Mastiff dogs are renowned for their big size and tendency for drooling.


In England, mastiffs are working dogs, also called fighting and guard dogs, for over 2,000 years. Mastiff dogs are seen in Asian and European records from 3000 B.C. Mastiffs are also known as the Molossian dog breeds and they are known for a famous ancestor.

Physical Appearance

The mastiff’s head is square and heavy, having drooping jowls and a small muzzle as well as a black mask near the nose and eyes.


Thirty inches in male

27.5 inches in female


160 to 230 lbs. (male)

120 to 170 lbs. (female)


6-10 years


  • Good family dog
  • Gentle with kids
  • Very loyal
  • Ready to please
  • Smart
  • Bold

Susceptible Diseases

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Eye Infection
  • Neurological disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Gastrointestinal Problems
  • Obesity

Care and Grooming

Care and grooming needs are less in case of mastiffs. The short coat must be brushed once or twice weekly all year round. The wrinkles all-around face and head might need cleaning, and, like all dogs, they will need frequent nail cuts and tooth cleanings.