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English Mastiff

Mastiff

General Description


(English Mastiff)The Old English Mastiff is one of the most massive and powerful dog breeds, with a very solid build. The head is heavy-boned and square, with a short muzzle, and distinctive dewlaps and flews (“the pendulous lateral parts of a dog’s upper lip.”). The medium-sized ears are pendant and fall just below the cheeks. The eyes are small and can be either dark or hazel, the teeth meet in a scissors bite, although a slight undershot bite is also acceptable in dog shows. The single coat comes in a variety of colors, from fawn to brindle to silver. Regardless of coat color, the face will always have a black mask. The tail is set high, and curves down, reaching to the hocks.

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Character


The Mastiff is, like all very large dogs, self-confident and calm. It has a gentle nature, and is affectionate and playful, although toddlers should not be left alone with them. It makes an excellent watchdog, and will not let strangers into the home until a family member indicates it is all right. Mastiffs should be socialized as puppies, otherwise they will become dog-aggressive. Obedience training can be a challenge.

Size


27 – 32 inches

Many mastiffs can get as tall as 35 inches at the shoulders

English Mastiffs grow 27 1/2 – 36+ inches.

Weight


150 – 200 pounds

Mastiff females tend to be smaller 140 to 200 pounds. Males range 140 to 250 pounds

50lb at 4.5 months

English Mastiffs get 160 – 290+ pounds. At four months a Mastiff can be 59 – 80 pounds. At four months 50 lbs would be really small for a Mastiff purebred. At seven months an English Mastiff would be 90 – 125 pounds.

Male Mastiffs grow from 175-190 pounds Female Mastiffs grow from 150-170 pounds

General Health


As with all large dogs, they are prone to hip and elbow dysplasia. Bloat (gastric torsion) is also a problem. Other illnesses are Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), a joint problem, ectropion (eyelid turns inwards), eye problems such as progressive retinal atrophy (PRA). And persistent pupillary membranes (PPM). Properly cared for, the Mastiff can live around 12 years.

History


The English Mastiff is thought to have been brought to England by Phoenician traders around the 6th century BC. They were used in bull and bear baiting, as well as dog fighting, and also as a sheep guardian. The Mastiff is considered to be the oldest breed of English dog. They were introduced into North America via the Mayflower. The huge and hungry breed did not fare well in England during World War II, but was re-established with dogs sent from the United States and Canada.

Maintenance


The Mastiff has a smooth, short?haired coat, and is an average shedder. Brush on a weekly basis with a firm-bristle brush. Give a bath or dry shampoo only when necessary.

Ideal Environment


The Mastiff have a tendency to be lazy, and so will do fine in an apartment environment, as they’ll just laze around. Indeed, a house with a small yard will do just fine. However, in order to keep their weight down the Mastiff should be exercised frequently. They should also always be leashed. Let there be plenty of room in your home, since the Mastiff tends to wheeze and snore loudly.

AMerica Mastiff

American Mastiff

General Description


The American Mastiff is a large, powerful dog with a wide, heavy, rectangular-shaped head and a powerfully muscular build. The breed has a deep, rounded chest and well-sprung ribs. Their limbs are well-built, straight, and well-muscled, and their burly necks are thick and slightly arched. American Mastiffs have a long tail that reaches the hocks, and a pair of high set ears that are semi-round in shape. Their medium-sized muzzle is well-proportioned and features a black nose. American Mastiffs have teeth that close in a scissors bite and dark, amber-colored eyes. American Mastiff puppies are born darkly colored, and as they get older they become lighter. The breed’s coat can vary slightly in color, but is usually a light fawn that may or may not have some white markings.

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Character


American Mastiffs make excellent family pets as they are terrific with children and hopelessly devoted to their owners. They are dignified, mellow, calm, and quiet. While American Mastiffs are very protective, they are never aggressive. Rather, they make excellent watch dogs and only attack if their families (especially children) are in danger. American Mastiffs are social, wise, and gentle with people, and they are very patient with small children and other animals.

Size


28 – 35 inches

Weight


140 – 200 pounds

General Health


American Mastiffs typically live for 10 to 12 years.

American Mastiffs do just fine in an apartment with daily exercise. As they grow older and tend to become a little lazy, a daily walk will do, or a run in a fenced in yard (a small yard will do). They are relatively inactive indoors ("couch potatoes").

