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LmentalMastiffs
01-05-2004, 02:01 PM
8) Hey,

Curious to see if there are any other Mastiff owners out there driving an Element? :wink:

I bought my E for my dogs. Only, they didn't get to ride in it for 2 weeks. :lol: I wanted at least 2 weeks of new car smell. :)

I have 4 English Mastiffs, 2 adult males and 2 female pups. Also, an Pit mix, my alpha girl, wh sits in the passenger's seat when it's just me. :)

E On!!!

Kerri
AWD SOP E
Mastiffs On Board

dawghaus
01-06-2004, 11:07 PM
you might need another e. i had a dane, a rhodesian mix, a gordon setter, and a greyhound in my dawghaus today. it felt a little clausterphobic. maybe because the dane thought he should drive. crazy dog... he knows he drives worse than i do.

Black Elephant
01-07-2004, 05:21 PM
[quote:43ecd2f711=" "]you might need another e. i had a dane, a rhodesian mix, a gordon setter, and a greyhound in my dawghaus today. it felt a little clausterphobic. maybe because the dane thought he should drive. crazy dog... he knows he drives worse than i do.[/quote:43ecd2f711]

I used to have a Honda Civic Hatchback (Model year after the CVCC) in college. My family bred Newfoundlands. I would go to the lake with 2 or 3 newfs all the time........that is cramped space.
The most I have ever transported was 6 in teh back of my Chevy S-10. It was squating.

Lompster
01-18-2004, 11:42 AM
Hi Kerri
Hope you got the picture I e-mailed you of Boomer, our English Mastiff, in the back of our new E. I'd put a picture here on this post, but I don't know how. He doesn't like it as much as the conversion van we traded in, mostly because he liked the sure-footed feeling that the plush carpets gave him. Hey - no plush carpets anymore!! LOL

He'll adapt. In the meantime my 10 and 12 year old boys have found a new game to play in the backseat of the E. When one doesn't expect it, the other pulls the strap to recline the first one's seat - timed strategically, this can result in a very sudden spilling of a boy into the "way back". It's pretty funny, but being the responsible parent I am, I felt it my duty to halt this particular activity - even though I would do the same thing if I was them!!

LmentalMastiffs
01-19-2004, 12:22 PM
Hey there,

I got your email, but no pictures. :( I'm always up for a picture of a Mastif in the back of an E. My crew weren't sure of it at first either, the plastic floor, but they have gradually gotten used to it.

If you do a search on this topic, you should be able to find my picture of Atlas (fawn male) and Hunter (brindle girl) in the back of my E.

E On!!

Kerri
AWD EX SOP E (LIL H2)
Mastiffs On Board

BlackdogStudios
01-19-2004, 02:39 PM
i have two newfs myself here. a female black and a landseer. ...they fill up the back of the E very well i might add. lol

i once saw a man with a volvo wagon. inside the back in a big wire cage was a GIANT bull mastiff male. just magnificent. and logically he filled the back of that wagon up pretty darn to the limit.

best
d.

Black Elephant
01-20-2004, 09:38 AM
I would love to have another Newfie especially a Landseer. I moved to Atlanta a few years ago and its just too hot here for a Newf. When we first moved down I brought my big male Yogi down but after the first summer we knew it wasn;t going to work (too hot and not enough lakes) so he went back to IL with my parents. My wife had a love/hate relationship with Yogi. She could be vacuuming the floor and have to push the thing against him just to get him to open his eyes. Unless of course she jangled a leash, then he was like a puppy. He was around a few years before I met my wife so he didn't think that there was any reason to have to listen to her. We talk about about getting a Landseer every now and then, especially since we now have kids. I grew up on a lake and we always had at least 1 newf around for as long as I can remember.

