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Ok, so I've gone totally nuts and have a new pup in my house. He's a 6 week old English Mastiff/Tibetan Mastiff mix, whom my fiance dubbed "Hemi". We had to boot the cats because my son was allergic to them, so I decided another dog may fit in nicely. Carbon has been very good with him in their supervised play/meeting time, he's only tried to sit on the pup once. :roll:
So anyways, MEET HEMI!



Better pics will be coming soon!
 

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Jerry Lyda said:
I love the name "Hemi" That name would fit here for I have a Bentley, and a Lexus. Ford or Chevy just don't do it, Hemi does. A lot of muscle and power.
I like it better than "Four-Barrel," too! :lol:
 

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Mom (Tibetan Mastiff) weighed about 130-140, Dad (English Mastiff) was easily 200lbs. He weighs about 4-5lbs now, and really gets bigger by the day. Funny... he's got a real prey drive and isn't afraid of anything. I'm sure Mike and Patrick wouldn't mind getting pounced on by 150+lbs of dog, would they?
 

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From my very limited reading on the Mastiff breed, I gathered that they are
not the choice for a PPD?

I can see by both their SIZE and (un-deserved?) reputation
that they'd be a great visual deterent. But how does that translate to working
them in protection, or even SchH?

Pardon my inexperience... :wink:
 

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Jerry Lyda said:
I love the name "Hemi" That name would fit here for I have a Bentley, and a Lexus. Ford or Chevy just don't do it, Hemi does. A lot of muscle and power.
Heh...that would work for you, Jerry. How about Cobra for the next one? Or Hummer?

Sarah: Hemi is ADORABLE!!!! I'm sorry about the cats: that must have been hard. Poor little Shawn (and poor mom for having to go through that).
 

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No, I didn't chose him at all! I actually was going to look for a Malinois, but when my fiance told me this pup was from a rescue so I couldn't say no. I've heard of a Mastiff being able to do some bitework. They certainly aren't the smartest dogs in the world, but they can be pretty intimidating. I only plan on having fun with this dog, so if a game of tug-of-war with a sleeve is fun for Hemi, then so be it. My working dog is Carbon, so I guess Hemi is just the pet dog.
BTW, my son's name is Shane, not Shawn. But it's ok, you were close enough! 8)
 

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Sarah Hall said:
No, I didn't chose him at all! I actually was going to look for a Malinois, but when my fiance told me this pup was from a rescue so I couldn't say no. I've heard of a Mastiff being able to do some bitework. They certainly aren't the smartest dogs in the world, but they can be pretty intimidating. I only plan on having fun with this dog, so if a game of tug-of-war with a sleeve is fun for Hemi, then so be it. My working dog is Carbon, so I guess Hemi is just the pet dog.
BTW, my son's name is Shane, not Shawn. But it's ok, you were close enough! 8)
OH I'm so sorry, Sarah -- that's what I get for posting under distraction ( I was getting kids ready for soccer). :oops:
 

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Like I said, no problemo :D
 
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