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Greetings.  Our family's latest edition is a 10 week old mastiff male pup.  We researched the breed for about 6 months before bringing him home yesterday.  We are still trying to figure out a name for him, how much and what to feed him and how often to take him out at night.  I am finding conflicting reports on the world wide web! 
I am looking forward to getting to know fellow mastiff owners and getting input.  Thanks for a great website!
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Figured it was about time we introduced ourselves to everyone. We are Larry & Meg and are the proud owners of Jr. (was Sam Jr. but he seems to like Junior better) who will be 13 weeks this Tuesday. This is our first Mastiff and boy are we going through a quick learning curve.

We have always had a dog in the house, our last "Sam" had to be put down 3 months ago, he was 16 years old and down to about 70 lbs from his 120 lb prime. He was a Shepard, Pit, Dobie mix and the sweetest dog you'd ever want to meet. I was missing him big time, so Larry decided it was time for our new addition!!

Junior is such a sweetheart! He is now eating like a champ and has gone 3 days with no accidents in the house! Now if I could just get him to stop eating leaves!!!!

We really appreciate all the great information on these boards. Thanks to all who participate.

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Happy New Year! I am new to this site and am looking forward to learning all kinds of "Mastiff" information. I am not too swift on computers, but an avid reader, so I may not post often, but I will be here learning all I can. I just got a puppy from Lamar's Mastiffs in Californina, USA. She is a fawn terror named Shirley ChaCha, she is a Indy x Jimmy puppy. She just turned 11 weeks and I am so in love with her. She is so funny and makes me smile

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Hello Everybody!  We are new to this board, although I know some of you from other boards.  I am excited to meet new people and learn as much as I can.  My name is Porsche and I live in Idaho with my husband Dustin and daughters Hunter (6 yrs.) and Taryn (4 yrs.).  We are blessed enough to have 2 Mastiffs, Oakley and she is almost 18 months and Raider, he is almost 10 months.  We only have 1 show under our belt but thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to doing more this summer!  We also have a slew of rescue kitties (they seem to find us no matter where we are or go), a ferret, guinea pigs and our boxer, Rocky who is 6.  My family also has Rommel, our 10 yr. old Rottie, that my mom and I share custody   so I am sure you will eventually see pictures of them all!


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We are new to mastiffs.  We first adopted Tugboat Captain, "Tugger", a 5year old apricot mastiff.  He is neutered, and so mello.  His name should have been area rug.  He was over weight and lathargic.  We took the excess weight off him and researched dog food.  That's a whole nother story. (Now making our own.)  He is blind in one eye, and his bite is crooked, because he was bitten as a pup.  It only makes him cuter to us.  We also have a mini weiner dog, neutered also, and they are pals.  It sounds gross, but Dude cleans the slingers from Tug.  We have grown to appreciate it.  Then came Moe Joe, a 3 year old male, unaltered.  He is 150 pound brindle, and much more energy.  He is so sweet, and loves to snuggle.  He had no manners, but we have taught him to walk on leash, sit, down, and not to sit in our laps.  I think he could use about 10 or more pounds, and he is thriving.  Now we decided that we want to have a puppy mastiff.  We put a deposit down, but all the females died.  The breeder has another litter 10 day younger now.  So we are waiting. 


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Hello! Everybody!

Fascinated by the mastiff, our breeding is exclusively dedicated to this fabulous companion. We live in France.

Our dogs come from England, Spain and soon from Brazil more exactly from the Chaputepek breeding. If we went so far, it is, in the first place, for working on prestigious lineages to obtain typical dogs as we like them.
We also put a point of honor in the socialization of our "stiffy" as they are all educated whitin our family.

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Welcome to the board. 

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New member here. I don't YET have a mastiff, but have been doing A LOT of research and feel that this would be a great breed for my next dog! I'm particularly interested in the English mastiff. I joined this forum primarily to get more info from mastiff owners and breeders, but also to see pics of your "babies"!

