|Barked: Wed Oct 6, '10 2:54pm PST |
|Hi Derbie, welcome! Debbie I wouldn't worry about the size, your pup looks very healthy to me. She may or may not end up on the smaller size, only time will tell. Bullmastiffs mature slowly, up to 3yrs. It might take your girl 1.5yrs to reach her full weight, then she'll start widening up. Our female was the runt of her litter and she's 113lbs, but built like a brick sh*thouse with a mug to match. Click on Kahuna's pic, scroll down it will lead you to Tomba. Click on her pic to see pics of her.
As for eating everything, yes it's just typical puppy Take care to keep everything out of her reach. A material blockage (meaning she can't pass it) wiil cost $1,000's of dollars to fix.
As for pooping in her crate has there been a recent food change? And what are you feeding her? Make sure the first ingredient is protein (fish, chicken, etc) and contain no meat by products or corn. Wellness is good for less poo's.
Put her back in the bigger crate. Also you may want to get up in the middle of the night for a week or two as there's always a possibly she's reverting backwards. It can take a long time for *some* Bullmastiffs to be solid in their potty training. It took Kahuna at least 1yr, but our female Bullmastiff Tomba was trained by 12wks. Who knows why. Maybe because we got her from a top breeder who starts their potty training by 5-6wks *outside*. We got her at 11wks and in just a couple days she was asking to go out. She also never went in her crate. I'm guessing her breeder kept their pen spotless.
Kahuna was a nightmare tho! In hindsight I know now it was our fault. He had a very sensitive stomach (still does), but we didn't know (duh) and he was our first Bullmastiff. We didn't know what the hell we were doing frankly. He should have been on proper food. It was our own fault he had diarea so many times overnight. We were simply clueless back then.
Has Derbie gone through obedience classes? It's a great experience and it's affordable. Puppies are frustrating enough, but Bullmastiffs can be a real challenge. Hang in there, it gets easier!
One more thing, it's not very active here in this section of the forum. Here's a link to a very active strictly Bullmastiff site I've been on for about 6yrs. Very knowledgeable Bullmastiff owners and breeders on there. Most of us have more than one Bullmastiff, so we've been through it all. I hope you'll join. You'll be blown away at how friendly everyone is. They'll treat you like they've known you for years! I'll also get my friend to invite you to Bodacious Bullmastiffs on Dogster. A bit more active!
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