The English Mastiff is truly a giant amongst dogs.
Full grown, males start at 30 inches (75 cms) tall at the withers and can weigh as much as 200 pounds (90 kilograms+). Females start from about 27 inches (68cms) tall at the withers and weigh around 150 pounds (75 kilograms). The Mastiff is one of the world’s largest dog breeds, both in terms of height and weight. This breed has been bred in England for many centuries where it has long served as a property guardian and personal protection animal. The modern Mastiff is known not only for its tremendous size, but also its gentle and devoted nature, leading many Mastiff owners to refer to their dogs as giant teddy bears. The Mastiff is also commonly known as the English Mastiff or the Old English Mastiff.
The mastiff's straight, coarse coat is moderately short. Coat colors include fawn, apricot and brindle.
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