This powerful giant was bred in Spain to protect herds of sheep from wolves. Along with the English mastiff, he is the largest dog on Earth. Unlike the British congener, he has a longer coat. Although it may seem that its impressive size makes it inactive, it is not. The Spanish mastiff cannot be called awkward – he knows how to stay with dignity.
These dogs are still used as guard dogs, and therefore they can boast a number of skills that are so appreciated by dog breeders. The Spanish mastiff has a well-developed sense of territory. In addition, it affects with a lightning fast reaction. This is a terrible opponent, combining immediately and sensitive attention, and amazing power. He won’t be the first to get into a fight, unless he has a good enough reason. He does not spare thieves, be it a person or an animal. The Spanish mastiff can attack the offender without even warning him of his intentions. In general, a dog of this breed in battle is a brave, confident warrior, at the same time frightening with his decisive appearance and bewitching the royal article.
Education is crucial for this breed. Training methods should be selected individually for each puppy. You will have to be patient, because this breed was bred so that the dogs themselves could make decisions. It is important to respect the Spanish mastiff, and then he will be imbued with respect for you. Proper education will establish contact with the dog, which is essential for obedience.
Each owner wants to see his dog healthy, active and cheerful.
And, as you know, the basis of health is a proper, complete and balanced diet. Even if you purchase the freshest and highest-quality products, buy vitamins and mineral supplements, without a biochemical laboratory you cannot determine the exact nutritional value of the food you cook at home. That’s why PEDIGREE® has developed a special app that helps you evaluate how your pet’s diet meets its needs.
Proper nutrition in the first year of a puppy’s life largely determines how healthy and joyful your puppy will be in the future. Caring for the health of your pet, PEDIGREE® recommends a combination of dry and wet rations, which allows you to fully utilize the benefits of both. You can read more about this in the article.
Characteristics of the breed:
– Possesses royal calm
– Terrible hunting dog
– I’m used to making decisions myself
Height: Dogs: from 77 cm
Bitches: from 72 cm
Age: 10–11 years
Weight: Dogs: from 60 kg
Bitches: from 50 kg
The Spanish mastiff is quite friendly, and with a good upbringing, he will become an excellent neighbor to your other pets.
The Spanish mastiff is a calm and confident dog. He is an excellent defender, a loyal friend.
The Spanish mastiff has ordinary hair, which needs to be combed daily, and it should last exactly as long as it takes to process one of the largest dogs in the world.
Conditions of detention
An apartment for a Spanish mastiff is like a cage. It should be kept in the countryside in a country house – somewhere where there will be enough space for it. It can tolerate almost any weather, with the exception of very strong cold and high humidity.
Walking should be long, but without serious physical exertion. You can let your mastiff walk alone, especially if you own a fenced area.