English Mastiff

The English Mastiff, often called simply Mastiff, is a large breed of dog descended from the ancient Alaunt through the Pugnaces Britanniae.

With a massive body, broad skull and head of generally square appearance, it is one of the largest dog breeds in terms of mass. Though the Irish Wolfhound and Great Dane are taller, they are not nearly as robust.

The body is large with great depth and breadth, especially between the forelegs, causing these to be set wide apart. The AKC standard height (per their website) for this breed is 30 inches (76 cm) at the shoulder for males and 27.5 inches (70 cm) (minimum) at the shoulder for females. A typical male can weigh 150–250 pounds (68–110 kg), a typical female can weigh 120–200 pounds (54–91 kg).

The former standard specified the coat should be short and close-lying (though long haired mastiffs, called "Fluffies", are occasionally seen) and the color is apricot-fawn, silver-fawn, fawn, or dark fawn-brindle, always with black on the muzzle, ears, and nose and around the eyes. (See Coat Colour Inheritance below.)

The greatest weight ever recorded for a dog by the Guinness Book of World Records was for a mastiff from England named Zorba (1989), at over 343 pounds (156 kg). Zorba stood 37 inches (94 cm) at the shoulder and was 8.25 feet (251 cm) from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail. Zorba set this record in November 1989, when he was 8 years old, and about the size of a small donkey. Although there is a widely circulated claim that a St. Bernard named Benedictine weighed 357 lb (162 kg). This figure is based on "successive studies", rather than direct measurement of a living dog. The largest direct measurement of Benedictine's weight was 336 lb (152 kg).

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English Mastiff Dog

English Mastiff

English Mastiff pup

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English Mastiff puppy

English Mastiff Clubs by country

Country Club Name
Australia Mastiff Club Of Victoria Inc.
Austria Molosser Club Austria
Belgium Mastiff Club Belgium
Canada Canadian Mastiff Club
Canada Mastiff Fanciers of Western Canada
Czech Republic Moloss Club CZ
Denmark Dansk Mastiff Klub
France Club fran├žais du Bullmastiff et du Mastiff
Germany Old English Mastiff Club Deutschland e.V.
New Zealand New Zealand Mastiff Club
Norway Norwegian English Mastiff Club
Spain Club Espanol de los Molosos de Arena
Sweden Svenska Mastiffklubben
United Kingdom Old English Mastiff Club
United Kingdom Mastiff Association
United States Garden State Mastiff Fanciers
United States Mastiff Club of America
United States Mid-west Mastiff Fanciers
United States Pacific Northwest Mastiff Fanciers
United States Pacific Southwest Mastiff Club
United States Lone Star Mastiff Fanciers
United States Redwood Empire Mastiff Club

Data refer : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Mastiff

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