Dog breeds / English Mastiff


Other names
Coat Short and straight
Colors Fawn, apricot, or brindle

The Mastiff is a very big, powerful, and strong dog. It can be dominant with other dogs, especially in the same litter, but they are often gentle giants. Mastiffs are great as guard dogs, but they rarely bark. It is in the Mastiff’s nature to guard its territory and family. It is more of a quiet, silent guard than a barking dog. When they catch what they think is an intruder, instead of viciously attacking they will keep them at bay, or lay down on them to restrain them. Even though they are friendly, they will constantly be on guard unless told otherwise by their owners.

Mastiffs are very patient dogs and get along well with children. They respond well to firm but gentle training. Socialize with your Mastiff often to prevent them from becoming aloof with strangers. If socialized well enough then the Mastiff will get along fine with other dogs.

Being a big dog, they do drool a lot, along with displaying wheezing and snoring behaviors. Training with a Mastiff should be done as if you are the pack leader. Like many dogs, Mastiffs recognize pack leader status. Overall they are great dogs, and very friendly. They will protect your home – without keeping you awake at night with their barking.

Stats & Characteristics

Country of origin Asia
Height male 30″
Height female 27.5″
Weight male 160-230 lbs
Weight female 120-170 lbs
Popularity rank ? 28
Intelligence ?
Intelligence rank ? 72
Shedding ?
Grooming Moderate maintenance
Energy level Medium energy
Exercise Needs Medium
Playfulness Moderately playful
Affection level Very affectionate
Watchdog High
Protection ability Very protective
Good with dogs Friendly
Cold tolerance Medium tolerance
Heat tolerance Low tolerance
Life span 6-10 years

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