Mastiff Dog Breed Information
The Mastiff is a double coat breed. The outer coat is short, coarse, and straight. The under coat is dense and fits closely to the body. The color of the coat comes in apricot, fawn, or brindle. The nose, muzzle, and ears are black. This breed is an average shedder.
A massive, muscular, and powerful dog, the Mastiff is one of the heaviest of breeds. Males are capable of exceeding 200 pounds. They have an imposing and dominant demeanor. Mastiffs are fearless, alert, and extremely courageous. Often referred to as the Gentle Giant, they are a combination of dignity and grandeur.
The Mastiff is a watchful, reliable, and intelligent breed. They are exceedingly loyal and deeply devoted to their family. This breed thrives on human companionship and affection and does not do well if left alone for extended periods of time. The Mastiff does best in a home with older considerate children. They do not do well with other household pets they have not been raised with. This breed is naturally protective and is extremely possessive of their family and home. The Mastiff is not recommended for the novice, inexperienced, or passive owner.
The Mastiff requires minimal grooming. Occasional brushing with a firm bristle brush will suffice. Bathing or dry shampooing should be done when necessary. The Mastiff is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia, bloat, ectropion, PRA, cardiomyopathy, and gastric torsion. They also have a tendency to drool and snore.
The Mastiff is slow moving and is inclined to be rather lazy. Daily securely leashed walks or a play session in a safely fenced small yard are highly recommended to keep them happy and fit. They will do okay in an apartment or condominium dwelling provided they are given stimulation, attention, and sufficient exercise.
Mastiff Health and Life Expectancy
As with many larger dog breeds, the Mastiff has a relatively low life expectancy compared to some breed, and lives for around 5-10 years. There are a number of health problems to look out for with this breed, and this includes: luxating patella, strokes, epilepsy, spinal problems, eye problems, thyroid disorders, OCD, HOD, HD and elbow dysplasia, heart defects, bloat, kidney problems, and sensitivity to drugs and chemicals. They can also suffer heatstroke in very hot conditions. The parents of the Mastiff should have OFA and CERF certificates.
Latest Mastiff Dogs for adoption
MILO - Bull Mastiff
£135 adoption fee
HOW TO ADOPT FROM BATH CATS & DOGS HOME We’re an independent branch of the RSPCA, so please head to our website to find out more about our adoption process, and to use our application form. www.bcdh
BUGSY - Mastiff
£135 adoption fee
Cheeky Bugsy is a very sweet and excitable girl. She came into our care as her owner had a change in circumstances and could no longer care for her. When you first meet Bugsy, she can be a little shy
LUNA - Bull Mastiff crossbreed
£135 adoption fee
Luna is a beautiful smart girl who is very athletic and needs constant stimulation and training to keep up with her big personality.When it comes to other dogs Luna is great she reads signals and body
Ari - Male Mastiff
£170 adoption fee
**PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL ONLY BE CONSIDERING APPLICATIONS THAT ARE WITHIN ONE HOUR OF THE CENTRE. UNFORTUNATELY YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED IF YOU LIVE FURTHER THAN ONE HOUR AWAY. PLEASE
Mini - Female Mastiff: Old English
£150 adoption fee
Mini is a rather beautiful 2yr old Mastiff. Mini has a lovely nature once she has been given enough time to build up a bond with you and learn to trust you. She enjoys playing with her toys and loves