... A Mastiff is man's BIGGEST BEST friend!!
Here is a Mastiff that represents the breed WELL!! Altho
he is not our dog we are hoping to get a puppy from him!!! I
just L O V E the looks of him!! He is an INTER. CH and
As we gaze at our giant Mastiffs, snoozing by our feet or
sleeping comfortably on our sofas, every PROUD owner likes
to believe that his dog is the direct descendant of a
and NOBLE molaser from centuries past.
Such a ROMANTIC notion makes us feel that our Mastiff is
more dignified and pure!!!
Indeed the Mastiff derives from the Old World, and there
is plenty of evidence to substantiate this claim. Deriving
from the ancient dogs of the Old World, the Mastiff is one of
the oldest breeds of dog.
Today's breed is MASSIVE, POWERFUL, and IMPRESSIVE in
EVERY imaginable way. The English Mastiff is a British breed
which descended from the Alcaunt and other molasers many
"Mastiff" likely derives from the Anglo - Saxon word
"masty" meaning "powerful". In Roman times, the Mastiff
was employed as a war dog and fighter, put in the Arena
against gladiators, bears, and even elephants.
Who dares awaken the noble giant? Who would doubt
this molaser's purity and bravery?
In just 2 words I can sum up the Mastiff's temperament:
GENTLE GIANT. The Mastiff is a self - confident dog that knows
he is powerful and never acts without provocation or reason.
This is a family dog that likes to be in the company of his
owner and feels a particular liking towards children of whom
he is keenly protective.
When the Mastiff is involved in the family life he is
serene, docile, and able to give humans the BEST of himself.
He prefers a loving stroke, a kind word, or an appreciative
look more than any tidbit or treat.
Sensitivity is another of the Mastiff's SPECIAL traits. The
Mastiff is keenly tune to his master, knowing a person's
feelings and reacting to them in a surprising way. If you are
sad, he is the first to approach you with a sympathetic
tongue. If you are in pain, he will stay unobtrusively by your
side, as if trying to console you. If you are excited about
something, the Mastiff will share in your joy by running
playfully around you with a SPECIAL sparkle in his eyes and
an unmistakable smile on his face!!!
THESE SPECIAL QUALITIES
ENABLE THE MASTIFF TO GET
UNDER OUR SKIN.......
TO KNOW US MUCH BETTER.....
THAN WE KNOW OURSELVES.
Here is a picture of a CORRECT Mastiff. This dog is a show dog and is a INTER. CH and MULTI. CH This is not my dog only a picture of a GOOD~LOOKING representative of the breed!!! I WISH he was mine!!!! We are H O P I N G for a puppy from this A W E S O M E dog!!!
Here are some physical characteristics of the Mastiff...
SUBSTANCE: Massive, heavy - boned with a powerful
TOP~LINE: In profile the top line should be straight, level,
HEAD: In general outline giving a massive appearance
when viewed from any angle.
NOSE: Broad and always dark in color, with spread flat
nostrils in profile.
SIZE: The Mastiff has a shoulder height of 27 - 30 in. and
weighs 150 - 200 lbs. It is the largest breed by weight.
Mastiffs have a VERY large head with a short, wide muzzle
and v - shaped ears. They have a flat back, high - set, low -
hanging tail and large round feet.
CHARACTER: The Mastiff is confident, dignified, and VERY
gentle - natured. Mastiffs rarely bark, but they are not fond of
strangers and will defend their territory and family when
necessary, making excellent guard dogs.
TEMPERAMENT: The Mastiff is good with children, and
gets along WELL with other dogs and household pets if
properly socialized. In a family he will permit the children to
play with him and will suffer all their little pranks without
ACTIVITY: In spite of it's large size, the adult Mastiff has
only an average need for exercise. It enjoys walks or to play
in a large fenced - in - yard. Puppy Mastiffs should not be
over exercised... the Mastiff requires all of it's energy to
grow strong bones and put on weight.
ENJOY YOUR MASTIFF!! HE IS WORTH IT!!!