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Spanish Mastiff

Size: Large

Weight: 121 - 154 lbs.

Height: 28" - 32"

Life Span: 9 - 11 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: Spain (Ancient Times)

Also Known As: Mastin Espanol, Mastin de la Mancha, Mastin de Extremadura

Group: Guardian

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The Spanish Mastiff needs little exercise.

Grooming Needs

No special grooming requirements.

Temperament

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.

Compatibility with Kids

Good with children.

History

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.

Pet Facts

Often referred to as one of the dog world's "great droolers.""

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