The Mastiff Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog Mix, is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the Mastiff and the Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog. Both of these dogs can be friendly but personalities differ, so you never know. The Mastiff is known for being protective, courageous, and calm. All dogs need proper socialization and that will be a big factor in how they interact with others. What does this mixed breed look and act like? Is it more like the Mastiff or the Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog? Those are the questions we will try and answer below. Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Mastiff Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog Mix.
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It is believed that the Mastiff originated in the mountains of Asia, perhaps in Tibet or northern India from one of the most ancient types of dogs, the molosser. Due to its size and appearance, it was probably used to guard flocks from predators in the mountains.
Mastiff-type dogs appear throughout human history. They can be seen in Egyptian, Babylonian and classical Greek civilizations. Archaeologists excavating the palace of the Babylonian ruler Ashurbanipal uncovered bas-reliefs dating to the seventh century BCE — more than 2,500 years ago — of a Mastiff-type dog fighting lions.
Once humans started domesticating and selectively breeding dogs, they used them as guards, war dogs, and entertainment. Unfortunately, they were pitted against lions and other fierce animals. Sometimes just for entertainment.
Wherever they went, they were prized for their size and courage. Kublai Khan is said to have had a kennel with 5,000 Mastiffs used for hunting and war. When Hannibal crossed the Alps, he did so with trained war mastiffs. During their trek, the war dogs crossbred with local dogs, and their offspring became the foundation for the Saint Bernard, the Rottweiler, and other breeds.
In 1835, the brutal sports of bear-baiting, bull-baiting, and dog-fighting were outlawed. This almost wiped out the breed. We almost lost them again during World Wars I and II because food shortages made it impossible to feed them. However, there were a couple of known litters that brought them back.
Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog History
The Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog is not the most common dog you are ever going to encounter. It obviously comes from Romania and was a guard for livestock. They are known for being loyal and fiercely protective. It originated near the Carpathian Mountains. It has long white hair, similar to a Great Pyrenees, which obviously makes it blend in with the livestock it is guarding.
Height: 27 - 31 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 130 - 220 lb
Lifespan: 6 - 12 years
Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog
Height: 23 - 29 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 100 - 130 lb.
Lifespan: 12 - 14 years
The Mastiff and the Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog might be a little bit spunky. They can be an inquisitive little fella so keep on the lookout for that behavior! All dogs need attention and don't want to be left alone. That's why you have a pet, right? Plan on putting forth effort to socialize her as this will reap dividends in the long run. Please use always use positive reinforcement even though they can have a mind of their own. Enjoy being with your new mixed breed and love the relationship you will have with them.
All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems as all breeds are susceptible to some things more than others. However, the one positive thing about getting a puppy is that you can avoid this as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a health guarantee on puppies. If they won’t do this, then look no more and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. We obviously recommend that you look for a reputable animal rescue in your area to find your new mixed breed. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition.
The Mastiff mixed with the Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog might be prone to joint dysplasia, seasonal allergies, eye problems, cancer, among others.
Note that these are just common problems in both breeds.
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