Mastiffs

Mastiffs are a large breed of dog that include the Bull/English Mastiff, the Neapolitan/Italian Mastiff and the French Mastiff, and were, historically, a working breed that have been used as fierce guard dogs and blood-sport fighting dogs. Today, Mastiffs are a much more docile companion that are enjoyed by their owners all over the world. Questions about Mastiffs can be asked and answered here.

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Can a mastiff kill a bear?

Only if it is well equipped with opposable thumbs, a high powered rifle and plenty of bear-repellent. While a bear is a clever animal, a mastiff's ability to use firearms is keen for their survival instinct in the wild.

I don't understand what your talking about ^. Well todays mastiff could kill a black bear. However they would have absolutely no chance against a kodiak, unlike ancient mastiffs from rome.

First of all Mastiffs were never pitted against lions or any other large carnivore in Rome or anywhere else alone..They may have been large dogs, but they fought in packs of 3 or more..And why would you even want to test his ability to kill a bear?

Unless he is trying to protect.

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Neapolitan mastiff or pit bull?

I like Pit bulls better, but they tend to fight alot. Really, i would choose the mastiff, but you have to realize this is a big breed.

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Are french mastiff good with kids?

Well it really depends on the age of the children. If they are under 8 I would not suggest it as Dogue de Bordeaux's are very strong and can easily knock over a child. It also depends on the temperament of the dogue as they are usually lovely and friendly with children, like my one doesn't mind me and my brothers playing with him and he loves attention especially hugs, but if you know the father and mother can be unsafe with children I would suggest about age 13 and over.

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When you cross a neapolitan mastiff and a pit bull in the UK would the puppie be illegal?

When you look at the rule or law, you can say the pup would be illegal.

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What age do you breed your female mastiff?

On her 2nd or 3rd heat.

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Is a boerboel stronger than rottweiler?

Most of the boerboel would be will be stronger than a rot. They could weight up to 175 pounds.

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What is bigger a male or female mastiff dog?

female by alot

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What dog is more aggressive the Tibetan mastiff or bull mastiff?

bullmastiff is more aggressive because it is in the breed

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How big does a bull mastiffs get?

25-27 in. tall 90-130 lbs. live 10-12 yrs.

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Would a staffordshire bull terrier kill a bull mastiff?

If trained correctly and socialised from a young age, neither of these breeds should become dog aggressive. However, in this worst case scenario, both breeds, despite the size difference, could have a chance of winning. The Bullmastiff could use it's bigger size as an advantage and overpower the Staffy. But, Staffordshire Bull Terriers are quick and agile, meaning one clean leap for the Bullmastiff's throat could crush its windpipe. It is more likely, however, that the Bullmastiff would win.

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What is the history of Nebolish Mastiff?

Nebolish Mastiffs are an effort to recreate the Mastiff people read about in History, improving upon the bad health and low agility that plagued the Old English Mastiff breed since the war era. Nebolish are a great improvement on the Mastiff breed, by careful selective crossbreeding and linebreeding. The hope of the Nebolish Mastiff Club is that they never become so popular to loose the integrety of the breed, and compromise the work of this Club since its first meeting, in 1968. Please review the history of the Old English Mastiff, and understand the goal of the Nebolish Mastiff as a breed. Over the past few centuries the Old English Mastiff, well known as the Mastiff, has been perfected in the Nebolish Mastiff, from crossbreeding to several breeds of molloser type dogs – all being dogs of the working class. This may have been done for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to, – necessity (to resuscitate a dying breed), geography, lack of compatible regional breeding stock, and, in some cases, ignorance. Below is an etching of Lukey’s Governor and his pedigree…


Regardless of why it was done, the combination of all the breeds mixed into this great breed has created the Nebolish Mastiff as we know and love him today. All Mastiffs, of the old English variety, share a common gene pool; the majority of which can be linked directly to a handful of dogs. The studbooks, which were hand written back in the 1800s, show that many of our ancestral Mastiffs all go back to one particularly small gene pool. In the beginning, this would include Lukey’s Governor, for whom the standard was written to reflect in 1867. From this 1867 standard, we created our 1986, Nebolish Mastiff Standard. See Nebolish Mastiff Standard approved by Nebolish Mastiff Club Of America.


As you can see from his pedigree above, not much was known about his sire's side of the tree, but the dam's side is very interesting if you go back and look at the lineage closely.
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Lukey's Bruce II ( Grandfather & Great-great Grandfather) above - he is listed as a 'blue brindle'. A Color still produced in the Nebolish Mastiff
Hertford's Pluto ( Great-great Grandfather) above - he is listed as a ' black rough coated Tibetan Mastiff' why you would get a longer coat, on 1 pup in a litter, on rare occasion.
And, just for fun, below is the pedigree for Thompsons’ Juno, Lukey's Great-Grandmother...