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Many thanks,
Welcome in the mastiff world.
Actually we haven't baby pics because they'll born near september.
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my name is Alison, i have 3 mastiffs, Gandalf & Fallon (3 yr old littermates) and my show puppy 15 month old Libby. I am such a fan of the breed that i get called obsessed at times, i like to talk to people that have the breed since there arent alot in my area. i live in Owensboro, KY.
I have only shown libby a few times, but this year i might hit it harder.  i love hearing about other peoples experience and advice! i an always willing to talk dog! pics coming soon, email or IM me anytime just to chat
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Meet "Brisket", an approx. 2 year old male, I found him at the humane society and fell in love with the guy. They picked him up a few months back, abandoned and near death. At the time he was only about 70lbs. Hes still underweight, about 100lbs, but gaining back weekly. I have to say, I have owned Labs, Great Danes, German Shepard's before Brisket, However, I have never owned or even seen a better dog than him. Gentle, Loving, eager to please and instantly became a member of the family. And much to my wife's surprise, he didnt eat my kids. After she got past the standard, "That dog is huge and will hurt the kids" She also fell in love with him. Now I truly know why people love these dogs so much.



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 Sorry, but we are new to this site and we trying to figure this out(computer illiterate). We (Andy & Marlene) came across Jupiter 4 yrs ago and it's been an adventure ever since. Jupiter is now 5 yrs old 175 lbs(sometimes 185 lbs depends how much he eats). He's a neighborhood icon because he loves to sit outside to greet people as they come by. He has had people literally stop there car get out and take photos with him. He loves going for walks and going for rides(thank god we have a Suburban). He's insane when he come near water, whether it's by the pool, the beach, or the river. He's like a kid in a candy store, you can't control him. The first experience at the beach he darted straight for the ocean and dove right in. When he realized that they were other dogs playing with toys he decided to snatch every one he came across. Next he decided to save every child that ran into the water, of course he didn't know that he had scared the living daylight out of them. His next adventure was no different, the river. His first day there he was in the water the whole day. The next morning he could not get up because his hind legs were so stiff they felt like a rock. So I decided to get him some aspirin as Marlene massage his legs. Within an hour he got up and was ready for the water. Knowing that he would be in the water all day I decided to put a large life jacket on him so he didn't have to paddle as much. By the end of the trip everyone knew him by name on every beach and restaurant. 

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I haven't been here recently, but Saturday is Frank's second birthday so I thought I'd brag on his big talent. Frank plays soccer in the back yard. A lot. Sure the other dogs try to distract him and, yes, the ball is covered with mud and dog spit, but he loves his game. Apparently the best part is getting the ball into the ever deepening hole (Frank's own construction) and then getting it back out again. You can watch him on YouTube.



Otherwise we're just a four dog house - sometimes five - where some nights I'm just hoping to get a good spot on the bed.

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Hi my name is Reannon and I got my very first mastiff last week.  He is an English mastiff.  we are/were very excited about this decision.  We have an 18 month old daughter and a 4 pound chihuahua so we were very choosey not only with the breed that we picked but also the breeder.  We actually found a breeder 30 mins from us that had a 3 pound chihuahua and 4 little kids ranging from 7 to 18 months!  This worked out perfect for us.  Well last night Harley thought my daughter was a chew toy because she had on a puffy sleeper.  So I gave him a firm no and removed him from the situation.  Then he went back and did it again so I removed him, held his mouth closed and told him no biting.  Well, he growled at me.  So I put him to the floor on his back and told him no again and he continued growling at me and tried to get up.  He was def. not playing.  My husband had to step in.  My husband put him on his back and got on all fours and stood over him and growled.  It worked, BUT it freaked me out!  Did any of you ever have this problem?  He is ONLY 7 weeks old!  I think I am going to take him to get neutered in the next month just to help aid any aggression issues but from there I do not know what to do.  They say you can not strike a mastiff so we have not done that and wont, I just don't know what else to do.  Obviously a 200 pound dog acting this way will not be acceptable and I will not tolerate.  Maybe I am prematurely freaking out, it is just that I love him sooo much and I don't want to ever have to part with him.    Any suggestions?


