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Mastiff Dogs (by Janet [KY]) Apr 10, 2017 10:11 PM
       Mastiff Dogs (by LivetheDream [AZ]) Apr 11, 2017 12:54 AM
       Mastiff Dogs (by Nicole [PA]) Apr 11, 2017 5:12 AM
       Mastiff Dogs (by Vee [OH]) Apr 11, 2017 6:19 AM
       Mastiff Dogs (by Rangor [TN]) Apr 11, 2017 7:01 AM
       Mastiff Dogs (by Emily [TX]) Apr 11, 2017 7:52 AM
       Mastiff Dogs (by AllyM [NJ]) Apr 11, 2017 8:20 AM
       Mastiff Dogs (by Dave [MO]) Apr 11, 2017 8:53 AM
       Mastiff Dogs (by Barbara [VA]) Apr 11, 2017 9:18 AM
       Mastiff Dogs (by RB [MI]) Apr 11, 2017 11:49 AM
       Mastiff Dogs (by DJ [VA]) Apr 11, 2017 12:10 PM
       Mastiff Dogs (by or [MI]) Apr 11, 2017 12:53 PM
       Mastiff Dogs (by Jen [OH]) Apr 11, 2017 2:35 PM
       Mastiff Dogs (by 1Gr81 [NC]) Apr 11, 2017 4:54 PM
       Mastiff Dogs (by LiveTheDream [AZ]) Apr 12, 2017 1:39 AM
       Mastiff Dogs (by Wilma [PA]) Apr 12, 2017 7:44 AM
       Mastiff Dogs (by don [PA]) Apr 12, 2017 2:15 PM
       Mastiff Dogs (by don [PA]) Apr 12, 2017 2:15 PM
       Mastiff Dogs (by Janet [KY]) Apr 12, 2017 9:21 PM
       Mastiff Dogs (by Dan [NY]) Apr 12, 2017 10:42 PM
       Mastiff Dogs (by Emily [TX]) Apr 13, 2017 10:02 AM
       Mastiff Dogs (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Apr 15, 2017 11:16 AM
       Mastiff Dogs (by Don [PA]) Apr 15, 2017 11:23 PM
       Mastiff Dogs (by Don [PA]) Apr 15, 2017 11:26 PM

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Mastiff Dogs (by Janet [KY]) Posted on: Apr 10, 2017 10:11 PM
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Hope I spelled that dog bred right. Anyway I went to the rental today to continue working on my fence in the lower end of the yard for a dog barrier.

When I arrived I dove up the alley way between my yard and the neighbor directly behind me. There stood two

huge red mastiffs running loose, staring at me as I

slowly drove by. The dog owner standing near by .

Mind you we have a leash law in this city but the kids in this duplex never abide by it. That is why I am working so hard to get this fence of mine reinforced with new posts and re-stretch the metal fence. The kid on the other side

of duplex has a Doberman dog and another mixed mut.

This is the first time I have not felt safe from dogs in our neighborhood. Googling this breed, says the dog

breed is gentle in nature. Anyone here know for sure ?

--74.236.xxx.xxx




Mastiff Dogs (by LivetheDream [AZ]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2017 12:54 AM
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They are viscous. Don't trust them. All those breeds kill people.

I don't know what has happened to dog ownership in America. As a kid people had nice dogs. Now they have thug dogs, I guess because so many are thugs. And laws don't apply to them. --47.216.xx.xxx




Mastiff Dogs (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2017 5:12 AM
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I don't care if they're a normally gentle or not - they are huge. I trust nothing that can out run me, sit on me and keep me down, or bite me higher than my kneecap. If they can look me eyeball to eyeball, I want them no where close to me. --72.95.xx.xx




Mastiff Dogs (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2017 6:19 AM
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About 4 years ago I encountered one with the tenant trying to control it, what seemed like less than a minute the collar of my coat was torn off as I hung on to the sewer pipe next to the heater I was fixing, thankfully 2 or 3 -boyfriends- came to the tenants rescue, I did not have a free arm to reach in my pocket to provide the dog with propulsion lead poisoning, the following spring one of the neighbors had to take control of the lead poisoning instrument and solved that problem. --76.188.xxx.xx




Mastiff Dogs (by Rangor [TN]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2017 7:01 AM
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No dog expert but I think there are a lot of different types of Mastiffs out there. It almost sounds like you are describing a Tibetan Mastiff. I don't know anything about them.