History


The American Mastiff was developed by Fredericka Wagner. She constructed the breed in Piketon, OH after crossing an English Mastiff with a dog thought to be an Anatolian Mastiff or Anatolian Shepherd. After much selective breeding, Fredericka Wagner was able to create Mastiff puppies with a tight lower lip line and a dry mouth.

Maintenance


American Mastiffs have a short-haired coat that is comparatively easy to take care of. They require regular brushing and their coat can be wiped down with a cloth for a glossy sheen. They require baths and dry shampoos only as necessary. American Mastiffs are average shedders.

Ideal Environment


The American Mastiff can do acceptably in a small household or apartment if he is sufficiently exercised. They are comparatively inactive indoors, so their ideal living conditions would consist of at least a small yard. The American Mastiff has a propensity to become lazy, but they will have a better quality of life if exercise is initiated.

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General Description

The American Mastiff is a large, powerful dog with a wide, heavy, rectangular-shaped head and a powerfully muscular build. The breed has a deep, rounded chest and well-sprung ribs. Their limbs are well-built, straight, and well-muscled, and their burly necks are thick and slightly arched. American Mastiffs have a long tail that reaches the hocks, and a pair of high set ears that are semi-round in shape. Their medium-sized muzzle is well-proportioned and features a black nose. American Mastiffs have teeth that close in a scissors bite and dark, amber-colored eyes. American Mastiff puppies are born darkly colored, and as they get older they become lighter. The breed’s coat can vary slightly in color, but is usually a light fawn that may or may not have some white markings.

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Character

American Mastiffs make excellent family pets as they are terrific with children and hopelessly devoted to their owners. They are dignified, mellow, calm, and quiet. While American Mastiffs are very protective, they are never aggressive. Rather, they make excellent watch dogs and only attack if their families (especially children) are in danger. American Mastiffs are social, wise, and gentle with people, and they are very patient with small children and other animals.

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Size

28 – 35 inches

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140 – 200 pounds

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General Health

American Mastiffs typically live for 10 to 12 years.

American Mastiffs do just fine in an apartment with daily exercise. As they grow older and tend to become a little lazy, a daily walk will do, or a run in a fenced in yard (a small yard will do). They are relatively inactive indoors (“couch potatoes”).

History

The American Mastiff was developed by Fredericka Wagner. She constructed the breed in Piketon, OH after crossing an English Mastiff with a dog thought to be an Anatolian Mastiff or Anatolian Shepherd. After much selective breeding, Fredericka Wagner was able to create Mastiff puppies with a tight lower lip line and a dry mouth.

Maintenance

American Mastiffs have a short-haired coat that is comparatively easy to take care of. They require regular brushing and their coat can be wiped down with a cloth for a glossy sheen. They require baths and dry shampoos only as necessary. American Mastiffs are average shedders.

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Ideal Environment

The American Mastiff can do acceptably in a small household or apartment if he is sufficiently exercised. They are comparatively inactive indoors, so their ideal living conditions would consist of at least a small yard. The American Mastiff has a propensity to become lazy, but they will have a better quality of life if exercise is initiated.

The American Mastiff is a dog that needs a job and daily exercize. The Am’s also need rules, guidence and demand respect. With these applied you will have a great dog. If not , your in trouble.

Tibetan Mastiff

Tibetan Mastiff

General Description


(Do-Khyi) The Tibetan Mastiff is a large, powerful dog. Its ears hang down in a “V” shape along the side of its massive head.  The breed’s medium-sized, dark eyes suggest its affectionate and loyal nature.  With its long, square-shaped muzzle and wide neck covered in extra loose skin, the Tibetan Mastiff has the look of a cuddly teddy bear despite the powerfulness of the rest of its body.  For example, its broad chest and muscular legs with very large feet – a body designed making them ideal for guarding flocks and chasing away predators.  The Tibetan Mastiff’s coat is medium to long in length and is fluffy, especially around the head and tail. The coat can come in many colors, such as gold, gray, black and tan, black, or brown. The dog’s unique tail curls on to their back and forms a puffy ball.

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Character


The Tibetan Mastiff is a calm family oriented breed. They want to protect their family and home, so they can be wary of strangers but will do fine with good socialization. The breed is intelligent and easy to train. Their owner needs to not be too harsh because that makes the Tibetan Mastiff disobedient. To live with another animal, they should be raised with them from puppyhood.  Although devoted to their families, they can try to be dominant with their owners. They are usually calm in the house and are not big on playing games.

