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    Bordeaux's are a good guarding breed mine well and truly sent some intruders packing when they jumped the fence to steal him. As for introductions I wouldnt be letting a new dog sleep with yours unattended loose for at least a few weeks especially the larger breeds. It takes a bit to settle in, a bit to assert himself and you can wake up to an argument. Put him in a dog crate at least until he understands you're the boss and what is acceptable.

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    Where is Lucky Lady when you need her - she is the DDBordeau expert.

    Hers were strictly outside dogs but she lived somewhere relatively warm too.

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    We are going to meet Thor tonight. Im so excited.
    I have to wait for my husband to drive. as my licence is only good for day time driving. And he's late. tick tock, tick tock.
    I cant wait to meet him.
    I have chicken pie for him!
    2hrs to wait. its killing me. just show me the puppy!

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    Is the chicken pie for Thor or Hubby ???

    I reckon they'll both be stoked to see you if your bearing chicken pie !!!

    Good luck mate.


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    I did pm Luckylady, to ask what it is like to LIVE with a bordeaux and their energy levels, trainability. She gave me a great insight. He's probably going to be more Pohm's friend, than bernie's from the off.

    Intro in paddock coming up.
    I plan to sleep him in a 5ft, enclosed area, with solid wooden (chewable) gates. I realise, 'if' this dog wants out, it'll be possible. The other 2 will be able to come up to the double gate exit, and see him, and he them.
    I would want to trust him, before i let him loose on my beloved 2!
    It is up to him to show me he's trustworthy.

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    Yeah that was a big deal with Bronx meeting Mojo. Just get ready to grab that back leg and yank...works a treat for breaking up dog fights.

    I'd imagine energy levels would be similar to a Bullmastiff and if thats the case then he'll go hard till hes had enough then he'll plonk down where he stand for a rest. They'll snooze as much as you let them but dont be surprised at the strentgh and short burst of speed Mastiffs can display.

    Kinda like a drag car...all noise and horsepower over short distances rather than a sleek sports car that go round corners all day long.
    He's sytill young so if it works out and he comes home dont let him jump much.....the amount of times vets and Mastiff people have stressed that to me has been a eye opener.


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    OK, this is possibly a bad story.
    We have the dog. And today i will be busy.
    We arrived at 7pm to visit the owner with the dogs meeting. The man was drunk. He even said as much. He then within 20 mins of us being there, became very intoxicated. At a far greater rate than alcohol takes effect. So some other substance going on. Fair enough i though, trying not to judge.
    Because of what i saw, i went into rescue mode. We brought the dog home last night. I wouldnt even wait till morning, as i normally would.

    Lots of conflicting information such as:
    he sleeps outside. Ill miss him, he keeps me warm at night
    he walks right at my side, never wanders off, then pulled him all the way to our car to leave with us.
    He loves trips in the car, then he couldn't get him in the car, and i had to.
    'I was going to breed him'. (BYB i presume) Ltd register papers and not desexed at 1yr. so shouldnt be breeding from this dog ever.
    We were told he'll be a excellent stud dog when he's fully grown, and you can get pick of litter to get a bitch then wer'e away! He'll know what to do when the time comes. (oh for goodness sakes!)
    Useless guard. We got to greet the dog before owner, so keen was he to see us. Good sign in my book.


    thor has scarring. Its feint and healed now, but its there. Over neck, back. ? fights or skin infection? Several what look like deep 5c coin puncture wounds.
    thor is a bit on the thin side (not too worried, as its good for him to be lighter at this age)
    thor is not castrated, yet on ltd register at 1yr of age. Im sure the man was going to stud him, though he says not yet, as he waits till they are 2.
    thor stinks, like badly. Like yeasty smell to me. easily sorted however.
    thor has a dreadful name. With those scars, i dont like the name. It sounds like a BYB name made for a fighting dog.
    We have changed. He's now called Brian - the goofy one.

    Overnight, no issues. Thor slept in the dog pound shut in. Mine slept indoors. Thor barked once during the night.
    This morning. Its all happy waggy wriggly dogs to meet n greet again! everyone's happy dog wise. I couldnt of asked for a better behaved 3 dogs. thor's pre sexual maturity right now. And is being lorded over by bernie and pohm on day 1. That'll change at some point im sure.
    they all ate, same time, 3 different places. And then swapped bowels with each other, then swapped back, no issues, no resource guarding.

    the towels, i need HUNDREDS more! Sean, you were so right. My husband wears a suit to work, he came out of our bedroom and said "have you got him?" when i said yes, legged it into the garage to leave for work. lol pen pushers are soooo funny!

    Breakfast, and OMG the noise this dogs makes when its eating. Made me freeze on the spot! Sounds scary.
    then the slobber started seriously. And he's good, he comes when called to have his chops wiped, he likes the fluffy towel on his chops.


    My plan.
    Taking him to get vet checked, micro chipped scanned to ensure the guy was rightful owner, and we have legal ownership of him. Have papers.
    Worming him. No fleas present.
    Ive taken the next few days off to settle him. though, we've been up for 30 mins, and they are all led at my feet sleeping again.
    Today, is inside house, and learning to use dog flap, to come when called, and on lunging reign walkies when its light, and i can see if anyone else is around with dogs clearly. The other 2 will be leashed, but i'll take the leashes just in case. As they need to burn off energy today.
    He's easy for bernie to round up. So brilliant new toy for bernie.

    I'll get some photo's taken when its light, and upload some.
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    WOW! Good on you for rescuing him from that scene.
    Welcome Brian
    Looking forward to pics of Brian with your pack.

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    the photo quality is not good. But i do have a good shot of the 'scarring' or skin infection? by the smell, id say skin infection. So, expensive road ahead perhaps. Im glad ive had one of these skin dogs before. If this is infection, then we can sort that out with a change in ph. /diet / mum's magic cream. He's been fed pedigree chum kibble for working dogs. Expensive rubbish. Not a great choice if you have a skin dog.

    Ive taken them out to the back paddock, just to see how 'tricky' it will be taking them out. It went well. Brian is not as athletic as my two, and i fear he'll never be able to catch them. Even if he wanted to. He's not trained is my other thing i notice. He doesn't know sit command at 1yr?
    He just pulls automatically. But very responsive to training, not pulling on second repetition of on leash walking.
    He doesn't show interest in balls. But likes to try to run after the other two on the retrieve

    Seen his first roo. Sniffed the air, stomped his feet, then happy to be distracted back onto task. Checked it out constantly, but happy to play with me instead.
    so im thinking i'll stay in paddock, till i have someone else to walk him with me. As when he decides to go that way, im working hard to stop him.


    Bernie is using him like the treiball. Its unfair, to see such a grand looking dog, being made a fool of. But its funny too.
    Pohm is bouncing and play bowing at his side, but moves out the way when he starts goofing. He's a bit big for her right now.

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    Sounds like it is going great then Bernie! Would love to see some pictures, I love DDB We have some around the corner (which the owner BYB's them) but they are beautiful dogs.

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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