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Mastiff

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Weight
175-190 lbs
Height
Male: 30; Female: 27.5 inches
Color(s)
fawn, apricot, or brindle, all with dark muzzle, ears and nose
Overview
This ancient breed was primarily used as a guard dog. The Mastiff was favored by nobility as a hunting companion and revered by peasants as a family and livestock protector. They were also used as arena gladiators where they participated in bull, bear, and dog combat. The Mastiff was nearly extinct by the end of WWII, but was saved with imports from the United States and Canada.
Character
A massive, muscular, and powerful dog, the Mastiff is one of the heaviest of breeds. Males are capable of exceeding 200 pounds. They have an imposing and dominant demeanor. Mastiffs are fearless, alert, and extremely courageous. Often referred to as the Gentle Giant, they are a combination of dignity and grandeur.
Temperament
The Mastiff is a watchful, reliable, and intelligent breed. They are exceedingly loyal and deeply devoted to their family. This breed thrives on human companionship and affection and does not do well if left alone for extended periods of time. The Mastiff does best in a home with older considerate children. They do not do well with other household pets they have not been raised with. This breed is naturally protective and is extremely possessive of their family and home. The Mastiff is not recommended for the novice, inexperienced, or passive owner.
Care
The Mastiff requires minimal grooming. Occasional brushing with a firm bristle brush will suffice. Bathing or dry shampooing should be done when necessary. The Mastiff is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia, bloat, ectropion, PRA, cardiomyopathy, and gastric torsion. They also have a tendency to drool and snore.
Coat
The Mastiff is a double coat breed. The outer coat is short, coarse, and straight. The under coat is dense and fits closely to the body. The color of the coat comes in apricot, fawn, or brindle. The nose, muzzle, and ears are black. This breed is an average shedder.
Training
Early socialization and obedience are crucial for this breed. The Mastiff requires a dominant handler. They do not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. They are eager to please but may be difficult to train. This breed does best with firmness, fairness, patience, respect, and consistency. They excel in guarding, military and police work, weight pulling, and search and rescue.
Activity
The Mastiff is slow moving and is inclined to be rather lazy. Daily securely leashed walks or a play session in a safely fenced small yard are highly recommended to keep them happy and fit. They will do okay in an apartment or condominium dwelling provided they are given stimulation, attention, and sufficient exercise.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Mastiff puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

9/21/2014 8:28:03 AM

9/21/2014 8:28:03 AM

What should I feed my mastiff?

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Anonymous

A grain-free, high quality dog food is the best thing to feed your mastiff. Brands you can look into are Evo, Orijen, Acana, Taste of the Wild, Now, Go!, Back to Basic's, Black Gold Grain Free, DNA Dog Food, Earths Pride, Horizon Legacy, and Wysong. But there are many other grain-free brands that are just as good. Each and every brand will be priced differently, so find a grain-free dog food that is in your price range. Remember, the dog food will cost more to buy, but it lasts much, much longer then low-cost/low-nutrition dog food.
9/22/2014 11:55:57 AM

Anonymous

Agree Grain free is the way to go when feeding kibble.
10/3/2014 2:21:22 PM

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1/8/2014 3:03:36 PM

1/8/2014 3:03:36 PM

We have an English Mastiff that is reverse brindle. does that make her worth more? Our English Mastiff looks like a Bengal tiger. We have her up for sale but are not sure if she is rare or if it is more common.

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Anonymous

I raise Mastiffs & have a female that about half of her pups are reverse brindle, I dont see as rare, I would look online for Mastiffs for sale in your area. to help with what they are selling for in your area. keep in mind age & training your dog has had. good luck!
2/17/2014 1:58:35 PM

Anonymous

Reverse brindle is not rare it is actually a color fault. Breeders out there advertising reverse brindle's at higher prices are just out for money. Some don't even get the reverse coat right (some with a more black with very few stripes say those are reverse when indeed a lighter coat with very few stripes is reverse.......either way reverse is a color fault). I own 2 and with their overall conformation I'd take a color fault any day over any other fault or health issue. My male stud produces it in every breeding so most def not rare to throw a lighter colored brindle.
10/3/2014 2:24:24 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/13/2013 11:28:13 AM

6/13/2013 11:28:13 AM

My 1yr old Mastiff puppy fights when he sleeps and runs in his sleep what does that mean He does this most of the time when he is a sleep so I don't really know if its normal

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Anonymous

It is normal. Your Mastiff is dreaming. My dog will bark in her sleep.
6/19/2013 1:43:15 AM

Anonymous asked:

4/7/2013 8:06:19 PM

4/7/2013 8:06:19 PM

how much dog food do mastiffs eat in a week?

