Mastiff Dog Breed

Thinking of getting a Mastiff Dog and want to know if a Mastiff is suitable for your household?

Use the Mastiff information on this website to learn more about adaptability, health issues, life span of Mastiff and more.

Mastiff Facts

  • Name: Mastiff
  • Other Names: English Mastiff, Old English Mastiff
  • Origin: United Kingdom
  • Breed Group: Working (AKC:1885), Guardian Dog (UKC)
  • Breed Type: Purebred


Mastiff Dog Facts

Mastiff Information

The massive mastiff is heavy-boned with a powerful musculature, being slightly longer than tall. It combines great strength with endurance. Its power and strength are evident in its gait, which should have good reach and drive. Its double coat consists of a dense undercoat and a straight, coarse, outer coat of moderately short length. Its expression is alert but kindly. The overall impression should be one of grandeur and dignity.

The mastiff is innately good-natured, calm, easygoing and surprisingly gentle. It is a well-mannered house pet, but it needs sufficient room to stretch out. This is an extremely loyal breed, and though not excessively demonstrative, it is devoted to its family and good with children.

What to do if you lose your Mastiff

If your Mastiff Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. List your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Register the lost pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups Here.

3. Telephone the local vets to see if someone has handed in your missing pet.

4. Contact the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.

5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Shelters.

What to do if you find a lost Mastiff

If you find a Mastiff Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Register the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Report the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.

3. Phone the Local Council to collect the lost animal.

4. Take the pet to the local Animal Pound near to your suburb.

5. Take the pet to the local Vet who can scan the animal’s microchip and contact the registered pet owner.

Laws Regarding Missing Pets

1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.

2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.

3. You must contact your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.

4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.

5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.