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Bullmastiff 101

If you are wondering what is the right dog for you, this is the place to be. In this introductory forum we talk about topics such as breed vs. mix, size, age, grooming, breeders, shelters, rescues as well as requirements for exercise, space and care. No question is too silly here. This particular forum is for getting and giving helpful, nice advice. It is definitely not a forum for criticizing someone else's opinion, knowledge or advice. This forum is all about tail wagging and learning.

  
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06/21/2013
 
 
Barked: Fri Jun 21, '13 11:58am PST 
I have been studying Mastiff breeds for many years and would like to clarify a few things: The only true Spanish Mastiff is the Mastin Espanol. It is believed to be descended from Greek Dogs brought to Spain via Greek and Phoenician maritime traders starting around 1,000 B.C. Presa Canarios are a breed of Mastiff that actually originated on Spain's Canary Islands. The Boerboel was created when the DeBeers company imported Bullmastiffs to guard their South African diamond mines, and those dogs bred with native African Mollosser-type dogs. The Dogo Argentino is from Argentina and is technically not a Mastiff. The breed was created by Antonio Nores Martinez using the now-extinct Cordoba Fighting Dog as a base for the breed. It was bred primarily to hunt wild boar and puma. Neapolitan Mastiffs are Italian, not French. As a rule, they have very strong alpha tendencies.
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Moose

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Barked: Sat Jul 13, '13 1:18pm PST 
Bump for Molson

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11/13/2013
 
 
Barked: Wed Nov 13, '13 6:01pm PST 
I simply adore my BullMastiff. My only regret is that I didn't get one earlier in my life. He is a great dog. My English Mastiff is the territorial one. smile Love them both. I do agree though - unless there is a very very good reason not to spay or neuter please do so. There are too many animals out there needing homes.
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