Size


25-28 inches

Weight


140-170 pounds

General Health


Tibetan Mastiffs have genetic inclinations for CHD (canine hip dysplasia), CIDN (canine inherited demyelinative neuropathy), and hypothyroidism.  This breed is also prone to ear infections.  The Tibetan Mastiff has a life expectancy of about 15 years.

History


The Tibetan Mastiff, like most Mastiffs, is believed to have originated from the Mollosian dogs of Tibet who traveled with Alexander the Great to Europe.  As his dogs interacted with local breeds, the entire Mastiff group was born.  The Tibetan version obviously came from Tibet and was relatively unknown while the country was closed to Westerners.  In the 1800s, a Tibetan Mastiff was presented as a gift to Queen Victoria.Afterward, many were imported to England where the breed standard formed. They are now rare in Tibet but popular in England and the United Sates.

Maintenance


The Tibetan Mastiff needs to be brushed often because their coat is so thick. They need special grooming during a four week period every spring or summer when they should be brushed every day. The dogs need exercise, so they should be walked once a day. However, they are prone to joint and bone problems which mean they should not do extremely vigorous exercise. If they are left outside often, they need a very secure fence because they will try to escape. Tibetan Mastiffs allowed to sleep outside can cause problems because they have been known to bark all night long.  However, in the house they are usually quiet.

Ideal Environment


The Tibetan Mastiff is a sweet dog that is definitely not for all families. They love their owners and are great with children. However, they are very reserved with strangers, so they need a family with lots of time to socialize them with many people and animals. They are not good in apartments, because they need a yard with a tall fence that is hard to dig out of or they will escape. They need to be able to sleep in the house at night, or they will bark. Additionally, they need to be walked every day but the exercise cannot be too intense because their bones and joints are sensitive. Tibetan Mastiffs also need special care as puppies so they are not overworked.

Neapolitan Mastiff

Neapolitan Mastiff

General Description


(Mastino Napoletano, Italian Mastiff, Mastino) The Neapolitan Mastiff is an ancient breed with an impressive physical appearance that denotes power and strength. Their body is stocky, heavily boned, and substantial, and their proportions are rectangular. They have a slightly arched, comparatively short, stocky neck with a voluminous, well-divided dewlap that extends from the lower jaw to the lower neck. The ribs are long and well-sprung and the chest is broad, deep, and muscular. Their back is strong and wide, and the underlining of the abdomen is horizontal. They have a well-muscled loin that blends smoothly into the back. The croup is strong, broad, muscular, and slightly sloped. Tails of this breed are slightly low set, wide at the base, and gradually tapered toward the tip. The forequarters are heavy, muscular, and balanced. Their shoulders are long, powerful, and sloping and their elbows are held parallel to the ribcage. They have straight, thick, strong forelegs that are set well apart, and their pasterns are thick and flattened. The breed’s round feet are noticeably large and feature a set of well-arched toes and strong nails. Their hindquarters are powerful, strong, and well in proportion with the forequarters. The thighs are broad and muscular and the stifles are moderately angled and strong. They have heavily-boned legs and long, powerful hocks. The head of the Neapolitan Mastiff is large in comparison to the body. The face is composed of heavy wrinkles and folds, and the pendulous lips blend into the ample dewlap. The skull is broad and flat between the ears, covered with wrinkles, and slightly arched at its frontal part. The stop is well-defined and the brow is well-developed. They have a large nose and deep-set eyes that are amber or brown in color. Their square-shaped muzzle is broad and long, and their teeth close in a scissors bite. The short-haired coat of the Neapolitan Mastiff is dense and of uniform length and smoothness all over the body. Accepted coat colors for this breed include solid coats of gray, black, mahogany, and tawny, as well as some varieties of brindle. White markings may or may not be preset.

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Character


Despite the Neapolitan Mastiff’s intimidating exterior, it is a peaceful, even-tempered dog that is affectionate towards its family and friends. They are protective of their owners, and they will look and act fearsome if they perceive a threat. They are highly intelligent and somewhat willful. They are calm, quiet, and stable unless they are seriously provoked. They have a tendency to be leery of strangers. Because males of this breed can be much more dominant and aggressive, females generally make better family pets. This breed gets along very well with children. They require a dominant owner that can administer firm training. Children should be taught to show respect for these dogs. The breed should be properly trained and socialized from an early age. They have a propensity to drool.

although normally only attacking upon comand, their have been several cases of attacks for no perticular reasons, and without warning, so train well

Size


24 – 30 inches

Weight


165 – 200 pounds

Female 110 – 150 pounds

General Health


Like many other large dog breeds, the Neapolitan Mastiff is prone to hip dysplasia and growing pains. This breed typically lives for less than 10 years.

