Breed: Mastiff

Family: Molossoid of the mastiff type

Nationality: Great Britain

Weight (kg): 70 - 90
Size (cm): 66 - 82
Hair type: short and well lying on the body

Color Standards: Several shades of fawn are allowed: apricot, silver or dark brindle. The muzzle, ears, eyes and truffles are black.

Origin and history: This race descends from the Assyrian mastiffs, who themselves came from mastiffs of Tibet. The name Mastiff was attributed to him at the end of the 14th century.

Personality: It is a gentle dog, peaceful and affectionate towards his master and with children. On the other hand, they can be used as guard dogs and can be dangerous towards strangers.

Known health problems: Elbow and hip dysplasia, fragility of bones and joints, eye conditions, hypothyroidism, heart disease, gastric torsion, epilepsy.

Note: This is a dog that needs space and exercise.

Hereditary illness

• Dysplasia (developmental anomaly) of the hip and elbow
• Dysplasia (retinal developmental abnormality)
• Progressive atrophy (degeneration) of the retina
Patellar dislocation (patella)

Predisposition to diseases

• Dermatitis (inflammation of the skin) allergic
• Hypothyroidism (decreased hormone production by the thyroid gland)
• RLCC (rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament)
• Ectropion (rolling eyelids outwards)
• Calculations (stones) urinary (cystines)
• Entropion (rolling eyelids inwards)
• Macroblépharon (bigger eyelid)
• Dilation / gastric torsion (stomach)
• Osteosarcoma (bone cancer)
• Cataracts
• OCD (osteochondritis dissecans)
• Corneal dystrophy (growth disorder)
• Panosteitis (inflammation of the interior of the bones)
• Wobbler syndrome (degeneration of the spinal cord)
• Pulmonary stenosis (narrowing of the pulmonary valve) and dysplasia (developmental anomaly) of atrioventricular valves