Mastiff

Mastiff is extremely large & most ancient types of dog breeds. His ancestor, the molossus, was known 5,000 years ago. Then, the dog was a ferocious war dog breeds, very different from the benevolent behemoth that he is today. This dog make a fine companion for anyone who can accommodate his great size and doesn’t mind a little drool slung here and there.

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IMPORTANT STATS

  • Life expectancy: 6 – 10 years
  • Origin: England
  • Temperament: brave, loyal
  • Height: Male: 29–35 Inches, Female: 25–30 Inches
  • Weight: Male: 160–250  pounds, Female: 120–200 pounds
  • Colors: apricot-fawn, silver-fawn, fawn, or dark fawn-brindle
  • Group: working Group

 MAJOR CHARACTERISTICS

Other names
Mastiff, English Mastiff
Coat:Fine,Smooth
Litter size average 3 to 4 pups maybe larger
Life span6-10 years

MASTIFF DOG

Mastiffs Dog are known as “gentle giants,” big dogs whose main weapons are their size, reputation, and instinctive understanding of what is and isn’t a threat. A well-bred, well-socialized well trained, he will protect his human family as part of his nature, without any special training beyond simply making him a well-behaved member of the family.

Mastiffs are patient, lovable companions and guardians dog who take best to gentle training. Eternally loyal Mastiffs are also protective of family, and a natural wariness of strangers makes early training and socialization essential. These dog are also magnificent pets, but acquiring a powerful giant-breed dog is commitment not to be taken lightly.

MASTIFF TEMPERAMENT AND APPEARANCE

  • Mastiff Dog is innately good natured, calm, easygoing, and surprisingly gentle.
  • He is a well-mannered house pet but needs sufficient room to stretch out.
  • This is an extremely loyal breed, and though not excessively demonstrative, the Mastiff is devoted to his or her family and is good with children.
  • The adult Dog needs daily moderate exercise, grooming, walk, consisting of either a good walk or an enjoyable game.
  • It is a prone to drooling. Coat care is minimal.
  • This dog breeds does not enjoy hot weather,its enjoy cold weather.
  • Fine-boned, elegant, easy to carry, doesn’t take up much space.

MASTIFF HEALTH AND CARE

  • Life expectation is 9 to 11 years.
  • Major concerns: CHD, gastric torsion
  • Minor concerns: elbow dysplasia, osteosarcoma, cystinuria
  • Occasionally seen: cardiomyopathy, allergies, vaginal hyperplasia, cruciate ligament rupture, hypothyroidism, OCD, entropion, PRA, PPM
  • Suggested tests: hip, elbow, eye, cardiac, (cystinuria), thyroid, DNA for PRA
  • Note: obesity can be a problem

GALLERY

 

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