So you’re looking to adopt an Spanish Mastiff, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “The Spanish Mastiff is a dog of great size, well-balanced, very powerful and muscular. He has a massive head and a body covered with a medium-length coat. His bark is raucous, low pitched and deep, very sonorous and audible from a considerable distance. The Spanish Mastiff comes in a range of coat colors, including black, fawn, red, gray, and yellow, and can be seen with brindle or white markings.Used for guarding and defense, the breed is closely related to the seasonal moving of livestock, especially the Merino livestock, which he accompanied at the time of the “Mesta.” In the Middle Ages, this was an association of sheep ranchers who journeyed seasonally to distant locations to find grazing pastures. The Spanish Mastiff was in charge of defending them against wolves and other predators throughout their travels. Either sedentary or wandering, he performs in the same way for farms, people and properties in general. Club Contact DetailsName: Anne GoetzEmail: email@example.comPhone: (828) 803-5087 The Spanish Mastiff is a very intelligent dog, not without beauty, whose expression manifests both these qualities. Rustic, affectionate, kind and noble, he is very determined when facing dangerous animals and in front of strangers, especially when he has the opportunity to defend and protect farms or cattle. In his behaviour, one can see it is a dog sure of himself, determining his strength because he is aware of his enormous power.”
An Spanish Mastiff typically ranges from 71.12cm to 88.9cm in height, and weighs from 63.502931800000006kg to 90.718474kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Spanish Mastiff breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Spanish Mastiff insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.