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Last updated: 10/11/2016: We currently have an exotic Bandogge litter. All information necessary for deposit and purchasing, shipping, and all puppy and parent profiles and pics are below. All males are now sold with some large, big boned and gorgeous girls remaining.

This is an F1 (filial 1) hybrid breeding between pedigreed purebred dogs, thus adding even greater health and vitality to these puppies via heterosis. If you'd like to know more about the advantages of hybrid breeding, I'll recommend my own two articles with complete bibliographies here:

Advantages of "Hybrid Breeding"

An Introduction to Outcross Breeding...

This page has a lot of info on it organized into sections. While a serious buyer should read the entire page, here's some handy links to help get your questions answered quickly: Litter Notes (general description and size expectations for the available puppies), Available Puppies (to start viewing puppies now), About Mom,  About Dad,  Puppy Deposit & Purchasing Process,  Shipping,  Age of Release,  Registrations.

Any questions left unanswered are most likely answered on the American Bulldogs & Bandogges FAQs page. If you are a serious buyer, you should also read the Policies & Procedures page in its entirety. Feel free to email Blasco Family Bulldogs© by form or directly with any further questions - or to reserve your puppy now!

 
General Info for Available Puppies:
Parents: English Mastiff x Boerboel ("Helen of Troy de Picazo" x Groot Jasper Van Karsai)"
Breed: Bandogge, exotic
Litter DOB: July 9, 2016
Size Range: Minimum of 120 pounds to maximum of 140 lbs., minimum of 28" to maximum of 33" at the shoulders.
Instinctual Orientation: Very high intelligence family companion guardians
Cost: Females $1,500.00, Males $1,800.00
Payment Schedule: Immediate $200.00 non-refundable deposit (which comes off total cost of dog), full payment for dog (and shipping if applicable) by October 1, 2016. HOWEVER, because these puppies are going online later than planned we will hold puppies as necessary (with deposit) until November 1, 2016 when they will be 16 weeks old, providing the buyer additional time to gather funds and providing the puppies additional socialization.
Delivery: Continental U.S., Alaska & Canada for $500.00 - worldwide delivery available for additional cost.
Special Requirements: Fenced yard or larger property, gentle nurture for a full year.
Detailed info, pics and purchasing instructions are below...

LITTER NOTES:

I commonly need to make sort of a big deal about telling people with both our Bandogge and American Bulldog breedings that strict training is very important. As most of you know, Blasco Family Bulldogs generally breeds "gamey" or high aggression protection dogs that can grow into difficult-to-control adults if they have not been well trained.

This litter is very much the exception to that rule.

These puppies are very sweet, very gentle, and while they will all make excellent family guardians as adults (assuming you train them for it), they are calm and reserved - only "getting their snarl on" under the most necessary of circumstances. All puppies easily pass courage and temperament testing and they really are some of the most gentle, low key puppies you'll ever see. All of them are big snugglers, all of them are thoroughly socialized with kids, all want to be nurtured and protected by loving families - and all of them already prefer to go potty outside, as long as you let them out often enough.

Probably the most accurate way to understand what these puppies will be like as adults is to imagine an English Mastiff, make it a bit smaller and much more athletic and healthy and you begin to get the idea. However...

• Unlike English Mastiffs you have no risk of needing to deal with a 160 to 200 pound monster of an adult. These dogs will be big, but the biggest of them will certainly never exceed 140 pounds - and that's a stretch. Most will be in the neighborhood of 130 to 135 pounds, 29" to 32" tall at the shoulders.

• Unlike English Mastiffs these dogs are not lazy. They are calm and reserved like English Mastiffs (and Boerboels), but will be as happy going on hikes and other family activities (even sporting activities) as they are laying around the house.

• Finally, also unlike English Mastiffs they all have truly excellent giant sporting dog structure and can be expected to have good health for their entire lives.

Heads: Head types are a nice blend of the English Mastiff and Boerboel, meaning wider, deeper, altogether bigger and more masculine heads than that of the common English Mastiff.

Coats: All are some version of gorgeous apricot faun with very subtle and minimal white markings on some noses, chests, bellies and toes (some of which will fade into lighter apricot). All are short to medium coat dogs having no issues with very cold weather, but also not a shedding concern!

Size Expectation: As adults all will be at least 120 pounds and 28 inches tall at the shoulders, but none will likely exceed 140 pounds and 33 inches tall.