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Anonymous

my mastiff is 2 yrs old and she eats 50lbs every two weeks
11/6/2013 11:22:57 PM

Anonymous

Mine is a 3 yr old male Mastiff 180lbs and eats about 6 cups a day- and treats 37lb bags last about 3.5 weeks
2/5/2015 10:42:36 AM

Anonymous asked:

3/3/2013 5:25:54 AM

3/3/2013 5:25:54 AM

my mastiff ate my couch why

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Anonymous

This is due to lack of training.
3/27/2013 7:38:24 PM

Anonymous

Totally agree w above + separation anxiety... kennel if you need to, windows come next if not corrected.
2/2/2015 11:16:54 AM

Anonymous asked:

2/19/2013 1:18:40 PM

2/19/2013 1:18:40 PM

why is my almost 2yr old female mastiff hyper she will be 2 in july and she is fixed but very hyper

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Anonymous

If your dog is hyper, then she is not well exercised. You need to get your dog out more and make sure she is exercised every day.
7/11/2014 5:41:54 PM

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2/11/2013 8:01:17 PM

2/11/2013 8:01:17 PM

do english mastiff puppy ears get darker as they mature?

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Anonymous

Since the beginning of my breeding 6 years ago I have seens some mastiff puppies ears get darker as they mature, but it is not a guarantee.
3/10/2013 11:35:43 AM

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1/27/2013 11:40:12 AM

1/27/2013 11:40:12 AM

what is life expectancy of a Mastiff?

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Anonymous

Books state the life expectancy is around 8-9. I've been raising Mastiffs for 20 years now and my first female was 14 when she passed away. Her daughter was 13 and her granddaughter is still alive.
5/7/2014 1:52:39 AM

erniebarajas3 asked:

1/7/2013 10:09:10 AM

1/7/2013 10:09:10 AM

failed potty training My 7wk old mastiff pees in his cage, even though the cage is set to his size. he wont stop crying when he's put in it for the night.

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Anonymous

Take the blanket away. I know it sounds cruel but it helps tea h them that it won't just get absorbed. Also fees in the cage, they like to keep the area they eat in clean. But be patient, it may take a few weeks to learn. Add a stuffed animal for comfort and take him out every three hours at least overnight.
2/11/2013 6:36:18 PM

Anonymous

Be sure that you take in him outside until he pees before putting him in cage, sometime they may cry missing litter mates, either put something warm in with him or have the cage close enough that you can keep your hand close to him at night. 7 weeks old is still young, be patient and keep his bedding washed. He still needs to feel secure.
3/1/2013 2:44:23 PM

Anonymous

take away food at 6 pm amd water at 8 pm
1/1/2015 5:08:06 AM

Anonymous asked:

1/1/2013 9:11:11 PM

1/1/2013 9:11:11 PM

my mastiff keeps scratching my mastiff keeps scratching - why?

