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English Mastiff

Purebred Dog Breed

Description

This dog is very massive, powerful and muscular. The head is heavy and square with a short muzzle. There is a black mask around the eyes and nose√°√° no matter what the general coat color.

Coloring

The coat comes in golden fawn, light fawn, brindle, silver, tiger, and apricot.

Temperament

It is a self-confident, watchful, and patient dog who is gentle-natured towards his family. Intelligent and dignified. It rarely barks, but it is in its nature to defend its territory and family.

Origin

The English Mastiff and the mastiff breed in general, is one of the oldest breeds still around today. The name roughly translates to powerful. They are descendents of the ancient Alaunt and Molosser. It is believed that the Mastiff was first brought to England in the 6th century. Their primary use was for bull-baiting, hunting wild boar and hogs, and bear-baiting. Since being outlawed, the breed has undergone a transformation to the ideal family pet.

Care Level

Easy

petkey™ Breed Statistics

# Registered Pets 3512
Males 1908 (54.33 %)
Females 1604 (45.67 %)
Microchip Count 3169 (90.23 %)
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