So you’re looking to adopt an Mastiff, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “For the uninitiated, a face-to-face encounter with these black-masked giants can be startling. A male stands at least 30 inches at the shoulder and can outweigh many a full-grown man. The rectangular body is deep and thickly muscled, covered by a short double coat of fawn, apricot, or brindle stripes. The head is broad and massive, and a wrinkled forehead accentuates an alert, kindly expression. Mastiffs are patient, lovable companions and guardians who take best to gentle training. Eternally loyal Mastiffs are protective of family, and a natural wariness of strangers makes early training and socialization essential. Mastiffs are magnificent pets, but acquiring a powerful giant-breed dog is commitment not to be taken lightly. The colossal Mastiff belongs to a canine clan as ancient as civilization itself. A massive, heavy-boned dog of courage and prodigious strength, the Mastiff is docile and dignified but also a formidable protector of those they hold dear.”
An Mastiff typically ranges from 69.85cm to 76.2cm in height, and weighs from 54.4310844kg to 104.32624510000001kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Mastiff breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Mastiff insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.