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English Mastiff

English mastiff

The English Mastiff is a large breed of dog. With a massive body, broad skull and head of generally square appearance, it is one of the largest dog breeds in terms of mass.

The standard height

  • Male: 30inches (76cm)

  • Female: 27.5inches (70cm)

The standard weight

  • Male: 150-250lbs (68-110kg)
  • Female: 120-200lbs (54-91kg)

Colors

  • Colors of the English Mastiff include: apricot, brindle, fawn, black mask

The Mastiff breed has a desired temperament. The breed is good natured, calm, easy going, and gentle for its size. They make a well-mannered house pet and are extremely devoted to its family. Good with children and small dogs. Very loyal.

Dogue de Bordeaux (French Mastiff)Dogue de Bordeaux

The Doguede Bordeaux or French Mastiff are very powerful dogs, with a very muscular body, but are also short and stocky with a heavy broad head. The Dogue’s size should come mostly from width and muscles, rather than height.

The standard height

  • Male: 23.5-27inches (58-67.5cm)
  • Female: 22.5-25.5inches (57-65cm)

The standard weight

  • Male: min 110lbs
  • Female: min 99lbs

Colors

  • Colors of the Doguede Bordeaux include: red no mask, red with mask, mahogany

The Dogue is even tempered, protective by nature, and extremely devoted to his family. They are intelligent and can also be stubborn, arrogant and dominant.

Neopolitan MastiffNeopolitan Mastiff

The Neopolitan Mastiff is a massive breed used as a guard and defender of family and property due to the protective instincts and their fearsome appearance. They are fearless and extremely protective of its home and family.

The standard height

  • Male: 26-31inches (66-79cm)
  • Female: 24-29inches (61-74cm)

The standard weight

  • Male: 150-200lbs
  • Female: 120-160lbs

Colors

Colors of the Neopolitan Mastiff include: blue, black, tawny, brindle, mahogany and fawn

The Neo prefer to be with their family and to remain in and around the home at all times. This is not breed for most people and certainly not a dog for beginners.

 

Great DaneGreat Dane

The Great Dane is one of the world’s tallest dog breeds. They are a short haired breed with a strong galloping figure. Though the Great Dane is not considered a mastiff today its creation involved the English Mastiff.

The standard height

  • Male: 30inches (76cm)
  • Female: 28inches (71am)

The standard weight

  • Male: 120lbs (54kg)
  • Female: 100lbs (45kg)

Colors

Colors of a Great Dane include: fawn, brindle, blue, black, harlequin, and mantle

The breed is often referred to as a gentle giant. Generally well-disposed toward other dogs, pets and humans. Most believe they are lap dogs, unaware of their size.

St Bernard

The St. Bernard is a breed of very large working dog from the Italian and Swiss Alps, originally bred for rescue. The breed has become famous through tales of alpine rescues, as well as for its large size.

Standard Height

  • Male: 28″-30″
  • Female: 26″-28″

Standard weight

  • Male:140-180 lbs
  • Female:120-140 lbs

Appearance

The coat can be either smooth or rough, with the smooth coat close and flat. The rough coat is dense but flat, and more profuse around the neck and legs. The coat is typically a red color with white, or sometimes a mahogany brindle with white. Black shading is usually found on the face and ears. The tail is long and heavy, hanging low with the end turned up slightly. The dark eyes should have naturally tight lids, with “haws only slightly visible”. Sometimes the eyes, brown usually, can be icy blue, nearly white.

The Saint Bernard is very docile, even-tempered, and friendly. The breed is very patient and good with children. They are gentle, slow-moving giants that consistently aim to please. They are loyal, obedient, and easy to train. Because of the breed’s massive size, training and socialization should begin at an early age. This breed makes a good watchdog.

 

Perra de Presa Canario

The Perro de Presa Canario is a large Molosser-type dog breed originally bred for working livestock. The name of the breed is Spanish, means “Canarian catch dog“, and is often shortened to “Presa Canario” or simply “Presa”. The breed is sometimes also called Dogo Canario, meaning “Canarian Molosser

Standard Height

 

 

  • Male: 20 to 23 inches
  • Female: 18 to 21 inches

Standard weight

  • Male: 100 to 115 lbs
  • Female: 70 to 80 lbs

Appearance

The Presa Canario or “Canary Dog” is a large-size dog with a thick and muscular body. The head is broad, massive, square, and powerful. Proper head and good expression are part of the breed standard, and are manifest in the best breed specimens. The ears are normally cropped, both to create a more formidable expression and to prevent damage while working with cattle. If cropped, the ears stand erect. In countries where ear-cropping is banned, the ears are close fitting to the head; they hang down and should be pendant or “rose” shaped. The upper lip is pendulous, although not excessively. Seen from the front, the upper and lower lips come together to form an inverted V. The coat is short with no undercoating and slightly coarse to the touch. The coat comes in all shades of fawn and brindle.  White is allowed up to 20 percent and is most commonly found on the chest and feet, and occasionally on a blaze on the muzzle. The breed standard requires black pigmentation and dogs should have a black mask that does not extend above the eyes. The breed is known for its minimal shedding.

Presas require early socialization and obedience training. In some situations, the Presas can be aggressive toward other dogs and suspicious of strangers

Bullmastiff

The Bullmastiff is a large breed of domestic dog, with a solid build and a short muzzle. The Bullmastiff shares the characteristics of Molosser dogs, and was originally developed by 19th-century gamekeepers to guard estates. The breed’s bloodlines are drawn from the English Mastiff and Old English Bulldog. It was recognized as a purebred dog by the English Kennel Club in 1924. They are quiet dogs, and very rarely bark.

Standard Height

  • Male: 25 to 28 inches
  • Female: 24 to 26 inches

Standard weight

  • Male: 110 to 130 lbs
  • Female: 100 to 120 lbs

Appearance

A Bullmastiff’s coat may appear in fawn, red, or brindle. These are the only acceptable colors in the AKC standard. The fawn can range from a very light brown to a reddish brown. Red can range from a light red-fawn to a dark rich red.Brindles are a striped overlay of the fawn or red. A bullmastiff should have no white markings, except for on the chest where a little white is allowed.