Jack the Big Anatolian Shepard/ Mastiff Mix Puppy needs a caretaker or foster!
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About Jack the Big Anatolian Shepard/ Mastiff Mix Puppy
Adoption Fee: $350.00
General Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
Color: Brown, Black, & White / Tricolor
Current Size: 30 Pounds
Potential Size: 100 Pounds
Current Age: 3 Years 5 Months (best estimate)
A loyal volunteer of ours was getting into her car in a parking lot off of Goldenrod when she saw a man on a bicycle leading Jack along with a rope around his neck. Jack was clearly dehydrated and our volunteer went up to him and told him he needed to hydrate his puppy. The man and our volunteer got into a discussion and he told her that he was having problems caring for himself and the puppy. He had been looking for someone else to care for the puppy, and our volunteer snatched him up and brought him straigt to us.
When Jack first arrived we were puzzled by his extremely soft coat and large size. By looking at his teeth, he seemed to be around three months of age. But how could that be? Not familiar with any dogs of his size at three months we asked several of our veterinarians and dog trainers to help us narrow down his breed. Everyone agreed to a Mastiff, and a Tibetan Mastiff was the most commonly used breed to describe him. Later when he went to the vet to be fixed the vet though maybe he was a Anatolian Shepard...but we don't really know. All i know is that he will be a large dog!
According to www.justdogbreeds.com: The Tibetan Mastiff is intelligent, highly independent, self-confident, self-aware, curious, and courageous. This is an aloof and watchful guardian breed. He is highly protective of family and property, so it may be difficult to bring people into your home. They often get along well with other animals when properly introduced, though they can display dominance over unfamiliar dogs, and aggression towards dogs of the same sex. Like most breeds, the TM does best with animals he is raised with. Because of the size, strength, and stubbornness of the Tibetan Mastiff, early obedience training is a good idea. Obedience training can be challenging with this breed, but they are trainable. Just don't expect to wallpaper your house with ribbons from obedience trials. Luckily, they are easy to housetrain. They are gentle and patient with respectful children, but when a TM has had enough play, he needs to be allowed to walk away from children, without being pursued. The Tibetan Mastiff will want to be part of the family and will bond closely with you, but is often reserved with his affections. These dogs mature slowly, and do not reach full maturity till they are 3-5 years old. They can be amazingly destructive, especially if bored, and they get bored easily. They have strong jaws and have eaten through doors and chain-link fences. They also love to dig. They are active outside and need moderate levels of exercise. They do best with room to romp around in, but they need to be kept contained, as they will roam if not fenced in. (Some TM's can climb fences!) And they are not reliable on the recall! They bark, and have a loud, deep voice, which they often employ at night. Many Tibetan Mastiffs are difficult eaters and will go 4-5 days without eating. But if all this sounds like a fun challenge to you, then a Tibetan Mastiff makes a loyal companion who will certainly protect you and yours, though the mere sight of him will probably prevent him from ever having to.
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