We have a bullmastiff that is about 9 months old and he is about the laziest puppy I've ever seen. He is very gentle at this point and when people come over he is the dog that gets to stay out of his crate (as opposed to our other dog).

That being said, we paid $2,500 to a reputable breeder and socialized him early. The neighbor of one of our rentals also has one chained to her garage that comes across as aggressive and even my 13 year old, when he saw it, said "well if that's a bullmastiff it's not a very well bred one." So, like most things I would imagine a lot depends as much on the owners as it does on the breed. --50.194.xx.xxx




Mastiff Dogs (by Emily [TX]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2017 7:52 AM
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A dog's behavior is a function of its environment and its owners. Mastiffs are no different than any other dogs, except of course their size.

If these dogs are "running loose" and not leashed, that is an indication of an irresponsible owner, and on that basis I would be very cautious.

They are not "thug dogs," any more than any other dogs. --155.201.xx.x




Mastiff Dogs (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2017 8:20 AM
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Well a big fat pitbull took down my fence that is up against that yard last month. Mastiff is a lot heavier though this is a big fat long pit bull and really looks more like a Presa Canario. Anyway I was warned by someone I could not see that the dog was coming through the fence so I called the fence guy and he dropped what he was doing, went to a working job and got another guy, and they put up four sections for me within two hours. See, the fence guy's son had been put in the hospital by a pit bull and he didn't want that to happen to me.

So any dog can get annoyed enough to bite or feel threatened enough to attack. The big ones can kill you. I am glad you are getting a fence. Make sure the posts are fully cemented in. Put it in the contract and stay there and watch because sometimes they just throw in powder concrete and wait for it to rain. Today I was out filling bird feeders and heard a commotion and turned around to see a loose pit bull going buy on the sidewalk with some fat owner trying to catch it. I was glad for my fence and that the gates were closed. --73.33.xxx.xxx




Mastiff Dogs (by Dave [MO]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2017 8:53 AM
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We have a Bullmastiff and he is everybody's dog. Wags his tail and wants loved. Lazy like Ranger described. Speed bump.

Dog owners should socialize their pets when they are puppies.

It doesn't matter the bred, when a dog shows aggression, it thinks it is the leader of the pack, when it should be the other way around.

I blame the owner, not the breed.

--174.126.xx.xxx




Mastiff Dogs (by Barbara [VA]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2017 9:18 AM
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Wonderful dog with the right owner. Problem with the wrong owner. I trust them more than pitbulls, akita's and chows. --68.107.xxx.x




Mastiff Dogs (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2017 11:49 AM
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They (dogs) all inconvenience someone,

other than the Owner. --71.13.xx.xxx




Mastiff Dogs (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2017 12:10 PM
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Vee,

You make me chuckle - propulsion lead poisoning instrument. An example of when one can be needed, and also a thoughtful reminder of how it still may be of no help. --68.105.xxx.xxx




Mastiff Dogs (by or [MI]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2017 12:53 PM
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Dogs are animals and you don't know what they are thinking or how they will act no mater how big/small they are.

Therefor, we do not discriminate, and accept all dogs as long as they are insured and the liability is 300,000. This breed is very big and strong and can run into a wall and break it. We still take them. We screen the applicants very carefully, and if they are approved, we are happy to make some extra money on their pet. --98.250.xxx.xx




Mastiff Dogs (by Jen [OH]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2017 2:35 PM
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Is 300k renters insurance liability enough coverage for a dog? --74.141.xx.xx




Mastiff Dogs (by 1Gr81 [NC]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2017 4:54 PM
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Meanest dog I ever knew was my parents miniature chihuahua! His brain bucket was too tight. He would sit in your lap one minute and act like he was going to tear you up the next. I did not morn his passing. ;) --74.124.xxx.xxx




Mastiff Dogs (by LiveTheDream [AZ]) Posted on: Apr 12, 2017 1:39 AM
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I used a poor choice of words. Mastiffs and Pit types are not thugs, they are sweet, loving, gentle dogs...

Until they tweak out and decide to eat your face!

