I have been planning to adopt a young adult (2 years old) English mastiff from a rescue organization in the south. She is described as a big teddy bear, good with dogs, good with cats, good with kids. At the same time the foster emailed me that she can be a bully with her big dogs and she is not sure how she is with little dogs. I am currently waiting for her to check on the mastiff's interaction with smaller dogs. The foster also said when she was picked up by animal control she was emaciated and now she loves to eat and doesn't like to share her food.
So I have been thinking as I wait for the results on little dog interaction. Are these signs that she may be a bad match for my pet family? The foster mom says she is really mellow. Like I said I have had two female English mastiffs who were never ever the slightest bit aggressive to anyone or dog or cat ever ever. But of course, I had them since they were 8 or 9 weeks old and they were raised being handled all the time and never hungry and with lots of room to run around outside.
Should I be worried? More details: it turned out she was pregnant and gave birth to a litter of four pups which were DNA tested and found to be purebred. She is now spayed and her weight is 130 and she looks awesome. I could give her a stable home with love and food and toys and exercise, but are her rescue issues going to pop up?