English Mastiff Dog Breed
English Mastiff Dog Classification:
English Mastiffs are working guard dogs.
Other Names: English Mastiff, Old English
Mastiff in Foreign Languages:
Japanese: masuchifu, masutifu
Latin: canis villaticus, canis Anglicus
Old English: ry■■a, ro■hund
Spanish: mastÝn, alano
Origins: English Mastiffs were initially
bred as guard dogs.
Description: English Mastiffs are massive,
powerfully built dogs with large square shaped
heads. English Mastiff have loose skin, that hangs
Size: English Mastiffs weigh 120 to 250
lbs, they stand 27.5 to 30 inches tall.
||150 to 250 lbs
||30 inches tall
||120 to 200 lbs
||27.5 inches tall
Coat: English mastiffs have a short, fine,
smooth coat that can be apricot-fawn, silver-fawn,
fawn, or dark fawn-brindle, they often have dark
markings on their snout and ears.
Disposition: Mastiffs are docile, but
reliable guardians. They are good with children,
but not overly affectionate. They require moderate
exercise, and a lot of space simply due to their
Type Dog: English Mastiffs are guard dogs.
Litter Size: English Mastiffs give birth
to litters from 2 to 5 puppies.
Behavior: English mastiffs are innately
good natured, calm, and easygoing. English Mastiffs
are very gentle. English Mastiffs do well with
firm, patient training.
Traits: Loyal, alert, gentle, good-natured
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Life Span: English Mastiffs typically
live 10 to 12 years.
Club Recognitions: FCI, AKC, ANKC, CKC,
KC (UK), NZKC, UKC