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    Default Queensland Mastiffs ??

    Well a few weeks ago at work i met a lovely big dog....owners where well, lets say a bit rough.....but still friendly enough.
    I asked what breed the dog was expecting a Mastiff cross somthing answer but she proudly told me it was a Queensland Mastiff.
    She went on to say they are bred to reduce the drooling of a typical Mastiff and also be a bit more energetic.

    I did the old.....OH ,ok that sounds really cool, great idea...bla, bla, bla. Jumped in the truck to leave and did the old eye roll and ranted to my work mate how full os $hit this duck was as i've never heard of a Queensland Mastiff....."no such bloody thing, got scammed by a B.B, yadda, yadda, rant, rant ".

    Never gave it another thought till i saw a add in the paper last week selling 'Queensland Mastiff's'. So tonight i google it and sure enough there are a few breeders out there but the All Mastiff club of Queensland dosnt mention them at all.

    The site i looked at said they where a Bullmastiff, Neomastiff and Rotwieller cross.

    Anyone dealt with one of these dogs or can shed some more light on the breed for me.....not interested in buying one at any stage soon just curious about them so i dont rant again about somthing i clearly know nothing about..LOL.


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    Its a mix of neopolitan mastiff, rottweiler and bullmastiff... just a big crossbreed really from what seems like a few people who had too much time on their hands and wanted to create their own version of a Bandog

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    LOL....Sounds like the dry mouth Newfie Breeders...crossed with a flat coated retriever/newfie.......EEK!!!

    Why not just call them what they are, a mix, a mutt, a cross breed. Nothing to be embarrassed about if they are a well mannered dog
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    Lol another "breed" of designer dogs! I'd say she's been duped... And anyone else that has purchased one too! Lol

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    Thanks guys....your thoughts are the same as mine.

    Looking at them though, they do look like a nice dog but the breeders site i looked at only had young ones about a 2 or 3 years old so they must be a fairly new idea. I just hope they are healthy.....

    Newfsie....your spot on...nothing to be embarressed about if they are a good dog but i guess you could pick up somthing similar as a rescue instead of paying a lot of money (from $1000) for a supposed new type of 'purebreed' dog.

    I dont feel so silly now for letting my loose lips fly ........

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    Shudder..... don't like the mix at all. Opened the dogs for sale and the first female offered already requires quite a special home.

    I personally like the giant breeds to be laid back, I don't think it needed the introduction of a higher energy breed like the Rotti.

    Strong working lines, not for the average handler/owner, though it's good to see they put that out there and hopefully they screen owners well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    Thanks guys....your thoughts are the same as mine.

    Looking at them though, they do look like a nice dog but the breeders site i looked at only had young ones about a 2 or 3 years old so they must be a fairly new idea. I just hope they are healthy.....

    Newfsie....your spot on...nothing to be embarressed about if they are a good dog but i guess you could pick up somthing similar as a rescue instead of paying a lot of money (from $1000) for a supposed new type of 'purebreed' dog.

    I dont feel so silly now for letting my loose lips fly ........

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    They are cute pups/dogs... but no two look alike at all! lol

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    While I think crossing many breeds to create a "purebreed" is quite silly, you have to remember that many of our "purebreed" dogs of today were once simply a cross of others.

    Eg. Doberman(n) - The breed is believed to have been created from several different breeds including the German Pinscher, the Beauceron, the Rottweiler, the Thuringian Sylvan Dog, the Greyhound, the Great Dane, the Weimaraner, the German Shorthaired Pointer, the Manchester Terrier and the Old German Shepherd Dog.

    Golden retreiver - The original cross was of a yellow-coloured wavy-coated retriever with a Tweed Water Spaniel (i think they are now extinct). These pups were then alledgedly crossed with other breeds including the Irish Setter, the sandy-coloured Bloodhound, the St. John's Water Dog and other wavy-coated black Retrievers to make the Golden we love today

    English bulldog - The modern English bulldog is actually an Old English bulldog crossed with a pug.

    What we consider to be a horrible crosses now maybe end up being purebreeds. I mean, I swear people already think labradoodles are a purebreed dog.
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    Most people are aware purebreds were developed by cross breeding and others fine tuned. What I don't particularly like, in todays society especially, is the crossing of certain temperaments.

    I also don't like "breeders" giving names to such cross breds so early on before breed traits can be ascertained as the average joe dog buyer is easily given the wrong impression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC View Post
    Most people are aware purebreds were developed by cross breeding and others fine tuned. What I don't particularly like, in todays society especially, is the crossing of certain temperaments.

    I also don't like "breeders" giving names to such cross breds so early on before breed traits can be ascertained as the average joe dog buyer is easily given the wrong impression.
    The rottweiler is of the mastiff type though? They're crossing a mastiff with a mastiff and a mastiff to try and produce a mastiff that is more energetic and healthy. Now who knows if they're doing it properly and I certainly wouldn't defend their particular project without first confirming that they truly were properly selective about the animals used, but I personally can see why someone would attempt such a project. Putting my flame suit on here, but I have yet to see a Neapolitan Mastiff that I didn't feel terribly sorry for. Always look so uncomfortable, their wrinkles have been exaggerated terribly, their gait looks unnatural and painful, their eyelids sagging so much the hole no longer matches up to where the eye is. They are lucky if they get 3 years and then the real problems start. Now you tell me, if you were born a dog (assuming in both cases your owners would be the same), would you prefer to be one of those mutts or a pure Neapolitan Mastiff? If you read up about the history of the breed, they were supposedly initially bred to be able to run over 30km in a day, keeping up with soldiers and the like. I haven't seen a mastiff who can make it to the other end of a field, let alone 30km...

    Finding them suitable homes, health testing and selectively choosing the dogs to be part of the breeding program are all important and maybe so difficult that no breeding program can ethically be attempted these days, but, I can understand why someone would be interested in trying.

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