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Breed: Mastiff
Country of Origin: Britain
AKC Group: Working
Function: Watchdogging, guarding, police work, military work, search & rescue, and weight pulling.
Life Span: 10-12 years
Appearance: Very large!
Color: Golden fawn, light fawn, brindle, silver, tiger, and apricot
Coat Type: Short and easy to groom
Grooming: Brush with a firm bristle brush and wipe over with a piece of toweling or chamois for a gleaming finish. Bathe or dry shampoo when necessary.
Height: From 27 inches
Weight: From 150 pounds
Activity Level: High
Watch Dog: Yes
Protection: Yes
Intelligence: High
Trainability: Medium-high
Good With Children: Yes
Good With Pets: If socialized early
Good With Strangers: Yes
Character: Friendly
Home Environment: Fenced yard
Best Owner: Firm
Potential Problems:  
Physical: Beware of hip dysplasia. 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. Occasionally seen is cardiomyopathy.