Top 10 Mastiff Dog Breeds THEY’RE HUGE!

Mastiffs; a family of dogs that as a rule
are huge, powerful dogs. These Molosser breeds are dense, well-muscled
and gorgeous! While this list is certainly not all-inclusive
of the Mastiff-type or Molosser dogs, we’ve gathered some of the most impressive of the
group. Let’s get to know them. You’re watching Animal Facts! 10. Pyrenean Mastiff Not to be confused with the Pyrenean Mountain
Dog, the Pyrenean Mastiff is a large breed of dog originally from the Aragonese Pyrenees
in Spain. For a long time, the Pyrenean Mastiff accompanied
the herds of sheep. Its main function was to guard and protect
its herds and its masters from attacks by wolves, bears, and thieves. At up to 220 pounds and 30 inches tall, this
strong, rustic breed is self-reliant and calm. It’s even-tempered and docile at home and
is protective of children. It’s gentle with other dogs as well as other
pets and people it knows. However, if challenged, this huge dog will
not hesitate to defend its family from a perceived threat. Although it’s gentle and kind with a loving
temperament, it takes its work seriously and needs a strong, experienced leader. 9. Fila Brasileiro Known as the Fila Brasileiro, the Brazilian
Mastiff is one of the smaller breeds on this list at a mere 110 pounds and 29 inches at
the shoulder. Not that 110 pounds is what we’d consider
a small dog. The Fila Brasileiro breed was bred and raised
primarily on large plantations and cattle farms in its native Brazil. They were taught to chase down Jaguars, cattle,
and other animals, and occasionally people. The dogs would grab the animals by the neck
and hold them until the farmer arrived. This instinct can be observed among puppies
when they are playing The Fila will be completely devoted to its
owner and, once bonded, will not hesitate to protect its family. Once bonded, this breed will take a lot of
poking and prodding from small children and are incredibly gentle when with them. This breed also tends to get along well with
other pets within the family. 8. Tibetan Mastiff The Tibetan Mastiff who’s Tibetan name means
“nomad dog” reflects its use as a guardian of herds, flocks, tents, villages, monasteries,
and palaces. This dog is known for its loyalty, it has
been used as a herding and guardian dog for thousands of years. In fact, a 2008 study that the Tibetan Mastiff
diverged from the Grey Wolf some 58,000 years ago, making it one of the oldest lineages. At up to 160 pounds and 30 inches tall at
the withers, the Tibetan Mastiff is certainly a huge dog. The Tibetan Mastiff is very independent and
territorial. They can be devoted to family while aloof
toward outsiders. The Tibetan is patient with its family’s children
but can be protective when strange children visit. This breed is usually good with other dogs
and animals. While active outside, the Tibetan tends to
be more relaxed and calm indoors. 7. Great Dane The German Mastiff or its more common name
Great Dane is one of the more well-known dogs on this list. Thanks, Scooby Doo. The German name of the breed is Deutsche Dogge,
or German Mastiff. Unlike many of the breeds on this list, the
Great Dane is not a herding dog, but rather a hunting dog, used to hunt boar and bear. The German Mastiff typical weighs up to 120
pounds at 30 inches tall, but the world’s tallest dog was a Great Dane named Zeus who
reached a height of 44 inches at the shoulder and weighed 155 pounds. This breed of mastiff is friendly and dependable
and usually good with children. The Great Dane also usually takes well to
other household pets, but may not always be aware of its towering size over others so
should be monitored. 6. Dogo Argentino The Argentinian Mastiff or Dogo Argentino
is a large, white, muscular dog that was developed in Argentina primarily for the purpose of
big-game hunting, including wild boar, much like the Great Dane. Dogos are big-game hunters and are also trained
for search and rescue, police assistance, service dogs, competitive obedience, Schutzhund
and military work. The Dogo Argentino because of its purpose,
is very stubborn and pain tolerant. This combined with the breed’s natural intelligence
and domineering tendencies means that this dog is not suitable for inactive or inexperienced
homes, and is ideal for a working home, or at a minimum a very active home. Dogos typically weigh up to 99 pounds and
