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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:27 AM

Some years ago I posted a photo of my new Mastiff grand dog, Argos

Well he is getting grey! The giant breeds have such short lives

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Reply Some years ago I posted a photo of my new Mastiff grand dog, Argos (Original post)
erinlough Nov 2012 OP
TorchTheWitch Nov 2012 #1
Curmudgeoness Nov 2012 #2
Chemisse Nov 2012 #3
Safetykitten Nov 2012 #4
erinlough Nov 2012 #5
livetohike Nov 2012 #6
get the red out Nov 2012 #7

Response to erinlough (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:34 AM

1. All dogs with black masks lighten as they age

It really isn't much to do with their being old. My first Akita's mask started lightening around the age of 2. It started on the muzzle around the nose area, drifted down from his forehead and toward the muzzle from his cheeks until when he finally WAS old there was really not much of a black mask left. My next door neighbor's Bull Mastiff is getting rather ancient, and I can hardly remember anymore what he looked like with a mask at all since his faded out nearly completely several years ago.

It does really suck that large breed dogs have a shorter life span... actually, it sucks that all dogs have a short life span compared us.

Hopefully, your big beastie lives a long wonderful healthy and happy life! He sure looks great... handsome, healthy and contented (and hogging the sofa! LOL!).


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Response to erinlough (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 03:13 PM

2. That is one big and beautiful dog!

I hope that you have many years ahead with him. A little white around the muzzle is nothing to worry about as long as he is still healthy and happy----which he appears to be. Long life, Argos!

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Response to erinlough (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 06:28 PM

3. He is so beautiful!

My girl has gray on her muzzle too, and has for quite some time. I don't remember when it started.

She is 9.5 years old now, which is a ripe old age for a Mastiff. She is clearly close to the end of her life.

I hope yours has many good years ahead.

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Response to erinlough (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 09:02 PM

4. What a sweetpea!

 

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Response to erinlough (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 11:29 PM

5. Thank you all! Here is a bonus pic.

Coco, the little white dog, loves Argos, but he isn't too sure about her. So he ignores her completely, even if it is for two days!

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Response to erinlough (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 02:35 PM

6. Awww so sweet

both of them Argos looks great....I remember when you posted his puppy pics .

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Response to erinlough (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:04 PM

7. Such a noble dog!

Mastiffs are cool dogs! Every one I've ever encountered was just super-sweet.

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