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Nykyrian - Boerboel Mastiff

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Nykyrian is a very handsome, black Boerboel mastiff that was dumped with his sister Genevieve by what we can only assume was their breeder. They were found with a note attached to them stating their breed and that they were born on 10/2/16 - that is all. While we are happy that they were found and we are able to them we find it sad that backyard breeders treat these dogs in this manner. Nykyrian is a sweet, happy boy who is already 70 lbs and growing like a weed! He is learning how to be a well behaved young man and his foster mama is working on his house training, crate training and basic commands - you are never too young to learn! Nykyrian is being fostered with other dogs of all sizes/sexes, cats and even a bird which will help him become a very well adjusted adult. Like his sister Nykyrian has a deformity but he is missing his back left paw. We can only speculate as to what caused this and we can only hope that the breeding that occurred will NEVER happen again so that there will be no other puppies thrown away like trash. He takes a little while to warm up to strangers but is a wonderful cuddle bug who wants to be with his people at all times once he knows you. Nykyrian will be seeing a doggy doctor like Genevieve and we will be assessing the best course of medical treatment for him. Also like his sister he acts like a normal pup and is a happy go lucky guy looking for love!


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BDHPI Puppy Policy

All puppies less than 6 months of age are too young to be spayed/neutered so they are adopted out on special puppy spay/neuter agreements with a $50 refundable spay/neuter deposit. Adopting families must agree to get the puppy altered within 2 weeks of 6 months of age and send proof of S/N to BDHPI accordingly. Adopting families are expected to make a donation of $550 minimum for purebred puppies AND will have the additional costs listed above, so please keep this in mind.

When adopting a puppy, new families need to be prepared for not only a substantial financial investment, but also a significant time commitment in order to raise your puppy properly. Crate training is a critical part of setting them up for success as well as potty training. You can't leave a puppy in the crate for longer than 4 hours max and they typically have to be let outside every hour when you are home since their bladder is not as big as an adult. You will want to make sure your puppy gets regular exercise and has plenty of mentally stimulating chew toys such as puzzle toys(food cubes, busy buddy toys, kongs, etc). Socialization the first 6 months is critical to their development socially and once they have had all of their shots, you will want to take your new puppy everywhere you can to get them used to meeting lots of new people, different dogs, and visiting places outside of the home. Obedience training is also extremely important (and actually part of our adoption agreement requirements) so that your puppy grows up to be a gentle giant instead of a giant monster!