It's believed he was bred from Irish Wolfhound and Old English Mastiff
He was bred to hunt wild boar
Personality and Behavior
He's a gentle, loving, and friendly giant
He loves nothing more than to be with his family
He gets along well with other dogs and pets
He's pleasant with strangers
He slobbers and drools
He's fairly easy to train. He learns commands at an average rate.
He sheds quite a bit of hair. You'll find some hair stuck to your clothes, couch and carpets.
Grooming / Maintenance
His short coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds you may find yourself brushing it once a week, or more, to minimize the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).