I lived next to a Breeder for 3yrs and they just don't live that long. Don't get me wrong, anything can happen to anything anytime but I have seen them go blind and some die at 6yrs of age. But this lady used to sell her's for 1200-1500 bucks and she even shipped them to other countries to Help hunt lyons and stuff.
I agree with you that Registerion papers is completely meaningless when you are buying from a backyard breeder. They know nothing about the bloodline lineage of there Stud or Dam and could careless. Choosing reputable Private breeder that knows there bloodline lineage and have breed out health problems like life altering congenital diseases, joint problems, blindness, etc is far more valuable than papers. The Breeder should be able to answer any questions about the puppy they are selling and allways provide a health guarantee, Veterinary check, initial vaccinations, dewormed and health records on all the puppies that they sell. The breeder should always show you aleast one of the two Sire or Dam onsight. If the breeder does not offer these things. IMO anything less would be unacceptable and I would look elsewhere!!!
It's just not possible to sell them for low amounts without losing money so, it's most likely an inferior dog or a SCAM. Never send money to a breeder who offers a low cost Bullmastiffs. IF, you get the puppy you'll most likely inherit health issues. It's not worth it to try and find a "deal" on a puppy. As in life you get what you pay for.
I do wish you good luck and hope you find the Bullmastiff that you are searching for...
Sounds like a typical backyard breeder. Good/great breeders research and ship their bitch out, depending on what they are looking for. To have three or more generations on the grounds would represent a lot of inbreeding.
Hey bro, I have two Mastiff's and both dogs are AKC dogs and I paid less then 1000 for these dogs and there have been no health issues to speak (knock on wood) If you search the net you will find a good or great dog for far less then 1500 and on a side note my parents bought an english bulldog for 3000 he has all the papers and this dog came from a top breeder in the state of Mich and to say the least every time I take to them the dog has to go to the vet due to health problems!!! when buying an animal you never know what you may get, you could spend 500 and get a great dog or 2500 and get a health problem from day one good luck
But when we bought our Bouvier, we had 2 options: one was to pay about $5,000 if we were considering showing or breeding him, and we had to agree if we did breed him to give some of the litter to the breeder etc. or, we could choose to buy him as a pet and pay $1,200, but they fixed him before we picked him up so he couldn't be bred or showed. Maybe you could find a Mastiff breeder that does something similar to that.