What type of dog is a Mastin?

October 4, 2020 Off By idswater

What type of dog is a Mastin?

Spanish Mastiff
The Spanish Mastiff or Mastín Español is a breed of dog from Spain, originally bred to be a guard dog and whose specialized purpose is to be a livestock guardian dog protecting flocks and/or herds from wolves and other predators.

What is a Spanish Mastiff called?

Mastín Español
Protective, loving, and calm, these gentle giants have become popular guard dogs and family pets alike. Spanish Mastiffs have gone by several names throughout the years, as they are such an old breed, but two of the more common names include the Mastín Español and Mastín de España.

How much does a Spanish Mastin weigh?

Female: 110–170 lbs52–77 kg
Male: 200–220 lbs90–100 kg
Spanish Mastiff/Weight

Are Spanish mastiffs aggressive?

The Spanish Mastiff is very territorial. Although they will tolerate other dogs of the breed, but will be hostile to stranger dogs or people. Regarding relationships with children, in general it is very good, being calm and patient with them.

How can you tell if a dog is a Mastiff?

The mastiff is truly a giant among dogs. The mastiff is massive, powerful and muscular. The head is heavy and square with a short muzzle and drooping jowls and a black mask around the eyes and nose. The eyes are small and dark hazel or brown in color. The small ears are dark in color and flop downward.

What is the lifespan of a Spanish Mastiff?

10 years
The Spanish Mastiff has an average lifespan of 10 years. Few major illnesses are associated with this breed. Some Spanish Mastiffs may develop hip dysplasia and certain heart conditions.

How much do Spanish mastiffs cost?

Breed Information
Weight Male: 185-220 pounds (90-100 kg) Female: 145-170 pounds (52-77 kg)
Colors Black Brindle Fawn Sable Yellow
Litter Size 3-6 puppies
Puppy Prices Average $1200 – $1800 USD

Are Spanish mastiffs easy to train?

Yes, Spanish Mastiffs make great pets for families who want a giant breed dog who’s gentle and trainable. These dogs must be obedience trained for safety purposes due to their extremely large size.

How long do Spanish mastiffs live?

Do Spanish mastiffs shed a lot?

The Spanish Mastiff has shorter hair than a lot of other livestock guardian dog breeds, and therefore does require less grooming than some. However, the dogs do still require weekly brushing and they do shed a lot during their fall and (even more so) their spring ‘blow out.