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    Default Brian came to visit at the weekend!

    For those that dont know. I rehomed Brian (french mastiff) with a family 6 months ago. Ive been keeping in touch, and he's happy with new family. And so they came around on Saturday and we all met up.

    Apparently, as soon as they entered our road, he was stood up and scratching to get out. The door bell rang, i opened the door and he was delighted to meet everyone again. Took over his old bed when he needed to rest. through me some old 'good for a treat' behaviours, and won me over for lots of treats.

    He was very thin but happy and healthy.

    Pohm (rottie x mastiff girl) was all over him, play boughing and eventually just putting him on the ground and sitting on him, which worked a few time for chase me game she would have him play.

    Bernie was screaming with delight, then reminded Brian, that visitors are NOT allowed the bones. Then chased him a few times for fun.

    We went for a walk. And i was suprised at how dog reactive he was? But i guess he doesnt get socialised any more like here. He thinks he's it n a bit! And the new owner was being dragged around a fair bit. But clearly, he is loved.
    Was great having all 3 dogs here again.

    Today, ive just cleared up his horse sized poo. Nope, dont miss that!

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    That is such a nice story. Are you thinking of getting another dog to make 3 in your household? I would dearly love to have another stafford but I think two is plenty for me as Bruno is worth about 2 staffys. It must be a relief to see that Brian is thriving with his new owners/

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    My purchased dogs are always going to be working dogs. My rescues have tended to be, heart decisions, not logic. hey ho

    Having had brief ownership of a mastiff, (a year) i remain perplexed as to what is it, these dogs do well? They are adorable characters, but i like a LOT more energy than a mastiff.
    I am needing a new high drive dog, to take over from bernie and pohm. But its a huge decision, as i think im going to have to get something less breakable, than a rottie or a GSD for our lifestyle. some breed that bounces, rather than snaps. So smaller maybe. one day.

    Not right now though.

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    One of my friends from agility is trying to persuade me to take on a cattle dog mix boy with very long legs that she is fostering.

    Apparently he is very high energy - which is impressive given how excitable her own dog is.

    Hopefully I get to meet him but I'm really not sure about taking him on. Was hoping for a puppy that I can do a much better job of training from little than I am with the current evil hound...

    So glad Brian had a happy reunion. I think Mastiff chief job is to scare the shit out of would be intruders. Tho cattle dogs are more convincing in my opinion...

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