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Mastiffs Breed FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about Mastiffs Breed

This FAQ about Mastiffs Breed was compiled and written by mmcbee@access.mountain.net (Mike McBee) with numerous contributions by others.

-A. Introduction
Hello and welcome to the wonderful world of the Mastiff! In ...
-B. Copyright
This FAQ is a publication of, and Copyright (c) 1995, 1996, ...
-C. Disclaimer
This FAQ is provided as is without any express or ...
-D. Contributors
+ Laurie ...
-1. What is a Mastiff?
A Mastiff is a giant breed of dog, descended from the ...
-2. What is the Mastiff Club Of America (MCOA)?
The Mastiff Club Of America was incorporated in 1929 to ...
-3. Where do Mastiffs come from?
See Appendix A for a brief history....
-4. What are Mastiffs good for?
Mastiffs excel as companions, family members, therapy workers ...
-5. Are all Mastiffs the same?
No. Like humans, Mastiffs are individuals. Each has its ...
-6a. Are Mastiffs Aggressive?
Aggression is unnecessary force or dominance in ...
-6b. Are Mastiffs Easy to train?
Both easy and difficult. Mastiffs are smart, and live ...
-6c. Are Mastiffs Fighters?
Mastiffs, with their gentle natures, do not have ...
-6d. Are Mastiffs Good Guard Dogs?
Mastiffs are excellent guard dogs. They go to the door ...
-6e. Are Mastiffs Protective?
Mastiffs ARE protective. However, many people do ...
-6f. Are Mastiffs Shy?
Because of their great sensitivity, Mastiffs who are ...
-7. What are Mastiffs like in the house?
Clean, quiet, and undemanding. Heaven to a Mastiff is a rug ...
-8a. How much does a Mastiff Cost?
Puppy prices usually run $800-1500 and up, depending on ...
-8b. How much does a Mastiff Eat?
Probably not as much as you think. Pound for pound, ...
-8c. How much does a Mastiff Weigh?
Adult males generally run about 160-230 pounds, females ...
-9a. Do Mastiffs Bark much?
Puppies are puppies in most breeds. Young pups tend to ...
-9b. Do Mastiffs Bite?
Any dog bites if hurt, frightened, or threatened, but ...
-9c. Do Mastiffs Chew?
As for chewing, puppies of any breed need to be given ...
-9d. Do Mastiffs Dig?
Engineers on the Panama Canal project considered bringing ...
-9e. Do Mastiffs Make good obedience dogs?
By nature, Mastiffs are eager to please. This makes them ...
-9f. Do Mastiffs Need a lot of exercise?
About as much as you do. Most Mastiffs are like most humans;...
-9g. Do Mastiffs Pass gas?
Yep. Especially on a diet of beer, hard-boiled eggs ...
-9h. Do Mastiffs Roam?
Not usually. A Mastiff of either sex tends to be stay-at-...
-9i. Do Mastiffs Shed?
Yes, like most breeds they shed approximately twice a year....
-9j. SDo Mastiffs lobber?
Most Mastiffs only drool when 1) they have just had a ...
-9k. Do Mastiffs Smell?
Well, Mastiffs aren't bred for tracking, so they don't ...
-9l. Do Mastiffs Snore?
Yes. Ohhhh, yes. You'd better believe it!...
-9m. Do Mastiffs Live indoors or outdoors?
Indoors, of course. What's the sense of having a Mastiff ...
-10a. How are Mastiffs with Burglars, muggers and other miscreants?
Mastiffs tend to react in predictable ways when faced with ...
-10b. How are Mastiffs with Other dogs?
By nature a typical Mastiff is friendly and aloof ...
-10c. How are Mastiffs with Other animals?
The earliest socialization, at the breeder's, and while ...
-10d. How are Mastiffs with Strangers?
A properly socialized Mastiff (which SHOULD be the only ...
-10e. How are Mastiffs with Young children?
They are gentle and protective, providing they have ...
-11. How long does a Mastiff live?
Books on the breed describe the average Mastiff life span as 6-...
