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Old 10-04-2010, 12:55 AM
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Bullmastiff & Doberman Mix

Has anyone ever come across a mix of these two breeds?
How did they fare, which temperament did they have?
Did they turn out big?

Were they aggressive?

I am interested in getting two, and all the advice posssible would be greatly appreciated.

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I've met one dog that was supposed to be a Doberman/Mastiff. He had an aloof temperment and was huge. With mixes there's realy no way of knowing exactly what you're going to get. Even littermates can turn out to be extreemely different.

Where are you getting these dogs from? What sort of tepmerment do the parents have?
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ditto animal cracker... you really can't say for sure, even individuals of pure bred dogs don't always fit what would be considered "typical" of the breed...

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Yep with mixes it could sway to either breed. I don't think they would be to aggressive as long as they are trained and properly socialised. good luck!
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what an interesting combo. I agree with the above, both breeds are for the most part nice if they are socialized correctly. it depends on each's personality and handling.
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I have this mix. She is a female and very goodnatured. very important to establish leadership right away with them as they become very large and powerful. Learns and responds to commands very quickly (very smart) but is very clumsy in the puppy stages. She has the body shape of a doberman but the size, muscle mass and dark brindle colouring of the bull mastiff.
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please do not purchase a mix from a "breeder". you will be supporting someone who should not be breeding dogs. you wont know what kind of health the parents had, and if there are any genetic problems with the parents. you cant say for sure with a mix what it will look like or how it will act. etc. buying from a byb is a really bad idea, just saying....
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stefnor, Please post a picture of your dog, she sounds wonderful and I am dying to see what she looks like!
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Both nice breeds, but I cannot understand why anyone would mix the two. As others have said, if they are still puppies, it would be difficult to tell just how they will turn out when grown. Certainly they will be big, powerful, working type dogs, who will need solid obedience training, socialization and lots of exercise.

Have you seen the sire and dam? What are temperaments like? Have you aquainted yourself, with the genetic problems these breeds have in common? Why are you getting two? One of this mix at a time, should keep you busy.

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There's another danger to two puppies at once, beyond the fact that this mix is likely to be huge when full grown. The puppies will, unless you are very careful and very knowledgeable, bond to one another instead of you. You will be an intruder in their little world, which is bad, but especially bad with two huge dogs.

I like the idea of the mix, I like both breeds (obvs, I'm assuming this was accidental, not more BYB stupidity), but stick with one for now. Later on, you can add another if you still want to.
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