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Breed Group: Working
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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van Houten Kennels
Member Since: February 2006
Location: Gainesville, Florida
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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

Anonymous asked:

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 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 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

Anonymous asked:

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

Anonymous asked:

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 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

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