-12. Can I get a white Mastiff? What colors can I get?
No, Mastiffs come in Apricot, Brindle, and various shades of Fawn....
-13. Male vs. female, which is friendlier? more protective? easier to train?
These are all traits that tend to vary more between ...
-14. Is there anything special I should know about raising a Mastiff puppy - isn't it the same as any other breed?
Due to their rapid growth and their eventual giant size ...
-15. How much training does a Mastiff need?
Because they are destined to be VERY large dogs, basic ...
-16. Do Mastiffs have any genetic health problems?
Mastiffs are probably about average when it comes to the number ...
-17. What are the common non-genetic health problems in Mastiffs?
Mastiffs are subject to the same common diseases and ...
-18. What other problems do Mastiffs have?
+ Temperament:...
-19. What kind of a temperament does a Mastiff have?
Mastiffs are called gentle giants because of their benign ...
-20. What does a Mastiff eat?
A Mastiff will eat anything that is not nailed down! Mastiffs,...
-21. What kind of living quarters does a Mastiff require? How about crating? Where do they sleep?
The standard answer to this question: Anywhere they want to!...
-22a. Does owning a Mastiff Cost a lot?
A Mastiff costs more to maintain than smaller breeds due ...
-22b. Does owning a Mastiff Require a lot of work?
Compared to what? Mastiffs, due to their tendency to be ...
-23. Are you trying to talk me out of getting a Mastiff?
No and yes. No, because it would be wonderful if everyone ...
-24. Where should I get a Mastiff?
+ Middleman who buys puppies from breeders and resells them?...
-25. Where can I get more information about Mastiffs?
See Appendix E for Mastiff information sources and Appendix I ...
-26. How do I pick a Mastiff puppy?
After you have chosen your breeder and your puppy's sire and dam,...
-27. What questions should I ask the breeder (and what answers should I get)?
Before talking to a breeder, before you even start looking for ...
-28. What kind of toys and other paraphernalia do I need for my Mastiff?
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-29. Is that a Mastiff in:
+ Beethoven? No, a St. Bernard....
-30. What's the difference between a Mastiff and a Bullmastiff?
The Mastiff is an ancient British breed and its history can ...
-A. History of the Mastiff
There is evidence of Mastiff-like giant dogs dating back as far ...
-B. MCOA / AKC Mastiff Conformation Standard
OFFICIAL STANDARD FOR THE ...
-C. MCOA Code of Ethics
-D. MCOA Rescue Service
1. What is the MCOA Rescue Service?...
-E. Mastiff References and Resources: 1. Books Unless indicated otherwise, the in-print books can be ordered from most major bookstores and are also usually available from the following, who may also have some of the out-of-print items occasionally: o 4-M Enterprises
-E. Mastiff References and Resources: 2. Publications
o MCOA Journal - quarterly magazine - $28.00 a year,...
-E. Mastiff References and Resources: 3. Video / Audio
o Mass of Love, Joy and Pride - Mastiff song, cassette,...
-E. Mastiff References and Resources: 4. Computer Programs & Databases
o Devine Farm Pedigree Program & Mastiff Database -...
-E. Mastiff References and Resources: 5. Mastiffs on the Internet
a. MCOA WWW Home ...
-F. Health Tests / Certifications every Mastiff SHOULD have
Mastiffs, like all breeds, have problems that are genetic - i.e.,...
-G. Questions To Ask a Mastiff Breeder
The following are offered as possible questions you should ask ...
-H. Special Aspects of Raising a Mastiff Puppy
Even a small Mastiff is destined to be a large dog. This ...
-I. Mastiff Clubs & Contacts 1. MCOA Officers and Contacts
o President - Joe ...
-I. Mastiff Clubs & Contacts 2. US Regional Mastiff Clubs (alphabetical by club name)
The following contacts are constantly changing. If you ...
-I. Mastiff Clubs & Contacts 3. Mastiff Clubs in Other Countries (alphabetical by country)
The following contacts are constantly changing. If you ...
-J. Mastiff Varieties and Internet References
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