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Hello Everyone my name is Terri I just found this board playing around I live in NJ and a proud owner of the sweetest baby girl Jayda she is 14 month old fawn english mastiff first Mastiff ive owned but i have had many dogs of all breeds but mostly rotti im new to the mastiff and am trying to learn as much as possible so I can give my girl the best of care so bare with me if I ask qustions . More pics soon
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Hi All!! New mastiff owners!! Hercules is 17 weeks old!!
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hi, I'm Sally. I live in El Paso, Tx. We are stuck here til July, then we are moving to Michigan! We have a AM x Shar pei x EM puppy named Shelly and a GSD named Poe. We also have 3 kids and a cat
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Hi All, I’m Aaron and my wife & I think a Mastiff would be a good fit for our family. We’re located in the Western half of WA State and we still have a lot of research and planning to do.
American Mastiff - How big of a problem is this?
thread was profoundly painful. I read all 597 posts; it was useful for getting a feel for the character of several of the breeders. I wish more of the thread participants had understood the problem....
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My name is Calvin Kalmon, I live in north central Wisconsin. My wife Kristine and our four children who are still at home are my partners in this world. We live on a 48 acre piece of paradise in the Chequamegon National Forest. We currently grow organic vegetables and fruits and bake rustic organic breads which we sell at local farmers markets. I also substitute teach. We currently own one mastiff, Lucy. She is just over two years old and has become such a large part of our life...we love her! We do intend to breed these beautiful dogs and do our part to improve/perpetuate this inspiring breed! On our farm we have woods and fields and 5 acre natural pond which draws in all kinds of wildlife, including 100's of bird species. Cal __________________ Calvin J Kalmon
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Cal...welcome to the world of Mastiffs. I have been involved in the breed for almost 30 years and always wonder why folks get "into" breeding Mastiffs. I know you have to start somewhere, but I always say take your time, learn, research and protect our breed. We have a huge problem with over population in the Mastiff breed (I was heavily into rescue). I commend you for wanting to reach out and gather as much info as possible. Breeding quality, health tested Mastiffs takes years of experience and know how. It is not something to be entered into lightly.
How would you improve/perpetuate the Mastiff breed? Not be making more, but by breeding with a purpose and dedication to the welfare of the Mastiff. Your farm sounds wonderful... Good luck to you. Gina
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To breed mastiffs with breed appropriate type and excellent conformation and a look of balance. More easily said than done I am sure. I see breeders who seem to have no concept of mastiff type according to the standards...essentially creating giant Labradors. I also see breeders who think they are doing right by the mastiff by line-breeding/inbreeding the dogs into the ground...literally. Turning out dogs with stubby legs, too short of necks and weak rear pasterns, amongst other problems. All of these people claiming to be responsible breeders. It's not that they are irresponsible but perhaps have lost site of the forest because of the trees.
Thirty years..a long time. It is impressive. At some point you will have to pass the torch, there needs to be someone there to pass it to. __________________ Calvin J Kalmon
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Hi Calvin...Don't forget health testing. Unfortunately you are right about type, but what good is a crippled beautiful Mastiff? It takes outcrossing sometime to find where your faults lie and to correct them, but agian breeding Mastiffs should be a well thought out and intense outcome. My concern our "newcomers" (I'm don't mean you) who think they are going to somehow knock the Mastiff world on it's toes. I have seen so many flash in the pans and they disappear when money is not to be made or dreams of grandeur are dashed.
What lines do you have or prefer? And what do you think of health testing? Thank you for your input. Gina
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I really like the type and the consistency of type that I see in the Greiner Hall Mastiffs. They have some nice pages showing many, many of their past and present dogs. I am unable to reach anybody from Greiner Hall. Does anyone know if they are still in operation? I plan to health test for any or all the issues that are recommended by the best breeders. Can you give me the list? Also can you tell me which ones would be performed by my vet and which ones need to be done through blood work at a lab? I have yet to "crack the numbers" on making money with breeding mastiffs. It's not what it's about. The only thing I have cracked is my wallet to peek inside and see if there is enough there to buy one of these gorgeous males! The scope of my plans is to keep between 2-4 mastiffs, no more. Any dogs we have will live directly with us and be part of everything we do. Thanks, Cal __________________ Calvin J Kalmon
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It's good you have a plan to keep your Mastiffs as housedogs...not kennel dogs. I would wait, learn and go to do shows, join regional Mastiff clubs or the MCOA and gain some knowledge of the breed before trying to breed ...Grenier Hall is has been around since the 70's and I have known them personally. They are wonderful, reputable Mastiff folks who have put some of the best dogs on the ground. Try calling instead of email. I think you have to go a long way to breed and take your time to see what it out there and why you think you might want to add to the gene pool. We are saturated with mediocre specimens and it takes time, effort and know how to attain a significant and note worthy breeding program.
