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"What the Lion is to the Cat, the Mastiff is to the Dog, the noblest of the family; he stands alone, and all others sink before him. His courage doe snot exceed his temper and generosity, and in attachment he equals the kindest of this race." - Cynographia Britannica - 1800

A Mastiff is a giant breed of dog, descended from the ancient Alaunt and Molosser. The general term 'mastiff' is used to refer to many different breeds around the world, probably all descended from the same root stock. The proper noun 'Mastiff', however, is used to refer to a specific breed of mastiff, the breed that originated in England over 2,000 years ago. Mastiffs (also frequently referred to as English Mastiffs, or incorrectly, as Old English Mastiffs (OEM's)) are generally very large dogs; fawn, apricot or brindle in color; all with a black mask and ears; possessing a medium to short coat with very little white.

Breeds such as the Bullmastiff, Dogue de Bordeaux, Fila Brasileiro, Mastin Del Pirineo, Mastin Espanol, Neapolitan Mastiff, Tibetan Mastiff, and many others fall into the larger category "Molosser", but they are not 'Mastiffs'. Each is a separate and distinct breed.

Adult males generally run about 160-230 pounds, females are normally between 120-170 pounds. Males over 200 pounds are not too uncommon and a few females reach these weights.

Coat Type:
Outer coat straight, coarse and of moderately short length. Undercoat dense, short, and close lying.

Temperament:
By nature, Mastiffs are eager to please. This makes them good Obedience dogs. But like any other breed, temperaments vary between individuals, so some Mastiffs are better candidates for the Obedience ring than others.

Some Mastiffs are more laid back, aloof, and lethargic; while others are more outgoing, inquisitive, and athletic. Though both types of temperaments are trainable, the latter of these two temperaments would be better suited for competition in the Obedience ring.

Special Interest:
According to the Guinness Book of Records the record holder for the world's largest dog is Zorba, a Mastiff, at 343 pounds. He stood 37 inches at the shoulder and was 8 foot 3 inches from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail. Zorba set this record in November, 1989, when he was 8 years old.

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Dog Art collectors treasure these beautiful bronze dog sculptures. Picture your favorite breed in bronze! Afghan, Basenji, Basset Hound, Bloodhound, Boxer, Bulldog, Cocker Spaniel, Collie, Dachshund, French Bulldog, Mastiff, Pug and Yorkie available.    
The beautiful bronze Dog Sculptures by Sharon Ziegenhagen are cast in the traditional lost wax method, are individually signed and numbered, and are limited to an edition of 35 plus 3 artist's proofs.  Dog Bronzes are offered in patinas of standard bronze or full color.  More bronze sculpture information.

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Sharon Ziegenhagen is an award-winning artist and is a member of the National Dog Museum Artists' Registry and exhibitor at the New York Dog Fanciers Club "Dog Art Competition". 
Learn more about Sharon.     Dog Art collectors treasure these beautiful bronze dog sculptures. Picture your favorite breed in bronze! Afghan, Basenji, Basset Hound, Bloodhound, Boxer, Bulldog, Cocker Spaniel, Collie, Dachshund, French Bulldog, Mastiff, Pug and Yorkie available.

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