Canary Mastiff

These are calm but alert dogs, which are specially well suited to guarding and, traditionally, to driving cattle.

About the Canary Mastiff

This is a robust and well proportioned medium-sized breed with a distinctive black mask. The body is longer than the height at the withers, a feature that is slightly more pronounced in females.

Canary Mastiffs are well-balanced and very sure of themselves. Obedient and docile with the family, they grow very fond of their owner, while treating strangers with suspicion. They are self-assured, noble and a little distant, but very firm and vigilant when alerted. Their bark is low and deep.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

FCI Group 2
Size category
Avg life expectancy
9–11 years

Loving / Confident / Calm / Obedient

Key facts

  • Requires minimal grooming
  • Makes a great watchdog
  • Needs a lot of training

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