Spanish Mastiffs

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  1. El Alano

    El Alano New Member

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    Got talking to a guy last night in the next village who told me he keeps light, athletic Spanish Mastiffs (ligeros) that are used for guarding and large-game hunting, weighing in at around 40 kgs.The only Mastines I've seen have been huge, cuddly things, not very guardy to be honest, and I was wondering whether any of you guys had any knowledge of this lighter, working type? I've been invited over to check them out and I'm hoping to get across within a week or two so will report back.
     
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    I have always loved that breed. I have met a very small number but they fascinate me. They appeared to be more athletic and driven than English mastiffs but they were droolier, hairier, and a lot more to handle. I may have a few old photos of the ones I have met, I will look.
     
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    *blackrose "I'm kupo for kupo nuts!"

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    My only experience with the breed was speaking with a few owners/breeders and stalking this breeders webpage:
    http://www.fallcreekfarm.net/

    I don't remember how I stumbled across the breed, but I'm really fascinated by them and would love to have one at some point down the line.

    (She now has a black stud. I need to live in a non-rental setting NOW so I can haz a black puppy. And Mike needs to not be allergic to dog drool. *sigh*)

    Never heard of any used for large game hunting...but who knows!
     
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    I am acquainted with a breeder in NV that breeds them for use as working LGDs. She is a participant in a trial program funded by the USDA to put them with range cattle in wolf country in ID & MT.
    She also breeds working Kangals & has them in the same program.
     
  5. El Alano

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    Interesting stuff everyone. Will get some photos and info of this line as soon as I head across to see 'em!
     

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