Looking for a gentle giant in a dog? You might just want to take a look at the Mastiff, a big old breed that makes a great family pet. When sizing up Mastiff puppies for sale, here's what you need keep in mind.
Mastiffs are big dogs measuring nearly three feet tall and weighing between 140 and 220 pounds.
Given their size, this breed has a shorter life span with most living 8 to 10 years.
Although the dog looks big and aggressive, it tends to be very laid back.
Although not particularly playful, they are attentative and careful with kids so they make good family pets.
Mastiffs have a short coat of hair, but still shed heavily. Regular brushing can keep things under control.
This dog was bred to be a guard dog, so it tends to bark at strangers and be tentative around new people and animals.
This breed does not need a lot of exercise. A short walk is enough to keep it happy. Given its love of napping, this makes a good apartment dog despite the size of the pup.
The following video can give you a more complete profile of the Mastiff. We have Mastiff puppies listed for sale below as well.