Mastiff – Working
|Mastiff – Working
|Daily 30 mins at least walks
The Large Sheepdog of Italy!
Quick Overview of the Mastiff Working Dog
The Mastiff Working Dog is one of the most ancient types of dog breeds, as their ancestors, the Molossus, were known for 5,000 years, and back then they were ferocious war dogs. Mastiffs are sometimes called the old English Mastiffs. This breed of dog is known for being very intelligent and is great socially rather than some dogs.
Name: Mastiff – Working
Size: 27 to 32 inches
Weight: 130 to 220 lbs
Exercise: Daily walks/up to 30 minutes at least
Training: Moderate to difficult training
Lifespan: 6 to 10 years
Breed Type: Working
History of this Dog Breed?
This massive type of breed was mainly used for guard and fighting dogs in England for more than 2000 years, an amazing type of breed to say the least. This dog breed was found in European and Asian records, and this was dating back to 3000BC. They mainly functioned as war and guardians, as this is what they did for quite some time.
The Roman invaders of England sent the English Mastiff to compete in the arenas of ancient Rome. This dog was pitted against Bears, Lions, Bulls, and other dogs, as well as human gladiators. The breed was also fought in the later bullbaiting and bearbaiting rings of England.
Fun Facts About Your Mastiff – Working!
Love them or hate them, here are some Five Minutes Spare hard facts that may or may not entertain you:
- They are descended from Ancient Roman times.
- The Mastiff – Working dog was actually used as a war dog back in Roman times.
- They were considered fighting dogs for some time.
- As stated in the history of the breed, they use to fight against a lot of different animals and humans, however, this does not happen anymore.
- English Mastiffs are the biggest dog breed in terms of mass
3 fun facts that some people may not of known about this rare type of dog!
Are They Hard to Train?
This particular breed of dog is known for being very intelligent and has great social skills. They are known for being quick learners and they are always wanting to please their owners. There is one issue, however, the repetition of one typical class will possibly bore them, meaning they may not listen as much if it is repetitive. Overall they are moderately hard to train.
Do they Need lots of Exercise?
The Mastiff – Working dog only needs up to 30 minutes a day of walking, however it is also recommended two walks a day to allow them to have time outside as well.
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