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Ella, a Mastiff Cross???
« on: September 04, 2007, 06:48:46 pm »
Hi folks,

I've just joined this forum as my partner and I are rehoming Ella from our local dog shelter.

http://www.dogandcatshelter.com/html/top_dogs.html

She is a stunning cross and all we can put our finger on is that she is part mastiff. Also, judging by her looks and behaviour I have a feeling there is some kind of blood hound/hunting dog too... She cannot stop sniffing as she goes and actively catches scents in the air.

What are your thoughts out there?
We will be bringing her home next Tuesday.

Adrian

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Re: Ella, a Mastiff Cross???
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2007, 06:56:08 pm »
Hi there,

I just tried the link again and she is there at the top of the page. Try it again and if you cannot see her I will attach the pics like you said.

Thanks

Adrian

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Re: Ella, a Mastiff Cross???
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2007, 07:00:09 pm »
Hmmm...I just see Biscuit and Wilma?

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Re: Ella, a Mastiff Cross???
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2007, 07:02:36 pm »
maybe biscuit has a new name now?
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Re: Ella, a Mastiff Cross???
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2007, 07:10:48 pm »
strange, very strange.

to make it easier I have attached her pics from that site, as per the suggestion.

You thoughts are most welcome.

Thanks

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Re: Ella, a Mastiff Cross???
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2007, 07:42:31 pm »
whatever she is she's GORGEOUS!  i love her markings!  with her foot in that one pic i can see the hunting breed lol i love her!
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Re: Ella, a Mastiff Cross???
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2007, 07:44:25 pm »
Oh she's too cute!! Are you changing her name? She looks a little toughter than an "Ella", ya know?
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Re: Ella, a Mastiff Cross???
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2007, 07:50:59 pm »
I'm going to have to agree with the foxhound/mastiff mix. she has the slight build for a mastiff but definately NOT the coloring.

She's gorgeous though!! Congrats on the pretty addition to the family. Oh and welcome to the board!
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Re: Ella, a Mastiff Cross???
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2007, 07:59:03 pm »
that's her. that's her! A mastiff/foxhound cross. My partner got the mastiff part and I said a hunting dog too.

Thanks for the thoughts.

She is stunning. We're thinking of keeping her name actually. As she is so unique I think having a name like Ella is different for a big dog, so kind of suits her, as she is different.

And she is a big softy :-)



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Re: Ella, a Mastiff Cross???
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2007, 08:49:01 pm »
I'm with Holly. But whatever this sweet girl is, she's gorgeous. Love the big smushable head and square nose - and the wrinkles on her forehead. And her markings are great. Good for you, good for her! :) I look forward to hearing about your rescue experience. We rescued two Saints 3+ years ago and although we've had our challenges, can't imagine life without them. Welcome! :)
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Re: Ella, a Mastiff Cross???
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2007, 08:50:30 pm »
Holly, now you've given another good suggestion.

The mountain dog is such a similar head and body.
Tricolour too....

Cannot give an exact size, but like a fully grown labrador size I think, just stronger.

Hmm, which is it I wonder?
mastiff/foxhound or Swiss Mountain Dog/foxhound?

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Re: Ella, a Mastiff Cross???
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2007, 08:57:39 pm »
HI!

I also agree with the Swissy X. Also, I think that Ella is a FANTASTIC name for her! She's gorgeous and the name suits her!

Anyway, welcome! I'm Nicole, and my pooches are Cabeza, a Chow/Newf and Mabel a um, er...uh...Gold en/Collie/Chocolate Lab? hahha

I also live with three Kitties, Kyle, Pierre and Lex and my husband and 14 year old daughter.