BlackdogStudios
01-20-2004, 11:38 AM
the thing with news im sure is one step to the extreme further than mastiffs. at least mastiffs are short haired. with newfs you get the stuff everywhere lol. not to mention the olympic quality slobber flinging..

once a week, towel patrol. the record? a large slimer placed at the apex of a 25 foot tall cathedral ceiling ..hot water and towels to rid the walls of dog slime. lol. the clothes. usually black. its the only way to hide the coat. (which is always blowing) then the activity level. when we have company we usually hand the guest a towel and tell them to be wary. heheh these dogs are constantly on some sort of natural sedative. sleep seems to be the order of each and every day. but then exercize time comes. and its chase the frisbee for all of maybe 20 min. lol.

another oddity is the difference between my landseer. (black and white variant of the newf), and my standard black. the landseer is far more inquisitive and golden like in personality. but dont confuse that with energy lol.

we are currently thinking of adding dog number 3 as one of our newfies is approaching 7 years old .. personally im thinking an aussie or a bernese. although in the end. a newf might be the one lolol. (after all lazy dog, lazy human) i would say lazy dog, lazy owner. but then who owns who?

best of luck
D.

LmentalMastiffs
01-27-2004, 11:54 AM
[quote:d98268f0e2=" "]one step to the extreme further than mastiffs. at least mastiffs are short haired. with newfs you get the stuff everywhere lol. not to mention the olympic quality slobber flinging...[/quote:d98268f0e2]

LOLOL :lol: :lol: You obviously haven't been to a house with more than one (1) Mastiff in residences. I have 4, count 'em, 4 (four) English Mastiffs. The Drool factor alone is GROSS!! :shock: Butcha gotta love 'em.

I wash walls twice a week, more if I know I'm having company come by. No matter who you are, you come in, you get a drool towel and you are on your own. :D I wash slingers off the ceiling on any given day, not to mention my other half's expense WWII signed Art work..

As for the hair, short hair be damned!!! lolol :o I sweap everyday and every day I sweap up 1 more dog. A girlfriend of mine had 4 Newfys growing up. Her only issue was the hair, don't remember much about the drool factor.. lolol


E ON!!!

Kerri
Mastiffs On Board

brendan
01-27-2004, 02:00 PM
[quote:c01f21e696=" "]I wash slingers off the ceiling on any given day...[/quote:c01f21e696]

EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

...guess that's why you got the element. Hopefully they don't slinger the roof of the car as well!

-brendan

BlackdogStudios
01-27-2004, 02:32 PM
she is more than correct, these big dogs sling so much so often, that if you could collect it and contain it. you could change the glue /paste business evermore. hot wet towels or windex seem to be good removers for the stuff

and yeah short hair does go everywhere. but it doesnt mat or stink lol. also newfs are water dogs. oh gotta love that wet dog smell.

mastiffs, how do they like the snow? mine are nuts for the stuff, people look really odd at me playin frisbee out there in the freeze. but the dogs cant get enough of it.

lovin the land of horse sized dogs.

best
D.

MorganNJSOPe
02-22-2004, 11:22 AM
http://us.f2.yahoofs.com/users/4038ba4a_449d/bc/1080/__sr_/2f9d.jpg?phasNOABy6JK7Cs1

Element(al)LX
04-14-2004, 12:42 PM
[quote:4aeb5b58fa=" "]8) Hey,

Curious to see if there are any other Mastiff owners out there driving an Element? :wink:

I bought my E for my dogs. Only, they didn't get to ride in it for 2 weeks. :lol: I wanted at least 2 weeks of new car smell. :)

I have 4 English Mastiffs, 2 adult males and 2 female pups. Also, an Pit mix, my alpha girl, wh sits in the passenger's seat when it's just me. :)

E On!!!