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Hi my name is Andrea. I am 47 years old and am researching the breed.  I do not own a mastiff.  This will be my first.  I have been researching the breed, the standard, and reputable breeders.  I want this dog to be my companion and I want to enter the world of showing.  I have been reading about showing, handling and located a trainer to assist me in learning.  I have located dog shows in my state and will be attending them also.  I want to make sure I know as much as possible before getting my puppy.  I want a breeder I can talk to and work with closely. 
I am a nurse practitioner in a neonatal unit.  I love caring for my babies and families.  I have 5 children of my own. The last 3 were triplets, whom we lost our beloved Austin at 1 week of age.  Their ages range from 18, 15 and the last two are 2 1/2 with Emma being the only girl out of the 5. (She believes herself to be the princess, but her mom is the Queen).
My husband is a special guy who supports me in all of my endeavors.  He is a wonderful man, a terrific husband and the most caring of fathers.  I am blessed.

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Hello Mastiff Lovers,
I have joined this forum so that I can learn all I can about the breed.  My husband has always wanted an English Mastiff so last year I bought him one.  We could not have asked for a more gentle giant.  He is gorgeous and we love him a lot.  I raise Pomeranians and going to a dog this large was a shock at first, but I could not have asked for a better breed to interact with my little furballs.
My husband would like to breed Mastiffs but he is deployed so we will wait to make that decision when he returns. 
My family consist of 2 daughters, 5 furbabies, 1 Mastiff, and 2 cats.  I am just really getting my family built to breed, but I want to take it slow and do it the right way. 
I look forward to chatting with you all and getting to know your families too.

Thanks for inviting me to join.

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Hi there everyone!

I have had my 'little' pal for about 4 weeks now. He is male and from what the vet can tell is about 17 months old. He is the best dog anyone could wish for. I found him on Craigs List of all places! Free to a good home. I snapped him up. As it turns out I was his 3rd owner in as many weeks. And for the life of me i cannot understand why anyone would want to get rid of this very loving handsom chap?
He is about 130 lbs, which the vet assured me was fine for his age, the only drawback I can find is he seems to have been abused in his past, as he is not sure if he should come to you if you call him. He cowers down  and lays on his back when you do call him. Although play times are getting better, and I am sure that being in a stable enviroment will help him. I decided to call him Spud and I have no idea why! lol
Could anyone give me advice to help him overcome his past? As he is the best pal you could wish for.

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Hi,  My name is Molly and I live on a farm with my family and animals.  We have three adult mastiffs and currently have 3 mastiff puppies.  I found this forum in a bad way with Bailey but for me it has ended up being a good thing.  I have looked for a site like this and just now found this one thanks to an email.  We used to raise stock dogs but quit when we stopped raising livestock.  We enjoy our animals and farm and will always have a mastiff in our home.  I have always wanted one since I was a little girl.  I have really missed out not having at least one for so long.  Our Mastiffs are Annie, Bella and Camo.  I am interested in showing and would like to learn more about it. 

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Hello All Mastiff Lovers, My husband (Paul) and I just got out little "Angel" approximately 6 weeks ago. She was born Dec. 8,2008 and her formal AKC name is "Greeson's Celtic Angel Berry". We could not be happier with her, she brings much love and delight into our home everyday. We had a male mastiff before, that we were given by people who didn't want him anymore. He was 2yrs. old when he arrived at our home & we loved & cared for him for 7 yrs. When he left this world our hearts were broken but I knew what would change all that. He will never be forgotten or re-placed, but honestly this beautiful pup actually healed our loss & here she is! I have had all kinds of dogs throughout the years (dare I admit decades) that I won't want to mention how many- But I must say this is the breed that took  both my husband & myself in completely. What a gift! By the way this is my first time in a forum and I am looking forward to reading & learning and getting to know all new people who love their mastiffs as well. Apprciate Eileen Durante for helping me hook up with Lorie who has one of Angel's sisters Drama & inviting me to join this. Thank you Linda as I now see you started this whole thing going. By the way all, Linda is the owner/breeder of the Dam & Eileen is the owner/breeder of the Sire. No wonder Drama & Angel are so gorgeous. Take Care To All & Enjoy Everyday,  Nancy

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Hi, my name is Judy.  I'm a little late in introducing myself on here, since I posted a question about SI being done too soon.  I have been reading the threads and I think the people on here seem to have a lot of good advice.   If it weren't for Cindy I don't know if I would have found it. 

