English Mastiff

Although the English Mastiff was first registered in 1885. It has a long and stories
history.

In fact, throughout many periods Mastiffs were used as "gladiators" who fought with
bears, lions, leopards and other large animals...and sometimes these dogs are
known to have won such battles.

By the early 1980s, many dog professionals considered the Mastiff to be, more or
less, extinct. Luckily, they were wrong and today Mastiffs have a strong, worldwide
following.

Mastiffs are proud and loyal dogs. They are very intelligent, great courage and have a pleasant appearance. They are known especially for their vigilance - when left to guard an something throughout the night, the Mastiff will not allow anyone to get close to its entrusted territory. Mastiffs are large, but extremely kind. They never rush, and prefer to go slowly.

Mastiffs are attached to their owners and love the company of children. Although many people perceive Mastiffs to be a "family dog," they are actually a "working dog" and its good to remember because Mastiffs tend to like working.

Essential for proper development, Mastiffs require a good social environment to grow up in - this will ensure that your puppy grows up to be firm and confident. These dogs need an effective workout, that's why this breed is suitable for people who work in rural settings (e.g., farmers) and by those who have experience in training and breeding dogs.

The English Mastiff is not the kind of dogs that barks a lot; it is also too big for typical apartment living - they need a secure and safe place where they will be able to play and train. Mastiffs require regular walks and regular exercise. English Mastiffs are excellent with children and they also tend to get on well with other pets. When it comes to strangers, many of the breed will be extremely friendly and hospitable.

English Mastiffs have a lifespan ranging from 5 to 10 years. Health problems associated with this breed include stroke, epilepsy, spinal problems, eye problems, OCD, HOD, HD, heart problems, sensitivity to drugs and medications. It is recommended that both parents of your puppy have OFA and CERF certificates.