Adrian and I are no stranger to large breeds when we lived in Alaska we did the odd job of dog sitting. And we watched several giant German Shepherds one of them named Ahnika where we got the name for our Dane from that a friend used for skijoring and we also watched a Wolf Hybrid that was 80% wolf named Tudor. I wish I had some pictures of him he was a Beautiful Gentle Giant. We have owned 2 large dogs before with short hair of course. Shade the greyhound he was about 80 lbs. and was very tall. And Ahnika the Great Dane who was actually on the small side for a Dane she weighed in around 130 lbs.
Lucy was here before Wyatt and she is a standard poodle that we got in Miami. She is our smallest dog she only weighs in at about 45lbs.
Apparently Mastiffs are Adrian's dream dog and he was so happy when he found out we got the house that within 24hrs he had one flying on a plane to us all the way from Ohio hehehe!!
But I was completely unfamiliar with this breed. We have always gotten rescue dogs in the past which have always come to us as almost adult dogs. So Wyatt was our first puppy. We of course found a trainer right away because with a large breed dog that last thing you want in your home is a dog larger than you bossing you around.
Training Wyatt has been an absolute nightmare. He is extremely stubborn and we are just now finally getting to the point where he is allowed to come out of his kennel and be in the house with the rest of us. And the Drool have I mentioned the drool? We now have a permanent hook on the wall which holds the Wyatt towel so that we are always prepared to clean up the drool. And of course there is the 5:30am howling wake up call that he puts us through every morning!
We took some pictures of Wyatt last night this is probably the last time Adrian will be able to pick him up. He is pushing over 70 lbs. now and his father weighed in at 225lbs. He was also the largest in his litter so we are thinking he is definitely still going to double his weight and then some.
Wyatt is going to be big but Wyatt will be a wonderful dog to protect our property. We have 8+ acres that are all open as well as all the acres surrounding us. Which means we have tons of coyotes and we even have the odd Mountain Lion as well as many other critters. Adrian got Wyatt to keep us all safe when we are outside and keep and eye on the property. At just 4 months old Wyatt's is already doing a great job. And although the training has been difficult we know he will be a wonderful protector and friend to our family.
Well that's our big boy!! Can't wait to post the next pictures in a few weeks can you imagine how big he will be???
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