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General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Tragic Robbery of puppies
« on: March 02, 2007, 12:56:34 pm »
This happened this week in L.A. At first I laughed because these guys looked rediculous chasing Yorkie puppies around. But then I got really sad when I realized what was going on here and how horrible this was.

If anyone knows anything please contact the authorities.,0,5578732.story?coll=la-home-headlines>

Old English Mastiff Discussions / OEM's and Beef
« on: January 19, 2007, 01:06:21 pm »
I have found that Lucah doesn't do too well with beef products. I talked to a couple at the dog park with an OEM who said the same thing about their mastiff.

I wanted to know if anyone else has had this issue with their OEM?

Pit Bull Discussions & Pictures / This is horrible and sad.
« on: January 03, 2007, 03:58:38 pm »
This happened here in L.A. about a month ago.

A friend of a friend's Pit Bulls got out of his yard and was barking at the neighbor next door from on top of the garage.

The neighbor was scared and called the police. The Pits ran back into their OWN yard and weren't bothering anyone. The police got there and went INTO the guy's back yard. The dogs, of course, began to bark at the police. The police then pepper sprayed, and tazered the dogs. When this didn't calm one of the dogs down they shot him twice. He died soon after that.

The guy was called home to find his dog dead on his porch in a pool of blood. The police seem to feel they were justified for what they did. They kept the guy out of his own house for a couple of hours, when the cops left they left the dog there and blood everywhere.

The guy doesn't know if he will sue the city. The city wants to treat this as a personal property thing. Ironically if you harm a police dog it counts as harming an officer. Something I agree with, but there should be some fairness.

I don't really understand how they can just go INTO someone's yard and assault your dog. I know the dogs MIGHT have been a danger if they got out. But I knew for a fact they weren't since I met the dogs and they didn't show agression.

I don't know...its just sad.

Old English Mastiff Pictures / Lucah's New bed
« on: December 20, 2006, 04:33:28 pm »
Well after a month and a half on a tri-fold mat, Lucah has recieved a new bed. I managed to find a woman who wanted to get rid of her full size futon. The great thing was she didn't want any money for it! All I had to do was drive over to Topanga to pick it up. Maybe a half hour of my time.

With that our boy now has a new bed that he can grow into. He seems to like it and it works great in his pen.

Below is a pic of Lucah and his mommy enjoying the new bed. I think Akiko likes it more than Lucah.

Treatment & Preventative Meds / When to Neuter?
« on: December 07, 2006, 06:38:39 am »
We have been researching and have found many conflicting opinions about when to neuter a big paw. Some say do it early for easy recovery, others say to wait until they are well into growth, mainly because various immunities are developed from testosterone and other homones that are affected by neutering.

Just so you know I am not interested in the size affects.  I don't think it matters or that neutering will affect that.

Opinions? Knowledge and experiences?

I just got a cow bell in the mail today.  I want to train Lucah to ring it when he has to go out.  Does anyone use this technique?  How did you get your pup to do this?

Old English Mastiff Discussions / Lucah gets bitten!
« on: November 26, 2006, 03:23:15 pm »
We took Lucah to a new dog park this weekend and thought it would be fun for him.¬  What happened was three dogs ganging up on the little guy and one of them taking a bite out of his side.¬  When it happened I didn't see any marks so I thought he was fine.¬  Not until we got to the pet store later, we noticed a small hole in his side.We didn't even get the owner information.¬  Had I know that they gave him a puncture¬  wound on his side.¬ 

300 dollars later and some shaving lead to the pictures below.¬  Lucah is pretty soar today...but doesn't seem too upset.¬  We almost didn't go to the vet because we thought it was just a scratch...but the skin was pulled away from the flesh so a pocket was being created and this could lead to problems.

Lucah is really tired, of course, and every once in a while he cries when he gets up.¬  The doctor inserted a drain and gave him a seditive.¬  We got an e-collar and a whole bunch of antibiotics.

I just wish I got that owners information so I could foward them the bill.¬  I thought about going back, but I can't be too sure which dog it was so I will have to chalk this up to experience and try to be more careful next time.

I just hope he isn't too afraid to go back.¬ 

Make sure you are careful out there everyone.

Food Discussion & Information / Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance??????
« on: November 22, 2006, 07:25:19 am »
Has anyone tried this food?  Curious to see what results you might have had.

I don't know what it is but it seems as if Lucah's food isn't agreeing with him.  He seems to have very soft stool a couple of times a day and has a lot of gas.  We have elevated his food bowl and have him on Innova large breed puppy (LBP)  which is primarliy chicken and turkey.

We are thinking of swtching his food.  We had him on Solid Gold Wolf Cub and now on Innova LBP.  Any suggestions?

Medical Conditions & Diseases / Shedding?
« on: November 01, 2006, 02:33:18 pm »
Lucah is shedding so much I am wondering why he isn't bald yet!  I don't see any bald spots or anything but I can pull off hair pretty easily.

We have him eating Innova Large Breed puppy and for the most part it works out well.  But do I need to switch food again?  Has anyone else had this with their Mastiff? Is this just a puppy thing? 

Us and our furniture thank you for any help.

Collars, crates, & other cool things / Dog bed?
« on: October 31, 2006, 09:09:31 am »
Since Lucah is done with his crate training we need to get him a good bed. Any suggestions?

We would like to get something that will last for a while, so big is best...but we don't want to break the bank on this one.¬  I know that in this great forum we have so many people we so many dogs...there should be someone in here that knows of a "deal" or a "great find".

Pictures would be great..thanks.

Old English Mastiff Pictures / Lucah went back to the beach
« on: October 23, 2006, 01:00:22 pm »
We loved Dog Beach in Huntington so much we took him back yesterday.  There we saw Gus a big apricot mastiff that is real sweet.  Gus and Lucah seem to get along, in one picture below it looks like he is telling him a secret.

Old English Mastiff Discussions / Lucah Graduates from School
« on: October 23, 2006, 07:18:53 am »
Lucah has graduated from Obedience Class!  So I guess this means he is trained, right? 

Well not so much.  He is a really good boy and I have never had a dog that was so obedient, but he still needs a lot of work.  Just repetition and keeping his mind growing. 

For anyone who is interested in classes just realize it is not so much about the dog, but more about you dealing with the dog.  It seems like the dogs are willing to learn you just have to give them something to learn.  So be prepared to repeat everything a million times...but get ready to feel really great with after the millionth time they get it right.

below...a picture of Lucah and his mommy (My Wife Akiko).

Old English Mastiff Pictures / Some more Lucah pics
« on: October 19, 2006, 08:57:16 am »
Just wanted to post some more pics of the kid around the house.¬ 


For the past two nights now Lucah has been puking around 12:30 am.¬  Usually if he eats and then runs he will throw up, but we usually feed him a couple of hours before bed time.¬  Besides some normal romping around the living room he isn't excercised at all after his last meal.

It looks to be his last meal in a semi chewed state.¬  Nothing that I don't recognize just his Innova from dinner

Has anyone seen this? Does anyone have ideas?¬  Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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