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    So my partner and I have decided its time to get a family dog, but we are tossing up between a boxer and a bullmastiff.....can people please tell the pro's and con's of both, we have kids so they need to be kid friendly dogs, if that makes sense

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    if you are referring to temp/energy levels/aggression/etc, anyone who generalises based on breed you should prolly ignore, visit the parents of the expected litters and the progeny to look for trends in the matings as far as temp/energy level/aggression/etc goes.

    discussing breeds in blanket statements usually turns out to be just marketting.

    good luck

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    here here muttboy.
    I see fat bordercollies these days. Nuff said.

    Ive lived with a boxer. He was 5yrs of age, behaved like a younun. Goofy, easily spooked, high energy levels.
    Ive never seen a mastiff with high energy levels lol

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    I think dealing with quantities.

    Slobber and Size... Mastiff are bigger on both... That said - you shouldn't let your kids try to ride one.

    Boxers - big and energetic - often ballistic - even one I know that's well over 10yo tho many only live to about 7 years ish.

    But like muttboy said - you need to go meet some and see which personalities you like - and that will vary within the breed as much as between breeds.

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    What kind of energy levels do you want? The big mastiff breeds are usually quieter, all dogs are fine around kids IF you know how to raise them. They're great dogs, very family orientated and will protect the home. On the other hand the energy of a boxer can be 20 times that of a bull mastiff lol so how much time do you really have for a dog in general?

    Go to a really good breeder and meet the dogs, get a quiet, confident pup that is not frightened but not jumping at you or screaming constantly, its a good indicator of what you're going to get down the track.

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    I've never owned a Boxer but if your future dog was going to be spending alot of time alone while your working and the kids at school a Mastiff would be pretty content to snooze most of the day and chew bones. Lots of excercising and long walks arnt really necessary with B.M's either.... Which makes for a pretty easy to own pooch. I imagine a Boxer would become frustrated easily if bored and would require more time devoted to it for excercising and stimulation.


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    the boxer that lives around the corner from me - barks mournfully and pretty continuously when his family are out. They're not the best at being left alone in the back yard.

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