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Anonymous

Could be a # of reasons behind your dog scratching......could be allergies, dry skin etc. Could always do an exam with your vet or try adding virgin coconut oil to their food or rub in dry areas their itching.
10/3/2014 2:26:12 PM

Anonymous

dog food allergy??
1/1/2015 5:08:29 AM

Anonymous asked:

12/16/2012 9:53:53 AM

12/16/2012 9:53:53 AM

what's average litter size of cane corso

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Anonymous asked:

11/20/2012 3:39:27 PM

11/20/2012 3:39:27 PM

would a mastiff make a good running partner

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Anonymous

No...In fact you are not supposed to exercise a mastiff any more than light daily walks until they are at least 2 years old because their bones are still developing. After two they should be able to handle a few miles at a slow/walking pace. But make sure you bring plenty of water for your dog, if you're thirsty, they probably are too!
11/24/2012 9:55:29 AM

Anonymous

I would wait for them to be fully developed. As with any breed, it all depends on their conformation. I would have your vet evaluate the dog before instituting any kind of running program with your pet. We own several mastiffs, our male runs the 40 acres we live on daily. He is always running, to the tune of 2-6 miles daily, our females on the other hand only occasionally run. Just as with anything, the conformation, temperament and build will dictate the runner.
12/4/2012 11:21:20 AM

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11/20/2012 12:05:53 AM

11/20/2012 12:05:53 AM

How to Stop Digging My 7 months old female half Bull mastiff & half English Mastiff likes digging holes in yard. How do I stop this?

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Anonymous

Try a training collar, they work while the dog is still a puppy. However, when the dog becomes full grown, the collar will be ineffective due to the sheer size and strength of the dog. Our male mastiff responded well to the collar until he was about 110-120lbs, than it just became an annoyance!
12/4/2012 11:27:42 AM

Anonymous

I raise English mastiff... one way that seems to help with MOST dogs... is I fill in the hole most of the way, then place their feces in the hole & finish filling in the hole with dirt & pack down... this usually takes a FEW tries.. but have had good luck breaking dogs of digging..... Sometimes for hard core.. you can try placing some wire fence just under the dirt.. when they start to dig & hit wire it is not comfy & they will stop.... this also take a few tries... Good luck!
2/20/2014 5:01:13 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/12/2012 9:11:39 AM

11/12/2012 9:11:39 AM

my four mouth mastiff is not backing and i dnt know why

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Anonymous asked:

11/12/2012 8:00:28 AM

11/12/2012 8:00:28 AM

We have done our homework on Mastiffs and have added a beautiful little lady.. just trying to... We have done our homework on Mastiffs and have added a beautiful little lady.. just trying to understand the puppy growth.. 11 weeks old is 30 Lbs maybe a little more. 30 Lbs good for a lady or bad?.. she was the biggest in the litter... have her in my daughters room sleeping after eating at 530 am, baby monitor is helping keep track of pee and bowel moments.. wakes up take her outside.. walk her then let her eat a little and then sleep for 3 to 4 hrs...

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Anonymous

A good way to tell with any dog is if you can still feel their rib cage. There should be very little fat in that area. All dogs progress at different rates, what's normal for one dog may not be for another.
2/3/2015 11:01:01 AM

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10/27/2012 7:38:48 AM

10/27/2012 7:38:48 AM

We adopted a 2yr old female english mastiff a year ago. Previously abused and DISLIKED men. She... We adopted a 2yr old female english mastiff a year ago. Previously abused and DISLIKED men. She took to my husband quickly and our early teenage children. She has now tried to aggressively bite my daughter in the face out of no where for no reason. My daughter is not a dominant type, does not provoke,and was not in dog's face. The dog has always protected my kids from day one....why the sudden change? What can we do to keep dog but put our child's safety first?

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Anonymous asked:

9/13/2012 8:36:52 PM

9/13/2012 8:36:52 PM

My mastiff sheds terribly. Is this normal? Is there any recommendations to remedy this

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Anonymous

Yup, I'm afraid it's normal. And it's just the luck of the draw--depends on the individual dog, in other words. Some hardly shed at all, others will shed morning, noon, and night, 365 days a year. I've got one of those myself, and have resigned myself to little wads of fluff all over the house.
10/15/2012 1:44:44 AM

Anonymous asked:

9/10/2012 3:12:24 PM

9/10/2012 3:12:24 PM

What is the difference between a Scottish Mastiff and an English Mastiff?