Trainability: As with most Mastiff breeds "hard training" or training with physical or other negative sanctions along with heavy emphasis on the handler "establishing dominance" is NOT the correct method of training. (If you are considering a professional trainer that tells you differently that person does not understand Mastiffs and should simply not be hired.)

These puppies as with most Mastiff breeds (and as with their actual parents) require a calm, gentle, never angry or irritated, positive reinforcement style of training. Mastiffs are called "gentle giants" for a reason: They are sensitive. They truly wish to please you and need your protection as puppies and young adults. A harder style of training risks "breaking" or "curring" the dog, leaving it fearful and distrustful of you. Gently nurture them to raise brave and confident dogs and at about 18 to 24 months they will begin to assume their highly confident adult personalities and you can start protection training, if that is your intention.

All puppies of this litter are very handler focused, and HIGHLY INTELLIGENT making them extra easy to train - even for first timers. Consistent positive reinforcement will be very successful with each of them.


AVAILABLE PUPPIES

Available Female: $1,500.00 / Reference Name: "Red Collar Girl" (tattoo: 7)
PRICE IS NEGOTIABLE - MAKE A REASONABLE OFFER

Notes: Excellent structure and health. Solid "baby Mastiff dog" nerves (wants to be nurtured and protected for the first year or so - treated gently, never scared or hit). Great with the kids - follows them around, wants to snuggle, would make a GREAT first dog for a child, definitely capable of being trained as a therapy or service dog. Very light/white chest, chin and stomach fur, white toes, full black mask with slightly elongated Boerboel "eyeliner", small white marking on nose.

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American Bulldog Puppies

Available Female: $1,500.00 / Reference Name: "Green Collar Girl" (tattoo: 6)

Notes: Excellent structure and health. Solid "baby Mastiff dog" nerves (wants to be nurtured and protected for the first year or so - treated gently, never scared or hit). Great with the kids - follows them around, wants to snuggle, would make a GREAT first dog for a child, definitely capable of being trained as a therapy or service dog. Very light/white chest and stomach fur, TINY amount of white on toes, full black mask with slightly elongated Boerboel "eyeliner".

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American Bulldog Puppies

Available SOLD Female: $1,500.00 / Reference Name: "Rainbow Collar Girl" (tattoo: 4)

Notes: Excellent structure and health. Solid "baby Mastiff dog" nerves (wants to be nurtured and protected for the first year or so - treated gently, never scared or hit). Great with the kids - follows them around, wants to snuggle, would make a GREAT first dog for a child, definitely capable of being trained as a therapy or service dog. Very light/white chest and stomach fur, no white on toes, full black mask. (sold to Nadine R.)

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American Bulldog Puppies

Available SOLD Female: $1,500.00 / Reference Name: "Pink Collar Girl" (tattoo: 1)

Notes: Excellent structure and health. Solid "baby Mastiff dog" nerves (wants to be nurtured and protected for the first year or so - treated gently, never scared or hit). Great with the kids - follows them around, wants to snuggle, would make a GREAT first dog for a child, definitely capable of being trained as a therapy or service dog. Very light/white chest, chin and stomach fur, minimal white on toes, full black mask with slightly elongated Boerboel "eyeliner", small white marking on nose.

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American Bulldog Puppies

Available SOLD Male: $1,800.00 / Reference Name: "Stumpy"

Notes: Stumpy is called Stumpy because his tail is docked (removed). During labor and delivery Stumpy came out backwards - his butt coming out first. We were only ten feet away when his delivery began, but as we walked towards Helen (not knowing the puppy was coming out butt first) Helen grabbed him by the base of his tail and yanked - just trying to help pull him out. Well, she bit 3/4 of the way through his soft, newborn tail - blood everywhere and Helen literally crying out loud just horrified she had hurt one of her babies. Herein is one of those situations that separates hobby breeders from professional breeders. The choice was bandage up the tail knowing it would be terribly deformed for life and that such a ripped and sloppy wound might well get infected and kill the little guy in a week, or dock the tail. I docked the tail and now Stumpy is called Stumpy because he has a classically docked tail as many Boerboels and Bullmastiffs have.

