Saturday, February 18, 2012
Are Mastiff good with children?
Chole with a new little friend
I get a lot of inquiries if Mastiff are good with children. Well, it has been said, "A picture is worth a thousand words". Meet Chole. Chole was from my Rosie & Leo litter--an accidently breeding by the co-owner which I took, raised and help place. Originally she was placed with a young family with children, but due to unseen circumstances, they could not keep her. So Chole came back to me. My friends, Shari & her daughter Lauren had asked me about getting a Mastiff. So I asked them if they would be interested in giving Chole a new home. They met her on the day I picked her up and took her home--and the rest is history. It was love at first sight.
The little boy in the picture is the son of family friends--as you can see he can't stop loving on Chole, and she is a most happy participant. Look at the love and contentment on her face. There is no better friend or guardian for a small child.
Sometimes a new puppy isn't right for a family. An adult dog will tell you the size and temperament of the dog. With a good evaluation, a very good match can be made fitting the right dog into your family. Mastiff rescue organizations do this every day, and we have so many deserving dogs just looking for a home. Over to the right side of my blog are several links to Mastiff Rescue organizations. If you have room in your home and your heart--give a rescue dog a second chance.
Catie Arney, KioKee Mastiffs, Hickory, NC