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Anonymous asked:

8/28/2012 5:26:14 AM

8/28/2012 5:26:14 AM

I have a 6 yr female/spayed Mastiff. I rescued her she was left outside all the time in the... I have a 6 yr female/spayed Mastiff. I rescued her she was left outside all the time in the midewst. She played by chasing little critters. I got her to be good with my pther dog & cat, no problems. I have problems when I walk her, she wants to jump at other dogs! it was easy to stop her when she only weighed 78 lbs. Now she weighs 154 lbs. How do i get this to stop? She does not play with toys at all. I have tried lots! She really appreciates a home! Now I have problems getting her in a huge kennel when I leave. Any suggestions will be most welcome!!! Thanks!

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Anonymous

You must establish yourself as a strong pack leader or she will think that she is. Try some submission training, and make her work for meals, treats etc. Mastiffs in particular love to please, so giving them commands that they must then follow before rewarding serves two purposes. It gives them a "job" and it reminds them of your role as pack leader. Hope this helps... good luck.
11/11/2012 1:44:21 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/16/2012 6:44:37 PM

8/16/2012 6:44:37 PM

I have a 15 weeks old South African Mastiff and she won't go up or down the stairs. Does anyone... I have a 15 weeks old South African Mastiff and she won't go up or down the stairs. Does anyone know why this would be? Thanks

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Anonymous

Well I worked and worked with her all night and found that if I open the door first in and out she will go up and down. Thanks tho. TK.
8/17/2012 9:51:48 AM

Anonymous

I also have a boerboel, she is now 2yrs old. They really shouldn't be climbing up or down stairs, or putting any strain on their joints until they are much older. I wouldn't let my girl use stairs or jump in or out of the car until she was about 18 months old, we used a ramp.
9/24/2012 5:34:17 PM

Anonymous

Well at first I picked her up but I have a 9 months old son so I can't always carry her I also have a second dog shes a wired hair pointer-English setter and is very hyper so my BB (matti) is always trying to keep up with her. Bella is extremely fast we clocked her 49 km and she was not even trying to beat the 4 wheeler just keep pace with it so there is no way I could keep matti for running jumping and all the other puppy stuff she does! She seems great we give her calf liver for her joints. Thanks for the response :)
9/25/2012 2:28:00 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/30/2012 3:13:01 PM

7/30/2012 3:13:01 PM

My english mastiff will be 2 years old in one month. He only weighs 120lbs. He eats at least 3... My english mastiff will be 2 years old in one month. He only weighs 120lbs. He eats at least 3 huge bowls of adult large breed puppy food a day, goes to the vet regulary for shots and meds as needed. The vet keeps saying he is very healthy but I feel he should be weighing alot more than that? We were told by the breeder that he was smaller than the his brothers and sisters b/c he didn't take to bottle very after his mother. Thoughts???

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Anonymous

Breeders are buying 500 to 600 dollars just to breed. They may be AKC but that does not mean they are full blooded. People are cons.
7/31/2012 11:01:14 AM

Anonymous

We have the original papers and family blood line. The breeder we purchased from has been in business for over 10 years and we were also provided references.
7/31/2012 12:56:35 PM

Anonymous

your english mastiff is genetically small and may not be a purebred
11/14/2012 9:41:11 PM

Anonymous

A Mastiff should have his full height and length on him by about 2 years of age. After that, they will begin filling in and getting thicker and heavier. It is best to not push a dog too quickly to gain which could cause stress and strain on bones and joints. He will begin getting heavier now at this age.
11/20/2012 9:40:51 AM

Anonymous asked:

7/15/2012 11:14:33 AM

7/15/2012 11:14:33 AM

what is the total age of mastiff dog

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Anonymous

If you mean life span usually 6- 7 years but I have seen some as old as 11.
1/20/2013 3:18:08 AM

Anonymous asked:

7/6/2012 6:48:17 PM

7/6/2012 6:48:17 PM

How big can the Mastiff breed get?

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Anonymous

Zorba was the heaviest dog, an English Mastiff weighing in at 343 pounds. He was nearly 8 feet from nose to tail. This however is not the average by any means. Typically a mastiff will weigh 180-200+ pounds or there abouts.
7/28/2012 7:38:46 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/27/2012 2:31:09 PM

6/27/2012 2:31:09 PM

My puppy is rottie/ Spanish mastiff just wondering if he weighs at 75 pounds now and he's 7 half... My puppy is rottie/ Spanish mastiff just wondering if he weighs at 75 pounds now and he's 7 half months old now , how large or what will his weight be when full grown ?