Kerri
AWD SOP E
Mastiffs On Board[/quote:4aeb5b58fa]

My wife and I have Tiller who is a American Mastiff. She is a old English mixed with a Anatolian shepard. Dry mouth (no drool), longer life, better hips, and slightly smaller on average (150lbs for females). She loves riding in the E. That and the fact that it's kid proof are the reasons we purchased our E.

www.orionmastiff.com and flying W farms (for mastiff pics)

It's Element(al)...oh yeah!
GLS in MI

LmentalMastiffs
04-15-2004, 04:46 PM
[quote:603460e6b8=" "]
My wife and I have Tiller who is a American Mastiff. She is a old English mixed with a Anatolian shepard. Dry mouth (no drool), longer life, better hips, and slightly smaller on average (150lbs for females). She loves riding in the E. That and the fact that it's kid proof are the reasons we purchased our E.

It's Element(al)...oh yeah!
GLS in MI[/quote:603460e6b8]

Welcome to you, your wife and Tiller. It's good to have ya. :D

However, I have known AM's who drool just as badly as my OEM's. :wink: I have also known AM's who have severe hip issues and Aggression problems (this is directly related to mixing with the AS).

Again. Welcome!! I hope Tiller is enjoying his/her E as much as my crew. :lol:

Below is Atlas, my 4yr old OEM.
<img src=http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b4da24b3127ccebba9e4ef6e780000001610>

And these beauties are my girls, Storm and Meme.
<img src=http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b4da24b3127ccebba9e4b0ef170000001610>

This is Atlas (dad to ...) and his girlfriend Hunter (mom to the girls) in the back of my E.
<img src=http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b4dc22b3127cce8789c6bed5fb0000001610>

E ON!!!!

LmentalMastiffs
04-15-2004, 04:49 PM
:lol: This is my litter.. 2 boys and 2 girls. Moose, Bear, Storm and Meme.
<img src=http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b4dd20b3127cceb9d8af0fe85f0000001610>

another one..
<img src=http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b4dd20b3127cceb9d8af0de85d0000001610>

Moose and Bear live now with their new families. I've kept the girls just because I needed toooooo.. lol These guys are now 11 mos and I'm hoping Bear will be able to come visit and I can get a pic of Dad and the children.. Enjoy!!

E ON!!!!

Element(al)LX
04-15-2004, 07:34 PM
I wasn't trying to say anything bad about OEM. I love em! I don't think there is anything better than a Mastiff. Matter of fact Tiller is warming my feet now :)

Were you referring to the flying w breed that is only 16 years old, or to the Detroit breed? We exhausted ourselves trying to find the dog we wanted, and we ended driving from Michigan to Maryland to get Tiller.

I'll have to get a picture of Tiller loving the E. She is to the point now where she doesn't want to get out. We open the lift gate and she plops down with the "no way" look. She's 6 months old and 80-ish pounds...we havn't checked in a while. E's and mastiffs were ment to be together!

[quote:5c9c6a3db6=" "][quote:5c9c6a3db6=" "]
My wife and I have Tiller who is a American Mastiff. She is a old English mixed with a Anatolian shepard. Dry mouth (no drool), longer life, better hips, and slightly smaller on average (150lbs for females). She loves riding in the E. That and the fact that it's kid proof are the reasons we purchased our E.

It's Element(al)...oh yeah!
GLS in MI[/quote:5c9c6a3db6]

Welcome to you, your wife and Tiller. It's good to have ya. :D

However, I have known AM's who drool just as badly as my OEM's. :wink: I have also known AM's who have severe hip issues and Aggression problems (this is directly related to mixing with the AS).

Again. Welcome!! I hope Tiller is enjoying his/her E as much as my crew. :lol:

Below is Atlas, my 4yr old OEM.


And these beauties are my girls, Storm and Meme.


This is Atlas (dad to ...) and his girlfriend Hunter (mom to the girls) in the back of my E.


E ON!!!![/quote:5c9c6a3db6]

The Bulldog Exchange
04-20-2004, 07:34 PM
I own and Breed English Bulldogs. I also own two Cane Corso Mastiffs. They are out put out at night to watch over the Bullies. We have had a few puppies stolen and since the Corsos are out there all we find in the yard are shoes.

