Get to know the Mastiff
All you need to know about the breed
Towering over all canines is the Mastiff, the largest breed of dog there is. Hulking limbs, sizable paws, and a giant head marked by a wrinkled forehead and folds of fur around the jowls comprise this sturdy canine. Their pensive look can only mean they’re contemplating how to keep their family safe and protected - what the Mastiff was bred for, as a guard dog, a duty he doesn’t take lightly.
The biggest dog also has a big heart, characterised by an affectionate personality and a fairly low-key activity level. The Mastiff definitely needs their daily exercise, including a good yard to run in, but they aren’t a high-energy breed and actually prefer an indoor environment. The Mastiff’s name derives from the Latin word “mansuetus,” meaning “tame” or “domesticated.”
An ancient breed that dates back many millenia - even B.C. - the Mastiff was initially used for security and even to fight in war, given their girth and fearlessness. As for their hygiene habits, Mastiff grooming is simple given their short-haired double coat, but drool is a thing. Being prepared for it - both mentally and physically, with cloths at hand - will be key to keeping you and your Mastiff on good terms.
2 facts about Mastiffs
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Mastiff