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Anonymous asked:

5/30/2012 3:31:08 AM

5/30/2012 3:31:08 AM

My male English mastiff puppy weighed 45.1 pounds at exactly 4 months... 2 weeks later though... My male English mastiff puppy weighed 45.1 pounds at exactly 4 months... 2 weeks later though not weighed, still looks about the same size. Any need for concern? Please and thank you.

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Anonymous

Mastiffs go through growth spurts. If he doesn't seem to put on weight for a few weeks, he might be building up for one of the spurts. 45 pounds at 4 months is a good weight. There will be months where he will grow in height and look like a gangly teenager, then his girth will catch up and it will start over again.
5/7/2014 1:58:08 AM

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5/16/2012 6:32:36 PM

5/16/2012 6:32:36 PM

I have a 3 month old female english mastiff and I was just wondering how much she should be... I have a 3 month old female english mastiff and I was just wondering how much she should be eating and how much to give her at each feeding? We just lost our 3 year old dog to bloat a couple months ago. So now im afraid of everything that she does because i dont want anything to happen to her. We feed her puppy food thats called 4Health. Any info on english mastiff's would be great !! thank you!!

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Anonymous

for big dogs that get bloat like the mastiff, it needs to wait at least an hour before long strenuous activity.
5/17/2012 1:29:14 PM

Anonymous

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7/8/2012 6:29:07 PM

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5/14/2012 10:17:25 PM

5/14/2012 10:17:25 PM

My Mastiff girl just had pups. They are 7 weeks old. They are getting spots of fur that have a... My Mastiff girl just had pups. They are 7 weeks old. They are getting spots of fur that have a different color than what they already have.

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Anonymous asked:

4/29/2012 5:54:28 PM

4/29/2012 5:54:28 PM

do some french mastiffs have white on chin

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motiva8 asked:

4/20/2012 8:21:45 AM

4/20/2012 8:21:45 AM

How much time can my daughters Mastiff/mix be left alone daily? Ella spends the day home on our... How much time can my daughters Mastiff/mix be left alone daily? Ella spends the day home on our porch with other dogs/friends. Daughter is wanting to move and take dog,where she will be alone all day and alot of the evenings. I think the dog should stay here. Ella will be a year this summer. I need to explain what the dogs needs are. and she[D] dosnt know, and im not sure either. thanks

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Anonymous

There are many things when leaving a mastiff alone for long periods of time, even as rather calm and patient dogs they do like to be social sometimes out of the day. personally i have a 4 yr old mastiff that loves to just lay on her bed for days end but on the other hand find her get borde and start to chew on stuff, when im at work (normally at night) i will leave the tv or radio on for her to keep it sounding like a normal day at home. providing a nice solid toy always helps too, i hope this helps but for the most part its okay as long as its not for days at a time. having a room or cage big enough for her/him to come in and out of is also something to consider. -Mastiff Owner
5/8/2012 6:33:44 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/24/2012 10:52:59 PM

3/24/2012 10:52:59 PM

I have a pure bred female Giant Schnauzer, she is 14 months old and weighs about 75 pounds and... I have a pure bred female Giant Schnauzer, she is 14 months old and weighs about 75 pounds and my sister has a pure bred male English Mastiff who is 10 months old and weighs about 120 pounds. A lot of people keep saying we should breed them together. I have researched it, but haven't found much info on breeding these two breeds together. What I did find was a picture and story about one puppy named Lola that seems to be a great dog. So, I guess my question is, what do you all think about breeding these two breeds together? Both of our dogs have wonderful temperments and are great with other animals, kids and people.

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Anonymous

Just be careful because breeding a female with a larger male can make the puppy's too big for the female to birth, which may make her have to get a c-section. I would take about it to your vet, because that would be a really cool looking dog :-)
5/30/2012 2:55:09 PM

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