"Mastiffs are among the largest dogs."
Other names for this breed:English Mastiff
Country of origin:England, Great Britain
Weight:Male 160-230 pounds, female 120-170 pounds
Height:Male 30 inches & up, female 27.5 inches & up
Coat:Double coat, short, fine and smooth
Color:Apricot, brindle, fawn, silver-fawn
Life span:6-10 years
AKC - American Kennel Club: Working
UKC - United Kennel Club: Guard
TKC - The Kennel Club: Working
NZKC - New Zealand Kennel Club: Utility
FCI - International: 2 - Pinschers and Schnauzers, Molossoids and Swiss Mountain Dogs, 2.2 - Molossoid Breeds, 2.3 - Swiss Mountain Dog Breeds
English mastiffs are powerful, hard-working dogs. They make great family pets and can be trusted to protect their property from intruders and strangers. They tend to be loyal and affectionate toward their owners. These dogs are also intelligent which makes them reliable working companions that can handle just about any job you give them with ease.
English mastiffs are also easy to train and they have a strong work ethic that makes them reliable on farms and in kennels as well. However, they’re not for everyone because they require a lot of attention and care, especially if you have small children or other pets.
English mastiffs are known for being one of the most docile dog breeds around. They’re even considered excellent livestock helpers by some because farmers use them as guard dogs to protect their property from intruders. English mastiffs aren’t aggressive by nature but they will defend themselves physically if necessary so it is important that you socialize your puppy from the get-go so he doesn’t become afraid of people after he grows up.
A Brief History
The English mastiff is an ancient breed with roots dating back to the 1300s. The English mastiff was originally bred to be a powerful guard dog, but they also make gentle, affectionate companions.
The English mastiff is a large, stocky dog with a long, powerful build and a shaggy coat. This breed is famous for its strength and size so it’s important to feed your English mastiff high-quality dog food that helps maintain the strength of the breed.
There are two different types of English mastiffs: the English bulldog, and the English mastiff. The English bulldog is a smaller, more compact dog with a short, stocky build and a straight, sturdy coat. The English mastiff is a larger, more powerful dog with a more powerful build and a shaggy coat. It’s important to know which type you have when deciding on the best English mastiff foods.
Loving and Trustworthy
English mastiffs are loyal dogs that are eager to please their owners. They’re also very easy to train, making them great candidates for beginner dog owners. English mastiffs are patient, kind and forgiving dogs that are good with kids and other animals. You will find the average English mastiff to be quite affectionate towards humans.
Unlike some other dog breeds, the English mastiff is not a shy dog breed. They are outgoing and will love to be a part of any family activities including sporting activities, picnics and cuddling up with the humans on the couch watching TV. English mastiff dogs are good guard dogs and will bark at strangers and intruders. They won’t bark for extended periods and will generally let their owners know if someone is at the door. These dogs are very trustworthy and easy to train.
Very Loyal Dogs
English mastiffs are incredibly loyal dogs. They will be loyal to their owners and their family’s property. They will alert you if someone is trying to break into your home and they will guard your home and family while you’re away. English mastiffs are also good with children.
They are equally beloved by most children too. Because of their size and strength, children tend to be careful around these dogs and they won’t unintentionally hurt the dog.
English mastiffs are very intelligent dogs that are easy to train. They are highly observant and will pick up cues from their human handlers very quickly. They will learn to sit, stay, and come pretty quickly. They will also learn to walk on a leash, sit for treats, and to be good watch dogs.
Strong Work Ethic
English mastiffs are strong-willed dogs that have a great work ethic. They will thrive on exercise, especially when young. They will require daily walks to be healthy and happy. This dog breed is also good in the house. They will love to be with their owners and to be part of the family.
They will not require extensive grooming or daily exercise but they will require regular brushing to keep their coats clean and mats from forming.
Protective of Their Owners and Property
English mastiffs are excellent protection dogs. They are diligent watchdogs that will alert their human owners to any strangers that are near their property. They will also fiercely guard their homes and family if they feel that someone is threatening them. These dogs are not aggressive by nature but they will protect themselves when necessary.
The average English mastiff is not a barky dog breed. Instead, they are known to protect their owners with a loud, intimidating bark. English mastiffs are great guard dogs but they can be difficult to house-train. These dogs will also require regular walks to be happy and healthy. English mastiff puppies are also large and can be difficult to house train.
Easy to Care for
English mastiffs are easy to care for dogs. They don’t require a lot of exercise. However, they do require daily walks to be happy and healthy. Your English mastiff will also require grooming every so often to keep their coats and mats clean. They can live to be 15 years old or more, and they are generally healthy dogs.
They can develop most diseases common to large breeds but they are much more likely to develop health issues that are uncommon to other dog breeds.
The English mastiff is a powerful, loyal and protective dog with a strong work ethic. They’re also easy to care for and make great protection dogs. The English mastiff is indeed a great family dog that requires little maintenance.
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