The search begins!!

Discussion in 'General Mastiff Discussion' started by voidecho, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. Jackie

    Jackie New Member

    After a dog has given birth, she usually goes into heat again about four months later. The 2 months that they are pregnant count as part of the 6 months between cycles.
     
  2. voidecho

    voidecho New Member

    Thanks for the info. That would mean Grace woul probably go into heat in April and Super again in July or August. Add about four months from the pregancy date to taking the pups home at eight weeks, that would put Grace's pups go home date in August and Super's in November or December.

    Hmmmm....
     
  3. raechiemay

    raechiemay New Member

    Come on you live in California you don't have a winter :p you can handle a pup in nov/dec hahaha
     
  4. voidecho

    voidecho New Member

    It's not too cold in Nov and Dec (can occasionally dip below 32), but most years (not this one) it rains all of the time from Oct to Mar.

    Sucks we have to wait that long, but doing the math, the wait isn't as bad as I thought it'd be. Now I just have to decide on...

    Judah X Super

    or

    Grace X Cowboy.

    Grace and Super are sisters and look very similar, but I'd lean towards Super.

    Judah and Cowboy are quite a bit different. Judah is bigger and has more of that old school big boned mastiff look. Cowboy is a really good looking solid dog, and I think he's been proven more (more "awards").

    At this point Laura and I haven't touched base and I don't know which number I'd be on either list. That could make a difference. If I pass on the Cowboy breeding and there ends up not being enough boys for me in the next Judah breeding, I'm SOL.
     
  5. voidecho

    voidecho New Member

    Also, my wife really wants an apricot over a brindle. The odds would be better with Judah since there wouldn't be any brindles in that litter.
     
  6. Jackie

    Jackie New Member

    Yes, the Grace/Cowboy breeding can only produce fawns and brindles.

    Also, I think Super would probably go back into heat in June. Her last heat when they bred her was in early January right?
     
  7. voidecho

    voidecho New Member

    Thanks for the info! :)
     
  8. cinnamon roll

    cinnamon roll Super Moderator Super Mod

    Void,
    Do you have any other breeders on your radar?
     
  9. voidecho

    voidecho New Member

    Not really. I haven't done any more searching since I got the news above. I reached out to Glacier Mastiffs in Reno, NV when I was first starting my search, but I decided to go with Stonehaven. I'm pretty sure Cece from Glacier should be having pups any time now based on the last e-mail from her, but there's a good chance they're all claimed at this point.

    Just checked out her site. She's expecting pups any time and has an outside breeding due in April (edit to add, looks like this is in NC).

    http://www.glaciermastiffs.com/breedings.html

    So....if I really wanted a pup soon I could see if she has any available still from the her breeding, but I'm inclined to wait for a Stonehaven one.
     
  10. cinnamon roll

    cinnamon roll Super Moderator Super Mod

    If that is what you want, then wait for it. :)
     
  11. voidecho

    voidecho New Member

    I haven't seen any other breedings I like better than Super and Judah.
     
  12. raechiemay

    raechiemay New Member

    Like I have to tell myself when house hunting...don't settle for something you won't be 100% happy with. You know what you like & if it were me, I'd wait. It will be well worth the wait in the end & I think you'll be much happier.
     
  13. DalCielo CC

    DalCielo CC New Member

  14. voidecho

    voidecho New Member

    I think I've looked at them before and they're seem very, very stringent on their spay/neuter requirement for pet quality pups. I don't want to be forced to neuter my dog and put him at additional health risks that my pup and I will both pay for in the future.
     
  15. voidecho

    voidecho New Member

    So, heard from Laura. Apparently I'm fourth on the list for both breedings now, which is kind of disapointing. Not sure how I moved from 2 to 4 so quickly on the Cowboy breeding without moving up on the Judah breeding. She's letting me be on both lists, so maybe she doing the same with the other people that were on the Judah list. If they love a pup from Cowboy and take it, they drop off the Judah list and I move up. I have no idea. She's been really sick lately so I haven't spoken with her besides e-mails.
     
  16. Redirish86

    Redirish86 New Member

    I'm sorry :( we're expecting (hoping) our pup will arrive April 4-6th...similar situation there's 3 people in line for males were the first in line for female...is it common to only get 1-2 pups?
     
  17. voidecho

    voidecho New Member

    No update. Waiting on girls to come into heat. First one should be soon.
     
  18. lovebubbly713

    lovebubbly713 New Member

    Any update void echo? I'm playing the waiting game as well and its torture.
     
  19. voidecho

    voidecho New Member

    Haven't got an update in a while. Just sent her a note.
     
  20. lovebubbly713

    lovebubbly713 New Member

    My fingers are crossed for you! :pray: Keep us posted.
     

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