Ok, here we go.  I just celebrated my 16th anniversary of my 29th birthday. and we have a 3 1/2 year old english mastiff, named Brandy.  Between us we have six kids who range from the age of 13 to 24, one son in-law and a soon to be 2 year old grandson.   We both love animals and have had in our lives several different types of dogs from pure breeds to mutts, cows, chickens, goats, donkeys, skunks, possums, raccoons, rabbits, lizards, ducks, and cats.   They have all been wonderful experiences, for us and our kids.  

We have always wanted to breed Brandy because she is such a wonderful dog but when we were both working, we knew that we wouldn't be able to give our all to it.  Now since I'm a stay at home mom we thought we would try and see how it goes.  I know this is going to be a lot of work and it takes a pretty dedicated person to assure that mom and pups are getting the best care.

We go on April 20th for Brandy's ultra sound.  I do understand that the chances of her being pregnant is kind of slim but maybe the stud has some good olympic swimmers and they held on long enough.  If not then a lesson learned and we search for a new repo vet.  Oh someone did send me a link to some repo vets, I don't think I ever said thank you, and to everyone else that replied.
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Hi everyone, my name is Chris and we will be bringing our mastiff girl home on April 11th. She was born on February 16th. Our family consists of me, my hubby of 11 years, our 10 year old daughter, our 8 year old son, and our golden retriever girl Zoey who is 1 year old.

In our spare time we enjoy camping and four wheeling. Our daughter dances and our son plays hockey. Zoey girl loves long walks and spending time with the kids.

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Hi everyone! I have recently purchased a mastiff puppy. He is 8 weeks old and is black brindle in color. This is my first dog other than when I was young and living with my parents. He is a surprise for my boyfriend who has always wanted a mastiff and constantly searches for puppies available. He will find out about him today when he gets home after being away for 5 months. Also living with us is our 2 cats, 2 Iguanas, a Nile monitor, 2 bearded dragons, and a tokay gecko. I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone and hearing everyone's stories!

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Hello,

My name is Mark and I have a sixth month old brindle male.  I am not sure on the average size at this age but he is around 100lbs. I will tell you one thing for sure, he gets along great with his brother Rosko.  Rosko's a rottie who loves his brother, when they are playing upstairs it sounds like thunder.  Its funny.  For my brindle boy (oscar) is he small or too big for his age?
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Hi Everyone,
I just wanted to introduce myself and myself and my babies. My name is Tina and I am owned by two Mastiffs and a Bullmastiff.  17 month old Lucy, 8 month old Hauss and 3 year old bullie, Ellie. Along with my husband and two sons we live on the eastern shore of maryland. 

I am totally addicted to mastiffs and can't believe I didn't have one sooner.  I found this forum while looking at pics of Hauss's grandsire, Waay Mo, on bluequaker.com.

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Hello my name is Nicky.  I have a year and half old mastiff named Mily.  She has been diagnosed with Elbow Displasia.  I was wondering if anyone had information on treatment.  The vet has offered surgery ranging between $1000-$3000.  I have seen that some sights on Mastiffs say not to do surgery.  What do you think?  What would you do?  She not for breeding she just one of the family.  We love her so much but really can not afford surgery.  She has been on medication now for one week and is doing great.  Running and playing.  Any suggestions would be great.  Thank you for your time.

