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Please list any Mastiff Books here that you have enjoyed and tell us a little about it. Good or bad, please give us your reviews!

Here are some books on Mastiffs. If you would like to order any of them simply click on the link of the book..


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We do not breed often, but we do our best to breed top quality mastiffs
with excellent pedigrees to back them up. All breedings are carefully planned to produce
the very best mastiffs, sound in both body and mind, beautiful and strong,
representing the true mastiff standard.

We fully test our dogs. We believe that a person that "just wants a pet" has a right
to own a beautiful, well bred dog that is sound and healthy
every bit as much as someone wanting a "show dog".
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Grandeur and Good Nature, the Character of the Mastiff

 by Joan Hahn  Published by Joan Hahn 1992

 

750 plus pages -large format -  hard to find. (out of print) Usually sells for $600-$1200 dollars.

 

I personally feel this is the best book ever published on the Mastiff. The photographs are clear and depict most of the best mastiffs in History. The chapters on history and breeding and notes on individual dogs are the best ever written (my opinion!). This book is worth saving up for and worth the hunt.   It is sometimes offered on eBay, and will be the best book money you ever spend. 


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We do not breed often, but we do our best to breed top quality mastiffs
with excellent pedigrees to back them up. All breedings are carefully planned to produce
the very best mastiffs, sound in both body and mind, beautiful and strong,
representing the true mastiff standard.

We fully test our dogs. We believe that a person that "just wants a pet" has a right
to own a beautiful, well bred dog that is sound and healthy
every bit as much as someone wanting a "show dog".
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Mastiff Aristocratic Guardian by Dee Dee Andersson  My husband really enjoyed this one.

The Mastiff  by Marie Moore This is the first one I read way back when. It's still one of my favorites.

The Complete Mastiff  by Baxter and Blaxter.

The Mastiff and Bullmastiff handbook by Douglas B. Oliff

Grandeur and Good Nature by Joan Hahn

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The history and Management of the mastiff by Baxter& Hoffman

Very nicely presented and very informative. I have other mastiff book but this one is my favorite!!


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SCIENCE AND TECHNIQUES OF JUDGING DOGS ...Dr.Robert Berndt

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"Above all, a uniform type should be aimed at by breeders and uniformity of type can only exist in a proportionate ratio in the purity and distinctiveness in any breed"!.........M. Moore
"If breeds did not adhere to a specific shape, form, and colour range, or if breeders disregarded this blueprint, the breed would degenerate to the point that it would hardly resemble the breed at all. Selective breeding does not just create breeds- it preserves them as well. Breeding purebred dogs inherently means accepting limitations on your freedom to just breed anything"...Catherine McMillan
" A reinforced consolidation of the American and British standards could be the basis for restoring our breed to the gladiatorial glory of its ancient past, in capability if not in usage".....Norman Howard Carp-Gordon
"I can live with doubt, or not knowing, rather than to have answers that might be wrong"...Richard Feynman
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Anything by Dr. J.P.Scott

 

http://www.bgsu.edu/departments/neuroscience/Faculty/Faculty_JPScott.shtml

 

http://www.springershowcase.com/art1no2.htm


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For the betterment of the breed!

"Above all, a uniform type should be aimed at by breeders and uniformity of type can only exist in a proportionate ratio in the purity and distinctiveness in any breed"!.........M. Moore
"If breeds did not adhere to a specific shape, form, and colour range, or if breeders disregarded this blueprint, the breed would degenerate to the point that it would hardly resemble the breed at all. Selective breeding does not just create breeds- it preserves them as well. Breeding purebred dogs inherently means accepting limitations on your freedom to just breed anything"...Catherine McMillan
" A reinforced consolidation of the American and British standards could be the basis for restoring our breed to the gladiatorial glory of its ancient past, in capability if not in usage".....Norman Howard Carp-Gordon
"I can live with doubt, or not knowing, rather than to have answers that might be wrong"...Richard Feynman
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Lilith A Willith

By: Susan Krauzer

 

This book is a great childrens book.  Susan Krauzer is an owner of Mastiffs and this book is about a brindle mastiff puppy named Lilith that feels so out of place because she is the ONLY brindle in her litter everyone else is fawn.  I have taken this book to my kids school every year and read it to their classes.  The children enjoy it and I feel that it is a great collector.

