From time to time we come across the bizarre.Extreme combinations in the world of Dogs.
Oluwagido Macruiz, a friend of the house,informed of his unique mix,A mix of a Mastiff and a Pug.
The Mastiff,in most cases when not qualified refers to the Old English Mastiff,which is simply called the English Mastiff.According to Wikipedia, The English Mastiff is a breed of extremely large dog (often known simply as the Mastiff) perhaps descended from the ancient Alaunt and Pugnaces Britanniae, with a significant input from the Alpine Mastiff in the 19th century. Distinguishable by enormous size, massive head, and a limited range of colors, but always displaying a black mask, the Mastiff is noted for its gentle and loving nature.
With a massive body, broad skull and head of generally square appearance, it is the largest dog breed in terms of mass. It is on average slightly heavier than the Saint Bernard, although there is a considerable mass overlap between these two breeds. Though the Irish Wolfhound and Great Dane can be more than six inches taller, they are not nearly as robust.
The body is large with great depth and breadth, especially between the forelegs, causing these to be set wide apart. The length of the body taken from the point of the shoulder to the point of the buttock is greater than the height at the withers. The AKC standard height (per their website) for this breed is 30 inches (76 cm) at the shoulder for males and 27.5 inches (70 cm) (minimum) at the shoulder for females. A typical male can weigh 150–250 pounds (68–113 kg), a typical female can weigh 120–200 pounds (54–91 kg), with very large individuals reaching 130 kg (286 lb) or more.
Pugs on the other hand are small dogs,males about 12 inches only high at the withers,females 10 inches high.Pugs weigh between 7kg to 9 kg maximum.
A Mastiff,Pug mix would therefore be a mix of a Giant Dog Breed,with a very small almost Toy Dog breed.
In this case,breeding was via artificial insemination.
As a rule,when a Giant Male,such as a Mastiff,mixes with a small breed female,the puppy molds self into the Dam’s small size.If Male is the pug,and the female a Mastiff,the offspring is larger.
This must have been the case here because the Dog here is about Boxer breed size,much much larger than any Pug.
Mastiff/Pug mix Picture Courtesy Oluwagido Macruiz.