We named our boy Mater after the tow truck in Cars, our sons favourite character. We got a male because i have a preference for them. I think we will get a female in a couple of years if we move to a bigger property. He is an inside dog when we are home and outside when we go out.
He drinks a lot of water which means he pees a lot, inside. A LOT!!! He is getting better though and we don't have carpet so it's manageable.
It was hard when we first got him he would jump up in the kids but it didn't last long. We have also included the kids right from the start in looking after him. They feed him, water him, help walk him and I send them outside to play ball with him.
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11-05-2013 15:28 #11
11-05-2013 16:32 #12
Mater! That's so cute !!DS is obsessed with Cars so don't be surprised if in a few weeks I send you a picture of a dog called Lightning or Sally!
What do you feed him - I'm just looking into this now - the breeder recommends a raw meat diet
Is he easy to train and does he stay close or wander off if you are out?
11-05-2013 19:56 #13
We have him on Advance for large breed puppies. We feed him the recommended amount and then he gets treats throughout the week of raw bones and raw off cuts of meat I cut up. Our breeder told us to not feed him pork. I'll also put a raw egg cracked with shell for him once or twice a week when I remember.
Walking and running on the lead he has picked up really quickly. My DH takes him some nights to a football oval and lets him off, he has a flashing light we can turn on on his collar, and he is really good with following him. I'm usually running with him at busy times so don't have the confidence to let him off yet as he is easily distracted.
He was also extremely nippy at us including the kids for the first month we had him and his teeth hurt. That has passed and he has calmed down immensely since we have been able to walk him after getting all his needles.
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11-05-2013 20:18 #16Senior Member
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American bulldog as a pup
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American bulldog taken about a year ago...he hasn't changed too much in size
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English Mastiff...my beautiful "puppy" as she is still called is 9 this year
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And a cutie photo from our renos American bulldog was about 6 months old ImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1368271077.939025.jpg
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11-05-2013 20:40 #17
Love, they are both gorgeous. English Mastiff are great looking dogs. Are they big sooks?
11-05-2013 20:44 #18Senior Member
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The biggest sooks!! The American bulldog is a mummies boy...and great with kids...very protective
11-05-2013 21:05 #19
Our Rotti was a mummy's boy and our new baby seems to be the same. They know who the boss is!
19-06-2013 14:29 #20
Just had our first hurdle with owning our boy. Phoned the kennels where our last dog used to go and they don't take all types of dogs including mastiffs.
I love this kennel, all the dogs are out playing with friends during the day and go into their pen for dinner and bed.
Have know idea what we are going to do
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