 

The Henry and Mudge books are great to they are by Cynthia Rylant.  Mudge is A Mastiff and he and Henry have great adventures in their series.

 

Tonie Lansing

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Mastiff's are angel's with wings.

"Lord help me be the person my Mastiff thinks I am"

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I just ordered "Raw Dog Food" by Beth MacDonald, I think that's her name?
Does anyone have it, and if so do you like it?????


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Just bumping this just in case......


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AN EYE FOR A DOG - ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO JUDGING PUREBRED DOGS
by Robert Cole
Item: DSH160
2004 Dog Writers Assn. of America Writing Competition Winner, Best Reference Book! Have you ever wondered how dog show judges learn to identify the subtle differences that separate a dog that is merely good from a dog that is outstanding? Now you can develop your own eye for sound movement and structure and learn how color, marking, size, and even leash position affect the judge’s perception. You get to actively participate in over 100 judging scenarios similar to what a judge encounters in the show ring and compare your opinion with the author’s. Dog Writers Association award winner.
Ships the next business day.
Price: $22.95

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I highly recommend this book for mastiff owners and all breed fanciers who wish to understand subtle structural differences that can influence a judge's eye. After reading the book, one might have a better understanding of "daylight" under the dog, among other things and how it can impact on overall form!

 

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For the betterment of the breed!

"Above all, a uniform type should be aimed at by breeders and uniformity of type can only exist in a proportionate ratio in the purity and distinctiveness in any breed"!.........M. Moore
"If breeds did not adhere to a specific shape, form, and colour range, or if breeders disregarded this blueprint, the breed would degenerate to the point that it would hardly resemble the breed at all. Selective breeding does not just create breeds- it preserves them as well. Breeding purebred dogs inherently means accepting limitations on your freedom to just breed anything"...Catherine McMillan
" A reinforced consolidation of the American and British standards could be the basis for restoring our breed to the gladiatorial glory of its ancient past, in capability if not in usage".....Norman Howard Carp-Gordon
"I can live with doubt, or not knowing, rather than to have answers that might be wrong"...Richard Feynman
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Nearly died when I saw the going price for Grandeur and Good Nature - we'll just to have to ask Joan to put another one together for us!

Really enjoyed Col David Hancock's book, The Mastiffs - The Big Game Hunters. Great research!

Another good one is K-9 Structure and Terminology by Edward Gilbert Jr and Thelma Brown

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Just to add to the thread:

The Making of the Modern Mastiff

The Ultimate book of Mastiff breeds, great article on temperament and character as well as the Mastiff section by Lyn Say and the BM section by D. Oliff.

How to raise and Train a Mastiff by Marie Moore, it is a small pareback but worth the cost just for the old pics.

Enjoy!
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My favorite is Dee Dee Andersson's Mastiff book.  I love the section about the breeder's/kennel's who contributed to what the Mastiff is today.

I am definitely going to look into Grandeur and Good Nature.  I don't that I've heard of that one.  Well, at that price, no wonder
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If you have the book "Grandeur and Good Nature, the Character of the Mastiff by Joan Hahn", please contact me at [paharts at gmail dot com].  I would really really appreciate it if you would try to find something in the book for me.  You would be my  and I would appreciate it forever!
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I just bought and read a really good book - I am absolutely amaized at all the great information and ideas in it. I wish I had read this one years ago - it would have saved me a lot of frustrations!!

  


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We do not breed often, but we do our best to breed top quality mastiffs
with excellent pedigrees to back them up. All breedings are carefully planned to produce
the very best mastiffs, sound in both body and mind, beautiful and strong,
representing the true mastiff standard.

We fully test our dogs. We believe that a person that "just wants a pet" has a right
to own a beautiful, well bred dog that is sound and healthy
every bit as much as someone wanting a "show dog".
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Anyone know of a good Dog first aid book? Tired of the vet telling me they won't give me any advice unless I bring them in when I know what the issue is and I know its not a big deal lol.

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Anyone know where I can get a copy of Lillith A. Willith.  Amazon does not have it and none of the stores in Australia are any help either.
Thanks, Janine.
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Henry and Mudge, The Snow Man Plan

I have had parents come in with there kids and remark "look honey there's Mudge. So I bought some of the Henry and Muge books for the lodge.

