The AKC describes this dog as courageous, dignified and good natured. They’re ancient, figuring into the 55 A.D. account of Caesar’s invasion of Britain. They make excellent family pets, since they are gentle with children, almost as if they are conscious of their large size. Obedience training and broad socialization is suggested, as is moderate regular exercise to keep their spirits bright.
1. English Mastiffs 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. English Mastiff Temperament and Training
3. English Mastiff Diet and Feeding
English Mastiff Diet
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
English Mastiff Weight
English Mastiffs generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with English Mastiffs. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A English Mastiff with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.