English Mastiff

 

Origin:

As early as 3000 B.C., drawings on Egyptian monuments depict typical Mastiffs. Later, even Caesar noticed the fearless, strong Mastiff as it fought alongside the British soldiers in 55 B.C. Impressed by the breed’s courage, he brought a group of them back to Rome and forced them to take part in bull baiting, lion fighting and fights with human gladiators. Later, the Mastiff became popular with the peasants in England, where the dogs were used to keep wolves and other dangerous predators under control as well to as protect the home.

History

One of the biggest dogs recognized by the American Kennel Club, the massive Mastiff loves being around people and is known to bond closely with his ‘family.’ A combination of grandeur and good nature as well as courage and docility, they were bred in England and used as a watchdog for more than two thousand years. The English Mastiff’s short coat can be fawn, apricot or brindle.

Color

The coat comes in fawn, apricot, or brindle.

  • Lifespan:

    6-10 years
  • Shedding:

    constant
  • Coat Length:

    short
  • Grooming:

    low
  • Size:

    l
  • Color:

Behavior

  • Temperament

    The Mastiff is a powerful yet gentle and loyal companion, but because of their size and need for space, they are best suited for country or suburban life. The breed requires light exercise and minimal grooming.

  • Barking

    Barks if Necessary

  • Adaptability

    • Adaptability to apartment living

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Good for novice owners

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Tolerates being alone

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Tolerates cold weather

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Tolerates hot weather

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Family Friendly

      1 2 3 4 5
  • Exercise needs

    • Energy level

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Exercise needs

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Playfulness

      1 2 3 4 5
  • Trainability

    moderate

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