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Hey Everyone, I saw a thread about pit bulls and everyone's take on them, so I was wondering what everyone's take on Bullmastiffs are? Please this would be really helpful to me.
 

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My neigbour near me has 3 males. How would you say pampered pooches;). Here you are darling if you come in now. Soft, daft as a brush. they do anything for a ice cream :D.

handled right make great dogs.
 

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3?!?!?! wow....I have trouble with one, her name is Lola and she's an absolute sweetheart, and her prey drive is out of control :( but other than that she's an amazing dog. I have yet to find her favorite food, and I am still looking.;)
 

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I just love Mastiff's in general...:D
 

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Indeed, Mastiffs are an amazing breed, gigantic, loving, non agressive and protective, the ultimate dog.;)
 

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They are gentle giants!!! My friend owns a mastiff and he's probably a 100 + pounds... he loves my 10lbs yorkipoo and is ever sooooo gentle. The only down side is you really need to love slobber when you own one.... with just one little sniff they will slime you and slime you good! :D
(believe me.... he slimed my ypoo a couple of times.... it's nasty!:p)
 

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They are gentle giants but there is a flip side too.

I own a male Bullmastiff mix and he is very calm,cool and collective but his guardian instinct is 100% on point,he is very good with people once he has met them,before then they are a stranger and are treated as such.

I've read up quite a bit on the bullmastiff and the females are said to be non tolerant of the same sex sometimes,my dog is great with 99% of dogs but there have been rare exceptions (normally from dogs who seem to want trouble so he will give it back) its because of his exceptions he is never offleash,your OP asks about the pit bull and comparisons to the bullmastiff,lets put it this way ive had the unfortunate experience of seeing my mastiff fight a dog that attacked him offleash(a pit bull type dog),their power when they want to do damage surpasses that of pit bulls IMO,its because of this they should only be owned by people who take the time to train and socialize them.

One of my Staffordshire bull terriers had serious DA problems and although he and the mastiff were very close i knew if they ever did fight seriously,the mastiff would wipe the floor with him,way too powerful.

That being said..there is no love better than mastiff love,even the drool becomes something you don't care about because a mastiff is likely the best friend you'll ever have ;)
 

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They are gentle giants but there is a flip side too.

I own a male Bullmastiff mix and he is very calm,cool and collective but his guardian instinct is 100% on point,he is very good with people once he has met them,before then they are a stranger and are treated as such.

I've read up quite a bit on the bullmastiff and the females are said to be non tolerant of the same sex sometimes,my dog is great with 99% of dogs but there have been rare exceptions (normally from dogs who seem to want trouble so he will give it back) its because of his exceptions he is never offleash,your OP asks about the pit bull and comparisons to the bullmastiff,lets put it this way ive had the unfortunate experience of seeing my mastiff fight a dog that attacked him offleash(a pit bull type dog),their power when they want to do damage surpasses that of pit bulls IMO,its because of this they should only be owned by people who take the time to train and socialize them.

One of my Staffordshire bull terriers had serious DA problems and although he and the mastiff were very close i knew if they ever did fight seriously,the mastiff would wipe the floor with him,way too powerful.

That being said..there is no love better than mastiff love,even the drool becomes something you don't care about because a mastiff is likely the best friend you'll ever have ;)
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There was only ever one dog I ever saw Mo take exception too, it was a Rottie at the DP who came directly at him with none too good intentions, snapped at his face and let me tell you, I thought little old me was gonna go for one hell of a ride holding onto him :eek:
Other than that one instance, Mo loved every other living thing he met, all the other dogs at the DP, our cat, my kids, other peoples kids etc.
 

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I rescued the love of my life now, Lola she's as big as a male like I said before, loving, gental, and non aggressive, although her prey drive is absolutely crazy. If she sees a "woodland" creature shes gone, I have to use as much strength as I can to hold on to her. She's an amazing guard dog, I would love someone to break into my house only to find a 140 lb. dog staring you in the face growling.:D And I agree with you all, if she ever got attacked I think she would wipe the floor hands down :p
 

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Hi,

I am a first time mastiff owner and I'll tell you they are definitely the gentile giant. Buddy is 9 months old and his bff is a pug. It is so cute to watch them together. He is definitely a people lover but I wonder what he would do if he felt my hubby or I were threatened. The only time I saw him show aggression was when my sil's dog came up behind my husband. He growled and came between my dh and the dog. Other than that he loves attention. I will always have this breed from now on.

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I have never owned a mastiff; never even seen one (except a 4 mo old pup). But I have come to admire their look (minus the slobber!) and the fierce look they can sometimes have. Aslan is my favorite (even tho Mr Pooch will say he's only a mix) with Otis, Mojo and Uallis, a very close second!!!. I would love to become one of Aslan's friends because I would not want to be a stranger walking up on him. :eek:
 

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Aslan is my favorite (even tho Mr Pooch will say he's only a mix)
I would have said that:D
Being Bullmastiff,Neopolitan and American bulldog he is 100% molloser so i guess that is something,i have a molloser mutt:cool:

Alpha he doesnt like strangers but he loves people and he would love you;)

off topic but today i was watching TV laying on the floor and he decided to lay behind me,10 minutes into the evening news he put himself into a new position and licked me straight in the back of the head! dam it hurt:eek:
 

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Bullmastiffs are the most loving, loyal, stubborn dogs you would ever want to own. Mastiffs have to be taught very quickly who is in the top of the pack because they can be stubborn. They were originally trained to overtake and detain intruders which they can do with almost no effort. My mastiff is a lover,
but he can be a stubborn pain in a heartbeat. He has a perrsonality that is alhis own.
 

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I know a sweetheart bullmastiff in agility I adore. I feel the need to hug her every time I see her.
 

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Awww, thanks Mr. P. I get along great with kids and animals...it's the others I have the problem with. ;)

I hope some day to see a mastiff, up close and personal. Too bad it can't be Aslan. :( Oh, and I can't leave out queen Bless!
 

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I think they are ok depending on the individual in question. Some I don't like. I can be quite picky when it comes to dogs. I also don't know much about their bloodlines either. I like mastiffs very well, if they've got a good build and drive.
 

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I have a 5 month Great Dane/Bullmastiff. She is such a sweetheart!! A little shy, but she sure can get rowdy sometimes ;). And her tail!! Man, that thing can be a lethal weapon sometimes! lol.

She is so gentle. Her best friend is my sister's 3 1/2 month old kitten. They love each other to death. But again, they'll play "chase" with each other and knock everything down in the house. And Harleigh (dog) thinks she is smaller than she actually is and she'll "paw" at her and knock her across the room.. It's quite funny. Harleigh sleeps in her crate and the kitten on a pillow right on top. I'm sure if we would let her she would sleep in there with her.

Speaking of Harleigh thinking she is small.. She also thinks she is a lap dog and tries to sit on anyone who will allow her to come near them.

She truly is a gentle giant!!:)

Here is a pic of Harleigh and Phoebe:

Canidae Dog Dog supply Dog crate Carnivore

They look so innocent, right? Wrong! :)
 

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And people think dogs and cats can't get along...wrong! My cat loves Roxxy and they all race down the hallway together (and sound like a herd of elephants, even tho their combined weight is less than 35#!!!). Phoebe is very pretty...I love calico cats.
 

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I had a Bullmastiff several years ago and loved her. She was deemed "undisreable" because she looked more bulldog than mastiff.I didn't care,she was the sweetest,gentlest,low temperment dog I ever had.While they're big,scary looking dogs,you couldn't ask for a better family dog than a Bullmastiff in my opinion.
 
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