History


Like all other European mastiff breeds, the Neapolitan Mastiff is a descendant of the Tibetan Mastiff, the most ancient member of the canine species. The word “mastiff” is derived from the Latin word “missivus”, which translates to “massive”. There are a number of theories regarding how the mastiff dogs first came to Europe. What is known, however, is that the Neapolitan Mastiff is a direct successor of the Roman Molossus. These dogs have existed in Campania for approximately two thousand years. They were initially bred to serve in war and bloody Roman arena sports. They have earned a reputation as a formidable guard dog. While the breed is still quite rare throughout the United States, it is quite popular in Italy. The Neapolitan Mastiff was officially recognized in 1946.

Maintenance


The short-haired coat of the Neapolitan Mastiff is easy to groom and take care of. Excess hair should be removed with a rubber brush. This breed is an average shedder.

Ideal Environment


The Neapolitan Mastiff is content to live in a small household or apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. They are a comparatively inactive breed indoors, and they are satisfied with a small-sized yard. They need a dry place to sleep, and they need plenty of shade and fresh water in warm weather conditions. Excessive physical activity can hinder bone growth and development of Neapolitan Mastiff puppies. Adults of this breed need a great deal of exercise. They should be taken for long walks twice per day.

Belgian Mastiff

Belgian Mastiff

General Description

The Belgian Mastiff is a very large breed that is said to be extinct. They have a strong, brawny build and impressive muscular strength. The breed has a broad forehead with a well-developed skull and their ears are proportionately large and hanging. The back of the breed is higher than the front of the dog. The Belgian Mastiff has a sleek-shorthaired coat that comes in a variety of colors including red, brown-brindle, fawn, or black with a dark mask and white markings.

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Character

Although the original Belgian Mastiff is thought be extinct, some argue that there are still specimens of this breed that exist today. There is currently a group in place that is in the process of re-creating this breed. The original Belgian Mastiff was a hardy working breed that pulled carts for poorer Belgians who could not afford to buy horses. While the Belgian Mastiff wasn’t considered to be particularly friendly, he was known for his loving, loyal, and protective disposition. While the breed was sometimes vicious towards strangers, the Belgian mastiff was not an all-around aggressive dog. They were calm, obedient, and took their jobs very seriously.

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Size

27 – 32 inches

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Weight

99 – 110 pounds

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General Health

Still Pending……

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History

The Belgian Kennel Club states that the original Belgian Mastiff is likely extinct, and the FCI has placed the breed on the suspended list. There is presently a workgroup in Belgium that is attempting to re-create the Belgian Mastiff breed and develop a new standard. Because of the Belgian Mastiff’s resemblance to the French hounds of that time period, it is believed that this breed likely originated in France. Several of the breed’s characteristics were later changed, and the breed was then brought to Belgium. The Belgian Mastiff was originally utilized as a working breed for pulling carts.

Maintenance

The Belgian Mastiff has a short-haired coat that is very easy to groom and take care of.

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Ideal Environment

The Belgian Mastiff is a working breed that needs plenty of exercise and a job to perform.

General Description


The Belgian Mastiff is a very large breed that is said to be extinct. They have a strong, brawny build and impressive muscular strength. The breed has a broad forehead with a well-developed skull and their ears are proportionately large and hanging. The back of the breed is higher than the front of the dog. The Belgian Mastiff has a sleek-shorthaired coat that comes in a variety of colors including red, brown-brindle, fawn, or black with a dark mask and white markings.

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Although the original Belgian Mastiff is thought be extinct, some argue that there are still specimens of this breed that exist today. There is currently a group in place that is in the process of re-creating this breed. The original Belgian Mastiff was a hardy working breed that pulled carts for poorer Belgians who could not afford to buy horses. While the Belgian Mastiff wasn’t considered to be particularly friendly, he was known for his loving, loyal, and protective disposition. While the breed was sometimes vicious towards strangers, the Belgian mastiff was not an all-around aggressive dog. They were calm, obedient, and took their jobs very seriously.

