New EM Puppy Bane

Discussion in 'English Mastiff' started by TylerDurden, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    I figured. But look at his face! You could make that into a meme.
     
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  2. TylerDurden

    TylerDurden Well-Known Member

    That‘s true! Great idea! We are getting him ready for the CGC test now. I have been in contact with the VP of the MD Obedience club and she can administer it. There is also an AKC Star Puppy test, which is kind of a pre-CGC test. We might do that one first as a test run. A lot of practice on people petting him, another person taking his leash etc.
    We usually drop him off at grooming for 2-3 hours and he‘s good with being handled by other people. Also, he‘s good with all the commands, so I think he‘ll pass. Will keep you all updated. I believe it‘s a good thing. Especially for larger dogs.

    If we ever decide to move back to Germany, it can be beneficial. Multiple Mastiffs are on the list of potentially dangerous breeds (among many other breeds) in some states, so he would have to be tested if decided to move to one of these states. I believe there have been discussions on removing the EM from the list. As far as I know, he made it to the list primarily because or size, rather than temperament. Other breeds on there are Am. Pitbull Terrier, Amstaff, Fila Brasileiro, Dogo Argentino, Tosa etc.
    I don‘t believe it is as strict as in the UK.
     
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  3. April Nicole

    April Nicole Well-Known Member

    He looks great! Very muscular. These big dogs do change our lives. It is hard work, but after the first 2 years it does get easier. They bring such joy, and are extremely loyal. Bane does look happy, and healthy. He looks like a loyal friend. It sounds like he has brought a lot of joy to you and your wife. It's like having a big drooly teddy bear :)
     
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  4. TylerDurden

    TylerDurden Well-Known Member

    That‘s exactly right. We still can‘t believe how fast he is growing. He was the biggest of his litter, and his parents are big too, but it‘s still impressive. I guess he should be pretty much done at 33“ heightwise. Can‘t wait to see Logan at that age :)
     
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  5. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Definitely do Star Puppy. It's a good foundation and will give you an idea if you need a little extra work for the CGC. It's not a hard test to pass if you have done basic obedience work with him. Maybe work on someone dropping something loud in the vicinity. Some dogs have a problem with that.
     
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  6. TylerDurden

    TylerDurden Well-Known Member

    Sorry @glen . You did have a strong supporter in Bane, but it wasn‘t meant to be.

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    He fell asleep right after Croatia scored again.
     
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  7. glen

    glen Super Moderator Staff Member

    Well thankyou bane, england nearly had a chance to be proud again, short lived. Your support was much appreciated,
     
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  8. TylerDurden

    TylerDurden Well-Known Member

    I think you can still be proud. It was a very young team this time. Also, look at the positives. You won a penalty shootout, which wasn‘t expected ;)
     
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  9. Zeela

    Zeela Well-Known Member

    Love those pictures of Bane!
     
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  10. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Those last two pictures are so funny. And I just have to say that Bane is such a boy. He *looks* like a boy. Ella looks very girly in comparison to him. He's very handsome.
     
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  11. April Nicole

    April Nicole Well-Known Member

    Look at that big bear watching t.v.!! Your right Boxergirl, Bane is masculine. He's so handsome. And he looks very approachable. I bet you get a lot of people wanting to pet on him.
     
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