Working or fit English mastiffs?

Discussion in 'General Mastiff Discussion' started by JuneBugg, Aug 13, 2020.

  1. JuneBugg

    JuneBugg Well-Known Member

    Are there any working and/or fit English mastiffs around here, or do you know of any?

    Specifically EMs or crosses used for boar hunting or bitework.

    Thank you
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  2. BattleDax

    BattleDax Well-Known Member

    That is an awesome looking dog!
     
  3. JuneBugg

    JuneBugg Well-Known Member

    Thank you!
     
  4. Elizabeth Balcomb

    Elizabeth Balcomb Well-Known Member

    Wow hes beautiful! His coat so shiny! What do you feed him? Do you give him something special for that shiny coat?
     
  5. JuneBugg

    JuneBugg Well-Known Member

    He gets fed a rotational diet of kibble, and we add some raw in there from time to time. The kibble ranges from orijen/acana, to Merrick and 4health. He also will occasionally get eggs, but the rest is genetic his dam is shiny and healthy at eleven years old.
    This is her.
     

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  6. Loverboy Skyline

    Loverboy Skyline Well-Known Member

    That's the same way I feed my dog. I rotate between Acana, Merrick, and Fromm but mostly Acana, and I add vegetables and/or meat. Only difference is my dog hates eggs! He will actually eat around an egg if I put it in his bowl. He's the only dog I've ever seen do that.
     
  7. Elizabeth Balcomb

    Elizabeth Balcomb Well-Known Member

    Love the brindle! English mastiff? Beautiful dogs.. I googled riot river mastiff but didn't get much...
     
  8. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Now that is a beautiful and athletic dog. Just gorgeous. I think it's difficult to find EMs that are lean, muscular, and athletic. Are you looking to add another dog to your family?
     
  9. JuneBugg

    JuneBugg Well-Known Member

    That's so strange! Both my giants eat the egg shell and all!
     
  10. JuneBugg

    JuneBugg Well-Known Member

    He's predominantly English, with a small amount of Neapolitan.
    We're not very big yet, but you can follow us at Instagram.com/RiotRiverMastiffs
     
  11. JuneBugg

    JuneBugg Well-Known Member

    I've been on the search for an English mastiff female that fits that bill. I thought I would post in here to see if I could get any leads!
    Depends on the dog! I'm expecting a puppy towards the end of the year, possibly.
     
  12. JuneBugg

    JuneBugg Well-Known Member

    Here's another pic without the vest
     

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  13. Elizabeth Balcomb

    Elizabeth Balcomb Well-Known Member

    Gorgeous dog..
     
  14. marke

    marke Well-Known Member

    beautiful dog ...... what do you do with him ? there was that english mastiff ron overgaard owned , moses , he pulled like 7000lbs on wheels .... i always liked this breed ...

    i use to see what my dogs could do ...... this girl ran 20 miles with me in 3hrs , i'm sure she could have done it faster , i couldn't .....

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    my simon could run 6 miles without a problem , as long as it wasn't too hot or humid ....

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    some of these bully dogs ran circles around my weimaraners .........

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  15. JuneBugg

    JuneBugg Well-Known Member

    Those are all beautiful specimens!!

    That first bullmastiff is
    Have you heard of project Guerror bullmastiff?

    We do a lot of heat acclimation, running, jogging, climbing, hiking, jumping, and trick training. I'm not the best when it comes to cardiovascular health, but do my best haha

    We do a lot of swimming too, and upstream exercises.
    He wears his vest every other time out, as it is a weighted vest.
    He's a very fast guy too. I've clocked him at around thirty MpH.

    A lot of people see our mastiffs ad lazy oafs, when MANY are quite the opposite, if given a chance.
     
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  16. JuneBugg

    JuneBugg Well-Known Member

    Thank you
     
  17. marke

    marke Well-Known Member

    i got a video of one of my dogues running 8.24 miles averaged 9.1 mph fastest she went was 13.3 in 54.22 minutes , she had no problem running 10mph for an hour ....... here's the start video and end video the rest are up too , it took like 4 videos to get it up , youtube only let me put up like 17 minutes worth at a time...... .... i took it for someone whose dog got a sch AD , i told him my dog could do it without rest , he didn't believe me , even in this one i could have walked her the rest of the way and qualified ......... i put the camera up close in the end , she wasn't even breathing hard ...... she was an awesome dog , don't know how fast she could run , but squirrels were no problem and she did get her share of rabbits .....

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  18. JuneBugg

    JuneBugg Well-Known Member


    That's amazing! Especially for a brachy breed
    It's awesome when they have a lot of get up and go like that. Do you think she could have gone that long if the weather was warmer?
    She has nice rear development.

    You don't see many mastiffs doing activities like this.

    I can't seem to post the actual video, so here is a link to a video I made.
    It was 105° out we did a quick jog after hiking and swimming for three hours prior.
    We did a nice cool down walk on the way home.
    Heat acclimation training is only beneficial when done properly, so I wouldn't attempt it (for anyone reading this) without consulting a veterinarian or doing proper research.

    He is amazing for a large, black dog.
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CD7zhTQhfPV/?igshid=f77fnql0gklj

    He definitely got a huge meal that night. Haha
     
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  19. marke

    marke Well-Known Member

    that's a good moving dog , i'm a fan of long backed dogs .........
    she was as heat tolerant as any dog her size of any breed ....... she ran year round , although we avoided it , she ran at 90 quite a few times in her life , she was a clean breather ....... high humidity i found mattered more than the temp , 75 and 70-80% humidity was more stressful than 90 with 30% humidity ...... humidity here never gets too low , it's 93% right now .....
     
  20. Elizabeth Balcomb

    Elizabeth Balcomb Well-Known Member

    Shes got a fantastic fast trot, really eats up the miles..
     
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