Ease of Training
Guard Dog


  • He originated in England
  • He was bred as a guard dog
  • He is also known as the Old English Mastiff or English Mastiff

Personality and Behavior

  • He's a massive and powerful dog
  • He's gentle, good natured, loyal and friendly
  • He's dignified and courageous
  • He loves to be around his family
  • He bonds very closely with you
  • He has a mind of his own and can be quite stubborn
  • He's affectionate and will show it by leaning, lying, or sitting on you
  • His imposing look makes him an excellent guard dog
  • He's great with children
  • He gets along well with other dogs
  • He drools and slobbers a lot!
  • He snores loudly


  • He's one of the most difficult breeds to train. You will need lots of patience as he is one of the slowest to learn obedience commands.


  • 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!).

Other varieties

  • NA


Submit a photo of your Mastiff

  • Mastiff
  • Mastiff
  • Mastiff