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The English Mastiff. UK Dog Breeds!


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Country of Origin: UK


History:The undeniably regal English Mastiff was originally bred for guarding and for being a companion dog.It is thought that the English Mastiff originated from the Tibetan Mastiff. The English Mastiff is one of the older breeds, and has been around in the UK for the past 2000 years .

Description:Proud and regal,the Mastiff is powerfully built with a rectangular -shaped head;short muzzle;and  V-shaped drop ears.With a broad, dark nose and brown eyes,the Mastiff has a smooth coat that can be fawn,apricot or brindle with fawn or brindle with apricot.His undercoat is short and dense.The Mastiff’s muzzle, nose and ears must be dark in color.The darker the markings, the better.

Height:27.5 to 30 inches at the shoulder.

Weight:Varies from 160 pounds upwards.

Temperament: Fearless, brave, loyal and a best friend.This is probably one of the best family dogs to have around.Great with children, yet fiercely protective.

Activity:Low to medium, depending on the environment that the Mastiff is in.This breed enjoys large spaces, farmlands and country life.

Special Needs:Positive training,socialization.

Life Expectancy:14 years

For more information about Mastiffs, please visit:

The Complete Mastiff & Whippet. The Complete Owners Guide From Puppy To Old Age.

All rights reserved. The Complete Mastiff Guide & The Whippet. The Complete Owners Guide From Puppy To Old Age were published in the US. First Copyright 2013. No part of these dog breed eBooks may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission from the copyright holder, Claudia Bensimoun or pen names used for publication purposes.


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