your American Bandogge Mastiff will act as a protector of your home, this does not mean that he or she is not a lover on the inside. In fact, this breed is loyal to his or her handler and will cuddle up despite to you his or her size.
This breed likes to be part of the family and takes his position in this role to heart by acting as a guardian to those whom he or she holds near and dear. This breed does get along with children and other pets in the home, but you should keep an eye on younger kids as this is a large dog. The American Bandogge Mastiff is a friendly dog and when properly socialized, makes a fantastic companion.
This breed does need exercise and is not considered an ideal pet to have in an apartment. In fact, this type of puppy should have a home with a fenced in yard where he or she can roam and run around freely under your supervision. You will also need to take your dog for a walk at least twice per day for about 30 minutes each time.
Since this breed is often used as a military or police dog and can also be used for hunting, he or she is athletic and will easily last on a hike with you.
Training is considered to be moderately challenging and is neither easy nor difficult. Your puppy will respond to firm and consistent commands. You do need to prove yourself as the pack leader and if you do not, your puppy will become dominant and lead the pack.
The American Bandogge Mastiff does not require a lot of grooming and is easy to take care of. This breed is known to shed, so to reduce the amount of hair in your home, make sure you brush your pup once per day.
You do not need to bathe your pup on a regular basis, though it can help cut down on the amount of hair your puppy sheds. You should only bathe him or her when it is truly needed. Bathing too frequently will dry out your pup’s skin.
You will need to make sure that you check your puppy’s ears once per week and clean them when there is a buildup of dirt and wax.
Your American Bandogge Mastiff will eat four to five cups of food per day. Ideally, you should split this food up between two different meals.
Since you have a large and active breed on your hands, it is important that you do not feed him or her a poor quality food. You should find a brand that is made with wholesome food and does not contain any by-products.
The best food for your American Bandogge Mastiff will contain fresh, whole ingredients such as rice, chicken, and red meats.
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An American Bandogge Mastiff puppy will cost you anywhere between $350 and $750. The price you pay will depend on the breeder that you select and of course, the sex of the puppy you choose.
In addition to the price of the puppy, you will need to factor in costs for veterinary care, vaccines, food, pet supplies, and preventative care. These things can cost anywhere between $500 and $2,000 per year.
Paws ‘N’ Pups Ranking
Paws ‘N’ Pups ranks every breed out of 4 with 1 being easiest to integrate into your life and 4 being the toughest – The lower the ranking the better.
Ranking takes into account a few basic factors including cost, skill level needed, high vs low maintenance and how critical regular training is to success. The American Bandogge Mastiff, when trained, is an amazing family companion and will treat your family as his or her own. Your puppy will protect you and act as a guardian. This breed does require some activity and is fairly active throughout the day. If this breed is not trained, it can be dangerous, so consistency and commitment are vital. This breed ranks a 3.5.
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