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At A Glance


Size: Large

Weight: 121 - 154 lbs.

Height: 28" - 32"

Life Span: 9 - 11 years

Spanish Mastiff

Also know as: Mastin Espanol, Mastin de la Mancha, Mastin de Extremadura

Group: Working

Origin: Spain (Ancient Times)

Today's Role: Companion Dog

History and Facts: The breed's origin is unknown. However, it's likely that, like other Mastiffs, the Spanish Mastiff is descended from dogs brought to the region by Phoenician and Greek travelers more than 2,000 years ago. It was originally used to guard sheep from wolves. Today, it is still popular as a livestock guardian, as well as a pet.

Temperament / Behavior
The Spanish Mastiff is a large breed; its size often makes pet owners weary to commit. It is a fairly gentle, obedient breed, but can tend to snap.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Special Needs
Exercise: The Spanish Mastiff needs little exercise.

Grooming: No special grooming requirements.

 

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