Gentle giant

Mahopac’s Marie Orser has her house and heart full with an English Mastiff named Jax.  

Although still just a pup, big things are in store for her boy. She should know. This is Marie’s third time around with a Mastiff. 

“Jax  has a sweet disposition, but does get into mischief like any puppy would,” she says. 

A common question Marie is asked:  How much does he eat? “Oh, he likes to graze all day long, she says, adding that it will take about two years for him to reach his full weight, about 230 pounds.

Her recipe for success: “Patience, 30 to 40 pounds of dog food a month (plus scraps and treats) and a sense of humor.” 

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