I am looking at purchasing a Giant Maso from Thunderheart, in VA, I read that someone said they are overpriced mutts and a health accident waiting to happen, I want a mastiff, but do not want the slobber, is there any other mastiff out there that doesn't slobber, that maybe isnt such an over priced mutt? Anyone, I am open to anything....I want the temperment and the size and all, but just not the drool.
IMO, Any purebred mastiff (english, french, neo, ect) are all droolers. There is an "American mastiff" which is also a mutt that is being "developed". The purpose of the mix is so there will be less drool. It's a mix of english mastiff and anatolian shepard and is $1200. Which is still an overpriced mutt. If you are really wanting a mastiff, I would say do a ton of research first, find the best breeder possible that does health testing. I really doubt you are going to find a non drooling mastiff. Some drool less than others, but they all drool. If you don't want to deal with any slobber, please, please don't get a mastiff.
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drool is something i cannot handle either, and why i never got an english mastiff myself. a little sloppiness at the water bowl is one thing, huge stringy drool that flies across the room and adheres itself to walls, TV's and furniture is quite another !
i found out about the american mastiff after i got my anatolian. the idea of a non drooling english mastiff appeals to me, but supporting a mixed breed breeder does not.
an anatolian is similiar in looks, similiar in temperament, not quite as big or as massive. so if you are looking for something similiar to an english mastiff, you may want to check them out. please dont encourage more mixed breeding by purchasing from a mixed breeder.
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