|Barked: Thu Apr 4, '13 10:47pm PST |
|I had a DDB but sadly got diagnosed with a really rare and nasty cancer at a very young age (1.5 yrs old) Specifically it was gastrointestinal leiomyosarcoma.
However, the short time we had with him made us fall in love with the breed. My wife and I love mastiffs in general! We also had a bull mastiff who got lymphoma at 5 years old. She went two rounds of chemo and lived for 18 months after being diagnosed. So, all in all what i can take from my experience with these types of large dogs is that cancer runs rampant! On the flip side, their temperament and loyalty is unmatched! Mastiffs in general are just level headed and seem to strive at keeping the mood calm. If there was a fight at the dog park, my bullmastiff would be the one to break it up. While my DDB would stand behind her acting tuff.
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