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Other Names
English Mastiff

Great Britain, Ancient Times

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Companion, Guarding

Life Expectancy
This breed can live as long as 10-12 years of age

Weight & Height
170 to 190 pounds - (can be larger) & 27.5 (bitch minimum at shoulder) / 30 inches (dog minimum at shoulder)

Known Health Problems
Hip & Elbow Dysplasia. Also prone to bloat, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)

Physical Description
Large, Powerful, heavily boned dog with a broad rectangular shaped head. The muzzle is short and ears are drop, small and v-shaped. The nose is dark and the eyes are brown. The chest is deep and wide and the long tail tapers.

This breed is intelligent & they make a great guard dog. Firm handling is needed as they may be protective of their owner.

Living Conditions
They can live very happily in apartments - as long as they get out for at least 1 decent walk a day (about 20/30 minutes or so) - beside their regular potty walks.

The smooth, short-hair - easy grooming. Bath or dry shampoo as necessary. Average shedder.

Puppies exercise and play should be moderated - they should not go for long walks or runs. Adult mastiffs need moderate exercise - a nice walk or outside play is sufficient. They tend to be couch potatoes. Pulling is also a good activity - but should not be done until they have developed (at least not heavy pulling). Pulling goes back to them being part of the working group - it is one of their "purposes".

Coat Texture
Short, smooth coat.

Coat Colors
Fawn (some call a very light fawn "silver fawn"), Brindle and Apricot are the 3 recognized AKC mastiff colors

Litters can range from 1 - and all the way up to 15 puppies. Litters of 10 or 12 are not rare. Obedience training is a must - mastiffs can be a little stubborn and do need a firm hand - b/c of how large they become obedience is very important. They are not a guard do in the sense of attacking a stranger. They are more prone to holding someone at bay than to physically attack someone.

Continental Kennel Club
American Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
American Pet Registry
Fédération Cynologique Internationale
Canadian Kennel Club
National Kennel Club


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Mastiff Breeders

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SiMeSh Kennels
Location: Breton, AB Canada

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