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English Mastiff breed information, pictures and more.

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The English Mastiff is one of the heaviest breeds; a male Mastiff can exceed 200 pounds. The Mastiff is very massive, powerful and muscular. It is a large, symmetrical dog with a well-knit frame. It gives the impression of grandeur and dignity.

Originally valued for its abilities as a fierce guard and fighting dog, today's Mastiff is a

gentle giant. A born guard dog, brave and loyal. It is calm, steady and docile. It tends to keep close to home and is disinclined to roam. "As a lion is to a cat, so is a mastiff compared to a dog.

Apricot, fawn, brindle with black around the eyes and extending up between them, over the muzzle, ears and nose.

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