The mastiff, as a proper noun, is another name for the english mastiff, but otherwise refers to a special group of dogs with some common ancestry. The english mastiff is a large working dog usually used as a guard dog. The mastiff is a very heavy breed, and can weigh up to several hundred pounds. Currently, the world record for the heaviest dog is held by a tibetan mastiff, weighing in at almost four hundred pounds. The english mastiff has fairly short hair that’s usually light in colour, except around the face, where it’s dark grey or black. The english mastiff is a very big dog with a sturdy frame and strong legs. English mastiffs have very distinct droopy faces. The english mastiff has floppy ears and droopy eyes under a drooping wrinkled forehead. The english mastiff also has very droopy jowls that hang over its muzzle like a black cloak. The bull mastiff always looks sad because of their droopy faces but they are actually very pleasant dogs. Because english mastiffs are so big and powerful, they need an owner that can control them and need to be very well trained. English mastiffs are very gentle and do very well with other pets and children but should still be supervised around children because they could accidentally knock a child over. English mastiffs are calm dogs that are good at guarding and are very protective of their owners. English mastiffs grow to be very large dogs, so they need a lot of food and exercise. An english mastiff will live for about a decade if you feed it a healthy diet and give it plenty of exercise. If you don’t let your english mastiff get enough exercise, they will get fat. You will also need to keep a close eye on your english mastiff because they are susceptible to a number of diseases
The bull mastiff is a cross between the english mastiff and the bulldog. The bull mastiff is a strong dog, like the english mastiff, by the bull mastiff is considerably smaller than the english mastiff. Like the english mastiff, the bull mastiff is working dog that makes a good guard dog and family pet. The bull mastiff was originally bred for catching poachers. Bullmastiffs, like the english mastiff, is very protective but also very relaxed. If a bull mastiff perceives that someone is a threat to their owner, they won’t attack them but will simply stand between their owner and the intruder and will knock the intruder over if necessary. The bull mastiff is a very loving dog and quickly becomes very attached to their owner. Bull mastiffs get along very well with children but may or may not get along with other pets. This has a lot to do with whether the bull mastiff was socialized as a puppy or if it grew up with another pet in the household. The biggest problems with bull mastiffs and other pets occur when both pets are males because male bull mastiffs tend not to get along with other male dogs, regardless of the breed. The bul mastiff is prone to a number of hereditary disorders, but they don’t seem to suffer from as many hereditary disease as the english mastiff. Perhaps this is because bull mastiffs are drawing from a larger gene pool since they are a cross between the english mastiff and the bull dog.
The Neapolitan mastiff is a very regal looking, though slightly ugly, breed of dog that dates back to roman times. These mastiffs look something like a hippo-walrus mix. The Neapolitan mastiff I another powerful breed, and makes a good guard dog. However, its usually the female Neapolitan mastiffs that do best as family pets because they are calmer and are better with small children than the males. The Neapolitan mastiff requires training from an early age and it’s important that the owner make clear who’s boss, or the Neapolitan mastiff will assume that they are. It’s important that you train your Neapolitan mastiff from a youg age because they grow very quickly to become very large dogs and can be impossible to control if not trained. These Neapolitan mastiff is an intelligent dog and learns quickly, so there’s no reason not to have you Neapolitan mastiff properly trained. Neapolitan mastiffs do not bark much at all, but can still be quite intimidating to intruders because of their size. Because of all their wrinkles, Neapolitan mastiffs need regular careful cleaning. Because they drool a lot, they can collect moisture between their wrinkles which can cause infection.
The tibetan mastiff I a very rare breed found in Tibet and neighbouring areas. The tibetan mastiff has a lot in common with other mastiffs and is the heaviest of the mastiff breeds. The tibetan mastiff has a heavy coat, which it sheds twice a year, to keep it warm I the cold tibetan winters. There are different classes of tibetan mastiffs, usually classified according to the size of their head. Some tibetan mastiffs are very vicious and make terrible family pets while others are gentle and affectionate. The difference in tibetan mastiff personalities is largely due to the way they were bred. Some people selectively breed tibetan mastiffs to be vicious guard dogs, while others try to bring the breed to a calmer disposition. The tibetan mastiff is definitely not a dog to keep in your apartment. They are far too big and they need a lot of space to run around. A tibetan mastiff would do much better in a wide open are where it can get a lot of exercise.
Mastiff puppies are great, but one thing you should look out for in all mastiff puppies is that mastiff puppies grow up very fast. You have to watch them closely and make sure training is well underway before they get too big because if you wait until they’re grown, you’ll have a very difficult time trying to control them