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The four breeds most commonly called Mastiffs are the English Mastiff, the Neapolitan Mastiff, the Bull Mastiff and the Tibetan Mastiff. English Mastiff Breeders, British Mastiff, Mastiff Breeds, Mastiff Dogs, Brindle Mastiff, Old English Mastiffs, Giant Dog Breeds, Giant Dogs, Wallpaper English

How to find a quality English Mastiff puppy and a reputable breeder

When looking at any English Mastiff breeder these are the things I suggest: Be sure to ask to see all the health testing. At absolute minimum the parents (and hopefully) grandparents should have: OFA Pennhip testing done on the hips. OFA done on the elbows Thyroid testing Cardiac testing Cystinuria testing PRA DNA (either the actual test or clear through parentage) CERF (eye examination) Ask to see copies of the parents registration papers. Puppies will only be registerable if both parents…

If I’m on the side of the fence of a puppy buyer, it’s all about me. If on the side of the fence of the breeder, it’s all about the puppy . Brindle English Mastiff, Black Mastiff, English Mastiff Puppies, Mastiff Dogs, Neo Mastiff, English Mastiffs, Chihuahua Puppies, Baby Puppies, Baby Dogs

Considerations of a Puppy Buyer | Tips to Establishing a Relationship With Your Breeder

If I’m on the side of the fence of a puppy buyer, it’s all about me. If on the side of the fence of the breeder, it’s all about the puppy and it’s quality of life and safety. Where do we compromise? Well usually as responsible breeder’s we don’t. While responsible breeders do ‘sell’ you a product, a puppy, this is not one of those ‘the customer is always right’ situations. This is a living, breathing creature. Common sales practices and procedures do not apply. Here are my suggestions if you…

The four breeds most commonly called Mastiffs are the English Mastiff, the Neapolitan Mastiff, the Bull Mastiff and the Tibetan Mastiff. Old English Mastiffs, English Mastiff Puppies, Mastiff Breeds, Mastiff Dogs, Mastiff Mix, Puppy Breeds, Giant Dog Breeds, Giant Dogs, Mastiff Puppies For Sale

Feeding Your Mastiff Puppy

UPDATE: January 2016 - This post is several years old. I have been feeding a raw diet for nearly 5 years now and it is in my opinion the best thing I could ever do for my dogs. If you are looking for advice or opinions on a specific brand of food please follow the protocol I set forth in the blog post Choosing a Top Quality Dry Food or visit dogfoodadvisor.com to find out the specific rating of a food. I have fed raw so long I can't comment on any one food other than what is outlined in my…

The breed is commonly referred to as the “Mastiff”. Also known as the English Mastiff this giant dog breed gets known for its splendid, good natu American Mastiff, British Mastiff, Mastiff Breeds, Mastiff Puppies, Love Pet, I Love Dogs, Cute Dogs, Giant Dog Breeds, Giant Dogs

A Mastiff Christmas 2013

The dogs had a great holiday. They are so spoiled! Got to go see Santa, got lots of treats and to visit lots of other dogs at Lizzi and Rocco’s while seeing Santa. Presents abound, grunting toys, Zukes chews, dehydrated trachea, dehydrated lamb lung. Visits to both grandmas and more toys! Hope your pets and families enjoyed the holiday’s as well!

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Tasty Homemade Dental Treats to Combat Your Pooches Bad Breath

I’m not going to sugar coat this, and to some this may be news… but dog breath STINKS! My dogs generally have a nice fish smell about their breath from the fish oil I add to each meal. With a Mastiff that is obsessive about licking faces and one that thinks it’s fun to bark at you incessantly 8 inches from your face while you are watching TV getting a whiff of that nasty breath is inevitable. My dilemma is that I don’t think there is a product on the market that I have found made to improve…

Well the babies have all been gone for a month now. It' seems like forever ago. I thought for anyone keeping up to date on our saga woul. Black Lab Puppies, Dogs And Puppies, Corgi Puppies, Doggies, Cane Corso Mastiff, Mastiff Dogs, Equine Photography, Animal Photography, Black Labrador

Where They Are Now... An Update on the Brinkley & Wally Babies

Well the babies have all been gone for a month now. It' seems like forever ago. I thought for anyone keeping up to date on our saga would like to know where everyone ended up and how they are doing. Lana, the brindle girl that everyone fell in love with, also my pick puppy, went back to live with grandma Kelly, Brinkley’s breeder in NY. She is now known as Patsy, in honor of her St. Patrick’s Day birth and is officially known as Gryphon’s Try Your Luck at Harvest Haze. Pam, the big boned…

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All Natural Peanut Butter Pumpkin Treats

These are some of my dog's absolute favorite treats and they are so easy to make, even for someone who really doesn't bake (like me!). They are made with human grade ingredients so you know they are healthy and if your husband needs a snack and likes pumpkin, well he can have one too :) Peanut Butter Pumpkin Treats 1 can of canned pumpkin (not the seasoned pie filling, you want pure pumpkin) 2 heaping TBSP peanut butter 2 eggs 1 tsp cinnamon 2 1/2 cups flour + more to stiffen dough (all…

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Valentines Day 2014

Happy Valentines Day! Brinkley's pregnant! We won't know until they get here with how many, sexes or colors, but we sure are excited!