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Hello Nicky, I am sorry to hear about your girl Milly with the elbow displasia.Our old dog Jake (who is now in heaven) had ACL surgery. It affected his back rears & was a successful operation but then a degenerative spinal deasce finally got to him & we had no choice but to put him down at the age of 9 yrs. old. I am also really sorry I didn't have AkC ins. then but do now for our new pup "Greesons Celtic Angel Berry", whom we call Angel for short.Maybe that is something you may consider getting. I understand from Angels owners of the Dam & Sire that is the best ins. to have. I also have made sure that we go to a vet. now that ''specializes in Giant breeds''.For the future I also now understand how important it is to get your dogs from a reputable breeder who provides you with all the information re: their line of parents, grand-parent's etc.& all kinds of testing. Believe me, I know that does not matter when whatever dog you do have is part of your family. We got Jake from people who didn't want him anymore at 2yrs. old & had him for 7yrs. He will always be in our hearts & was the best temperament loving dog.He was too long legged as well as  they spayed him way too young. I understand that a male should be done not until 18 months old & & female at 12 months old if you are not going to breed or show. Good luck with her & I can tell she has a very loving home & is in the best care that is possible. Be well, Nancy

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Hello everyone! Some of you may already know me, but I'd like to introduce myself to the rest of you!

I'm Deb Evangelisto and am currently sharing my life with my husband Mark and 20 year old daughter, Kira. We entered the mastiff world over 8 years ago when we purchased our first mastiff, Celestial Brodan Mor Rioghan (Morrigan, my avatar) in 2000 from my dearest friend, Eileen Durante of Celestial Mastiffs. She was joined two years later by Celestial Orion of Mt. Cydonia (Orion, Riri, Rion, Butthead) in 2002. 

Sadly, Morrigan passed to the rainbow bridge this past January.  Shortly afterwards, we were honored and blessed to adopt 4 year-old Celestial Chione of the Nile (Chione, Kio) from Eileen! She is bringing so much joy to our family after our loss, and has brought us all back to life.

We live in southeastern Massachusetts, and look forward to getting to know you all!

Here is a picture of Orion (left) and Chione (right), taken on the day we welcomed Chione to our family.  At the time this picture was taken, Orion and Chione had known each other for about 10 minutes, and were already fast friends!


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Congratulations Deb to you & your family with the adoption of Chione. There is no doubt that any dog or pup from Celestial Mastiffs are wonderful in all aspects. Indeed, you are blessed as well having Eileen Durante as one of your dearest friends. Best of luck to you and to yours always.

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Thank you SO much for your kind words Nancy!  I definitely know how fortunate I was more than 8 years ago when I first contacted Eileen about purchasing a puppy.  Meeting her and becoming involved in the mastiff world changed my life!  She is an amazing woman.  (And yes, Eileen if you read this, get over it, you are!)

After Morrigan passed, my husband and I briefly considered adopting a different breed of dog, as I thought another mastiff might be too much of a reminder of Morrigan's loss.  I look back now and I think I must have been crazy, there is NO other breed of dog for us!  We are mastiff people!  When Eileen told me that Chione needed a home, we did not think twice.

Thanks again Nancy, and my best to you!

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My husband and I recently brought home our first English Mastiff, Moose and absolutely love him! He has been everything that we were looking for in a dog and quite enjoyable to have around. He is currently 5 months old and goes with us just about everywhere that will allow him.

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WOW Deb, Orion & Chione actually appear like they are holding hands (paws). Looks like a match made in heaven. My husband & I had adopted a male apricot, he was 2yrs. old when we got him & had him for 7yrs. Now that I think about it, he was really more of a rescue dog rather than an adoption. He passed in Jan/2009 as well. Same as you, fell in love with the breed from then on. Our little Celtic Angel is Hummer's daughter too & was from Linda Greesons  litter born 12/08/08. She was one of 16 (the Hummabees, I believe if my memory serves me right) * Last but not least, want to welcome Moosehead, 5 month old mastiff into that household as well.* Hope I spelled everyone's names correctly, if not my apologies. Enjoy everyday! Nancy

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"SORRY" I meant to welcome MooseMama, Still learning how to work this computer going back & forth to get the proper information. Anyway, my heart is in the right place, I'm just a bit scattered at times.

