Email: AmericanSentinelK9@gmail.com Cell Phone: 601-573-3449Throughout history, the Bandog (Bandogge or American Bandogge Mastiff) has been described to be "banded" (bound by chain or leash) but released at appropriate times to catch its quarry, which may have been man or
beast. The Bandog's exceptional performance at sentry, home, and personal protection work and also as a catch dog capable of hunting dangerous game resulted in such specimens becoming dogs of legend. Loyalty, stability, confidence, and excellent bonding characteristics were all just as necessary as was great physical ability. Today's Bandogs should not just be mere shadows of the Bandogs described throughout history, but should remain healthy, capable, working dogs that may live 10-15 years, so carefully investigate the various "Bandog / American Bandogge Mastiff breeding programs" before you purchase a dog from someone that claims to have "Bandogs." In doing so, you will quickly learn that the Bandog's greatness is not a product of hype or unproven claims, but instead results by observing proven performance. The term "Bandog" is not a noun, but an adjective that describes the type of work the dog can do; therefore, without testing the working ability of one's breeding stock, "Bandogs" are no more a Bandog than a Siberian Husky is a sled dog. Unfortunately, most "Bandog breeders"
are uncommitted and lack the dedication needed to acquire the PROPER knowledge about breeding, training, and testing working dogs. To entertain the thought of getting a "Bandog" from someone who does not work their stock is to entertain the thought of dealing with someone that has no business using the term "Bandog" in the first place, as the Bandogs can not be produced by such means. Working ability is what makes a dog a Bandog.
I, H. Lee Robinson, obtained a Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Animal Sciences and acquiring the needed property, and in 2000 we started the American Sentinel Canine program. While our dogs are powerful canines that are bred in true accordance to the Bandog standards of legend, as stated above, the word Bandog is more of an adjective than a noun; therefore, we use the name American Sentinel Canine as the breed name for our dogs. The American Sentinel Canine program is the only modern day Bandogs program that consistently requires dogs to meet and exceed all the requirements of the Bandogs of history, a that history reveals the Bandogs to excel at both protection work and catching dangerous wild game. The name American Sentinel Canine was chosen for for three primary reasons. First, "American" defines the breed's place of origin. Second, "Sentinel" defines the breed's primary purpose, which includes protection work or other combative tasks. Third, when people hear the term "Canine," they often think of a working dog, which helps to preserve the functional purpose of the breed.
These companion guardians are suitable for active lifestyles and family settings, and are bred to preserve mental stability (to be safe with family), drive, courage, power, athleticism, stamina, and intelligence. It has taken years of research, education, and experience to produce the dog we consider the ultimate Family Companion Guardian and "total package" for our needs and desires. I am not one to claim our dogs are for everyone, but if your desires from a dog are similar to ours...to serve as a Family Companion Guardian...then there is no better dog. This is why the American Sentinel Canine is the only breed of dog we own or produce. Every dog we keep, own, or co-own is part of this goal and therefore every adult used in the American Sentinel Canine program is required to pass a performance based breed suitability test as outlined within the breed standard before the dog is accepted as breed worthy.
The banner above states, "The American Sentinel Canine is most performance proven & historically
correct Bandog program in existence today" and this may seem like an overly bold
statement at first glance, but let me explain that statement. Since 2000, we have produced hundreds of dogs that have
excelled at protection work and catch work. While there are a few
programs that have obtained a single or even a couple of titles in protection sports, or may have a dog or two here or there that has done some hunting, simply put...the
number of dogs that we have produced is so extensive that it has become
very difficult, if not impossible, for me to recall all of them. Our
video page is now so long that at some times it has difficulty loading,
and this is just a small sample of some of our dogs. The page that discusses our catch dogs only contains a portion of the dogs from our program that have excelled at such work. The statement "the most proven and historically correct" is not
made without just careful consideration to what other programs have
accomplished. I have much respect for other programs that are getting out there to prove their breeding stock, and do not wish to disrespect any program that is doing so; however, performance has become normality in our program...and performance selection will remain the key driving component of the American Sentinel Canine.
We are located in Brandon, MS - USA.
There is a great deal of information about our program throughout the various pages of this website; however, if you would like to arrange a visit or discuss things in further detail, contact me at AmericanSentinelK9@gmail.com.
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