As with the others, excellent structure and health. Solid "baby Mastiff dog" nerves (wants to be nurtured and protected for the first year or so - treated gently, never scared or hit). Great with the kids - follows them around, wants to snuggle, would make a GREAT first dog for a child, definitely capable of being trained as a therapy or service dog - just don't expect him to wag his tail cause I cut it off for him. Very light/white chest and stomach fur, full black mask with slightly elongated Boerboel "eyeliner". (sold to Rainey B., ship 10/22)

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American Bulldog Puppies

Available SOLD Male: $1,800.00 / Reference Name: "Blue Collar Boy" (tattoo: 2)
PRICE IS NEGOTIABLE - MAKE A REASONABLE OFFER

Notes: Excellent structure and health. Solid "baby Mastiff dog" nerves (wants to be nurtured and protected for the first year or so - treated gently, never scared or hit). Great with the kids - follows them around, wants to snuggle, would make a GREAT first dog for a child, definitely capable of being trained as a therapy or service dog. Light/white fur on chest, chin and belly, abbreviated black mask with subtle but slightly elongated Boerboel "eyeliner", very small white marking on nose, no white on toes.

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American Bulldog Puppies

Available SOLD Male: $1,800.00 / Reference Name: "Green Collar Boy" (tattoo: 5)

Notes: Excellent structure and health. Solid "baby Mastiff dog" nerves (wants to be nurtured and protected for the first year or so - treated gently, never scared or hit). Great with the kids - follows them around, wants to snuggle, would make a GREAT first dog for a child, definitely capable of being trained as a therapy or service dog. Light/white chest and stomach fur, full black mask. (sold to Dean D., ship 10/22)

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ABOUT BANDOGGE PUPPIES' MOM
Helen of Troy de Picazo, Registered Purebred English Mastiff

Helen is a purebred, dual registered (IDCR & AKC), female English Mastiff. She is 142 pounds lean and stands 33" at the shoulders, but still a bit pudgy having just recently delivered puppies in this first pic below.

English Mastiff female

Helen is a very sweet, gentle, and friendly girl, not a mean bone in her body - except for her mouth full of giant teeth, reserved for "bad guys" and coyotes. Helen, unlike many English Mastiffs, has good, solid protection drives, guarding her integrated human/dog pack with dedication. She is patient, tolerant, friendly, committed to the whole peace and love program, and willing to enforce it as necessary.

As most English Mastiffs, Helen is also an unusually smart, thinking dog and very sensitive to human emotions. She's also very sensitive herself, getting "her feelings hurt" easily, like if you give her a sharp "no" and she thinks you're mad at her.

English Mastiff mother with great athletic structure

As you can see, Helen is an atypical English Mastiff in that she has excellent structure, and is very active and athletic. Look at this pic of Helen above on a trot. It was taken only nine weeks after Helen delivered puppies, and she had already slimmed down and tightened up to her usual weight, looking as if she never had puppies.

By comparison watch some Crufts or AKC Breeder's Cup YouTube videos and see if you can find an English Mastiff, Neapolitan Mastiff, or Dogue de Bordeaux that looks that perfectly balanced and smooth on the trot - not to mention muscled and truly athletic. You won't find many, not even among Grand Champions.

This is what English Mastiffs are supposed to look like, and as they did look a few hundred years ago. English Mastiffs were developed as sporting dogs, considered a "heavy hound" in England even to this day, and originally bred for hunting large game and for homestead protection. Helen is a genetic throw-back to those earlier times, and a very special girl.

English Mastiff mother with very correct old world structure

With regards to structure, a point should be made here that almost no English Mastiff alive can stretch their back and hips out straight in line with their spine while standing. Most specimens have hip joints with severely reduced range of motion and hip dysplasia is common. English Mastiffs as a breed have been crippled by show breeding, continuously breeding cousins to cousins for a specific purebred "look" with no true outside-of-breed outcross/hybrid breedings to re-open constricted gene pools.

Not the case with my Helen. Here she is above, stretched to just under six feet in height, spine perfectly straight from the back of her head to base of tail, hips have fully formed, tight fitting sockets and are perfectly parallel and fully extended... six weeks after labor, and still nursing puppies.

Helen is a proven breeder, having been bred previously and throwing all of her excellent attributes into her puppies - this litter of altogether gorgeous puppies being no exception.