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I know this is wayyyyyyyy late Tiffany, but Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats is my favorite all around pet book, everything from feeding to emergency first aid.

Richard Beauchamp's Solving the Mysteries of Breed Type is a favorite, and and Eye for a Dog is also excellent.

For handling, George Alston's book is another good one, another favorite red covered book is the History and Management of the Mastiff.

Okay, now we all know I am a book worm . . . 

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Mastiff Mastery



Covers Historical background of the Mastiff Breed, How and Where to purchase Your perfect mastiff pup, puppy proofing your home, mastiff grooming, playtime, prepare and what to do in case of mastiff emergency also includes basic mastiff training; 

It's available instantly through download

you can find it here Mastiff Mastery




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Finally a Complete Guide You Can Follow to Raise a Happy, Healthy Mastiff That Thrives for Years & Years & Years !

If you have ever wondered:

* How much a fully-grown Mastiff may really weigh

* How much food a Mastiff eats on average

* How much it costs to have a Mastiff

* If Mastiffs are good with children

* If Mastiffs have a good or bad temperament

Here is just some of what you will learn by reading "Mastiff Secrets: The Ultimate Guide":

* The Mastiff's appearance and breed standards - plus, what physical characteristics to look for when you go to buy a Mastiff!

* How Mastiffs relate to children, family members, strangers, other dogs, and other animals - plus, what's really behind Mastiffs somewhat contradictory nature and how that should impact the way you treat your Mastiff in the future!

* A full chapter on how to buy your Mastiff, including a Mastif Puppy Contract

* Why you should always check the traits of a Mastiff puppy's parents' before you adopt the puppy

* 12 things you need to create the perfect living environment for your Mastiff

* What you need to know about feeding and grooming your Mastiff to ensure it stays healthy and happy over the long-term - both feeding and grooming needs will change as your Mastiff grows, find out exactly what you need to do at each stage of development here!

* How to recognize and treat common Mastiff health issues before they become major problems!

* How to socialize and train your Mastiff - want the perfect pet ... you'll be amazed at how easy it is to accomplish when you follow these simple socialization and training tips!

* How to quickly and easily teach your Mastiff to sit, stay, lay down, come and more

* A complete chapter on Mastiff breeding. Do you think you want to breed Mastiffs? Read this chapter before attempting anything!

And much, much more !
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Raw Dog Food by Carina Beth MacDonald is a great book and takes some of the "scariness" out of feeding raw.  One of the many books I used and enjoyed when I first started feeding raw.


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"Heal My Broken Heart" by Lucie Fainsbert

Love this book.

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Lucie Fainsbert has a new book coming out. 


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Dogboy
Great advenure novel about a boy who was aised by mastiffs and his best friend, a mastiff ofcourse
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http://www.amazon.com/Dogboy-Christopher-Russell/dp/0060841168/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_a#_

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Grandeur and Good Nature, the Character of the Mastiff
 by Joan Hahn  Published by Joan Hahn 1992

This book is awesome, have a signed copy by Joan,  My mastiffs are the first chapter of the book Thor and Molly,  if you have it read up on our story. I wrote a letter to god when I was 8 years old, I was devastated by the death of my dear molly,   I was 10 when I got my dog Hera, I have a photo of her and I on a snowy day as my main profile photo.  playmates section of the book there is a pic of me with sister and Mastiff at my godfather's home, dog is eating cake off the table...lol!
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Welcome Cara! I just realized you are new to the Forum! There is a thread that reminds me of your story, i'll try an find it for you
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Hi Kristie, thank you.  Oh Im wondering if I have been on this forum before but years ago. 

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Hello Mastiff Lovers.  I have enjoyed reading all your posts.  I was "IN Mastiffs" in England form the mid eighties until the late nineties and the breed is still very close to my heart. 
I do own the book 'Grandeur and Good Nature' and I may be willing to part with it for the right price.  I still get hours of enjoyment out of it but I think it may be the time to pass it on to another real mastiff lover.
I am looking for somewhere between £800 and £1200 pounds Sterling.
If anyone is genuinely interested in owning this book, my telephone number is UK01282713119.
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