Mastiff Puppy with adult English Bulldog

Discussion in 'General Mastiff Discussion' started by Joe Gaddis, Oct 14, 2020.

  1. Joe Gaddis

    Joe Gaddis New Member

    I currently have a five year old male (neutered) and very laid back English Bulldog. Is it going to be safe to bring a male English Mastiff puppy into the house? Will the mastiff puppy and the adult bulldog likely get along or would this be a problem as the puppy gets older?
  2. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Honestly, there's no real way to tell. In my experience it's the females that tend to be more problematic in that area, but I know some people do have issues with male/male scuffles. I would speak to the breeder and let them know your concerns. They should know the temperaments of their pups the best and help you choose the one that is most likely to fit with your home environment. That being said - things can really change when a dog comes into it's temperament. That can be at 2-3 years old. Some neutered dogs also have issues with intact dogs, in my experience. I often hear the opposite, but I haven't really seen it.
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  3. glen

    glen Super Moderator Staff Member

    Unfortunatly i dont own either breed that you asking about, if it goes well its great to live with but if it doesnt it can be hard work. Either by keeping both dogs seperate or rehoming one.
    Having said that i have 3 intact cc males , my eldest is dog agressive to other dogs out his pack, a lot of training, time, patience.
    Only time will tell .
    Id love to see pics of your boy love the breed
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  4. Joe Gaddis

    Joe Gaddis New Member

    Thanks for your response. The breeder has indicated that the mastiff should be fine as long as the bulldog isn't aggressive (which he isn't). The breeder also said the only problem she thought would be possible is if there was a female in heat in the house, which is impossible. She also said to feed them separately, which isn't a problem.
  5. Joe Gaddis

    Joe Gaddis New Member

    Thanks. I'm not all that tech savvy so I'm not sure how to post a picture of my dog. LOL
  6. Loverboy Skyline

    Loverboy Skyline Well-Known Member

    We have a female adult Shih Tzu and 7 months ago we introduced a new male Bullmastiff puppy to the house. Our Shih Tzu was raised by my wife, and she was never socialized, so she has a nasty temperament towards other dogs. We feed them separately. However, every time one of them passed by other other dog's bowl they would steal something from it and the other would growl. This caused some friction. I addressed this by training them at the same time and giving them treats together. They learn that they have to let the other one eat.
  7. Joe Gaddis

    Joe Gaddis New Member

    That's very interesting. Thank you

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