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    Hey Guys I am struggling to load a picture but in case it doesnt work have a look at my album for Kenya and Thandi the Bullmastiff ridgeback crossDSC00957w.jpgDSC00962w.jpg

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    There are some awesome pics there! Are you the photographer?
    Just love all your pooches, but Darla is my fave!

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    they are lovely photos. Gee I love ridgebacks x mastiffs..........

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    Awsome pics...those eyes....that look. Reminds me of my Ridgy scooby. Please keep us updated with how they go. Thanks for sharing.


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    Sean,

    I really do not want to nag - but - please remind yourself with regard to your pup - as others such as Bronx have said about Mojo - remind yourself about his breed characteristics and traits and personality. This will explain a lot of his behaviour - even though he is still very young - as far as I am concerned.

    You put the following in another thread - which has concerned me - and that is why I have put this here:

    'Fall- The 3 times now he's had a go at the same kid. Never bit him but really gets aggressive towards him. I just dont understand it at all. He LOVES everyone else no matter what age, colour or size but he dosnt like this one boy for some reason. It breaks my heart that he's broken my trust when it comes to any kid now.'

    Kids/children and any animal - need - at all times - and require proper adult supervision ! Mojo is still very young - but just maybe he is really trying to tell you something!

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    If it is just this one kid - that Mojo seems to have a problem with - then - I would be asking a lot of questions of a lot of people to find out exactly what is going on.

    So please do not lose faith in your pup - because sometimes pups are better than us to judge people.

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    I hear ya loud and clear Riley. I'm very concerned about it too. I was wondering if someone was going to comment on that comment i made in the other thread.

    I'm really at a loss to explain or even understand why he has had a go at the same kid 3 times now. And while i do still feel confident with him around my kids i do not trust him at all around any other kid now.

    It's safer to just keep him and this kid seperated from now on.

    My neighbour who witnessed Mojo have his last show of aggression towards the kid said that she has seen the kid tormenting Mojo and her dog through the fence a few times now and she wasnt surprised that Mojo dosnt like him. OK, that might explain it a little bit but my daughter has tormented him more than anyone and he puts up with all of it.

    Maybe thats the loyalty showing through ??...he puts up with family's crap but no one elses ??
    I'm more than willing to listen to anyones advice about this...the worst thing ever would be to have my dog one of those we hear about on the news who bit a kid and is trouble with the council.

    Thanks for your concern Riley.


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    My dog sort of does that, but only for me, never against me. It doesn't matter who the perpetrator is - strangers or even people who have known him all his life, if I object to something they do and they keep coming, Sammy will start up a warning and try to block. If that doesn't work, he steps it up. I have a doberman cross from lines deliberately bred to be protective but fortunately handler sensitive so I knew it was something to watch out for. I think unfortunately in your case, your dog is also protective, but he is protecting his pack. If you see a group of dogs together, whether in the wild or someone's house, the alpha will always step in to prevent fights. It is not in the best interests of the pack for 2 members to put each other out of action. You and I both own large dominant boys and we just need to make sure they're supporting us in our decisions rather than making them for us.

    I think it would be a very different scenario if a stranger came into the picture. What Mojo is doing now is upholding discipline and rules within the pack. If a stranger came along then you'd see whether he was protective or not. You never really know until your dog has been tested and to be honest, although there's a part of me that likes knowing Sammy will take on 3 large men if he has to, I would prefer not knowing what he would do in that sort of situation and that it had never happened.

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    Sean,

    The breed of pup that you have will protect what he sees as his - probably more so than other breeds! That is why your daughter could do whatever she liked to him - as long as she didn't hurt him intentionally - but he would still put up with it - as long as he didn't have to do that with outsiders to the family.

    But - I really think that is for all pups in our life - regardless of their breed!

    I am not surprised that a neighbour has said to you that she has seen your pup being tormented by this ???? child !

    From my experience with pups in my life - yes I am only up to my fifth one - there is always a reason why they react in some way to certain people!

    It is really up to us as caring owners - to get to know our pups - and to spend the time to work out what is going on.

    Maybe ask some more questions of people around you.

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    Isn't that true for all of us - we'd put up with all manner of crap from those we care about - but not from strangers or outsiders. Like it's ok for me to make rude jokes about my family members but not for you.

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    It would sure teach the kid not to torment dogs through fences if something had happened. His parents obviously haven't taught him about dog behaviour, something like that could end up with him getting seriously attacked one day if he did it to the wrong dog that had owners that didn't care. Silly little boy :/

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