stand up to 27 inches at the shoulder. 5. Dogue de Bordeaux The Dogue de Bordeaux, Bordeaux Mastiff, French
Mastiff or Bordeauxdog is a large Mastiff breed—and one of the most ancient French
dog breeds. This brawny breed has been put to work in
many different capacities, from pulling carts and hauling heavy objects, to guarding flocks
and, historically, the castles of the European elite. At up to 150 pounds and 27 inches tall at
the shoulder, this breed is calm, patient and loyal to its family. The Bordeaux can be confrontational with strangers
and seems to have no fear, making it a good guard dog with proper training. 4. The Neapolitan Mastiff
The Neapolitan Mastiff or Mastino (Italian: Mastino Napoletano) is a large, ancient dog
breed. This massive breed is often used as a guard
and defender of family and property due to their protective instincts and their fearsome
appearance. The Neapolitan Mastiff is probably one of
the most recognizable in the mastiff family with all of its wrinkles. Bred to be a family guardian, the Neapolitan
is amazingly loyal and totally devoted to its family and ever so watchful. They are very suspicious of strangers and
moderately tolerant of acquaintances. This breed can be loving towards children,
but needs to be socialized thoroughly at a very young age and should not be a dog for
the inexperienced or first-time dog owner. The Neapolitan can weigh up to 150 pounds
and stand 30 inches at the shoulder. 3. Bullmastiff Bullmastiffs are a large working breed originating
in Britain in the mid-1800s as estate guardians to ward off poachers. They were bred by gamekeepers for strength,
size and speed using a cross of the tough, heavy and aggressive now extinct Old English
Bulldog with the large, strong, less aggressive Mastiff. As a result, the Bullmastiff is known as the
Gamekeeper’s Night Dog. The preferred color, by gamekeepers, was brindle,
as this color works as a more effective camouflage, especially at night. This breed is a quiet, gentle companion devoted
to and guardian of its family. Though laid back and slow to anger, once this
dog feels threatened, it becomes a fearless protector. The Bullmastiff is a very stubborn dog and
you may have great difficulty in getting this dog to perform against its will, especially
since it can weigh up to 130 pounds and stand 27 inches at the shoulder. Male Bullmastiffs can be very intolerant of
other male dogs and, in general, can be aggressive towards dogs with which they are unfamiliar. With stubbornness aside, this breed can be
good with children if they are raised together. 2. Cane Corso The Italian Mastiff or Cane Corso, which means
“protector dog” in Italian, is a large breed of dog at up to 110 pounds and 28 inches
tall. For years the Cane Corso has been valued highly
in Italy as a companion and guard dog. The Cane Corso is a very powerful, agile breed
with a great deal of endurance. This breed is usually quiet and relaxed in
the house and eager to please its family. They are very intelligent and their eagerness
to please makes them one of the more trainable dogs on this list. Cane Corso make excellent guard and watch
dogs. They are great with kids and very affectionate
with their owners: gentle yet protective. They like to stick nearby their family members
and therefore are not very big wanderers. Not considered a fighting dog, the Cane Corso
will protect both family and property if the need arises. 1. English Mastiff At weights up to 230 pounds and heights up
to 36 inches at the shoulder, the English Mastiff is distinguished by its enormous size,
massive head, short coat in a limited range of colors, and always displaying a black mask. This is a powerful dog with great endurance. The greatest weight ever recorded for a dog,
343 pounds was that of an English Mastiff from England named Aicama Zorba of La Susa. He stood 37 inches tall at the shoulder and
was a full 8 foot 3 inches from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail. That’s a lot of dog. The Mastiff is noted for its gentle and loving
nature. The English Mastiff is both gentle and easygoing
making a great house dog, despite its size and loyal family member. So, would you share your couch with one of
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18 Responses

  1. Animal Facts says:

    Which one of these human-sized dogs would you share your couch with?

