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ENGLISH MASTIFF
Group :
Mastiff
Life :
7+ years.
Size :
Large size
Weight :
Male: 150 to 250 pounds (68 to 113 kg) Female : 120 to 200 pounds (54 to 91 kg).
Color :
Apricot-fawn, silver-fawn, fawn, or dark fawn-brindle.
Nature :
The Mastiff is a very massive, powerful, muscular dog.
Height :
Male: 30 inches (76 cm) Female: 27 inches (69 cm)

ENGLISH MASTIFF

The English Mastiff is a massive dog. The Mastiff has a large, heavy, square head with a well-marked stop between the eyes. The muzzle should be half the length of the skull. The medium-sized brown to dark hazel eyes are set wide apart with a black mask around them. The nose is dark in color. The small, V-shaped ears are in proportion with the skull and are dark in color. The teeth should meet in a scissors bite but a slightly undershot bite is also acceptable in the show ring providing the teeth do not show when the mouth is closed. The tail is high-set with a wide base, tapering to a point and reaching the hocks. Coat colors include golden fawn, light fawn, apricot, silver, tiger or brindle.

 

 

Nature : The English Mastiff is a very massive, powerful, muscular dog. Dominance levels vary, even within the same litter, but it is often called a gentle giant. A born guard dog, the Mastiff rarely barks, but it is in its nature to defend its territory and family, and is more a silent guard rather than a barker. When an intruder is caught the dog is more likely to hold them at bay, either by trapping them in a corner or lying on top of them rather than an all-out attack. You do not need to train your Mastiff to guard. No matter how friendly it is, if it senses danger it will naturally guard on its own unless the owners are there to tell it otherwise. Self-confident and watchful, these dogs are patient and considered excellent with children. Intelligent, calm, even-tempered and docile, this breed is very large and heavy. They respond well to firm, but gentle, patient training. They love to please and need a lot of human leadership

 

Colour : The colours of the English Mastiff coat are differently described by various kennel clubs, but are essentially fawn or apricot, or those colours as a base for black brindle. A black mask should occur in all cases. The fawn is generally a light "silver" shade, but may range up to a golden yellow. The apricot may be a slightly reddish hue up to a deep, rich red.

 

Height :  The English Mastiff has height for males from 30 inches (76 cm) and for  females from 27 inches (69 cm).

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