Height: 27.5-33 inches
Weight: 175-190 lbs.
Life Span: 8-10 yrs.
Breed Group: Guardian Dogs
Properly bred, socialized, and trained mastiffs are gentle, good-natured,
and easygoing. They love children and usually get along with other animals.
They can be stubborn when being obedience trained but will come around if
handled with patience and gentleness. They are usually friendly with strangers,
in their own reserved way, but may be territorial and are therefore good
Their power and massive size can be formidable, so it is important that
any signs of dominance or aggression be addressed immediately with a trainer.
Mastiffs thrive on companionship and should be included in family activities.
They can be heavy droolers.
The outercoat is straight, coarse, and moderately short; the undercoat is
dense, short, and close.
Coat color is fawn, apricot, or brindle. The muzzle, ears, and nose are
darker than the body. A small patch of white may appear on the chest. The
head is massive.
Grooming & Exercise Needs
Mastiffs need only quick weekly brushings. They need long daily walks and
occasional opportunities to run and play in a secured area.
Mastiffs have inhabited Europe and Asia for thousands of years, but their
origins are unclear. Historically, they have been hunters, guards, and fighters.
It is especially important to purchase a mastiff from a reputable breeder.
Breed-related health concerns: hip and elbow dysplasia, ectropion,
Reference: AKC - American Kennel Club