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The Truth About Spanish Mastiff Dog Secrets

Mar 24, 2008
If you are a dog fan like most you will find the Mastiff dog to be not only interesting but a favorite of yours. The Spanish Mastiff will be the central point of this article. The Spanish Mastiff has very active parent clubs in the states and is in the process of being accepted to the Foundation Stud Service as a recognized breed. The acceptance of the Spanish Mastiff dog into the foundation stud service will only make this particular mastiff dog breed more popular.

Breed membership in this organization has several requirements. The Spanish Mastiff doesn't meet all of these requirements yet. There are a lot of dog fans who are doing what is necessary to get it's acceptance official.

Mastiff Dog Beginnings

Spain is the recognized birthplace 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.

This particular mastiff type breed is a large one. They tend to have deep chest,long legs and they tend to be longer then they are tall. The associated dewlap of the mastiff breed is present along with the large head with a deep muzzle.

A dewlap is? The fold or folds of skin that drapes over the top of the chest and is loosely hanging beneath the chin. Being a predator deterrent is it's main function. It effectively protects this most vulnerable part of the body from a predator sinking their teeth into. The coat can be very dense on this mastiff dog. The color of the coat can be anything from white and black, wolf gray, fawn and lemon. Protecting the mastiff dog from extreme weather is it's main purpose.

Conclusion

having read this article fully you will have gained several new facts about the Spanish mastiff. Most tend to be large and heavy were you aware of this? In fact some of them can stand well over 2 1/2 feet tall at the shoulder and weigh in excess of 140 pounds. With all of the interesting facts about the Spanish mastiff we are sure it will become your favorite mastiff dog.
About the Author
James Redder is a loving and caring Mastiff Dog owner. He also writes for the Mastiff Dog Secrets world wide web mastiff dog information site.
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