Testing is done by vets, and your breeder should guide you the process. Best to you. Gina
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Hi, My name is Al and my wife and I have just lost our beloved Ben Diesel on July 2nd. Although my wife Melodie and I are missing him we would like to try to find another puppy to help soften the hurt in our hearts. If anyone knows of a breeder in Ohio that has good references, please let me know. Thanks Al Stanton
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Hi all! Just want to introduce myself and I may have many questions in the future. I've become a new parent to a 5 month old English Mastiff named Loki. We were acquainted with him before because my daughter and fiance purchased him as a young pup but decided to look for a new home for him because with their schedules, it seemed they didn't have enough time for any pets. We were very happy to welcome him to our family but even though he already knows us, we hadn't lived together. He also is not familiar with our home so we are all adjusting. Last night was our first night and all seems well so far although I think he misses his past family. I'm not sure how much we should be using obedience or just loving him at the moment. I truly believe he needs to know we are his alpha instead of the other way around but I just want to make sure I'm not forgetting to let him grieve, if that makes sense. We have two other dogs, one in the house and one outside but they are both medium size dogs. The one indoors is a bull mastiff/beagle mix female (Paisley) and the one outside is german shepherd/heeler mix male (Juju). Paisley doesn't really like having to share her home with this monster Loki but Juju loves playing with Loki outdoors although they tend to get a bit aggressive after a little while of playing. There are 5 of us in the home besides the dogs so we have a very active home . I guess I'm just wanting to introduce my household and ask for any advice from more experienced mastiff owners. I really want to do this right so we don't have to fix bad behaviors. I do believe that he has had the alpha role at his past home except that he spent a lot of time in his crate. We have had him sleep there last night but mostly he has been out of his crate while in our home. He also was used to food and water always being out for him which I don't do, so is it okay to go ahead and take it away except for feeding time. I make Paisley sit while I prepare her food which I would like to do with Loki but not sure if I should or not. I'm welcome to all suggestions!
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Hi Everyone! My name is Kelsey owner of Massey Mastiffs our facebook is linked below:
We have 3 Mastiffs, I've raised owned rescued and fostered Mastiffs for over a decade now. I also train Mastiffs to be certified TDI dogs and we volunteer our time with Children. Recently we've started breeding. I have two females, AKC Bullmastiff, and an F1 Doubull-Mastiff Hybrid, from our Beautiful lady Layah. Our other is our TDI and Certified Companion Dog Rama, and lastly our Keeper from our most recent F1 Doubull litter Valor. We don't show, honestly I really don't even like to paper any of our dogs/pups unless buyer requests. Our Mastiffs are family members and we train as Companion dogs, service dogs, or therapy dogs. It doesn't mean they are all cut out for it, but if the personality is right, that's the direction we head with our Mastiffs. We still foster and train and re-home as well. I love they Gentle Noble Giants. Nice to be apart of other Mastiff Lovers/advocates. Please come like our fb also and add any insight or mastiffism for the better good of all mastiffs https://www.facebook.com/MasseyMastiffs https://plus.google.com/communities/102013028113902591299 __________________
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RockmeAmadeus I volunteer with and am in constant contact with Rising Phoenix Mastiff Rescue. They are pretty amazing. They even take the time to scour over Puppy Ads to assist people in re-homeing. I always refer people their direction when I can. __________________
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My name is Karyn and I have a 14 month old male English mastiff names Tank. Recently it has been brought to my attention that possibly he is under weight. Today he weighed 116 lbs. We have been feeding him Nutro young adult, the bag says to give 3 cups twice a day. We also add 2 partially cooked eggs in the morning and I make a chicken, carrot, sweet potato stew for him and add that to his evening meal, ( about 1 1/2 cups). I worry that this is not enough or totally wrong. can anyone help? __________________ Karyn
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Hi everyone! I am new to this forum. I am the proud owner of a beautiful baby boy named Hugo. He is now 5 months old. He is a Muscle Mastiff. He also has a 4 month old brother named Max who is a Rotweiler. Hugo is quite lazy and very affectionate. I have to say that he smarter than the internet says he should be. Anyone on here also have a Muscle Mastiff?
