The bottom picture has engendered a lot of controversy. Most people claim that it is a photoshop job. However, if the people are short (and the horse, which someone more knowledgeable about horses than I said was very "pony-like"), then the dog, though huge, would be within the bounds of possibility. The dog is a Neapolitan Mastiff, and the people look Italian. Many southern Italians are pretty short. I calculated that if the man is about 5'3", then the dog would be 34 inches at the withers. Most Neos don't get more than 27", but an outsized one would be possible. I have seen some English mastiffs that big or larger.Cane Corso.
Beautiful dog. Is it some kind of pitbull mix?Jan beat me to the information on that Neapolitan Mastiff photo.
My favorite breed is the Dogo Argentino. Most definitely badass, as they are bred to hunt wild boar and pumas. They are scent hunters with phenomenal speed, endurance, and strength. However, they are fiercely loyal and affectionate with their human family members. I would post links to some videos, but I am prohibited from doing so currently. Maybe I will post up some photos of our lovable beast when I get home tonight.
No, not a pitbull mix. No pitbull at all actually. They are a mastiff breed. Dogo Argentinos are a breed that was started in the 1920's by Dr. Martinez. He originally used ten different breeds to form the Dogo Argentino; The Fighting Dog of Cordoba (now extinct), Great Pyranese, Irish Wolfhound, Great Dane, Boxer, Pointer, Spanish Mastiff, Old English Bulldog, Bull Terrier, and the Dogue de Bordeaux. They now breed true, and any responsible breeder is not injecting any other breeds into the stock (even from the original ten breeds).Beautiful dog. Is it some kind of pitbull mix?
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Yes, they are incredibly good with people, children in particular. They are also very good with other dogs. As a pack hunter, any dog that is dog aggressive should be removed, and certainly not bred. And yes, they are incredibly vicious with any prey. Their job is to grab onto a boar, which may weigh up to 400 pounds with razor sharp tusks and a pissy attitude, and hold it until the hunter dispatches it with a knife. It is not unheard of for a Dogo to dispatch the boar prior to the hunter getting close enough to do the job.Aren't those dogs super nice with children but absolutely vicious when hunting?
Maybe, but he seems to get good purchase on the first upward step, as his forward momentum was pushing him into the wall, so that could explain it. The 2nd upward step, the paws slip right off, it doesn't seem treated to me, but even a flat paint has more grip than a gloss paint. Secondarily, take a look at that neighborhood, does that seem like a place where people think things thru?The wall could have some traction material that gives the dog grip not possible on a regular wall.
Thought through enough to get a dog wall with lines painted on it !Maybe, but he seems to get good purchase on the first upward step, as his forward momentum was pushing him into the wall, so that could explain it. The 2nd upward step, the paws slip right off, it doesn't seem treated to me, but even a flat paint has more grip than a gloss paint. Secondarily, take a look at that neighborhood, does that seem like a place where people think things thru?
Awww. I'm sorry to hear about that.View attachment 10595
Guinness, who we rescued 7 years ago to the day had to be put down today. No idea how old he really was but easily 10+ for sure. Amazing alpha dog. Never made a wrong step. A leader. Was living in an unheated shipping container with his 2 brothers. Farmer was going to shoot them all. Took him and his brother Ben and the third brother Bear went to someone else.