標準外型 : Mastiff is a large, massive, symmetrical dog with a well-knit frame.
毛質和毛色 : Outer coat straight, coarse, and of moderately short length. Undercoat dense, short, and close lying. Color Fawn, apricot, or brindle.
披毛護理 : minimal grooming.
飼養要點 : requires light exercise
性格 : Grandeur and good nature, courage and docility. Dignity, rather than gaiety , correct demeanor.
歷史和用途 : As early as 3000 B.C., drawings on Egyptian monuments depict typical Mastiffs. Later, even Caesar noticed the fearless, strong Mastiff as it fought alongside the British soldiers in 55 B.C. Impressed by the breed’s courage, he brought a group of them back to Rome and forced them to take part in bull baiting, lion fighting and fights with human gladiators. Later, the Mastiff became popular with the peasants in England, where the dogs were used to keep wolves and other dangerous predators under control as well to as protect the home.