Waterton's Tiger, who is also related (it gets kinda confusing when you see all the in-breeding and linebreeding - counted at least 5 'greats' to this one) to the Lukey kid. It seems that Thompson's Duchess' great, great-Grandmom (Crabtree's Dorah) goes back to a male on her dams side by the name of 'Waterton's Tiger (pedigree above). Turns out he is an Irish import Great Dane with a cropped tail - or possibly a Boarhound.
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What is the breed standard for a Nebolish Mastiff?

Nebolish mastiff Breed StandardBreed Standard Approved by the Nebolish Club of America

NEBOLISH MASTIFF-

Description- The Nebolish is a dog of great presence, the most agile of the Mastiff breeds. His intelligence, loyal affection and fearless courage make him a highly desired companion. An excellent family member, often used as a working dog or livestock protector. Good natured, patient and playful with children. Should be of strong muscular structure, large boned, wide chest. Head- broad with natural ears, a short wide snout, scissor bite, excessive flews are not desired. No slobber problem. Coat- short medium length, a longer coat rarely occurs. Colors- Fawn, Brindle, in all shades including Rare Silver or Blue. Markings- Black mask, White markings are permitted, but not desired. Tail maybe docked.

Temperament- Very even tempered, Alert, Dignified, Not excessive barkers, Almost human expression, Loyal, Easy to train, Naturally protective.

Height-Weight- 27" to 36" inches Weight- 95 to 180lbs Male or Female should reach over 100lbs and have very solid muscular structure. The focus being a dog that is sound and works, agile even at a mature age.

Health Problems- No breed is free from health ailments, there have been none that the Nebolish is predisposed to. As in any large breed care with Hips and Jumping at early age should be used. The Nebolish was developed to be a large agile dog, free of genetic defects. Breeding of Mastiffs is not recommended for the novice, there are many breeding problems associated with Mastiffs it is recommended to spay to ensure a longer life span.

Life Expectancy- 10 to 14years

Grooming- Very minimal, a brisk brush, occasional bath the Nebolish love water!

Training- Nebolish are not for the first time dog owner, they are intelligent and will outsmart a Novice owner. You must start training early on, in there first 6 mos socialization is crucial, teaching them how they are to behave, the first year will make your the Nebolish.

Origin- With over 80 Mastiff types, the Nebolish is one of the rarest. Nebolish were developed in late 1960's in the NorthAmericaThe breed developed to increase the agility, health and life expectancy of the Mastiff by crossing Old English, Bull, Dogue de Bordeaux, Tibetan, Mastiffs, and it is supected that the Great Dane, Boxer, Saint Bernard are in the bloodline. There has never been an exact breakdown of the breeding program, to keep the line pure the exact breedings, that evolved to the Nebolish we know today has never been disclosed.

There are several variations of the breed, only litters produced by dogs approved by the "NCA" are considered true Nebolish Mastiffs. The Nebolish ancestry can be traced back to Aristotele and Alexander the Great, who received these large dogs for soldiers protection from Lions. The Noble Loyal Healthy Mastiff is not a new breed, but a breed which was lost in history and now rediscovered in the Nebolish Mastiff.

Please see the History Standard of the Old English Mastiff to understand why it is also the History of the Nebolish Mastiff, and why the need to keep producing Mastiffs that were to the standard originally recorded in 1867. From this record the 1986 Nebolish Mastiff Standard was developed.

Group- Mastiff - Working

Recognition- CMA, NCA, DER, ACRCanadian Molosser Association http://canadianmolosser.tripod.com/Nebolish Club of America www.nebolishmastiff.net Domestic Exotic Registry www.der.org

American Canine Registry www.americancanineregistry.com

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How big do English mastiffs get?

They are classified as medium-large dogs. It depends on whether you plan on getting a female or a male. The females tend to be 5-10 pounds less than the male, where the male can range from 55-80 pounds. Hope this helped!

Answer (^^no offence but that is not right^^)

English mastiffs grow until they are three years of age. My English mastiff just turned two years old and he is 185 pounds. The maximum weight limit for a mastiff is 255 pounds. I am 5 foot 2 and my mastiff is about to my knee caps sitting down, and to the top of my legs standing up. I will update this page next year when he is full grown.

Yea, English Mastiffs are one of the largest breed of dog in the world. My English Mastiff is 10 months and he is 180 pounds. These dogs are x-large dogs. They are a handfull to take care of, they eat alot, but they are the sweetest most loveable dogs.

