Ancient, Powerful, Dignified
During the Middle Ages, they remained popular guard dog and hunter for nobility and peasants tending their livestock. The breed was almost extinct but survived when it arrived in the United States and Canada after WWII. The breed is part of the Working Group.
They are also protective and loyal to their family with imposing demeanors. A born guard dog, the Mastiff rarely barks, but its his nature to defend his territory and family. A Mastiff does not need to be trained to guard. These dogs are patient, docile, and excellent with children and other pets when properly socialized.For more on the breed check out the American Kennel Club. Life Expectancy The life expectancy of the Mastiff is 9-11 years.
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