is my pup an English Mastiff

Discussion in 'English Mastiff' started by Terrie Rogers, Apr 15, 2020.

  1. Terrie Rogers

    Terrie Rogers Member

    IMAG0503.jpg IMAG0499.jpg IMAG0499.jpg meet Bindi. I got her at 11 weeks after the original owner got rid of her after having her for 3 weeks, the lady assured me that she was English mastiff and that she'd seen both parents . She's now 6 months old. Top of the class in her puppy obedience class, but pig headed and stubborn outside. She likes to lie or sit on me at every opportunity!! Another thing I've noticed that when the evening starts drawing in she starts barking at more things (we are out in the garden almost all day everyday at the moment so I see the change about 6-7pm) some people have said she doesn't look like a mastiff so wanted some experienced people's thoughts.
     
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  2. Patrick

    Patrick Well-Known Member


    Beautiful pup... i am no expert.... but I have never seen an Enlish Mastiff with such a small head. This pup does not favor a Mastiff to me at all, but I can be wrong. My dog is 14 months old and everyone believes he is a Cand Corso ( Italian Mastiff). I had a dna test done and found out both parents were CC, BUT.... the grandparents were mixed with English Mastff, Neopoltian Mastiff, Boxer, and Cane Corso..... so sometimes you never know... i saw both parents to.... needless to say I was shocked...
     
  3. TylerDurden

    TylerDurden Well-Known Member

    That‘s a good looking dog. As Patrick mentioned, most likely she is not a purebred English Mastiff. Could very well be a Mastiff mix and the behavior you are describing aligns with Mastiff characteristics as well.
    Did you see the pictures of the parents? Not sure if the lady had actual knowledge of dogs or if she just confused them for English Mastiffs.
     
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  4. Terrie Rogers

    Terrie Rogers Member

    I don't think the lady I got her from had a clue! No I never saw a picture of the parents
     
  5. Terrie Rogers

    Terrie Rogers Member

    I was wondering about the line of wavey hair down her back. Never seen this before.
     
  6. Patrick

    Patrick Well-Known Member

    I have seen that in a CC once.... its a lady that has a YouTube channel... she pointed it out. I had never seen it before. Sort of like a ridgeback...
     
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  7. Patrick

    Patrick Well-Known Member

    How much does she weigh ?
     
  8. TylerDurden

    TylerDurden Well-Known Member

    My English Mastiff has it. Here is picture from when he was 5-6 months old.

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  9. Terrie Rogers

    Terrie Rogers Member

    I'm not sure. I know I have no chance of picking her up!! She's 24inches tall at the shoulder and 36inches nose to base of tail.
     
  10. Smokeycat

    Smokeycat Well-Known Member

    Her colour is what seems off to me. My male EM had a fairly small head and was skinny for most of his puppy hood. His head and neck in fact were the last parts to stop growing. So her head while small doesn't scream not EM to me but she looks like she is almost a solid colour and black is not a solid in the EM. Kryten for lighter as he got older because his fawn stripes got wider but he did have them when young.
     
  11. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    I think I see brindle. It's the head that throws me off. The overall head shape doesn't look overly mastiff to me. Not that it matters. She's a beautiful, big girl and is going to be a great companion for you.
     
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  12. Terrie Rogers

    Terrie Rogers Member

    Yes she is gorgeous in every way, well maybe not the snoring and farting! thank-you. She is dark brindle. My phone isn't very good for pictures
     
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  13. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Snoring and farting. She's definitely got mastiff in her. Maybe boxer too, lol. I have a mastiff and boxers and my house is a toxic wasteland of gas. (I don't actually see any boxer.)
     
  14. Zeela

    Zeela Well-Known Member

    Pretty girl, I love the striping on the back. It makes her sharp looking.
     
  15. Terrie Rogers

    Terrie Rogers Member

    6pm straight into guard mode sat by my leg
     

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  16. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    I see more mastiff in the above picture. I have no doubt there's some EM in her. She's a very pretty girl.
     
  17. Smokeycat

    Smokeycat Well-Known Member

    That picture reminds me of a young Kryten.
     
  18. Terrie Rogers

    Terrie Rogers Member

    Her bottom lips are starting to droop now. She's just interrupted our painting by enthusiastically coming for a cuddle
     

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  19. Hendrix is my boy

    Hendrix is my boy New Member

    It's part of there hackles, my boy has it on his neck and base of tail area. Used to show other dogs there excited or guarding I think
     

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