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    Default New Mastiff-x Mummy :)

    Hi all, A few days ago my family and I got 2 new additions to the family, 2 Mastiff crosses (dad pure english mastiff and mum bullarab x mastiff) pups. A brother and sister around 7 weeks old now.

    I've had dogs most of my life, but largest was a german shepard and a boxer, so whole new ball game now i know lol.


    Just wondering how much play growling nipping between pups is normal?

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    Ohh I love mastiffs! Pics?

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    Welcome, they are going to be some big puppers!

    I dont know how much is excesive play fghting between pups is, I've never had two at the same time.
    But I would imagen it to be a regular thing.

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    Congratulations on the new pups. I imagine quite a bit of play fighting is normal, as long as they're not really hurting each other it's fine.

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    Play fighting is a pretty regular occurance a my place and is no big deal. Usually one dog will have the others head in thier mouth or the entire neck. Its all fun.
    Be warned though if they do get into a serious fight they will almost certainly draw blood on one another due to thier size and strength. Both mine have some battle scars from a couple of disputes. Lucky its not a very regular thing.

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    Play fighting is fine. Mine do it. Part of the learning experience of litter mates.

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    Thanks for the advice everyone, its first time having 2 puppies at once so I wasn't sure how much is ok. They seem to just be playing but when it starts to sound too bad we break them up.


    I attached a few pics, first pic is Lilly our girl, Thats Leo our boy in the last two pics...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rebec View Post
    Hi all, A few days ago my family and I got 2 new additions to the family, 2 Mastiff crosses (dad pure english mastiff and mum bullarab x mastiff) pups. A brother and sister around 7 weeks old now.

    I've had dogs most of my life, but largest was a german shepard and a boxer, so whole new ball game now i know lol.


    Just wondering how much play growling nipping between pups is normal?
    Having 2 Staffy puppies here.....LOADS of growling....nipping.....play fighting etc....it is normal

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    Rebec, they're gorgeous.

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    I have two 7 month old pups. They play fight a fair bit. They nip each others necks / mouths, jump on each other, play chasings etc. You will know when it gets out of hand. They make lots of little growling noises at each other.

    I got Charlie and Bella 6 days apart. My advice... separate them every day and have one on one time with each. And have lots of patience. They really are double the trouble and double the mess, but also double the love and fun! Have fun

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