Size


27 – 32 inches

Weight


99 – 110 pounds

General Health


Still Pending……

History


The Belgian Kennel Club states that the original Belgian Mastiff is likely extinct, and the FCI has placed the breed on the suspended list. There is presently a workgroup in Belgium that is attempting to re-create the Belgian Mastiff breed and develop a new standard. Because of the Belgian Mastiff’s resemblance to the French hounds of that time period, it is believed that this breed likely originated in France. Several of the breed’s characteristics were later changed, and the breed was then brought to Belgium. The Belgian Mastiff was originally utilized as a working breed for pulling carts.

Maintenance


The Belgian Mastiff has a short-haired coat that is very easy to groom and take care of.

Ideal Environment


The Belgian Mastiff is a working breed that needs plenty of exercise and a job to perform.

Nebolish Mastiff

Nebolish Mastiff

General Description


The Nebolish Mastiff is a large dog that has a similar appearance to many other Mastiffs.  A large head starts off this adorable dog and from it stretches their long muzzle with loose lips which hang down slightly past their mouth.  The dog’s eyes are small compared to the rest of their head are almond shaped.  Large floppy ears hang down on the side of their head and look similar to natural Great Dane ears.  A very thick neck with folds of loose skin leads to their broad shoulders and muscular body.  Long skinny legs which look similar to a Great Dane’s legs end with long oval shaped feet.  Short to medium length hair covers their large body and can come in many colors, including brindle or fawn but other colors appear as well.

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Character


The Nebolish Mastiff is a sweet and intelligent dog that requires consistent training.  Great with people, this is a very friendly dog that likes everyone.  Plus, they love to play with children and can be wonderful companions.  Like most intelligent breeds, they can be very stubborn but they are still easy to train.  This breed is an extremely devoted and protective family member.  This breed is also balanced and calm plus they are patient with all ages.

Size


27 – 36 inches

Weight


95 – 200 pounds

General Health


The Nebolish Mastiff is an extraordinarily healthy breed that was bred to get rid of all genetic diseases.  Plus, their life expectancy of 10 to 14 years is relatively long for large dogs.

History


The Nebolish Mastiff’s exact origins are a matter of debate.  What seems to be true is that the breed was created in Canada by breeding a large number of breeds, including Great Danes, Saint Bernards, Boxers, and other Mastiffs, to create a breed that was relatively free from genetic diseases.  Some critics of the breed suggest that the breed is not yet standardized, and these puppies are simply mixed breeds.

Maintenance


Grooming is extremely easy for this breed.  Brushing should be done once a week and a bath should be given about once every month or two.  Exercise is essential for this large active breed.  They love to swim and run around in a large yard; both are perfect exercise.

Ideal Environment


The Nebolish Mastiff is a great dog that can be stubborn and is not for all owners.  The most important requirement for owning this breed is dog handling experience because of their difficult nature.  However, it is a loving breed which is great with all people including children.  Training and lots of exercise are important for keeping the Nebolish Mastiff happy.  An apartment would not be good for this breed because they need a large yard and prefer to live in warm areas around water.  This devoted breed will not roam off your property so they can be trusted outside in a yard or on large acreage.

Spanish Mastiff

Spanish Mastiff

General Description


(Mastin Espanol, Mastin de la Mancha, Mastin de Extremadura, Mastin de Leon)The Spanish Mastiff is a massive breed with a large, square head and muzzle. Their facial expression is similar to that of a Saint Bernard. They have small eyes, yet medium sized pendant-shaped ears. The breed should have folds of skin around its face giving it a slight hound dog look.  Like most mastiffs, they have a broad, muscular body which suggests its great strength. Spanish Mastiffs’ front legs are straight, unlike their back legs, and they have thick, hairy tails. Just as their faces are framed by sagging skin, the same is true for the rest of their bodies. Their thick coat is thick lies close to its body and comes in a number of different colors, such as solid yellow, grey, red, black, red-brown, or spotted in any of those colors with some white.

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Character


The Spanish Mastiff can be very protective of people and property. They are also not affectionate or overly loving even with their families. The breed will attack unwelcome guests and will not like other guests until the dog realizes the new people are not a threat. The females of the breed are usually more intelligent, but the males are more affectionate. Even though they do not act like it, they do not want to be away from their owner and will constantly follow their owners around. Despite this apparent devotion, Spanish Mastiffs will sometimes not listen to their owners and will attack visitors. They will give strong warnings before attacking unlike some guard dogs.  Additionally, they always act lazy and are not playful but are always alert. Without extensive training and socialization from a very early age, Spanish Mastiffs will be aggressive and will not trust most dogs or people. Because they are a very dominant breed, they need a good leader.  Generally, they will do well around people and animals they have always been around but are definitely not trustworthy around new people or animals.

