Helping cats and dogs live their healthiest lives.
Mastiff adult in black and white

Mastiff

The Guinness Book of Records recognises a Mastiff by the name of Zorba as the world’s biggest dog, weighing in at a hefty 343lbs.

About the Mastiff

Character-wise, Mastiffs are a rare combination of nobility and courage. These calm dogs are affectionate with their human companions, and despite their size are known to be gentle with children.

Mastiffs are powerful, well-built dogs who have even been known to outweigh fully grown men. They are used across the world as security and watchdogs thanks to their alert, protective nature and formidable appearance.

translations.feature.breeds.aboutbreedstatement.dog

translations.feature.breeds.breedspecifics

translations.feature.breeds.country
United Kingdom
translations.feature.breeds.group
FCI Group 2, AKC Working Group
translations.feature.breeds.sizecategory
Very large
translations.feature.breeds.averagelifeexpectancy
10–12 translations.feature.breeds.years

Loving / Calm / Protective / Reserved

translations.feature.breeds.keyfacts

  • Makes a great guard dog
  • Needs an owner with some experience
  • Training should start early

A healthy start to life

Puppyhood is a time of massive physical and behavioural change, and a steep learning curve for new owners. Find out how you can provide your puppy with the best start to life so they develop into strong, healthy dogs. 

Learn more
Dachshund puppy in black and white eating from a red bowl

Lifetime of health

Get advice and information on how to provide the best care for your dog at every stage of life.

Learn more
Content Block With Text And Image 2

translations.feature.genericcomponents.likeandsharethispage