The Mastiff is a guard dog that originated in Great Britain. The breed was used to guard houses and protect livestock.
Appearance & Grooming
The Mastiff is an extra large dog. They have a short, dense, and rough coat in apricot, brindle, and fawn. The Mastiff sheds occasionally and requires periodic brushing.
Behavior & Disposition
The Mastiff is known for its alert, courageous, and affectionate character. They tend to play well with children. However, adult supervision is recommended when playing with other dogs.
The Mastiff has a moderate activity level. Because they are large dogs, it is critical to feed them balanced nutritious food. To prevent them becoming overweight, it is recommended to feed them at regular intervals.
The Mastiff is easily trainable through a combination of positive reinforcement and verbal praise. Early socialization and obedience training are recommended.