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English Mastiff

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English Mastiff

Overview

Mastiff is one among the massive or large dog breeds which are recognized by American Kennel Club. Some kennels referred it also as English or Old English Mastiff . No doubt, the Mastiff s are large dogs but they love to be around the people and well known for making the strong and close bond with their family. Splendor, good nature, docility, courage is combine in this giant dog. It was initially bred in England and for more than two thousand years, it was used as watchdog. Despite its lumbering and huge size it yet loves to be gentle with a great intelligence. The sweet temperament, intelligence and their mild manners composed them as a kind and mellow. On the other hand the dominance levels can vary from dog to dog even within same litter. But it is commonly known as a Gentle Giant. Affectionate and loyal Mastiff s bark rarely but defend its family and territory in natural way because they are guard dogs by birth. It is a silent guard dog that is better than a much barker. It attacks on an intruder with its nature style to enclose him in a corner or lying on top, rather attack all out. A Mastiff can protect the owner and property without having guard dog training. It is no matter how much it is cordial, if it feel the danger it ultimately defend the master, family and property as well, and engage the threat until the owner come and tell it to be calm or not. Alert, Independent Mastiff s are generally tolerant, and has tendency to be excellent with children. It responds well to firm, consistent training if it given by gentleness and patience. It loves to please and like a fully resolute human leadership which can express the lot of leadership. It is recommended that it must be socialize in early times to avoid becoming distant with strangers. Due to their massive size it is not suitable for apartments can be good in country sides or in urban life. It requires fair amount of exercises. Equally built with the huge size it encompasses energetic frames. The coat of this giant breed is short that can come in apricot, fawn and brindle colors. The short coat of this breed requires minimal grooming. The weight is 150 or 160 pounds some can go beyond the 200 pounds, and the height is 27 to 30 inches. The life expectancy of this breed is 10 to 12 years in general.

Mastiff History

As on earliest about 3000 B.C the carving pictures on the Egyptian monuments depict classic Mastiff s. Later on, even Caesar noticed the fearless, robust working dog because in 55 B.C it fought side by side to the British troopers. Affected by the breed's spirit, he brought a gaggle of them back to Rome and made them to require half in bull harassment, lion fighting and fights with human gladiators. Later, the working dog became popular the peasants in European country, wherever the dogs were accustomed keep wolves and different dangerous predators in check moreover to as defend the house. AKC recognized it in 1885 A.D.

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Mastiff Life Expectancy

Mastiff ’s life expectancy is normally 10 to 12 years.

Mastiff Appearance

Mastiff s are enormous, equally shaped dogs with potent frames. Their heads are massive and broad with wrinkled brows and a short muzzle that coloring black. With warm and alert expressions the eyes are rather small. The ears are V-shaped that are hanging very close to the cheeks. The neck is strong and thick which is sloping down to deep chest and level rear. Hanging low the tail is high set and tapered. The Mastiff s attire a short but thick coat which comes in fawn, brindle, apricot or silver colors. On the whole it carries itself with a pride and dignity.

Mastiff Weight and Height

Their height of a Mastiff is 27 to 30 inches and weight is 150 to 160 pounds sometimes it weighs beyond the 200 pounds. .

Mastiff Temperament

No doubt, the Mastiff s are large dogs but they love to be around the people and well known for making the strong and close bond with their family. Splendor, good nature, docility, courage is combine in this giant dog. It was initially bred in England and for more than two thousand years, it was used as watchdog. Despite its lumbering and huge size it yet loves to be gentle with a great intelligence. The sweet temperament, intelligence and their mild manners composed them as a kind and mellow. On the other hand the dominance levels can vary from dog to dog even within same litter. But it is commonly known as a Gentle Giant.

Affectionate and loyal Mastiff s bark rarely but defend its family and territory in natural way because they are guard dogs by birth. It is a silent guard dog that is better than a much barker. It attacks on an intruder with its nature style to enclose him in a corner or lying on top, rather attack all out. A Mastiff can protect the owner and property without having guard dog training. It is no matter how much it is cordial, if it feel the danger it ultimately defend the master, family and property as well, and engage the threat until the owner come and tell it to be calm or not. Alert, Independent Mastiff s are generally tolerant, and has tendency to be excellent with children. It responds well to firm, consistent training if it given by gentleness and patience. It loves to please and like a fully resolute human leadership which can express the lot of leadership...

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Mastiff with children and other pets

Despite its massive size tt is friendly to the family and can get along the children. If it is not socialized and exercised well it may be destructive. In general it is wary of or distant to the strangers and can attack them if it feels the danger from them. It is not so much barking dog. .

Mastiff Care and Grooming

The fine, thick and short coat of this breed is easy to groom only requires a regular grooming. it requires routine brushing and normal grooming. They must be combed and brushed regularly. It is an average shedding dog. Ear must be cleaned to avoid any ear infection. Bath is while it is necessary.

Mastiff Health Issues

General health issues of Mastiff s are elbow dysplasia, hip dysplasia, bloat, CHD, ectropion, gastric torsion, vaginal hyperplasia, PPM, and PRA sometimes it prone to cardiomyopathy.

Mastiff Training

Training is a thing which can influence the dogs behavior and attitude. So always train your dog carefully and with a zealous attitude. When a dog is trained well enough it can be even tempered. Being an intelligent dog it is very easy to train, sociable and kind dog require mild and gentle training methods with not harsh handling. It responds well to firm, consistent training if it given by gentleness and patience. It loves to please and like a fully resolute human leadership which can express the lot of leadership. It is recommended that it must be socialize in early times to avoid becoming distant with strangers.

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Mastiff Exercise

It is huge dog breed so daily exercise is vital for it to avoid the obesity. Tough, this is a rather lazy dog but it should be exercised on daily basis to keep it happy and satisfied. It is necessary that it should be taken to a daily long walk. Due to their massive size it is not suitable for apartments can be good in country sides or in urban life. It requires fair amount of exercises

Mastiff Recognition

It is Recognized by CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, KCGB, CKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR, DRA, NAPR

Mastiff Group

Mastiff , AKC Working.

Mastiff Good Names

Here are some good names for Mastiff . If you have a Mastiff puppy/dog and the name is not yet decided then you should just click the link below and chose one good name for cute puppy of Mastiff . Good names are for good dogs and the unique name for unique puppies and black names for black dog. All the names are available over here that are just one click far from you. Click the link and see the all names for dogs.

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