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Also known as: English Mastiff, Old English Mastiff
Breed origin: England
Original purpose: Watchdog.
AKC recognized: 1885
AKC group: Working
Weight: males 150 to 250 lbs;
females 120 to 200 lbs
Size: Height: males at least 30 inches;
females at least 27½ inches
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Fawn, apricot, or brindle.
7 to 13 years.
The Mastiff is docile, dignified, courageous, powerful, affectionate, and devoted. They are extremely loyal and are naturally protective of their family and territory. They do not demand a lot of exercise, but keeping them active with daily exercise helps to keep them healthy and in shape.
Good with children?
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Good with other dogs?
OK in apartments?
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Good jogging partner?
Known health problems:
Hip dysplasia, gastric dilatation volvulus, cystinuria, cancer, obesity, cardiomyopathy, allergies, hypothyroidism, OCD, entropion, progressive retinal atrophy, persistent pupillary membranes, epilepsy, cataracts, von Willebrand's disease.
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Other websites for additional information:
American Kennel Club breed page
Mastiff Club of America
Wikipedia breed information page
Mastiff Club of America Rescue