The Mastiff was depicted on monuments in Egypt as far back as 3000 B.C. Caesar notice this powerful dog fighting teaming up with the British soldiers in 55 B.C. He brought some back with him to Rome and used them in lion fighting, bull baiting and to fight human gladiators. Much later, English peasants used to keep Mastiffs to protect themselves from wolves and other predators and to guard their homes. He was used as a watchdog for more than two millennia.
He’s one of the biggest dogs, standing at least 30 inches in height and is better suited to country living because he needs open spaces for exercise. He enjoys being with people and is a great companion. He has a short coat and it can be coloured brindle, apricot or fawn. He only needs minimal grooming.