American Mastiff

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  1. 27th_state

    27th_state New Member

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    Hi everyone i have two smaller dogs(mini schnauzer and bichon frise), actually their my moms. But im thinking about adding one to the family. And i just wanted more input from dog owners on the American Mastiff.

    I live in florida and i dont yet know who i want to buy from but it has to be a reputable breeder.

    thank you for your time :D
     
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    never heard of them? geez... i guess theyre kind of rare then? anyway thanks for info.
     
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    It looks like they're basically the same dog as the Old English, just without as much drooling. You will need to be very, very careful in selecting a breeder, though, because with dogs the size of Mastiffs you must be terribly, terribly aware of avoiding temperament flaws. It goes without saying that you want to avoid any of the health problems associated with the breed.

    I don't know that the Old English would be all that drooly under normal circumstances. We were warned that the Filas drooled, but they only seem to do so in hot weather - or when asked if they want a cookie, lol!

    Since this will be your first giant, I think you've made a good choice of the Mastiff temperaments. The Old English is by far the most relaxed and tractable of the Mastiffs.
     
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    So does anyone know if this Flying W is reputable? Im buying around the end of May, so should i like reserve one now or something(lol, sorry if it sounds dumb)? Ive never bought from a breeder online.
    I think ill call them tommorrow...
     
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    They should be willing to answer any questions you have by e-mail, including photos of the parents, grandparents, lists of titles, etc. and REFERENCES. They should also have lots of questions for you if they are the kind of breeders you want to deal with. If they're any good they will want to know what kind of home their dogs are going to.
     
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    ok thanks a lot. ill get back to u guys on what happens... ill prolly need more advice lol and maybe sometime ill even get pics up
     
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    Renee's the one to talk to on the big drooly breeds. ;)

    Make sure the breeder can answer any questions you ask about genetic diseases, personality problems, and medical testing. Or...you could always rescue! (I'm sure you all knew I was going to say that. I'd hate to disappoint anyone. :) )

    Mastiff Club of America - Florida rescue coordinator Louise Cross: (407) 724-6229
     
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    thanks CT, ill call the rescue and thanks again Rose for the linkage.
     
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    Flying W- gave me an automated response which answered half my questions. Also, i didn't like how they want me to purchase the dog.

    gonna call the rescue, anyone know of any other breeders preferably in Florida? I can't seem to find any. Google always comes up with Neopolitan and Bull Mastiffs.
     
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    I have a Flying W American Mastiff

    He's wonderful! :p I got him in December. He's now 6.5 months old and 80+ lbs. He's very sweet and has a terrific personality. He's been through 2 obedience classes so far and has done well. He's healthy but has had irritated eyes lately (bloodshot) so the vet gave him some drops. I live in central Ohio so I was able to visit the Flying W farm to check it out before buying the puppy. It's a nice farm and the dogs seem well cared for and loved. According to their web site, many people end up going back for a second pup.
     
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    Here's the association in your area. http://clubs.akc.org/aba/ they might be able to help you find good breeders as well as possible rescues. :D
     
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    American Mastiff is a CKC breed

    American Mastiff is a CKC breed (http://www.ckcusa.com/), not AKC. It's a mix of English Mastiff and Anatolian Shepherd to produce a dog that looks like an English Mastiff but doesn't drool. If you're like me and don't like abundant drool, this dog's for you.
     
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    Wow, I never knew that about the American Mastiff. Max is my Anatolian Shepherd who I just love. I can actually see a bit of him in your pup. What a great mix with the English Mastiff especially since it stops the drooling.

    What a big boy you have. What's his name? Do you have any pics you could share; I'd love to see some.
     
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    I absolutely love my American. I picked it up at Flying W on 4/8/05 and Emma is around 45 lbs and 13 weeks now. When we went to get her she was 16 lbs so she is growing pretty fast. She is in obedience training right now with other pups and towers over them. If anyone knows of a vet that specializes in large breed in Rhode Island I would appreciate the name.
     
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    Mike, we want to see lots of photos! Gotta love our big grrrrls - I've got two Fila Brasileiro grrrrls, Shiva and Kharma.
     
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    i love english mastiffs but have never gotten one due to the amount of drool they do. i have two anatolian shepherds one i got from a breeder in florida and one i am fostering for the NASRN. i absolutely adore the anatolian. it is a very unique breed. i am interested to hear more about the mastiff / anatolian mix . i had emailed flying w a while back inquiring about why they mixed the two breeds. i have never gotten a response so i am curious to hear your experiences with your new pup. congrats !!! :)
     
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    Interesting, id love to hear your experiences from raising this pup in Florida, due to hot and humid weather.
     
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    Am. Mastiff

    I posted a new avatar pic of my boy Maximus, 7.5 month old American Mastiff from Flying W. He was 100 lbs 2 wks ago and gaining about 20 lbs every 6 wks. He's a big sweet boy.

    Mikejkd, would love to see pics of Emma!
     

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