My name is Francis!

Mastiff Dog for adoption in Flintstone, Maryland - Francis
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Francis's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Francis's Story...
Francis is a two year old South African Boerboel from a strong breeder in Ohio.  He has the warm classic brown color and black muzzle of this breed of dog and weighs approximately 150 pounds. Additionally, he has been neutered and his vaccinations are all up to date. 
Francis is a very friendly dog, who loves to play and also sit with his family.  While he is a very large dog, he believes he is much smaller than he is and often wants nothing more than to sit on someone’s lap. He enjoys running, playing fetch, and daily walks.


He has regularly played with other dogs since he was a puppy, both big and small, and interacts with them well.  He is not a fan of cats. Whether in dog parks, or on play dates, he likes having friends who can run and play with him.  He also enjoys having time to roam around and explore, and also will take long, restful naps.  
Francis also regularly worked with a trainer from the time he was 8 weeks old until he was about 1.5 years old.  The trainer followed a verbal command method, which worked well with Francis.  He has learned a variety of commands and responds well to these verbal cues.
As previously mentioned, Francis truly is a very friendly, warm dog who maintains that disposition 99% of the time.  He is very much like a big teddy bear, however on rare occasions, he forgets his size and can exhibit unpredictable behavior with strangers, but more so with children. We have a few instances (less than 5) where Francis jumped up on a child he did not know, accidentally knocking the child to the ground since he is such a large dog. He did not hurt the child, but obviously the child was caught off guard and a little scared.  In one instance, Francis also reacted to a child who was standing over him with her hand on top of his head, by turning and putting his mouth on her harm, but not biting down.  While we know that Francis would never intend to hurt anyone, he does not understand his size, and when you combine his size with the possibility of unpredictable behavior, it makes it challenging for him to be in a household that has many children and/or strangers coming in and out on a regular basis. 
As stated earlier, Francis truly is a wonderful and amazing dog.  He is fun, active, energetic and loyal beyond belief.  We just know that for him, a different home would be a better fit for him – one where he can be comfortable, embrace his size, and truly thrive.

Facts about Francis

  • Breed: Mastiff
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Francis, a Flintstone Mastiff dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Mastiff for sale in Flintstone, or seeking a Mastiff dog from a breeder in Flintstone.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Flintstone already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Flintstone breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Mastiff breeders who help with Mastiff rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Flintstone paves the way for another one to be saved.