  2. Tselotte Inyew says:

    wow there is alot of dog videos

  3. Julie Whitten Burdick says:

    #2 Cane (pronounced Con-nay) Corso: as far as many of us are concerned, this video section is a portion of misinformation!! Important misinformation! Do a bit more research please!! These dogs only do well with experienced owners who know how to train this kind of dog ; this training should be done from puppyhood. They require each adult member of the household to be able to be the leader. I worked with the son of a lovely couple who unfortunately chose this breed for their family dog. The mother could do nothing to control the dog; her only option was to feed him treats and pull on his harness to keep him away from visitors. He insisted on being dominant over all visitors and would each time jump up, stand on his hind legs and bounce his front paws down on the visitor's shoulders. One day when I arrived a worker was replacing the massive doorknob from the massive door; the worker said, "That dog bit the inside doorknob off when someone came to visit!" This dog would later attack me while the young daughter and I were standing chatting and giggling in the foyer. He came at me from out of nowhere and smashed into me, knocking me hard to the ground. My lower arm and hand had been smashed into. The bones in my lower arm were poking the skin out forming a triangle of two and a half inches out from the rest of my arm. The orthopedic surgeon who examined the x-rays said that he must operate because all the tiny bones were SMASHED! And why??? Only one friend of the girl wanted to come over and, so far as I know, none of the boy's friends. The only girl friend that I saw who came to visit (at 8 or 9 years old) had to endure this huge dog jump up on her with his face right in hers and pressing his paws down on her shoulders.
    It was a nightmare in the making —that dog! So please do your research. Several innocent people have been killed by this dogs since they began coming to the US in the 70s, including a four year old boy. PLEASE revise the narrative on this. People who don't know the intensity and domineeringness of these dogs are putting their loved ones in danger!! One educational article I read said that "with steady training from puppyhood, your children will probably be safe." PROBABLY???? Oh, another article said "to be sure to not have your children make high, yelping sounds as that can trigger the Cane Corso's PREY INSTINCT!!!!!"

  4. Lily Seven says:

    WOW! Those are BIG dogs! I would have enjoyed having one when I was younger

  5. Priya selvarajkumar says:

    Do miniature schnauzers make good indoor breed or standard schnauzers.first of all, is a schnauzer a indoor breed

  6. Janus Loggins says:

    Oh my what magnificent creatures these dogs are! Not for me tho, I much prefer a little dog that I can carry in my arms and hold in my lap.

  7. Patricia Christian says:

    What smallest dog can I find on YouTube?

  8. Patricia Christian says:

    Show me the smallest dog in the world?

  9. Ninibeth Ramirez says:

    Love this! My Dogo Argentino is the most big gentle loving dog ever. Like to give kisses. Protect their family and their territory. Most importantly loves his brother Bichon Frise ☺️. .

  10. Akira Kamura says:


  11. Kevin Johnson says:

    Where's the Boerboel?

  12. Melvin Chavers says:

    Caucasian Mountain Dog
    Central Asian Shepherd
    South African Boerboel

  13. Kirk Mccabe says:

    u forgot the south African boerboel

  14. The Sylvirr says:

    I have two Cane Corso/Rottweiler mixes, and…wow, Eris sucks at fighting lol. She gets into scuffs with one of our Huskies, and it's pretty funny to see this tiny 30 pound dog giving this massive 110 pound beast a whoopin'. They're best friends though. They're very smart and surprisingly energetic and agile for dogs so big. I worry about their joints in their later years, of course.

  15. Rituraj Borgohain says:

    Kangel …..?

  16. Roman Zadorozhnyy says:

    He didnt forget any dogs people. This is a top 10 list.

  17. jdefabs2112 says:

    We have a female English Mastiff, she's around 140 lbs. She's the nicest dog you could ever meet, she's big and she drools but if you can handle that, they're wonderful sweet dogs, i highly recommend ??☺

  18. Ros Fry says:

    Where's boerboel

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