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We just bought a new Mastiff/Pitbull mix yesterday...

Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by skippy8, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. skippy8

    skippy8 Puppy

    He's 11 weeks old... How big do ya'll expect him to be... He's 27lbs right now... We got him with worms but my GF works for a VET so hopefully we'll get that fix. 1560465_738852846148347_1718263046_n.jpg
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  2. TannerG

    TannerG Boss Member

    how big were his parents? You can expect them to be about their size
  3. WithHope

    WithHope Big Dog

    Cute! Stick around. I'm anxious to see what he looks like as he grows. I got my male 3rd hand (someone rescued him from a BYB, then rehomed him to me). The BYB was selling them as APBTs, but he's mixed, and with what we'll never know, but it was reported they had mastiffs, too. Soooo....I'm excited to see your boy grow and see if he looks like mine. :) btw, mine was 36lbs at 12wks when I got him. He's 61lbs now, 14mos.
  4. kayla baxter

    kayla baxter Big Dog

    Really depends on how big his parents and grandparents were. Also, what kind of mastiff? An English mastiff mix is going to be a hell of a lot larger than say, a cane corso mix. Most giant breed males will be around 25lbs by 8 weeks, both of my danes were over 40lbs by three months and the oldest matured around 140lbs and the youngest should mature between 160-170lbs.
  5. skippy8

    skippy8 Puppy

    I actually posted that wrong, he's only 17lbs :( So maybe someone sold me a FAKE! She said the dad was 200lbs n mom was 60-70lbs... Mom was a pit n dad a mastiff, but the previous owner doesn't know what kind... She bought him and couldn't keep him. The dogs has worms so maybe that's stunting his growth... What do ya'll think? I'm kind of upset now :(
  6. LilianaLove

    LilianaLove GRCH Dog

    Looks like a lab, but mutts can look weird until matured. He doesn't look like he'll get too big. 17lb at 11 weeks, we'll say up to 25 by 16 weeks, he'll probably be around 50lb.

    And if you're dealing with someone who sold you a mix, for money, I wouldn't count on them to be too reliable with accurate information.

    Love your pup, whatver he is.
  7. WithHope

    WithHope Big Dog

  8. skippy8

    skippy8 Puppy

    Thank you.. But even at 80lbs that's still pretty big... I took his weight X age / 52 wks and came up with 80 or so lbs... My GF loves him as he was a gift for her Bday on Wednesday... I'll keep you updated with pictures, maybe I'll get surprised with a beast who knows...
  9. WithHope

    WithHope Big Dog

    I really don't think you'll end up with a very big dog, but we'll see. Puppies surprise us sometimes. There were nine in Hope's litter this summer. The pups are almost 8mos old now, and the ones that were around 17lbs at 11wks are between 30 and 35lbs now. There were others in the same litter at 28lbs at 11wks, and they are 55 and 58lbs now.

    The only reason I ever really cared to try to figure out what mine was mixed with was to prepare for differences in breed traits...and I was right to be concerned. My suspected pit/mastiff mix acts NOTHING like our female. He's constantly on guard. The slightest noise at night, and he's standing at point, gruffing, ready to release his ferocious sounding deep bark. He redefines "protective" when it comes to me or my daughter. Those aren't pit traits. Have you looked into puppy classes? You're going to want lots of training early if your pup is indeed a pit/mastiff mix. Boulder is my favorite dog EVER in my entire 33yrs, absolutely everything you could ask for in a child's dog--playful, tolerant, engaging, calming, loving, loyal, comical, and on. They can be amazing dogs, but you really really really have to focus on training...continually. He's 14mos and we've still not let up on the daily training. The combination of DA prone pit and guardian traits of mastiff with a dog that packs extra power into every pound it has (regardless of how big it gets) can be one very dangerous combo if training isn't worked from the door and with consistency. Another concern is joints. Be sure not to work your pup too much, just regular walks. If it's anything like mine, it'll have the drive of a pit which will make limiting activity challenging, but for the longterm health, it's best. We are only just in the next couple weeks beginning heavier conditioning for ours. What's the food you're feeding? Any pup, any breed, that age, nutrition is key. Keep us updated. He's super cute!
  10. E Diggy

    E Diggy Big Dog

    You say you BOUGHT him. Just curious, how much did you pay?
  11. skippy8

    skippy8 Puppy

    ^ Sounds like a great guard dog... Which is what I was looking for so anything under 50lbs Ill b depressed but "OH WELL".... He's freakin active as u mentioned, then he poops out n falls to the floor... Here's the thing my expectations were too high when the previous owner said the dad was 200lbs.. Ive owned three pits before and the max was 75-80lb Rednose... But TY very much for your advice, its much needed..
  12. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    Red nose is just a nose color.
  13. WithHope

    WithHope Big Dog

    He actually is a great guard dog, but that wasn't why I got him. I got him to be my daughter's autism service dog, back when I was told his was apbt. Months 6 and 7 were very challenging as I realized he carried traits I wasn't expecting. As the previous owner and I stayed in communication, she was able to lead me to research mastiff traits, training of those, and I learned to embrace him for who he was. He still became my daughter's service dog, and the effect he's had on her is immeasurable. It makes me breathless. ...but the wonderful surprise is he ended up doubling as a very useful tool for me. I had severe PTSD, had had it for years due to a crime in '01. Nothing had really "fixed" me. He never has his eyes off me, is my constant shadow, and I realized a month or two into having him that I wasn't hypervigilant anymore. I was relaxed. I got him with intention of rescuing him...and my daughter (My son named him "Boulder" after a Rescue Bot because he said, "He's going to rescue my sister from autism." :aww: ) ... but he ended up rescuing me. He really is the best dog...my soul "mutt". :)
  14. Beatrix Kiddo

    Beatrix Kiddo Good Dog

    he looks pretty small from pics, doesn't look 27lbs from the photo posted. Adorable none-the-less, welcome!
  15. WithHope

    WithHope Big Dog

    He had said a little after that was a typo, that the dog is 17lbs, but did have worms, which would affect weight.
  16. Beatrix Kiddo

    Beatrix Kiddo Good Dog

    oh my bad! I didn't read it all. Only time will tell how big he'll be, just give him good exercise, high quality food, and lots of love.
  17. CrazyK9

    CrazyK9 Good Dog

    Ugh accidentally or purposely... I hate it when people allow a female to breed with a dog more than twice her size!!!
  18. Cosmic Charlie

    Cosmic Charlie Good Dog

    "Pit bulls" are not big dogs. They have an athletic build and are really agile. Being agile is something most huge dogs lack. American Pit Bull Terriers are 30-60 pounds on average.
    Red nose is just a color. Blue nose and red nose are not a type of "pit bull" like most byb's preach.
  19. skippy8

    skippy8 Puppy

    $40... pretty cheap
  20. skippy8

    skippy8 Puppy

    Okay, today I decided to email the previous owner and here's what she said about the parents.. "The male is mastiff and female momma is bull I was feeding him puppy pedigree. No pictures of them, as I bought him several weeks ago from a family in ponder Texas.... Yes I did see mom and she is older pitbull and the father is mastiff... Yes very big head, stout!" I felt I asked the right questions... BTW I understand a Rednose is just the color of his nose, he was an American Stafford... It looks like I came to the right forum bc u guys know your stuff :)... JAX Sry to hear u hv PTSD, my GF has it too. Regular mood swings, very aggressive/angry comes w/o reason, heavy heavy depression... But not from an accident (sry to hear btw). She's X military. Great info guys thank yall very much...

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