The English Mastiff. UK Dog Breeds!

By Claudia Bensimoun

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Country of Origin: UK

Group:UKC,Working,AKC,Guardian

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

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