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    Before we got Murphy we were looking at a Bullmastiff.
    The wife on the other hand wasn't to thrilled with the idea of us haiving one.
    I also done close on a years reserch on them and found that they would have slotted right into our place.
    We went as far as going to visit a breeder of them in South Australia.
    And this made me want one even more.
    What I was suprised with was the collar they used on these massive dogs.
    All they used was this small linked choker chain colar. And I thought that they would have had to use a large one as these dogs are so strong. But no they have never used the larger linked one.
    The Dogs greeted us like old friends and this was great. I placed my hand on the head of the 18month old male and my hand at full stretch could not touch ear to ear.
    So yep they are great dogs with a real good personallity.
    Love to see any pic's you have got once you get your pup.

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    Thanks.
    I actually just recieved a email from the breeder with a heap of pictures. Once my wife gets home i'll try and put the pictures up here. I'm to computer dumb to work out how to save the pics on my computer from a email. They are so cute and doing really well at 3 weeks old.
    Sean.

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    Talking As promised, heres a few piccies.

    These little cuties will be 4 weeks old on thursday and are all doing well.
    Another 4 weeks of waiting, driving me crazy but i realise it for the best to let mum teach the pups all she can.
    Cheers,
    Sean.
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    What beautiful looking pups.
    Looks like mum is coping well.
    And someone will soon have a really cute pup.

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    Hey Sean

    Bullies are an amazing dog "the Lion of the dog kingdom" slow growth as a pup and low exercise early is key for growing up healthy, after 8 weeks they will grow 1kg a week, our bully was 64kg at 2.5 years, they are very loving to the pack and will not leave a pack member behind, we have an off leash park in our street and our bully saw my son on the swings and refused to leave until we all went, to refuse to leave he would just ly down, the same trick if he was bored at puppy school, they learn quick but dont take to too much repeating of the same lesson. They are also very stubborn and will think for themselves, German Shepherds are better at taking orders but your bully will do what he thinks is right. enoy every moment you have with your new mate.

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    Thanks Bronx,

    Some great info there. From my research i keep hearing that B.M's dont like being a outside dog. I have always had outside dogs, but reckon i could cave in pretty easy although i would prefer him to be sleeping outside. The strong bonding with the pack is starting to get me second guessing about the inside/outside thing. We also do alot of camping and would love to take him with us aswell so i am starting to consider a crate (xxx large). I have never used one and did think it was cruel until reading alot of info on this forum. I now see how they can be usefull. I would love to know if your B.M is a inside or outside dog or if you use a crate at all.
    Cheers,
    Sean.

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    Hi Sean

    BM dont handle too hot or too cold tempatures so out doors is fine in spring and autum but we let ours sleep in side, on a bed not a crate, the BM like to patrol your house at night, he will get up do a walk around and go back to bed. they also find the most comfortable spot in your house, the lounge, spare bed and one time we found him in the bath lying on the dirty towels that were for washing, during the day he stays outside and is very happy to sleep and bask in the sun. They really want to be part of the family if they are outside will ly near the door. They snore like no other and the farts can peel paint off the wall but all worth it. Teaching them to sleep on their bed is the best thing but it must be very comfortable bed, best to test is when you are in the shop put it on the floor and lay on it yourself and move around, amazing how useless some of them are for big dogs. We are fostering a bull m x shepherd pup that is 9 weeks old, we started with nights in the crate but last week let her sleep on the bed like the big dogs, she sleeps there all night and never moves, so no more crate.

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    Congrats on the choice of breed. i am the proud owner of a 2.5 yo Neapolitan Mastiff. Like others have said before me exercise and diet are the key to bringing these dogs up healthy. Another thing i find is usaully keeping them on the leaner side as they grow.
    Nero came home @ 8 weeks weighing 11kg and grew at a fairly rapid rate.
    At 2.5 he is now weighing around the mid to high 70's and is a highly active dog.
    His strength, speed, and ability to jump a 1.6 mt fence is truly amazing for such a big boy. The jumping wasnt something we saw coming and after raisng our yard fences its no longer an occurence.
    I have always loved the bullmastiffs and was considering one however fell in love with Neo's on the way lol.
    Good luck with your pup.
    Oh yeh and if BM's snore like neo's god help you, Nero shakes the house.

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    Gday Peter,
    Thanks for the heads up mate. I was standing in the backyard today double checking every thing is puppy proof. I was actually wondering about the side gates of the house and if they where jumpable. I have the under thing solved but not the over thing. I didnt think such a big dog could get so high and my old Ridgeback never even attempted it. They stand at 1.45 metres now, looks like i'm in the market for some longer pailings.
    Cheers,
    Sean.

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