Size


28-35 inches

Weight


145-220 pounds

General Health


The Spanish Mastiff, like many giant breeds of dog, is prone to CHD (canine hip dysplasia), bloat, and pano-ostiosis.  Additionally, entropion is also a concern for this breed.  The Spanish Mastiff can live to between 10 to 14 years.

History


The Spanish Mastiff, like other mastiff breeds, is believed to be an ancestor of the Molosser dogs which traveled throughout Europe with Alexander the Great.  They most likely came to Spain thanks to Phoenician traders and have been proudly guarding flocks on the Iberian Peninsula since at least the 15th century. The breed has a long history in the country even though its standard was created only a few decades ago in 1946.  Although a common and very popular dog in Spain, outside of that region Spanish Mastiffs are practically unknown.  However, they are believed to have played a role in the development of the Saint Bernard, as well as other breeds not as well-known in the West.

Maintenance


The Spanish Mastiff needs to be brushed once a week. They also need their ears cleaned regularly. On the positive side, they do not need a lot of exercise. They are calm most of the time and just need to be walked once or twice a day to release energy. However, if they stay in a large yard they can release the energy on their own. Giving Spanish Mastiffs a job guarding property or livestock is another good way to channel its energy since it prefers that type of work to playing games.

Ideal Environment


The Spanish Mastiff needs a special family and environment to be at its happiest. The breed gets along well with its family even though it is not affectionate. They do not like any unknown animals or people and will become aggressive because of their guarding instinct. Spanish Mastiffs do better in houses with large yards and in the country instead of the city. They can live with any climate and should usually live outdoors, but they will bark frequently and loudly which is another reason to keep them in rural areas only. The breed needs a strong leader but not a harsh leader. They are smart but do badly with obedience classes because of their strong willed nature. The Spanish Mastiff is an excellent guard dog but not an affectionate family dog.

Giant Maso Mastiff

Giant Maso Mastiff

General Description


The Giant Maso Mastiff is a large and adorable breed that always looks sweet and friendly.  A large square head starts off this breed and leads to their rectangular muzzle where their lips hang down far past their mouth.  Their small brown eyes are set close together.  A thick neck which is covered with loose folds of skin leads to their deep chest and muscular body.  Long powerful legs lead to huge round feet.  The fur of a Giant Maso Mastiff is sleek and short but also shiny.  Common colors for this breed are black, gray, fawn, apricot, and many brindle variations.

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Character


A true “Gentle Giant,” the Giant Maso Mastiff is loving and affectionate.  Family is the top priority for this dog that needs lots of attention.  Good with other dogs and a loving companion for children, this big dog may be intimidating but only wants love.  Training is easy for this intelligent breed that is not at all stubborn.  This breed will guard the family but is not aggressive; they just bark to warn their family of danger.

Size


27-30 inches

Weight


130-200 pounds

General Health


The Giant Maso Mastiff is a rare breed so not much is known about their health concerns.  Their life expectancy is approximately 10-12 years.

History


Efforts to improve breeds are often quite common and typically result in entirely new breeds.  Such is the case with the Giant Maso.  This breed was started in 2001 in an attempt to create mastiffs with fewer health problems and greater longevity.  They were created by breeding an Old English Mastiff and a Cane Corso Italiano.

Maintenance


The Giant Maso Mastiff does not require much grooming.  They do to be brushed occasionally and wiped down with a towel to remove any dirt from their coats.  Baths are only needed when they actually get dirty.  Exercise is important to keep any dog healthy, but the Giant Maso Mastiff is really not an active dog.  A short walk every day or longer walks a couple times a week will keep them healthy.

Ideal Environment


The Giant Maso Mastiff is a friendly dog that will do well in many living environments.  Wonderful with all people and other dogs, this breed is perfect for families, even ones with children.  Since this breed is fairly lazy, not much room is needed indoors or outdoors, so apartments or houses with no yard are both suitable.  Families with little time to exercise a dog can still add this wonderful breed to their home because short walks every couple of days will keep them fit and happy.  Giant Maso Mastiffs are perfect for a quiet elderly couple or a young active family as long as they receive plenty of love and attention.

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