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A Guide To Spanish Mastiff Dog Secrets

Mar 13, 2008
The Mastiff dog is a dog fan favorite and has proven to be very interesting. Pronouned (Matin de Espanol) in Spanish countries this article will be written about the Spanish Mastiff. This breed is currently in the process of being recognized by the Foundation Stud Service and has an active parent club in the unites states.

The Foundation Stud Service hs strict requirements for accepting a breeed. It's unfortunate but at this time the Spanish Mastiff doesn't qualify for membership. We are sure this very popular mastiff breed will soon qualify and become even more popular.

Origins Of The Mastiff Dog

Spain is the recognized birthlace of this mastiff breed. It is often used as a cattle and sheep guard dog in some parts of Spain. Gentle mannered with children the Spanish mastiff is known for an even temper. They will absolutely not tolerate uninvited guests and tend to be aggressive with other dogs. Normally the mastiff dog is kept outside. If this is not the case then it should be taken for daily walks and given access to a large fenced in area to roam.

Identified as being large dogs is this particular mastiff breed. They have long legs, tend to be longer then they are tall and have deep chests. The expected mastiff dewlap is present along a large head and deep muzzle.

Dewlap is what? Loosely hanging beneath the chin and over the topof the chest are fold or folds of skin. This serves primarily as a deterrent to predators. It works by preventing a would be predator from sinking it's teeth into this most vulnerable part of the dog's anatomy. The coat on this breed tends to be very dense. With colors that range from fawn,lemon,wolf gray and black and white. The coat's main function is to protect the dog from weather extremes.

Closing

There you have it! A number of interesting facts about the Spanish mastiff. So there you have it a myriad of facts concerning the Spanish mastiff. One fact not really mentioned before is this breed can be quite a heavy and large dog. Some of the bigger ones can stand over 2 1/2 feet tall at the shoulder and weigh in upwards of 140 pounds. The Spanish mastiff I am sure will become one of your favorite mastiff breeds to learn even more about.
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Jason Grant is a loving and caring English Mastiff owner. The Originator and Owner of Mastiff Dog Secrets world wide web mastiff dog information site.
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