The English Mastiff

"What the Lion is to the Cat the Mastiff is to the Dog, the noblest of the family; he stands alone, and all others sinking before him. His courage does not exceed its temper and generosity and in attachment he equals the kindest of his race. His docility is perfect; the teasing of the smaller kinds will hardly provoke him to resent, and I have seen him down with his paw the Terrier or cur that has bit him, without offering further injury."
Cynographia Britannica, circa 1800

Why English Mastiff

The Mastiff is the classic gentle giant, loving but sometimes stubborn. His size alone is enough to deter troublemakers. At heart, he is a peaceful dog, but he is always protective of his family and will step in if danger threatens.

If you want a dog who...

  • - It's massive and powerful
  • - Has a sleek easy-care coat
  • - Is calm and quiet indoors¬†(as an adult)
  • - Needs only moderate exercise
  • - Is usually mild-mannered, yet makes an imposing watchdog because of his enormous size and self-assurance

  • Than the english mastiff is the right dog for you!

Known to be good-natured, loving and a good companion to older children, the imposing mastiff must be exposed to as many to new people and situations as possible as a puppy.

This is a suitable dog breed for kids. It is also very friendly toward other pets and shy toward strangers

Description

Weight Range:

Male: 175-190 lbs. 
Female: 175-190 lbs


Height at Withers:

Male: 31 in.

Female: 28 in.


Coat Length: Short.
Colors: Fawn. Apricot, Brindle.
Overall Grooming Needs: Low.


Exercise Requirements: <30 minutes/day
Energy Level: Laid Back
Longevity Range: 8-10 yrs.

Tendency to Drool: High.

Social/Attention Needs: High.
Tendency to Bark: Moderate.

Characteristics of the English Mastiff

Description
The Mastiff is a massive dog. The Mastiff has a large, heavy square head with a well marked stop between the eyes. The muzzle should be half the length of the skull. The medium-sized brown to dark hazel eyes are set wide apart with a black mask around them. The nose is dark in color. The small ears are V-shaped and in proportion with the skull and are dark in color. The teeth should meet in a scissors bite but a slightly undershot bite is also acceptable in the show ring providing the teeth do not show when the mouth is closed. The tail is high-set with a wide base, tapering to a point reaching the hocks. Coat colors include fawn, apricot, or brindle.
Personality:
The Mastiff is a very massive, powerful, muscular dog. Dominance levels vary, even within the same litter, but they are often called a gentle giant. A born guard dog, they rarely bark, but it is in its nature to defend their territory and family, and is more a silent guard rather than a barker. When an intruder is caught they are more likely to hold them at bay, either by trapping them in a corner or laying on top of them rather than an all out attack. You do not need to train them to guard. No matter how friendly they are, if they sense danger they will naturally guard on their own unless the owners are there to tell them otherwise. Self-confident and watchful, they are patient and considered excellent with children. Intelligent, calm, even-tempered and docile. This breed is very large and heavy. They respond well to firm, but gentle, patient training. They love to please and need a lot of human leadership. Socialize them well to prevent them from becoming aloof with strangers. Owners need to be firm, calm, consistent, confident with an air of natural authority to communicate to the Mastiff that dominance is unwanted. If socialized with proper leadership it will get along well with other dogs. The Mastiff tends to drool, wheeze and snore loudly. They can be somewhat difficult to train. The objective in training this dog is to achieve a pack leader status. It is a natural instinct for a dog to have an order in their pack. When we humans live with dog, we become their pack.
Exercise:
Mastiffs are inclined to be lazy but they will keep fitter and happier if given regular exercise. Like all dogs, the Mastiff should be taken on regular daily walks to help release it's mental and physical energy. It's in a dogs nature to walk. While out on the walk the dog must be made to heel beside or behind the person holding the lead, as in a dog's mind the leader leads the way, and that leader needs to be the human. They should always be leashed in public.
Exercise:
Mastiffs are inclined to be lazy but they will keep fitter and happier if given regular exercise. Like all dogs, the Mastiff should be taken on regular daily walks to help release it's mental and physical energy. It's in a dogs nature to walk. While out on the walk the dog must be made to heel beside or behind the person holding the lead, as in a dog's mind the leader leads the way, and that leader needs to be the human. They should always be leashed in public.
Grooming:
The smooth, short-haired coat is easy to groom. Brush with a firm bristle brush and wipe over with a piece of toweling or chamois for a gleaming finish. Bathe or dry shampoo when necessary. This breed is an average shedder.

About lordsoftransylvania.ro

"Lords of Transylvania" is a new english mastiff kennel from Romania. We are a non-professional selective breeder with dogs having excellent bloodlines.


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