- Dog Breed Group
- Working Dogs
- General: 2 feet, 3 inches to 2 feet, 8 inches tall at the shoulder
- General: 130 to 220 pounds
- Life Span
- 6 to 10 years
The Mastiff is one of the most ancient types of dog breeds. His ancestor, the molossus, was known 5,000 years ago. Then, he was a ferocious war dog, very different from the benevolent behemoth that he is today. He makes a fine companion for anyone who can accommodate his great size and doesn’t mind a little drool slung here and there.
Dog Time (2012) Mastiffs Retrieved from http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/mastiff