Description The Old English Mastiff is a massive dog.The Mastiff has a large, heavy, square head with a well-marked stop between the eyes. The medium-sized brown to dark hazel eyes are set wide apart with a black mask around them. The small, V-shaped ears are in proportion with the skull and are dark in color.The teeth should meet in a scissors bite but a slightly undershot bite is also acceptable in the show ring providing the teeth do not show when the mouth is closed.

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Coat colors include golden fawn, light fawn, apricot, silver, tiger or brindle. As these dogs are prone to bloat, feed two or three small meals a day, instead of one large one.

Also prone to CHD, gastric torsion, ectropion, PPM, vaginal hyperplasia, elbow dysplasia and PRA. Personality The proper Mastiff should be a combination of grandeur and good nature, courage and docility. A well-socialized Mastiff treats normal strangers with polite aloofness but will step between you and anyone or anything that seems threatening.

Normally it's not necessary, but if the threat continues, he'll escalate his response as needed.

They later became popular with the peasants in England where they were used as a bodyguard, protector of wolves and other dangerous predators and as a companion dog.

In the eighteenth century the Mastiff was described: "As a lion is to a cat, so is a mastiff compared to a dog." It is believed that a Mastiff came to America on the Mayflower. Like most breeds by the end of World War ll, the breed was almost extinct in England.

Dogs were imported from the USA and Canada and are once again well established in England.Some of the Mastiff's talents include: watchdog, guarding, police work, military work, search and rescue, and weight pulling.Group Mastiff, AKC Working Heritage The English Mastiff was founded in Britain.A very old breed, it was depicted in Egyptian monuments as early as 3000 BC.The breed fought alongside British soldiers in 55 BC.Caesar brought a pack of Mastiffs to Rome where the dogs were put on display as arena gladiators and forced to be in fights with human gladiators, lions, bull baiting, bear baiting and in dog-to-dog combat.