But I agree with 1gr81. I'd rather face a girzzly than the neighbors chihuahua. It will see me in the yard and start barking, then runs to the fence to be petted. I pet it and if I'm not quick it goes for a finger. Then it runs back out of reach and barks. Then stamps it's foot and goes inside. --47.216.xx.xxx




Mastiff Dogs (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Apr 12, 2017 7:44 AM
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I don't get why most people own dogs. Dogs are pack animals, and need their pack around at all times to keep them in check. Instead, many people work full-time and keep that dog in a crate - then let it out to exercise alone in a small space. No wonder they get aggressive and neurotic.

I've met maybe 3 dogs out of hundreds over the past 30 years that I would consider as a pet. They ALL had at-home owners who spent a lot of time with the pet. One of the owners went back to work full-time and crated the dog, and his behavior went downhill rapidly. --71.175.xxx.xx




Mastiff Dogs (by don [PA]) Posted on: Apr 12, 2017 2:15 PM
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Emily, you are in LaLA land. You don't seem to have any understanding of inbred traits and selective breeding. Let me ask you, if I train a poodle as a runner, will it outrun a Greyhound? If I train it to track, will it track scent better than a Bloodhound?? No, because those breeds have innate abilities that have been amplified through selective breeding. Some breeds have been bred for agressiveness and the physical ability to do damage. I don't care how you raise them, it is in them. --70.90.xx.xxx




Mastiff Dogs (by don [PA]) Posted on: Apr 12, 2017 2:15 PM
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Emily, you are in LaLA land. You don't seem to have any understanding of inbred traits and selective breeding. Let me ask you, if I train a poodle as a runner, will it outrun a Greyhound? If I train it to track, will it track scent better than a Bloodhound?? No, because those breeds have innate abilities that have been amplified through selective breeding. Some breeds have been bred for agressiveness and the physical ability to do damage. I don't care how you raise them, it is in them. --70.90.xx.xxx




Mastiff Dogs (by Janet [KY]) Posted on: Apr 12, 2017 9:21 PM
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These two dogs I saw Monday looked like twins, same color,same size and even if the owner had of had them on a leash, he would not of been able to hold them. They looked to be 120 lb each. I am sure he thinks they

are just lovable babies. --74.236.xxx.xxx




Mastiff Dogs (by Dan [NY]) Posted on: Apr 12, 2017 10:42 PM
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I can share my one experience with this breed. While on vacation in Michigan we were walking out dog of 35 pounds on a leash. We walked pass a bike rental place who had this dog relaxing on an outside chair. The dog came after my dog and I almost got stuck in the middle. The dog was unleashed and my dog was leashed. It was extremely scary since I was very close to get tangled up in the mess and had my three little boys with me. Words can't express how big this breed is --107.77.xxx.x




Mastiff Dogs (by Emily [TX]) Posted on: Apr 13, 2017 10:02 AM
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Don, I can assure you I have considerable knowledge of dogs; I have worked in rescue for years and have been around dogs of just about every breed, background, size and temperament.

But let's assume you are right and that aggressiveness is the result exclusively of breeding. How can you tell by simply looking at a dog, what its lineage is? It's quite literally impossible, apart from DNA testing, to ascertain that. So even if you are right (which by the way, you are not), that would be useless information because dogs' genetic backgrounds are largely or entirely a mystery.

People need to understand and accept that dogs are individuals. Even littermates can have completely different temperaments and behaviors, based on their individuality and based on their owners. --155.201.xx.xx




Mastiff Dogs (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2017 11:16 AM
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HUGE dog. Even if it just lays on you - you might get the wind knocked out of you.

If the dog gets fired up - and who doesn't......it will do more than just lay on you. When 200 pounds jumps up on you, you notice --24.239.xx.xxx




Mastiff Dogs (by Don [PA]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2017 11:23 PM
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Emily, I did not say behavior was solely a result of breeding, I criticized your complete denial that breeding and innate traits affect behavior. You are also foolish in asserting that nothing about a dog's breed can be ascertained by lots physical appearance. Gee, is that a bulldog or a poodle? IDK, the only way to tell is DNA! --73.199.xxx.xxx




Mastiff Dogs (by Don [PA]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2017 11:26 PM
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Also, danger is not simply a matter of temperament, but also of the physicality of the animal. Pit bull lovers love to say hoe chihuahuas are very aggressive. Ok, fine, but a chihuahua does not pose a real threat to a human because it just does not have the physical capability. A medium or large dog with a big strong jaw can do serious damage. --73.199.xxx.xxx



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