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Benefits of cat feet?

I wish all mastiffs had cat feet. Neos in general have pretty horrible flipper feet. A correct Bullterrier has the epitome of cat feet in dog breeds.
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  • Question for all, is there any difference or should I say do dogs that have cat feet have any advantages over those breeds that do not. For the most part correct me if I am wrong but cat feet is a trait in almost all mastiff breeds. How did this happen? You look at a labrador, american pit, their feet aren't like those of a Neo, DDB ?
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    • I wish all mastiffs had cat feet. Neos in general have pretty horrible flipper feet. A correct Bullterrier has the epitome of cat feet in dog breeds.
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      • I wonder why there is that difference of feet? how did it come about..?
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        • Jobs. Here is a short explanation about feet. http://www.canismajor.com/dog/feet.html Some is related to job, some is ancestry. Most webbed toed dogs have mountain dog ancestry. Most hare footed dogs have some sort of sight hound or runner ancestry. A tight compact terrier foot. Most types have tight or loose examples. Think of it like this, do you think a runner with really flat feet or good arches would be better? A tight foot is a sound foot.
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          • A cat-like foot is Not what a Neo' foot would be considered imo..... Here are a couple pictures of Neo' feet as well as a Foot Diagram, what type of cat are you speaking of btw? Because a house cat is tight, are you talking more of a Lion foot? [br][img:width=450&height=256]{e_FILE}public/1280777078_11706_FT75785_paws.jpg">[br][link={e_FILE}public/1280777078_11706_FT75785_p1010062.jpg][img:width=500&height=375]{e_FILE}public/1280777078_11706_FT75785_p1010062_.jpg">[/link][br][br][link={e_FILE}public/1280777078_11706_FT75785_p1010075.jpg][img:width=500&height=375]{e_FILE}public/1280777078_11706_FT75785_p1010075_.jpg">[/link][br]
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            • [quote1280777307=Igmuska] Jobs. Here is a short explanation about feet. http://www.canismajor.com/dog/feet.html Some is related to job, some is ancestry. Most webbed toed dogs have mountain dog ancestry. Most hare footed dogs have some sort of sight hound or runner ancestry. A tight compact terrier foot. Most types have tight or loose examples. Think of it like this, do you think a runner with really flat feet or good arches would be better? A tight foot is a sound foot. [/quote1280777307] thank you for the link and explanation, this is why I love this site =)
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              • [quote1280777415=babigirl] A cat-like foot is Not what a Neo' foot would be considered imo..... Here are a couple pictures of Neo' feet as well as a Foot Diagram, what type of cat are you speaking of btw? Because a house cat is tight, are you talking more of a Lion foot? [br][img:width=450&height=256]{e_FILE}public/1280777078_11706_FT75785_paws.jpg">[br][link={e_FILE}public/1280777078_11706_FT75785_p1010062.jpg][img:width=500&height=375]{e_FILE}public/1280777078_11706_FT75785_p1010062_.jpg">[/link][br][br][link={e_FILE}public/1280777078_11706_FT75785_p1010075.jpg][img:width=500&height=375]{e_FILE}public/1280777078_11706_FT75785_p1010075_.jpg">[/link][br] [/quote1280777415] Wow look at the size of the paw lol thank you for the explanation. I have read your posts before you breed the Neos right =) ?
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                • The foot in the pic is actually a very nice for a mastiff foot. Most dogs of the breed have pillow feet and a very loose foot.
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                  • Thanks Igmuska-Yes I breed Neo's but mastiff's in general are a passion of mine.
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                    • [quote1281286451=Igmuska] I wish all mastiffs had cat feet. Neos in general have pretty horrible flipper feet. A correct Bullterrier has the epitome of cat feet in dog breeds. [/quote1281286451] Has the Abruzze Mastiff provided the Neapolitan Mastiff with the flipper feet or the antecedent to it? If not, how did the flipper feet come about? Did earlier Mastiffs have less very different feet.
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                      • No, I would say it is a result of intense breeding. The pillow feet are not necessarily correlated with heavily typed dogs, but it seems that the trait is related to exaggerated type breeding. Just like all working stock, a dog is as good as its feet, therefore logic would say that "older" specimens would not survive with a chronic foot issue, and a practical owner, such as a herdsman would not spare a non working dog.
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                        • Nothing like nice "tight" feet and short claws, lol.
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