Over 100 years ago, game wardens needed a dog that would be loyal, strong, and have the protective quality of the mastiff, but be faster and more agile. This is how the Bullmastiff evolved from the Mastiff. Today, Bullmastiffs are a separate breed. In general, the Mastiff is wider, heavier, and longer than the Bullmastiff.
If you want to get a dog, you must be aware that you will have to take care of the dog for the rest of your life. Like most large dog breeds, the Mastiff has an average life expectancy of eight to 10 years.
The Mastiff is a giant breed of dog. A specimen of the breed is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as one of the heaviest dogs in the world. The males are usually larger than the females. A fully grown Mastiff typically weighs between 60 and 100 kg and their head will reach about the waist of an average-sized person.
Mastiffs are lovable, friendly, and extremely loyal dogs. They are generally very fond of children once properly introduced to children, but as with any breed of dog, they should always be supervised by an adult.
Mastiffs are very sensitive and need a lot of attention, praise, and affirmation. They like nothing better than to be with their master and that is why they are so suitable and grateful as house dogs.
While Mastiffs are not appropriate as commercial guard dogs, Mastiffs will let you know when strangers are in the area. Their deep bark and massive appearance are usually enough to scare away any unwanted visitors.
Mastiffs will usually do anything to please their owner, but they will not follow quickly or immediately without a question.
Mastiffs naturally get along very well with other pets, especially when raised together.
Below you will find the 11 best English Mastiff dog tattoos: