Mastiff Puppies and Dogs
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Fast Facts & Guide to Mastiff Puppies and Dogs
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Mastiff Guide and Fact File
Height: Male from 30 inches / Female from 27.5 inches
Weight: Male approximately 72 kg (160 pounds) / Female approximately 68 kg (150 pounds)
Size of Dog: This is a massive breed of dog. Males can weigh over 200 pounds!
Breed Type and Dog Group: Mastiff belonging to the Working Group of Dogs
Country of Origin of the Breed: The English Mastiff originated in Great Britain
Exercise Needs: The Mastiff has moderate exercise requirements
Coat Type: The Mastiff has a short, straight, coarse outer coat and a short, dense undercoat
Shedding hairs: The Mastiff is a low shedder
Grooming needs: The Mastiff has minimal grooming requirements
Training a Mastiff (Trainability): The Mastiff is trainable with patience and firm training
Other Names of Mastiff: English Mastiff, Old English Mastiff, Gentle Giant
Mastiff Lifespan - This dog lives for approximately 10 - 12 years
Number of puppies per litter: The average litter size for the Mastiff is approximately 7 puppies
Temperament / Behaviour: Courageous, Powerful, Gentle, Placid, Faithful and Affectionate
We hope that the fast facts and information provided in our Mastiff puppy and dog fact file and guide will prove a useful overview of this particular breed. Please click one of the links at the top of the page for detailed articles relating to training, pet care, grooming, personality, exercise needs, male and female Mastiff dog names, illness and health problems.
Summary of Mastiff Puppies and Dogs
Mastiff puppies and dogs are known for their gentle and docile personality and temperament, and their huge size! Male dogs can weigh in excess of 200 pounds and any prospective owner must take this into consideration before buying a puppy from this breed as they require a lot of space and pet care. Obedience training must commence early as this puppy will grow very quickly into a huge adult dog and by the time this happens, it could be very difficult to control it effectively if it hasn't received the correct training and socialization. The last thing owners need is this big dog becoming dominant or boisterous. Training this breed is not difficult as puppies learn fairly easily and want to please their owners. This is a loving and affectionate breed of puppy and dog that has a nice, even-temperament and a sociable and friendly personality.
Choosing Mastiff Puppies and Dogs as Pets
Mastiff puppies grow into giant sized adult dogs and the above summary will help you to determine whether they are suitable as a family pet. If you are considering whether to buy a Mastiff puppy, adoption is also an option for this particular type of dog, or even selecting one from a rescue centre, or reputable dog breeder. There are some health problems related to the Mastiff which are listed under the Health Issues page via the link above. The Mastiff has a short, straight coat that hardly sheds so its grooming requirements are fairly low. Dogs and puppies should be brushed or combed once per fortnight in order to maintain the appearance and health of the coat. This big breed of dog requires moderate, regular exercise but not excessive amounts. However, some exercise should form part of its daily routine coupled with a healthy, well-balanced diet to maintain its health and to prevent excessive weight gain.
Mastiff Puppies and Dogs
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