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BrianW
07-28-2012, 02:36 PM
When we travel, a friend of ours watches Chessie (our not-so-bright) Yellow Lab. Well, this weekend, it was our friends turn to travel, and he just happens to own a Mastiff...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/BrianW/IMG_0745.jpg

I don't know anything about Mastiffs, except they're big, droppy, and produce a lot of slime. Chessie is a bit put out, but handling it well. She must be smarter than we think, because she tries to do two things to Pardo (the Mastiff.)

One, she tries to sink him in mud holes...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/BrianW/IMG_0683.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/BrianW/IMG_0684.jpg

...and two. She tried to make him drown by swimming out a lot farther than he likes...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/BrianW/IMG_0717.jpg

Although in the picture above. Pardo got the stick, and didn't drown.

He's a huge gentle giant. Prefers male company, and is always snuggling up to me. Slime and all. Doesn't exactly move fast, or leap into the back of the truck. He will get this far...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/BrianW/IMG_0731.jpg

...then I have to pick up his rear end and boost him up.

He's a cool dog. People definitely tend to stare at him. Intimidating low growl/bark doesn't help. ;)

2MeterTroll
07-28-2012, 02:39 PM
awww Mastiffs are sweet little guys. A little wet mouthed sometimes but not to bad (believe it of not there are worse). he's a handsome guy and it looks like your Lab is having fun no matter what you think :)

Paul Girouard
07-28-2012, 02:48 PM
What do you clean up with in the yard after him , number 9 coal shovel, or small Kabota tractor?

BrianW
07-28-2012, 03:17 PM
What do you clean up with in the yard after him , number 9 coal shovel, or small Kabota tractor?

That's why we take him on frequent walks. :)

BrianW
07-28-2012, 03:18 PM
Gotta keep lots of towels around...

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/557921_3059956037315_1752244839_n.jpg

BrianW
07-28-2012, 03:20 PM
A little wet mouthed sometimes but not to bad (believe it of not there are worse).


Looks to be of the Neapolitan variety. He's not as droopy as most I've seen.

True. He really only drools when excited, exercising, or eating and drinking.

It's not as bad as I thought it was going to be.

BrianW
07-28-2012, 03:22 PM
Keeping them in the truck, and washing them off after walks, cuts down on the mess inside the house...

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/539029_3059936196819_1899327889_n.jpg

...but I need to buy some more Fabreeze!

LeeG
07-28-2012, 03:27 PM
What a cute dawg. Does he have bad gas?

BrianW
07-28-2012, 03:53 PM
No. Just wet dog smell. But that's from both of them.

You might have been thinking about Paul. :D

McMike
07-28-2012, 05:24 PM
Ummmm, . . . .B-Dub . . . . Psssst, . . . . B-Dub!

Not a dog . . . . IT'S A BEAR!!!!!!!!!!!:p

Phillip Allen
07-28-2012, 05:29 PM
I still like em

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
07-28-2012, 05:48 PM
For goodness sake don't teach the mastiff to bring a stick.

They are not bright, they are monomaniacal (think phillip and guns), and they are very very strong.

A canoeing buddy had a stick-loving mastiff which was convinced that the only true measure of life was the size of the stick - and has been know to return from an outing with a four foot long, 4" square fencepost attached to a couple of hundred feet of barbed wire - not a nice thing on a narrow trail.

Chris Woodward
07-28-2012, 08:24 PM
Gotta keep lots of towels around...

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/557921_3059956037315_1752244839_n.jpg
Two and a half men?

seanz
07-28-2012, 08:44 PM
Two and a half men?

It's Pardo's favourite show, whatcha gunna do?

Paul Girouard
07-28-2012, 08:49 PM
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/557921_3059956037315_1752244839_n.jpg


Two and a half men?


It's Pardo's favourite show, whatcha gunna do?

If that is Pardo's favorite show it must be one of the new episodes with Aston Kutcher , Pardo looks like he misses Charlie Sheen to me!! LOL. How about a re-run with Charlie on eh Brian!!

Phillip Allen
07-28-2012, 08:51 PM
Two and a half men?

I gotta say, that is one great big-a$$ dog. :)

BrianW
07-28-2012, 10:07 PM
I like the crazy Sheen.

Honestly, I watch mostly whatever is on. I didn't even know there was a new 'Darren'.

(Okay, the older members will understand that reference.)

leikec
07-28-2012, 10:14 PM
I like the crazy Sheen.

Honestly, I watch mostly whatever is on. I didn't even know there was a new 'Darren'.

(Okay, the older members will understand that reference.)


I was amazed that you're old enough to understand that reference--but then I remembered...syndication... :D

Jeff C

David G
07-28-2012, 10:44 PM
Brian,

Don't have time to read the thread right now, but have to know (and will be back later for the answer) -- how on earth did you train your Mastiff to babysit? What ages is he good with? Will he sit on teenagers?

bamamick
07-29-2012, 07:28 AM
That is an awesome dog! We had a next-door neighbor who had one, and he was in a fenced yard with a small gate looking out towards the front of his house. I always told my wife that sooner or later he was going to realize that all he had to do to get out was step over that gate. Sure enough, one day my Basset and another dog were playing in my front yard and he did it - just stepped over and out! The whole neighborhood started screaming! All he wanted to do was play (he was a bit of a puppy) but you'd have thought Godzilla came to town the way people carried on with him in MY yard, playing with the other dogs. His owners were even afraid of him and gave him to a relative to raise, but I thought he was wonderful!

Mickey Lake

Concordia...41
07-29-2012, 09:21 AM
They're cool beasts :) A friend had one named Kitty. Oh the looks when they'd call her :D "Here Kitty Kitty" LOL

The drool though :(

My daughter-in-law has a blood hound. It's sad. It's a cool animal, but I can't even pet it without getting slimed :( For a short time she thought she needed a second one. GROSS!

I'm a dog person, but thankfully the second one didn't work out. The house was absolutely gross (x2).

bamamick
07-29-2012, 10:16 AM
Yep. Our first Basset was a drooler, and it drove my wife crazy. Nothing but antique furniture and wood paneling and this rascal is slinging it like you wouldn't believe. Neither of our current Bassets do that, and one of them is a male larger than our old friend Gus. I don't know why some do it and some don't, but not all Houndies are slobber-slingers.

Mickey Lake

katey
07-29-2012, 10:47 AM
The previous owners of my current house ran a bull mastiff "rescue." Really, I think they were hoarders. They had up to 12 of them in an 800 sq ft house. I gutted it, back to the studs.

devout
07-30-2012, 04:59 AM
Pardo is awesome. Monstrous version of mine, called Dante (Well, the kids named him)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7115/7675338794_f35360b98d_z.jpg

He is Boerboel breed (which translates to "Farmer's Dog")

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7251/7675338558_7e975a6f4b_z.jpg

Luckily he isn't much of a drooler (some of them are)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7128/7675338308_981e21794f_z.jpg

Here he meets a new frend. Unfortunately she turned out to be somewhat of a drooler.