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Training Your Mastiff

Every dog should be taught at the minimum, basic obedience, however because they are destined to be VERY large dogs, it is necessary for Mastiffs. Most Mastiffs are very easy to train because of their willingness to please their owners. They are a ‘soft’ breed, meaning they require little to no scolding. A simple raised voice may have a reaction similar to that of a much worse punishment. I can give my Mastiffs a look and point my finger and they act like I’ve punished them for days…

For anyone who missed the “Mastiff Commercial” on the Superbowl on Sunday here’s a replay. A kid makes a rude and disobedient comment to . St Bernard Dogs, English Mastiff, Doritos, Gentle Giant, Stupid People, Super Bowl, Fur Babies, Dog Breeds, It Hurts

Doritos Commercial in Superbowl 2014 May in Fact Be the Worst Commercial Ever Made

For anyone who missed the “Mastiff Commercial” on the Superbowl on Sunday here’s a replay. A kid makes a rude and disobedient comment to his mom, she’s totally okay with it, and then the kid insults his brother. The brother jumps onto the back of a Mastiff and rides the dog. Sounds oh so cute, it was all CGI, so no harm done right? WRONG. Doritos sent the message to millions of viewers on Sunday, many children included that it is in fact okay and cool to ride dogs like horses. Supporters of…

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Feeding Your Mastiff Puppy a Raw Diet

I want to thank my dear friend Tammy Kinkade of Eyota Mastiffs (http://www.eyotamastiffs.com/) for providing me with this information, as I have yet to raise a Mastiff from puppyhood on a raw diet. However, with my next puppy we will definately go this route. New Beginnings Too Hot to Fox Trot "Pepper" Owned by Tammy Kinkade, Eyota Mastiffs Raw Fed Since 8 Weeks of Age Basically, a puppy may tolerate the change to raw more easily than a lot of adult dogs, simply because their digestive…

Brinkley Featured as DoggieNation's Offensive Tackle! English Mastiff, Football Team, Dog Breeds, Pitbulls, Dogs, Infographic, German, Random, Deutsch

Brinkley Featured as DoggieNation's Offensive Tackle!

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Finding a Mastiff Breeder; The Story of Mack and Murph

Written by my friend Kelley Watkins Hello fellow Mastiff lovers… A few posts I’ve read recently inspired me to share our story about our two boys, Mack and Murph, whom we lost this past November. My husband Scott and I have talked to so many Mastiff breeders these last three months, and we have been following several Mastiff groups on FB. So please excuse my very lengthy story below, but I was reading a post on Facebook by another member this past week about finding a reputable breeder and…

Step Calculation There are hundreds of opinions on how to ‘correctly’ feed a dog a raw diet. The consensus among many is to feed a ra. Thing 1, Dog Bowls, Puppies, Diet, How To Plan, Blog, Cubs, Baby Dogs, Loosing Weight

Switching Your Mastiff (or any dog) to a Raw Diet; a 1, 2, 3 Plan

Step 1: Calculation There are hundreds of opinions on how to ‘correctly’ feed a dog a raw diet. The consensus among many is to feed a ratio of foods that are equivalent to what the dog would consume in nature if they were a wild animal. This is called the 80/10/10 rule. This stands for 80% meat, 10% bone and 10% organ. Some even go a step further and say 80/10/5/5, splitting the organ category into 5% liver and 5% other organ meat. So we have our ratio of the types of food to feed; now we…

Tracing the lineage of a purebred dog should be easy, and the pedigree is the main tool used to do this research. Knowing the history of you. English Mastiff, Purebred Dogs, Lineage, Dog Breeds, Group, Blog, Blogging

A Basic Understanding of Pedigrees

Tracing the lineage of a purebred dog should be easy, and the pedigree is the main tool used to do this research. Knowing the history of your pedigreed puppy gives you an excellent idea of what you might expect from the dog in the future. How it will turn out physically, what health issues it is predisposed to and what genotypes might be present. Being able to visit the puppies litter, parents and other relatives is an important step in choosing a purebred puppy. Puppies brought home from a…