Evan

LmentalMastiffs
04-23-2004, 11:55 AM
Hey Evan :lol:

Would love a few pics of your Bullies. What sort of Bullies? Victorian, AB, Olde, etc???? :)

Take care and E ON!!!!

Kerri

dog drool
04-24-2004, 09:47 AM
The dealer looked at me strange as I was trying out the element for the dog. make sure she could climb in by herself and had plenty of room. I own a 12 year old english mastiff. Tay did enjoy the mini van better. mainly because she didn't slide while rounding a corner. Has anyone come up with a way to keep the dog from sliding around, short of bungy cords :lol: ?

brendan
04-24-2004, 01:33 PM
I got the honda carpeted mats from h-and-a.

No dog, but my stuff has stopped sliding around!

-brendan

LmentalMastiffs
04-27-2004, 12:29 PM
[quote:ecc4a85bdb=" "]I own a 12 year old english mastiff.[/quote:ecc4a85bdb] :shock: :shock:
WOW!!! Totally kewl for you and Tay!! You don't hear that often. She still seems to be pretty healthy and gets around on her own? Is that right?

I'd love to see a picture of her. Where are you from? Where did Tay come from? I'd love to chat with you more about our Mastiffs. :lol:

As for the sliding. It's a sit-stay that I use and we don't have an issue. But I am looking for a rubber or something to use when we put the seats up or take them out completely.. I'll keep you posted..

E ON!!!!

Kerri :D
Atlas, Storm & Meme (OEM's)
Kacie (Staffie)

pedsflightrn
05-09-2004, 03:14 AM
I've got two Bullmastiffs--a 5 year old and a 5 month old. And a toy poodle. The Bullmastiffs are both fairly dry mouthed on an everyday basis, but not when it is hot out and they have been playing. They are the reason we purchased our Element!

Skruffy
09-23-2005, 02:09 AM
I know this is an old thread, but I just came across it. It's good to see some other big-dog owners! We have a mastiff/boxer mix and a Great Dane. We had a Subaru, but the Dane's too tall for it, thus the Element. Maya, the mastiff doesn't like it now that she can't put her head out the window. I'll have to post pics when I take them.

Hondamade4dogs
09-23-2005, 07:45 AM
If you take off the sunroof, it can stick its head out through the roof! :lol:

digitalpenguin
09-26-2005, 09:18 AM
I've got two .. though Tank (right) has gotten quite a bit bigger since this picture. Daisy (left) has gotten a bit smaller .. she is on a diet. :)

http://www.digital-penguin.com/pics/family_and_e.jpg

Skruffy
10-02-2005, 10:40 PM
digitalpenguin, those are beautiful! I'd bet they LOVE the E! Here is a shot of ours, not quite as big as yours. The pic is of them at the park today.

samlobo
07-29-2006, 08:31 PM
Another slinger-producing, drool-making, wrinkly-faced Mastiff Element here! I have two! I will post pics of them in the E as soon as I can. One thing though, it is HELL trying to get the boys into the E via the back gate...it's just too tall and slippery. I should have brought them to the dealership with me when I was car shopping, but I didn't want the dealer to see what had been slobbering all over the minivan I was about to trade in....:D

I have Sam and Lobo. Sam is 5 1/2 and Lobo is 5. They are my kids, my boys, my loves.

For those of you mastiff owners out there, may I recommend this awesome online group I belong to: http://www.mastiffonline.com It is a wonderful bunch of people that help each other out with all our mastiff-related questions and always post pics of their sweet babies. The forums section is invaluable.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b144/samlobo/Mastiff%20photos/GarySmith008.jpg

Skruffy
07-29-2006, 08:42 PM
I should have brought them to the dealership with me when I was car shopping, but I didn't want the dealer to see what had been slobbering all over the minivan I was about to trade in....:D[/IMG]

Yeah Samlobo, we DID take the "kids" on the test-drive. We thought they wouldn't let us. I guess he really wanted to make a sale! That was what sold us, that they both fit with the rear seats in.