American Bulldog Puppies


ABOUT BANDOGGE PUPPIES' DAD
Groot Jasper Van Karsai, Registered Purebred South African Boerboel

Jasper is a purebred, dual registered (IDCR & WWBR), very rare white/cream South African Boerboel uniting Scottish Champion bloodlines (Sandaharr Boerboels) with Grand Champion bloodlines of the Netherlands (Groot Geluk). Jasper is just over 135 pounds and 30" tall from ground to shoulders. Jasper (under his previous WWBR registered name Karasi Clousou) has been examined and assessed by WWBR (Worldwide Boeboel Registry) ranked as "Silver" i.e., a premium and correct Boerboel specimen desirable for competition and breeding.

Turkman Alabai

Jasper has excellent structure and excellent health, but frankly it's hard to get a picture of the dog standing still because Jasper is very active and basically always on the move. He is perfectly balanced with a straight topline, all feet face forward, elbows are in, pasterns straight, zero luxation of patellas, even and advanced muscle development, etc.

For those unfamiliar with the breed, the South African Boerboel is known as the most agile and athletic Mastiff breed on earth (actually being used to this day to protect homestead families from lions throughout Africa). The Boerboel is also known as one of the healthiest breeds of dogs on earth, displaying none of the diseases common to most of the larger western breeds of dogs; i.e. statistically speaking, Boerboels simply never have hip or elbow dysplasia, heart murmurs, cancers - none of the health issues most of our U.S. breeds are known for...

Alabai father to bandogge puppies

As you know Blasco Family Bulldogs breeds purebred American Bulldogs and various Bandogge Mastiff mixes. However, if I were to go back at this late date and choose a second purebred breed to develop besides the American Bulldog it would almost certainly be the South African Boerboel. You should also not misinterpret that statement to mean that Boerboels are second best to American Bulldogs. The opposite is actually true, the South African Boerboel being a vastly superior dog to the American Bulldog, probably in every way. I love American Bulldogs and so I am very prejudiced towards them, but the truth is the truth and all things being considered the Boerboel is simply a better all around farm and family protection dog than the American Bulldog.

Bandogge father at play

Above Jasper runs side-by-side with my Turkman Alabai boy Kahn. How often have you seen such a beautiful dog?

Jasper is a proven breeder, having been bred previously and throwing all his fantastic characteristics into his puppies.

American Bulldog Puppies


PUPPY DEPOSIT & PURCHASING PROCESS:

A $200.00 non-refundable deposit will hold your puppy. To secure your pick, speak up NOW and promise to send your deposit right away. You will receive payment options and instructions for making deposit. Females are $1,500.00, males $1,800.00. Deposits come off the total cost of the dog. While we are pleased to accept your personal checks, ONLY CASH will be accepted on site at day of pick up. If you wish to pay by check, be sure to pay at least 10 days before day of pick up to be sure that your check will have cleared by day of pick up. FULL PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED/CLEARED BEFORE DOGS ARE PICKED UP OR DELIVERED. We will reschedule your pick up day if a check has not cleared in time.

SHIPPING:

We currently ship to the Continental United States (lower 48), Alaska and Canada for a stable $500.00 shipping cost. This additional cost includes air fare, airline approved live animal shipping crate, water/food bowls, and the Veterinarian inspection and Acclimation Statement sign-off that allows the dog to travel by plane. We do ship worldwide with Blasco dogs already in various countries throughout the world, however, all other locations are researched on a case-by-case basis for cost and feasability. It should also be known that Blasco puppies are well known for being strong, vigorous little brutes and we ship nothing less than that. You are never at risk of opening a crate to find a sickly little dog that needs to be rushed to the vet to see what's wrong with it, not ever. If we're shipping, all money for dog and shipping must be paid in full a full week in advance of the proposed shipping date.

AGE OF RELEASE:

Puppies will be released to their new homes or shipped on or about 12 weeks of age. We keep them that long on purpose. This is a best practice issue for the puppies themselves as well as a service to you, their new owners. If you'd like to know why it matters, I'll recommend my own article here:

Dog Temperament, Early Pack Socialization & Bite Inhibition

REGISTRATIONS:

All Blasco dogs have registered bloodlines accurately documented by pedigree. Purebred American Bulldog puppies receive National Kennel Club (NKC) registrations and Bandogge puppies receive International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR) registrations.

American Bulldog Puppies
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Breeding dogs from a diversity of registered bloodlines -
It's better for the dogs - it's better for the breed...

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The American Bully Kennel Club ABKCThe International Designer Canine Registry IDCRThe American Bulldog Association ABA

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