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Old English Mastiff Discussions / Are Mastiffs... STUPID?!
« on: August 03, 2005, 01:53:08 pm »
I had always heard that mastiffs have a well-deserved reputation for being among the most intelligent of canine breeds... but author, psychologist, and trainer S. Coren -- who wrote "The Intelligence of Dogs" -- thinks otherwise.  In fact, he has mastiffs listed among the most **stupid** of dogs.  Out of the 79 breeds he ranks in intellect, mastiffs clocked in at a lowly #72 (tied with the beagle).


Info on Coren's book:

(And FYI -- I own a mastiff (American Mastiff) myself, so PLEASE don't interpret this as me trying to lambast a dog breed.  I was just shocked at how low the mastiff was listed on that chart, as I had always heard that dogs that were bred to perform tasks -- like the mastiff, German Shepherd, etc. -- were, on average, more intelligent than breeds that weren't.)

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / The World's Ugliest Dog
« on: July 06, 2005, 07:42:02 am »

Medical Conditions & Diseases / Neutering
« on: June 24, 2005, 09:25:37 am »
Hey, I am hearing a very wide variety of opinions on when to neuter a male, large-breed dog.

Some say you should wait more than a year:

Some say you should do it earlier.

Could anyone elaborate on this?  Much thanks in advance!

Ok... let's see what I have...

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