Mastiffs and their varieties:
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There are a hell lot of dogs by the name of mastiff so it is often confusing but the English mastiff is one of the most popular variant among them. They are either known by the name of English mastiff dogs or old English mastiffs. They are the most adopted dog breed among other mastiff breeds.
They are one of the biggest dog present which people adopt, it is said that a person who is really passionate about dogs and knows all the techniques to calm a dog down can handle an English mastiff dog. The size of their head is much larger than others and they appear as if they are square shaped. These dogs are so strong that it can easily fight with any wild animal and kill them, it is also seen that English mastiff can stop a four wheeler as well. They are usually of off white color with black ears and nose and their hazel brown eyes are something which makes these muscular beasts appears so amazing. Their ears are generally short and the furs are also small in size.
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This dog is in being since ancient times and they are original breed as well. You can always get residues of these dogs in ancient history mainly in Egyptian drawings and carvings. It is said that Caesar was very much passionate about this dog that he brought some of them in Rome as well. Mastiffs are so disciplined and protective that they can be considered as guard dogs. They are often seen in taking part in many activities such as trekking, research work and many more.
Nature of an English Mastiff:
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These dogs are gentle as well as smart so if you have a assumption that they are wild in nature and can turn to be a harmful beast then you are probably far from the reality. They are probably not comfortable with everyone but once they come to know that you are his family they would be the most playful one with you and they protect their family too much so if anybody would try to harm you then chances are there that this dog would not treat that person well.
These were few facts about English mastiff dog you should know before getting them in home and these facts will also help you in training them.