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 I've been reading the forums for a while and finally decided to join. I have two Bernese Mountain Dogs and have had Berners since 1995. I don't own any Mastiffs but have an interest in all large/giant breeds.
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Hello nanney1, I have a book "A Complete Pet Owner's Manual" on Mastiffs. You may already know this but I found it very interesting. Re: The Mastiff Imprint- Quoting -Breeds influenced by or related to the Mastiff are many.They include the Bullmastiff, Dogo Argentino, Dogue de Bordeaux, Fila Brasiliero, Tibetan Mastiff, the Pug-a Mastiff in miniature-Saint Bernard,Great Dane,Neapolitan Mastiff,Spanish Mastiff,Pyrenean Mastiff,Bulldog,American Pit Bull Terrier, Rottweiler,Staffordshire Bull Terrier,American Staffordshire Terrier,Boxer,Bull Terrier,Boston Terrier,French Bulldog,"BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG",Greater Swiss Mountain Dog,Entelbucher,Newfoundland,Tosa Inu,Leonberger,& Doberman Pinscher. Long story short, sounds like they are very distant cousins. I bring my girl to a vet. who specializes in large breeds. They are wonderful animals. Welcome & enjoy everyday.

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Hi Eveyone...My name is Cherie I'm 34 yrs old and currently owned by 1 Masitff, he is 18 months old and his name is Dozer. He has just started showing (better late than never). My husband and I own a Pharmacy and Video Store/Tanning Salon. Wanted to join the mastiff forum, I have been on here alot and there's tons of info so I finally joined.

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hi to all ...
I am new in this forum, I am from Italy and I work in the state for the last 5  year's.
two week's ago we rescue a mastiff he is 5 month old and the name is MYLO i think is under weight for be 5 month is only 55 Lb is a very good dog .
I have problem's with feeding him  i try all different food from eukanuba to purina but no gaining weight.... now I will try "orijen" any one know about this food???  padORIJEN PUPPY 15.4lb hope is a good food












Any one have any suggestion for a different good food for Mylo?
thanks to all for the help



 

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Ciccio,

Welcome to the board!

Your puppy looks very nice.  I can't tell if he's got enough weight on him because he is sitting down.  He looks good as far as I can tell.  Usually, you would take a picture of him when he is standing up so we can see him better.

I feed Eagle Pack Large/Giant Breed Holistic Dry Food.  It is in the peach colored bag. Linda Greeson the owner of this board carries it at a good price.  If she lives near you you are lucky!

Another good food is Fromm's Large/Giant Breed Holistic Dry Kibble.

Be sure to get your pup's nail's done soon. I happened to notice them.  Ask people on the board how to do them properly. 

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Ciccio- I fed my male mastiff orijen food for several months in attempt to put some weight on him.  He suffered a bowel blockage (12 inch toy reptile-the vet surgically removed it intact and lost a significant amount of weight.  We just could not keep weight on him; he was growing out of his reserves. So, we chose Orijen and some Go natural as it had close to 600 k/cal per cup.  Now, this is for a mastiff with quite the metabolism; If I would put my other two on it, I would have had fat sausages limping around with pano and ocd.  Anyway, after recovering regaining some well needed weight he looked beautiful.  We then chose to put him on Eagle Pack Holistic Select for giant breeds and he did wonderful; we just needed a little extra "umph" after our reptile fiasco


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thank you for the suggestion's i will try the Eagle Pack Holistic after finish this bag of orijen
is very smart for be only 5 month the only problem I have when I call him most of the time don't come back to me but only when we are outside is always interested in other thinghs.. stick's rock and other natural toy's but i hope with the time he will come back to me with out show him food .....we have him only two week's now
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Welcome Ciccio, I have 2 of Linda's pups, Angel-she is 5 months old & wieghs approximately 70 lbs. & Guardian- he is 9 weeks old & weighs approximately 18lbs. I use Eagle Pack dry puppy food for large breed & mix in one tablespoon of cottage cheese & a little bit of water with the food. I get he lime green bag( 33 lbs. to save $) & nu-vet vitamins that Linda recommends highly. Soon I will be changing my photo & handle so I can post Angel & Guardian together on the forum. I am so glad your pup found a safe & loving home. Good luck & enjoy everyday. Nancy

