Join Date: Oct 2011
Dogs Name: Toby the Dobe, Russell the Andalucian Terrier, Reina the Pointador. Sasha & Jack at the Bridge
Titles: Yep, loads, but none printable. lol
Dogs Age: 7th Nov 2010 -
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My son keeps on hinting he would like an English Mastif one day, I keep on telling him to dream on. My reasons are 2 fold, one there are no good breeders here in Spain and secondly because whilst they have a better temprement compared to a Neopolitan or a Dogo de Bordeaux they are still a very big powerful dog, one which is too powerful for me to have to handle. Now if you were to ask me what I think of them as a breed I would tell you, I love them and always make a point of going over to say 'hello' whenever I see one out and about (after I have cleared it with the owner). And in truth I would love to own one. Whenever I see Mason the Mastif's pics on this site I go all wobbly, but I have to concede there are some dogs a woman of my stature shouldnt have, and an English Mastif is one of them.
Granted I have owned a Mastif, but she was a Majorcan Mastif, (smaller than an English, Neo, or Dogo) and she was one heck of an exceptional girl. But still she weighed in at 39 kilos (85lb) of solid muscle and when she and my Boxer girl decided to fight one day it took all my strength to hold them apart having exhausted themselves beforehand.
When my Boxer collapsed (the day I had to have her put to sleep) I had the most terrible time of trying to carry her, (she was an oversized Boxer, not fat, 36 kilos or 79lb, of solid muscle and very tall, I guess she could be labelled a Warlock Boxer, lol). Now I am no weakling, I can easily lift 25-30 kilo bags of cement and walk around with them with little to no problems, but I damn near ruptured myself trying to carry her. So I dread to think what a Neo would do.
Last edited by Toby'shuman; 11-18-2012 at 04:34 AM.