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PostYou have posted in this forum: Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:33 am   Post subject:  What are the different types of mastiffs? Back to top 

Can someone list for me all of the different types of mastiffs and what qualities (physical apperance, temperment,etc) set them apart from all of the other mastiffs?

I know we have OEM, Neos, Cane Corsos, Tibetian -- anything else? What is it about these distinctions that makes them different from one another? Like, pretend you are trying to tell child or someone who has no experience with mastiffs what the difference between all of them are -- what would you tell them?

I ask this because sometimes people will ask me what the difference is between my Neo -- Titus -- and the more well-known OEM's and I don't really know what to tell them other than he is black colored. I'd love to have some type of easy to follow chart or guide to 1) the different types of mastiffs and 2) their distinctions -- what put them in the category they are in.

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PostYou have posted in this forum: Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:47 pm   Post subject:   Back to top 

People ask me all the time what the difference between the bull mastiff and the english mastiff are. I dont really know either so I just um guessed? LOL. I tell them the OEM gets bigger and the bull has a shorter snout and more square appearance. Besides that I don't have a clue! Hopefully someone will chime in and give us a clue =)

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PostYou have posted in this forum: Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:48 pm   Post subject:   Back to top 

OEM is the foundation breed.


In other words, its different dogs bred with OEM's to come with the other types of mastiffs you have today. OEM is a very very old breed.

The difference is like a terrier. A Jack Russel terrier is not the same as a Staffordshire Terrier. Mastiff is like the breed family, within it are very many different breeds, all related through the OEM being the foundation.

If anyone knows different, please correct me Smile

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PostYou have posted in this forum: Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:51 pm   Post subject:   Back to top 

crystaphaze wrote (View Post): ›
People ask me all the time what the difference between the bull mastiff and the english mastiff are. I dont really know either so I just um guessed? LOL. I tell them the OEM gets bigger and the bull has a shorter snout and more square appearance. Besides that I don't have a clue! Hopefully someone will chime in and give us a clue =)


Bullmastiff is part bull dog and part OEM. SO a completely different dog. Hence the smaller more muscular frame, and stubby nose. They also tend to be more aggressive ( not in a bad way) But thats what they were bred for. The OEM was too laid back and they wanted a more aloof guard dog.

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PostYou have posted in this forum: Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:37 pm   Post subject:  Re: What are the different types of mastiffs? Back to top 

I would be more inclined to say a Mastiff is a "type" of dog - basically a massive one!!!! Seems all the giant breeds are termed "mastiff" or "molosser". I think it is more a type than a singular breed. I can also think of Boerbel (South African Mastiff - similar to an OEM in size and shape but different colouring), Dogo Argentino (Argentinian Mastiff) Fila Brasiliera (Brazilian Mastiff), Dogue de Bordeaux (French Mastiff) Anatolian Mastiff. These are all massive dogs and all named Mastiff in some way.

I think the Bull Mastiff is really the only one (that I can think of) that was a purpose bred cross from an original OEM. (There is also the "American Mastiff" but lets not go there Sad )

I have read somewhere too that the Great Dane was originally created from an OEM and a Danish hunting hound (bred for and only for the then King of Denmark) Please correct me if I'm wrong.

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PostYou have posted in this forum: Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:16 pm   Post subject:   Back to top 

I am with you and like simple. I am a kid at heart and this is how I explain it...

When I get asked similar questions I explain that Capone and Miss Marley are English Mastiffs. I then ask if they have seen Sandlot or Payback and explain that those dogs are OEM. For a Neo and liken them to Fang in Harry Potter and that they are alot more wrinkley than the OEM. And the Dogue de Bordeaux (French Mastiff), I tell them that is the Turner and Hooch Dog. When I get asked if Capone and Miss Marley are Bull Mastiffs. I just say no, that BM look a lot like an OEM, but are smaller in every way.

I am clueless on the Cane Corsos and Tibetian Mastiffs... are they in any movies? LOL! LOL smiley

I am not sure how accurate I am, but comparing the puppies to a movie dog seems to help others a lot. I'm interested in what others also have to say. Smile

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PostYou have posted in this forum: Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:53 pm   Post subject:   Back to top 

Thanks -- this is helpful!

I think the major difference between Neo's and OEM is that Neo's can be black and most OEM's are NOT black. Also, Neo's are really really really wrinkly and lot more extra skin than OEM.

I think Tibetians are more hairy than some of the other mastiffs?

Thanks guys for helping me piece some of this together -- if we all chip in maybe we will come up with a really great answer. I just get asked all of the freaking time what is the difference between a neo and an OEM (since most people that I've encountered know and recognized OEM as the "standard" mastiff and are most familiar with them-- most people I've met have no clue what a Neo is) -- and I don't know what to tell them the difference is besides Titus is black and has a lot of extra skin....

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PostYou have posted in this forum: Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:32 pm   Post subject:  Re: What are the different types of mastiffs? Back to top 


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