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Care for your English Mastiff the practical way

Do you own an English Mastiff and you’re proud of it? If you have and if you’re proud, then, you are very lucky for you have come across a blog that spend its time in sharing some personal overview & understanding on how to handle this kind of mutt, so to speak. All over the Internet, there are lots of English Mastiff dogs information that you can find and there are even some domain that offer free tips on the proper way to care for, train or handle an English Mastiff and this blog can share a personal point of view in taking care of these lovely dogs and these breeds didn’t sail all the way from across the seas just to be ignored. This little Mastiff puppies guide can help you be aware of what kind of dog you have right there sleeping soundly in your living room carpet.

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English Mastiff

This gigantic breed of dog is one of the heaviest breeds and the male English Mastiff can be as heavy as you or more than that, around 200 pounds. This dog is very massive and very powerful. The head is heavy and can be twice as big as yours and square in shape with a stout muzzle. Usually, English Mastiff dogs have a sort of mask around the eyes and nose and it’s prevalent with any type of color of the fur the dog has. Most of these breeds have small ears and are also dark-colored. The teeth meet in a scissor-type form. English Mastiff dogs always put their tails up high in the air (very elegant, indeed), a show-off of great stature and power but later on, you will find out how and why this gargantuan piece of dinosaur is one of the most preferred type of pet for people who fancy large dog breeds. Anyway, talking about its coat, it comes in golden fawn, light fawn, brindle, silver, tiger and apricot and because it has short fur, it is easy to groom.

Now, you might wonder why this dog is described as follows: “As a lion is to cat, so is a Mastiff compared to a dog. Here are some tidbits that you should know in case your 200-lb. English Mastiff accidentally sits on your face and you got nowhere else to go. Actually, this dog is considered as a fighting dog centuries ago. Ancient Romans used these dogs to intimidate their adversaries in the battlefield and only during the time when they were brought to English shores were they trained and domesticated. Today’s English Mastiff dogs are considered as gentle giants. They are patient dog who are gentle-natured towards its owners and the owner’s family especially with kids. It’s considered a intelligent and dignified but just by the looks of it, it can surely make somebody have some second thoughts into barging inside your house and head off for the north of nowhere or the south of somewhere.

In conclusion, Mastiff dogs are very nice pets and even though their heads can be bigger than yours, they are fun to be with and it’s not that hard to train these giant giants as long as you have the right guide with you and you can conveniently find one reliable specific English Mastiff Caring and Training guide right here on the Internet.

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  • Shaundale Constant said:

    Hello. Your blog was very neat and useful. I have an eighteen month old English Mastiff. He is a rare piece of work. After picking him out when he was 2 weeks old till getting him when he was 10 weeks old we LOVE him dearly. We live in a country seating and Hercules is a great asset to our home. Hercules is a Fawn English Mastiff – with Black Muzzle(Mask) he is weighing in these days between 190 and 210.
    Contrary to the looks of our baby he is very large, but has never to this day attempted to bite anyone… he does get excited for brief moments for time to time, and scares any stranger dearly, but is as gentle as they come. He loves to be petted, loved on, laid on, and walked. He likes to visit inside, but in the winter time he does not like the heat-at all. He rather’s the cool outdoors and the carport especially. We live in Southeast Mississippi so we do not have harsh winters, but the summers are killer. Mastiffs are very hot natured. They dig huge holes in your yard to lie in. They live to swim in the creek and getting sprayed by the water hose- or- hose pipe as some call it – is an all time favorite. If one plans on owning one of these pets… I would advise them to set up some type of climate controlled facility for the Summer months.
    Not everyone wants a Mastiff in their home when they are gone to work and school. Their large tales tend to knock things off of tables and being taller than the kitchen table on four legs means nothing is out of reach for these gentle giants.
    Always keep a close eye on small children around any large animals, especially Mastiffs. Although, this breed would not deliberately hurt a child they are so large and their paws are larger than my feet, just being playful could harm some one small.
    I have noticed that Hercules since a pup has not liked cats, and being the friend of a breeder – she states that most of these do not care for them at all. These may be just a few things that you may want to look into before owning one.

    Mastiffs are awesome dogs and I would not discourage anyone – whom has the room for one to adopt one to their family!

    Shaundale

  • Double E said:

    Shaundale,

    Hi, My family is about to purchase our first English Mastiff. We are from East Central MS. I would love to talk to you about owning Mastiffs.

    Thanks,
    Double E

  • Mackmom said:

    Hi, I also have a 5yr old fawn female who is amazing! Unlike Shaundale, I have not encountered any problems like digging holes or leaving her alone while I’m at work. She does prefer cooler temps, but will hang out by the pool in a shady spot. She is truly a gentle giant and very protective of the family. I have no worries letting her “watch” the kids outside playing. We got her when my son was three and she is so tolerant, patient and loving with children. As instructed by any good breeder, obedience classes are a must and started very young. My Peanut doesn’t touch anything that isn’t hers and while she is tall enough to help herself to anything on the table or kitchen counter, she knows it isn’t hers and doesn’t think twice about it. She follows voice and hand commands and knows our property lines. She doesn’t leave our property without permission and walks right by my side. She’s a big mommmy’s baby and loves to cuddle and be anywhere with the family. I love this breed and I couldn’t ask for a better dog!

  • Sheryl said:

    We have a 3 year old female brindle mastiff named Bella. We love the mastiff breed so much that we just purchased another female, fawn mastiff her name is JoJo. Bella has an aggression problem with friends we have over. It takes so much for her to get to know new people. We did the puppy classes and had a trainer come into the house to help us. They figure it was bred into her through her parents. Around the family she is awesome and we love her very much. She loves attention and loves to sit right on your feet or lay right next to the bed. Beautiful girl. We are hoping that with this one we can share JoJo more with friends they are such neat dogs to have. If anyone thinking about getting an English Mastiff,let me tell you that you will not regret it. They are wonderful dogs. They just suck you right in with their charm.

  • Steve said:

    We have a 9 month old female brindle. She loves everyone old or young.
    She loves to hike with us and never leaves our sight. She does not like being left alone in a room, will always stay near someone even during sleep. Doesn’t bark and very mellow for her age.
    So smart and loving. Never knew there was such a breed. I believe God gave her to us for peace and joy.

    Steve

  • Phil said:

    I just got my second Mastiff. Daisy May is a 4 yr old and is the sweetest dog I’ve ever known! But, she was a rescue and I think she may have been used in dog fighting – she has a huge scar on her neck behind her right ear.

    She is great with people – a bit shy at first but warms up quickly. She loves kids (I tell their folks she loves children but can’t finish one in a single meal).

    Other dogs are a different story. On walks, in the car, etc. she is fine -even when they come to the fence. But, let one come to the gate and she is instantly on the defense – growling, barking and snarling. I’m continuing to try and socialize her but I think her past has made her this way.

    She is loyal to me, follows me every where, rides in the truck well (takes up the entire bench seat) and knows all her basic commands. If I’m gone for even an hour she greets me with a severe case of the ‘wiggles’.

    I LOVE THIS DOG!

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