Mastiff Breed Profile
Among the qualities of the Mastiff is that they are gentle, self confident, watchful, patient, intelligent, dignified, calm, steady, docile, and loyal.
This breed of dog is excellent with children. Be careful with small children, because of their enormous size, they may knock down a toddler.
Lifespan and Weight
The average lifespan for this breed of dog is around 10 to 12 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 150 to 160 lbs.
The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog include but are not limited to hip dysplasia, bloat, CHD, gastric torsion, ectropion, PPM, vaginal hyperplasia, elbow dysplasia, PRA and cardiomyopathy.
Housebreaking and Shedding
Believe it or not, this breed of dog makes a wonderful house pet! Housebreaking can be done with patience. Shedding is average, brush every day to maintain.
Best Owner Compatibility
Not suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give.
Where to Buy
The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.
The average cost for this breed of dog is around $1,800+. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.
This breed of dog is not usually aggressive. However, they will protect their masters.
This breed of dog makes for an excellent watchdog.
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