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Hi my name is Staceywe (the family and I) are the very proud owners of our first English Mastiff who will be a year old next month, Hank. He's an apricot brindle. We are.from Brooklyn NY. Not many mastiffs around here.
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Hi all I'm Kevin and my wife is Bev we are looking to get our first mastiff soon. We've thought about one for awhile and a friend got one last year and we've seen what a great breed they are. Our last dog was a 110lb lab Akita mix but she passed of cancer at 6yrs old it's been about 8months and now we are thinking time for a new family member. Pics will came when we decide on the o e we add.
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I have always owned a giant breed, great dane, newfoundland st Bernard, on feb 1st we will be bringing home our first English mastiff
he will be 8 weeks old at that time, we are absolutely thrilled. he is spoiled already as his home is well prepared for his arrival, his name will be Jegs and he is an apricot male. if there are any simple tips anyone could pass on please advise us. cant wait to bring our baby home
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Hi I'm Kathy. My husband, Bob, and I live in Raymore, Missouri. We have a 4 year old English Mastiff named Job. We just found out today that he has Addison's disease so we are very overwhelmed at the moment and very worried. I'm glad to have other Mastiff lovers that I can share with.
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My Family and I are wanting to get a mastiff, it's my husbands favorite breed. We are up in Canada and there seems to be a shortage of puppies, at least anywhere near us.
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I'm in Spokane Washington and have some puppies currently. Please email me at
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I'm Bella from Northern VA. My hubby, our 2 kids and I are in the process of adding a new "baby" (read: English Mastiff) to our family this year. I consider myself pretty educated in the breed but I sure will have a lot of questions for you guys, the more experienced ones
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Hi! I am a new member with one mastiff. Our mastiff is named Moose and he is an 18 month old apricot. I have primarily owned labs in my lifetime, but always wanted a giant breed. I am very happy that I made the leap! What an intelligent, gentle, loving, playful and sensitive breed! I spent nearly two hours picking Moose out of the two litters available at our breeder. Moose sleeps with us, but hops up and down during the night. His height is 30” and he weighs a trim 150 pounds. His father was 220 pounds, so I was worried that he wasn’t getting up to size. After digging deeper I was relieved to find that he’s just 1/2-2/3 the way in growing as far as weight goes, and he can still gain height also. We feed him IAMs Large Breed Puppy food as well as other leftovers and trimmings. His food is always out since he doesn’t devour everything he can get like my labs did. Before getting Moose I did some research and I’m glad I followed the advice of only using positive reinforcement training. It is SO true that even loud harsh words can hurt their feelings deeply. I spent an enormous amount of time bonding with him from the start and it really has paid off. He is always with me, unless “Mama” is home too and he is curious where she is. He’s laying on my feet now, not at my feet mind you, on them and my toes are getting numb. 😁 I heard of a Marine who is raising Companion Mastiffs for other troops with PTSD. What a perfect breed for that purpose! We have even considered doing the same thing. I have found that socializing is hard unless you get creative. Most puppy training is geared for smaller breeds in our area. I have had to be creative and proactive in finding ways to socialize Moose. I walk him, ask other people with dogs to please introduce our dogs, and always ask everyone I can to meet him. Our neighbors now pull over if they are driving by or come right over to us when we are out. I’ve thanked them each time because it gives me more training opportunities. He still tries to jump up out of excitement for the first few moments, but then quickly settles down and just sniffs around the ground and nudges hands for some petting. I’ve taught him a “greet” command which he knows to mean there is a person approaching, sit and settle. We’re 90% on this one. He does just fine until his friends or new acquaintances are a few feet away. I warn new folks that he will try to jump up for a few seconds, but I’ll pull him back and not to worry. He’s having a tough time breaking this habit. I do say No, Down and Settle but he’s stubborn on this one. Does anyone have any tips to help? He gets lots of socializing time, doesn’t jump on us and is very friendly with strangers, he just gets very wound up and happy to see folks. He has even sat and starred at our neighbor’s house when I walk him, waiting for his friends to come out. He’s never aggressive.
__________________ David Pirtle