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Hi, my name is Debbie, and I am the proud Mom of Sunny, also known as Sunny Bunny, an 11 month old English Mastiff.   He is an absolutely awesome part of my family.   If I had been asked a year ago, if I would love such an animal, I am sure I would have said no.   I have enjoyed watching him grow.   He has such expressions on his face that I can tell what he is thinking.   His big brown eyes just melt my heart every time I see them.  He is a very loyal dog.   His favorite things are going on walks, his squeaky fish, sticks, getting his belly scratched and just hanging out with my son and I.  His dad has been working on becoming a champion and has won many shows in the past few months in Chicago, Indianapolis and New York.   I absolutely love Sunny and am glad to be part of the Mastiff world now.

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Welcome Debbie, Hope you can post a recent photo of Sunny. I know exactly how you feel, there is no other breed like a mastiff. What is Sunnys Dads name who has been winning some shows? Sounds like he is from good stock. Be well. Nancy

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Hello all!
 
My name is Lindsay and I am an owner of a 2 year old Mastiff named Balboa.  He is currently having a health problem and I am hoping that I can get some direction based on the experience of others, due to his vets not providing a solution or a cause.
 

About 3 weeks ago my husband and I moved to NC and while finding a house we kept him at boarding for about 10 days (he has stayed in boarding before and does pretty well--he is normally a favorite and gets plenty of attention). When we picked him up he was really tired which is usual for him when he comes home after an away stay. But he wouldn't eat. I gave him 2 days to get active but he still wouldn't eat and his eyes were constantly gunky like he had pink eye. So I took him into our vet and he weighed in at 154 (when we arrived in NC his weight was 170). And he had a fever of 104, a rapid heart rate and his white blood count was at 23,000 and from what I understand it generally is supposed to run 10,000 on top of this he was also dehydrated. They put him on prednisone and one other medication (I believe it is Doxycycline).  We followed their instructions and returned to the vet, at this point he had begun vomiting, still would not eat and was increasingly lethargic.  They did another CBC and his white blood count was up to 46,000, but his fever was down to 99.7 and his eyes looked better.  They suggested we take him to urgent care and they had him for 24 hours to hydrate him with iv fluid.

 

At this point they have done 3 blood tests, taken x-rays and he is on 5 different medications which seem to be answers to conditions rather than the actual problem.  He is not eating, he will drink (I am giving him ice, pedialyte and water through the day) and he has started to urinate on himself.  Also--his back legs are giving out on him (he is refusing to stand, I am trying to make him get up every couple of hours so his muscles don't get tight and weak--but within a minute of him standing his hind legs buckle as if there is intense weight on his back).

 

I am so sorry for the long post.  But my husband and I are at a loss and running out of money.  We have another appointment with another vet this afternoon but I am hoping to be able to make "suggestions" to them. Any direction from anyone would give me a little more hope!


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Hi Lindsay,

Please start a new thread and title it "Urgent".....to get everyone's attention.

There are lots of good mastiff folks on her that might be able to help you.

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Hello,

My name is Yvette.  We have had a bullmastiff for 3 years, Bones.  But this week we rescued a female mastiff, Sasha.  She is in pretty bad shape at the moment.   She is extremely underweight.  She has her first vet appointment Tuesday morning.  She is limping (right hip seems off).  I immediately started giving her Glucosamine supplements in her food. 

I am new to her breed.  So any suggestions or help would be much appreciated.

Yvette 

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Hello all,

I am Kristi Elmore.  I am owned by three mastiff boys a dark fawn nine year old, a silver fawn four year old, and an 18 month old brindle goof, as well as a black and tan rottie sheppard cross that is queen of my castle at 15 years of age.  I first met a mastiff about 12 years ago and was hooked from that moment.  My boys are Southern States Mastiff Rescue graduates except for the brindle who will be showing again mid June in Orlando.  Now the potato chip factor has hit, because I can't have just one, nor can I imagine life without mastiffs.  I need to re read the how to post photos pin before I attempt, but photos of the kids are coming.

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