At seven weeks old, the pups go for their first swim. Supervision is a must when pups this young are swimming for the first time. Mastiffs do not swim well, so we always keep one hand under the belly. This is done as a socializing exercise—to make them know they can survive anything, and trust us.
It was a hot day and the pups enjoyed cooling off in the little pool.
If puppies are going to spend time outdoors during the summer months, shade is a MUST!
See the difference in coat types between these two Mastiff pups from the same litter, from smooth to soft and fluffy.
Courtesy of MistyTrails Mastiffs