The BullMastiff Dog
Meet our Brindle Bullmastiff Roxy
Please don't be put off with how Scary our Bull mastiff looks, she is the most lovable large breed dog you will ever meet. Mastiffs continue to receive such a bad reputation in the news, or indeed any of the bull dog breeds. Young kids getting mastiffs and bull breeds as Status dogs. But here is our Mastiff who is 5 years old and happily shares her house with a Dogue de Bordeaux, and a Lion Lop Rabbit, and a new addition a british Bulldog puppy and 3 humans.
If you are considering a Bull-mastiff Dog I strongly suggest reading as much as possible, There are many bull mastiffs in need of a home, but not all homes need a bull mastiff.
This Page is written as a fun page about how we love our large breed dogs and some funny pictures of our family pets.
WE lost our Bullmstiff So this page is in memory of our Wonderful Bull Mastiff Roxy!
The pictures used are all copyrighted to the owner of this page.Lisaauch
Recent dog legislation
The mastiff is a large breed of dog. But I am so cute and not dangerous at all. When people ask my mum or family what kind of dog I am they don't say a Bull Mastiff, they just say a Mastiff. It is funny how people have already made up their minds about the Bull Breeds.
People aren't sure of me and they judge me by how I look, which is wrong! I am very calm and have a great temperament I was used to being around children.
I do know I look Scary, so I try extra hard to be good, I follow around my mums friends little boy to make sure he is safe because he has Autisim and is convinced I am a "peeig" I don't mind, I love Lewis and he loves me too.
New legislation proposes to replace the Dangerous Dogs Act with a new Dog Control Bill that will emphasise the animal's owner takes responsibility for their dog rather than simply penalising a dog for its breed.
According to Lord Redesdale, the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 was a reaction to high profile attacks and partly thanks to seeing these dogs as a status symbol or using as a weapon these irresponsible dog owners now pick bull breeds breeding them to be tough and leading to animal welfare concerns.
In my village my friends and other doggie owners all comment on what a wonderful dog I am, and then I smile :)
So - It is not the Dog, It is the owners responsibility?
You can visit our page here - Dangerous Dogs, or Dangerous Owners HERE
Having a mastiff in the family
choosing a dog - sometimes it chooses you
Mum Dad and Rebecca (she's my favourite) are all great, they let me away with murder, because I just put on my sad puppy dog eyes, and pin my ears back and get anything I want. (I learned that trick from Puss in Boots out of Shrek...haha...and they think I'm just a dog)
My mum and Dad had been looking for a puppy for Rebeccas' Christmas, now we all know that Dogs are for life not just for christmas, so they knew it was a big commitment, anyway my mum worked in a really cool, special school so she could actually take me with her to work!
I was born in November, and I was very tiny, what you would call the runt of the litter. Unbeknown to me the people who had me were very naughty and were selling us as Real Bull Mastiff pups, so when my mum and dad came to see me and my family, they were disappointed to find out I was not registered with the Kennel Club. Anyway, I heard the people selling me said "its' the runt that is left, if we don't get rid of it soon, it will need to go to the....I shut my ears at the rest, I snuggled up to the little girl as she looked really nice.
The next thing I knew I was being wrapped in a blanket and taken away from that horrible house, I didn't get to say goodbye to my mum as she had disappeared days before?
I was a little bit frightened, but so cozy and warm with the wee girl I soon fell fast asleep.
A Bullmastiff Called "Roxy"
from the show Chicago
My new family picked my name because my new mum went to see Chicago for her Christmas present, and the main Character in it is called Roxie Hart. Mum loves that Musical and plays the Cd all the time, I like dancing with her too.
I can be quite cheeky too and yes I do get away with murder!?
When I was a puppy my mum and dad used the "crate training method" I was very hyper and as puppies are quite naughty chewing things, so the crate training enabled me to feel safe and have my own place to go, when mum had to go out for a few hours, it was not long though that the door would be left open all the time and I just went in and out when I wanted.
I liked my crate although when Molly came along mum and dad decided to put it away, as I would keep molly right in the house.
The picture here is of Roxy as a pup, growing mastiffs seem to outgrow their shape really quickly, and end up lanky and really funny looking, but this passess, as their head grows and catches up with their body!
Awh bless the Sleeping Muskateers
What do you get if you cross a Bullmastiff, a Dogue de Bourdeaux and a British Bulldog
....I don't know but mum sure is mad! ....I must be mad!
As you may know already we also have a large Dogue DE Bordeaux so really we were quite happy with 2 dogs....Oh but when we saw the little beauty we could not say no!
Welcome to our house our New British Bulldog Puppy as you see she is making herself at home and Roxy is really looking after her
I love my dogs, and I am very passionate about letting people know these dogs should NOT be taken in by any old house hold, their characters and personalities are very strong. You must be able and capable to look after them properly. With lots of Love care and attention as each breed is as different to the next.
THE Kong has now lasted through 4 Large dogs! Best filled with meat paste, put into the freezer until frozen, and given to the dogs when we go out. This is a special treat and she goes mad when she sees us putting in the paste, (she gets to lick the jar clean too!) Roxy has a beautiful red one.
I love getting my photo Taken! - And I sleep a LOT
Owners of Bull Breeds should be responsible - Read up on what we are like
We are very stubborn, I usually take 3 times of being told, to actually go and do it, not that I don't want to its just I am a bit lazy. Especially if I am on the warm sofa sleeping!
I would recommend a puppy class, although when I went I was huge compared to other dogs. But it was fun and I got to meet lots of other dogs. And now we are forever taking in people pets when their owners go on holiday, it is more fun staying with us than in a smelly kennel.
I am very strong, so my owner needs to be in charge of me (not the other way around) my mum has a sore back so I need to be on my best behaviour.
Rebecca is 10, and she has practiced and trained with me, and I am very well behaved for her, but this has taken a lot of time, spent with her and my mum.
Looking after a Mastiff
When to take your Dog to the Vet
Roxy is a pretty hardy dog, even when she has had stomach problems, she usually is a little off colour for one day, I used the handy reference book that helps me see easily and clearly if I need to take her to the vet
Now Roxy will eat anything, really she does, and sometimes it does not agree with her stomach, straight back up it comes, now after several rather expensive visits to the Vets, the vets told me that Roxy was indeed okay, I always go by the rule if I am not happy with the way my dog is I go to the vet.
Choose a good balanced nutritional diet. your Vet shall be able to recommend a good stable diet for your growing dog
Crate Training for a Bullmastiff - all you need for your Dog
Great for when you want to train properly, and have a designated area that is just for the dogs, however do not undertake crate training without reading a book on how to crate train a dog. Like this great book Quick & Easy Crate Training
Understanding how to use the crate for training is Vital to get the best results.
Funny dog warning signs
Canine Security protected
We want people to know that on our property there are very big dogs. People can react differently to a large breed dog than a little small fluffy ball. If you have ever knocked on the door of someone and not realized there is a dog and it all of a sudden starts barking , Imagine knocking on our door and all 10 stone starts barking?
There are some great garden and fence dog warning signs available to buy I love this as pictured Bull Mastiff Protected By Dog Sign and caution Gift
but the funiest one is MAKE IT TO THE FENCE -Warning Sign- funny dog attack
Most of All enjoy your dog sensibly they are as much a part of our family but we always remember they ARE dogs. And should be treated with the upmost respect
© 2010 Lisa Auch