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Hi everyone,
My chocolate lab Nixon will be coming home 16/10/09. He will be 9 weeks as due to my OH's football tour (!!) there will be no-one home for him at 8 weeks. SO...I want to get in as much socialisation as possible to make up for the missing week. My very dear friend has a mastiff bitch who is 3yrs old and quite possibly the gentlest girl I have ever come across. I have seen her with other pups before and she is very patient (even when they hang off her jowls...!!)
Anyway, getting to the point-is there any chance Nixon will be scared s***less by his first meeting with another dog who, when she stands on her back legs is my height (5'7'') and she weighs 8.5 stones?? She is fully vaccinated by the way.
Sorry about the ramble...just another newbie pup owner!!
Thanks for any advice. :wink:
 

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My pup was 9 weeks old when she met my friends german shepherd who is huge! We wondered how she would cope but thought the only way to find out was to go for it. Well Maiko (gsd) didn't get through the door before kira threw herself at her trying to play with her. The upshot of it being that they play really well together :D

The long and short of this being that I would introduce them and see what happens :D :D

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I think all you need to do is keep a close eye on them, don`t leave them alone together and if things get too rough then they can both be parted for a while, I hasten to add that it`ll probably be your friends Mastiff that needs rescuing from Nixon rather than the other way round :lol:
 

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We have a 9 week old puppy living across the road, who has been here to play with Alfie twice. I was a bit concerned at the size difference, but it has been fine: Alfie seems to know that Monty is a baby and although their play is boisterous, it hasn't put little Monty in danger.
 

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Your friend's dog sounds lovely, I'd certainly introduce my pup - and watch them, as much for the mastiff's sake as for the pup's as Mary said!

We will *need* photos of them playing together :wink:
 

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My pup met my sisters lab when he was 8 weeks old and we just watched them closely. Mia seemed to know he was a baby as she was very gentle with him.
 

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_Mary_ said:
I hasten to add that it`ll probably be your friends Mastiff that needs rescuing from Nixon rather than the other way round :lol:
Thanks everybody-lol Mary, I have a strange feeling you are exactly right!! :wink:
 

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I met a bull mastiff pup whose best friend was a doberman puppy (the shyest dog in the class), both had beautiful tempraments, the person with the bull mastiff bitch pup had a male at home who weighed in excess of 9 stone 8O But the owner confirmed that both had fab tempraments :D

I most certainly would socialise your pup with as many dogs as possible but just be very aware that puppies can be little alligators :lol: So make sure the adult has not had too much :wink:
 
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