General Characteristics:

The loving and affectionate Mastiff is a noble family pet, but his zealous guardianship requires moderation through socialization and obedience training. His calm demeanor makes him a good companion for older children. However, the breed is not recommended for toddlers because of its great size. This breed is suspicious of strangers and protective of his family. Regular exercise is recommended. The mastiff tends to drool and snore. Mastiffs have an easy-care coat, but they shed heavily. 


Avg. Weight Male:
70 - 105 kg
Avg. Weight Female:
55 - 80 kg
Average Lifespan:
7 to 10 years

Genetic Predisposition:

A genetic predisposition means that an individual may have a tendency to develop certain diseases as a consequence of inherited defects in the genes. Although some disorders occur because of spontaneous mutation of genes, many genetic disorders are inherited. These conditions are seen quite often in canines, mostly but not exclusively, in purebreds. Having said that, this breed has an increased risk for the following conditions which may or may not manifest:

Joint Problems Hypothyroidism Urine Crystals

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