The Mastiff or English Mastiff originated in England over 2000 years ago as a property guardian, fighter, and wardog. By the 1800's, the breed was rare; by the 1940's, almost extinct. Restoration of the Mastiff began after World War II by the Old English Mastiff Club. Today the Mastiff is a companion and working dog.

The Mastiff is an extremely muscular dog, weighing 175-190 pounds and reaching a height of 27-30". An alert, dominant, powerful and courageous breed, the Mastiff is also loyal, good-natured, responsive, and especially good with children.

Official recognition: FCI Group 2, AKC Group 3 - Working Dogs, CKC Group 3 - Working Dogs, KC Non-Sporting - Working Group, ANKC Group 6 - Utility.

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Mastiff Web
Features information on the breed including history, standards, temperament, training, chat, message board, art, pictures, programs, and games.
Dvf Mastiff.net
Provides pictures and information on the breed including health, titles, standard, information on progressive retinal atrophy, and free litter announcements.
Mastiff Breed Standard
Official description of the breed as provided by the American Kennel Club (AKC).
Mastiff Information
Information about Mastiff temperaments and links to lots of Mastiff related sites.
OEMTF Cyber Space International Mastiff Specialty and All Breed Show
An online dog show for all AKC recognized breeds. Profits go to the Old English Mastiff Trust Foundation to get Mastiffs out of the puppy mill cycle.
Therapeutic Companionship
Article in Lubbock Avalanche-Journal 1997 about some Mastiffs who are therapy dogs.

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