Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > The Dog Breeds

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-13-2013, 07:53 AM
El Alano's Avatar
El Alano El Alano is offline
Puppy Dog
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 42
Default Spanish Mastiffs

Got talking to a guy last night in the next village who told me he keeps light, athletic Spanish Mastiffs (ligeros) that are used for guarding and large-game hunting, weighing in at around 40 kgs.The only Mastines I've seen have been huge, cuddly things, not very guardy to be honest, and I was wondering whether any of you guys had any knowledge of this lighter, working type? I've been invited over to check them out and I'm hoping to get across within a week or two so will report back.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2013, 09:20 AM
AdrianneIsabel's Avatar
AdrianneIsabel AdrianneIsabel is offline
Glutton for Crazy
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 8,893

I have always loved that breed. I have met a very small number but they fascinate me. They appeared to be more athletic and driven than English mastiffs but they were droolier, hairier, and a lot more to handle. I may have a few old photos of the ones I have met, I will look.
Sloan von Krigbaum IPO1 CGC BH CD NA NJ PD MJ-N RATI RATN 3/7/10 -
Shamoo NJ-N RATI RATN 3/1/98 -
Phelan du Loups du Soleil CGC RATI 6/15/13 -
Chili Brigades Brover 5/23/14 -

Arnold CGC TDI FD 6/29/04 - 07/05/13
Backup CGC HIC CD SRD SJ-N RATI 12/29/09 - 07/05/13

You were amazing, we did amazing things.

Harmony Canine, relationship based training.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2013, 07:54 PM
*blackrose's Avatar
*blackrose *blackrose is offline
"I'm kupo for kupo nuts!"
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 7,055

My only experience with the breed was speaking with a few owners/breeders and stalking this breeders webpage:

I don't remember how I stumbled across the breed, but I'm really fascinated by them and would love to have one at some point down the line.

(She now has a black stud. I need to live in a non-rental setting NOW so I can haz a black puppy. And Mike needs to not be allergic to dog drool. *sigh*)

Never heard of any used for large game hunting...but who knows!
Cynder, Daddy's girl Little Lab muttly and Abrams, Momma's boy Chesapeake Bay Retriever
~*~ DOB 1/28/2006 ~*~ DOB 4/11/13 ~*~

Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 02:06 AM
Pops2 Pops2 is offline
Top Dog
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: UT
Posts: 3,072

I am acquainted with a breeder in NV that breeds them for use as working LGDs. She is a participant in a trial program funded by the USDA to put them with range cattle in wolf country in ID & MT.
She also breeds working Kangals & has them in the same program.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 12:39 PM
El Alano's Avatar
El Alano El Alano is offline
Puppy Dog
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 42

Interesting stuff everyone. Will get some photos and info of this line as soon as I head across to see 'em!
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:51 AM.

1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site