I agree. I have an English Mastiff and he is only 2 years old but he weighs about 203 pounds. I am 5 foot 4 and when he stands on his hind legs on our fence , he is about 2 feet taller then me.I too am an English Mastiff owner. He is an amazing dog, very loyal and an amazing breed. I did a lot of research before picking my dog out and having never owned this breed before I am totally thrilled to own one. I agree with the above posts my boy is just under a year old and is already 130 lbs. His dad at two years old is 227 lbs so they are a large breed that's for sure. But to classify them as medium to large is not entirely correct it is more like large to ex large.

My boy when I sit on the couch and he sits beside me with all four paws on the floor looks me in the eye.

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Can you mix an English mastiff and a bull mastiff?

I'm fairly sure you could, but I don't know why you'd want to. Just pick a partner of the same breed, it will make things easier for you.

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How big do neapolitan mastiffs get?

Male: 26-30 inches. 165 pounds.

Female: 24-28 inches. 160 pounds.

Record weight: 200 pounds.

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What does a bull mastiff and pit bull mix look like?

A pit bull/bull mastiff is a common mixed breed sold. It is commonly called a bully or American bully.

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What is a Belgian Mastiff?

A Belgian Mastiff is a large breed of dog.

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What does a German Rottweiler and Mastiff mix look like?

A rottweiler and a mastiff looks like a tibetan mastiff because tibetan mastiffs have thick coat furs that look like rottweilers.

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Who is the world's strongest boy?

There is no internationally recognized competition for minors in feats of strength. Candidates could include gymnasts, weightlifters, football players, and other athletes.

Samuel Harvill (born 1994) attended Shiloh Christian High School in Arkansas, and demonstrated exceptional strength and stamina in college football combines. He set a world record in the bench press at age 16. (At 14, he was already 6 foot tall and weighed 239 pounds.)

At the younger end is Giuliano Stroe (born 1995) of Romania, who has done a world record 20 "air push-ups" (only hands touch the floor).

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Former Strongest Kid (turned 18 on April 15, 2010)

Richard Sandrak (born April 15, 1992 in the Ukraine) is a US bodybuilder, martial artist and actor. He was known as "Little Hercules". He starred in the 2003 documentary, "The World's Strongest Boy".

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How much does it cost to feed an English mastiff per year?

It costs us about $240/week give or take. Soooooo over the course of a year it is not unusual to see the food bills totalling around $3000/year.

If you are spending over $200 a week for you mastiffs food (unless you have more than 5)...You will have or already have a very fat mastiff..It is not necessary to feed them large amounts..People have the perception large dog..large amounts of food. And they will eat whatever you put in front of them. Talk to your vet about the proper nutrition for your Mastiffs age and currant needs. Please.. Obesity is one of the most common causes of short lifespans in the breed..

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Who are the heaviest and strongest men in the world?

Sumo wrestlers are certainly somewhere on that list.

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Are tibetan mastiffs good pets?

Generally no, and they are definitely not recommended for inexperienced dog owners.

The Tibetan Mastiff is a strong-willed and occasionally stubborn dog. It can be self-centred at times, and can be ignorant of commands, so it requires a confident and experienced owner to be in charge of training.

The Tibetan Mastiff is also likely to be aggressive or suspicious towards other people and animals. Early and regular socialisation is definitely compulsory, as well as supervision from the owner to prevent unwanted aggression. Barking may also be a potential behavioural problem.

The Tibetan Mastiff also sheds heavily, and is not an ideal pet for those allergic to dogs. These large dogs also slobber and take up quite a lot of room at home as well as in a car.

However, this breed is devoted to its owner and can make an excellent watchdog due to its protective instincts. Its exercise requirements and energy level is also lower than most other large breeds. The Tibetan Mastiff may be the right breed for you if you are looking for this type of dog or is interested in rare breeds, but you must bear in mind that they are prone to aggression, barking, shedding, slobbering and can be hard to train. It is highly recommended that you do further research on this breed before deciding to acquire one.

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Worlds strongest human?

It depends on how you define strongest. The human with the strongest bicep probably is not the person with the strongest tung for example

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How do you treat Mite bites on the skin?

Most mites are not terribly interested in biting humans and would much prefer to snack on a dead bird or a juicy plant. If, however, some pesky mites do get into your house, getting rid of the little pests might be difficult, but treating their tiny bites is fairly easy. Follow these steps.

1) Spread an anti-itch cream over the bitten area.

2) Do not scratch the bitten area. Scratching will only cause more pain, and

might even cause a skin infection, which could need medical treatment.

3) Visit your doctor if the bites don't clear within a week. If they persist, they

could be a rash or other skin irritation.

4) Look into treatments to rid your house of the mites. This will typically

involve getting rid of the pests that mites live on.

Pesticides will kill the mites, but they won't fix your problem unless you use them in conjunction with rodent or bird control.

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What are the different types of English mastiffs?

Isn't there only 1 type of ENGLISH mastiff? Different types of mastiffs are Bullmastiff, French, Spanish, Neapolitan, Tibetan.

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