Pet Health And Care >>  Dog Breed >>  Giant Maso Mastiff  
Giant Maso Mastiff

Giant Maso Mastiff Dog Breed, Puppies, Size, Weight and Temperament

The Giant Maso Mastiff is a relatively new dog breed and not a hybrid breed.

Started in 2001, it is a mixed breed of the Old English Mastiff and the Corso Italiano. These breeds were cross bred to create a healthier version of the Mastiff. This breed has a longer life expectancy than the Old English Mastiff.

It was created to have a healthier dog.

This breed has the loving temperament of the Old English Mastiff with the sharp intelligence and protective skills of the Corso. It has a calm and dignified nature which makes it a favorite with breeders and pet owners alike.

The Giant Maso Mastiff, like the Mastiff, also tends to be large in size. Males can grow up to 30 inches and weigh up to 200 pounds while the females can grow up to 27 inches and weigh up to 150 pounds.

These breeds generally do not have health issues but tend to put on weight very quickly. It tends to be a lazy dog and will also do well when exercised. Their short haired coat is easy to groom and they also need to be bathed from time to time, as necessary. This dog breed does not shed as much. It has a big head just like an Old English Mastiff and a square muzzle. It also has a thick neck which tends to get covered with folds of loose skin. It has a life expectancy of about 10 to 12 years.

The Giant Maso Mastiff dog looks like a big shiny English Mastiff and comes in colors of gray, fawn, gray brindle, black, reverse brindle and apricot. It has a gentle disposition and can even do well in flats. Its calm temperament makes it a great dog to have around children. It is a breed that loves to please and thrives with attention. If you are looking for guard dog training, you should be assertive and firm but seek guidance from someone experienced or find a trainer. These dogs are also sometimes used as pack leader dogs in hunting expeditions. This breed can guard families but serves more as a warning system and will only bark as a warning, not necessarily attack. But its size tends to act as a deterrent. The Giant Maso Mastiff puppies tend to be very energetic and playful.

While buying such breeds you should be careful about the parentage as being a new breed, it could contain other breed s and there would be no way to tell it.
  Submitted on September 5, 2011  

Explore Pet Categories