Is a
Mastiff the best pet dog or puppy to suit your lifestyle.

Mastiff

Choosing a Mastiff as your pet dog or puppy:--

General Description

Massive, powerful dogs with a gentle nature Large head and body they are very imposing dogs making them ideal as guard dogs.
Suitable Owners

Experienced, physically strong with a suitable home and transport to cope with these large dogs
Origins

An ancient breed originally bred as Guard Dogs.
Dog Group - Kennel Club:

 Working dogs.
Coat:

 Short, coarse coat.
Grooming:

 Need brushing weekly but could be more often to avoid shedding hair
Average Height:

 70-76 cms.27-30 ins.
Average Weight:

 79-86 kgs.170-190 lb.
Colour:

 Fawn, silver fawn or dark brown brindle.
Temperament:

 A true gentle giant, while they are powerful and courageous they are also calm, gentle and protective.
Very loyal and enjoying the company of humans especially families they make great family pets. \Good with children especially if socialised early.
 Exercise:

 Medium requirement
Average Lifespan: 

9-10 yrs.
Possible Disadvantages

Not the most intelligent of dogs they can be slow to train

Potential Health Concerns



Hip and elbow dysplasia, bloat, heart disease and epilepsy.
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