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Many Massive Mastiff Facts

May 18, 2018

Indeed, there are many breeds that are large, huge even, but none can truly compare to the Mastiff!  

Largest Breed of Dog 

The average height of a male Mastiff is 30 inches and their average weight is 175 – 190 pounds. Female Mastiffs usually have a height of 27.5 inches and weigh between 175 – 195 pounds. With respect to heights, they’re considered to be the third tallest dog, behind the Irish Wolfhound and the Great Dane. Mastiff puppies for sale are not uncommonly purchased to be guard dogs, because the mass of height of them often makes the appear formidable to strangers. 

The Oldest Mastiff Was 15 Years Old 

On average, Mastiffs will live for about 10 years. However, there have been some exceptions to this norm. The longest living Mastiff was a female named Kush, who resided in Australia and lived to be over 15 years old. 

mastiff puppy kennesaw Many Mastiffs

There are many different breeds in the Mastiff family. Below are a few:  

They Face Health Risks 

Mastiff puppies for sale suffer from health risks associated with their breed, much like any other dog. The most common health risks include joint and structural problems, heart conditions, eye diseases, bloating, and cancer. The joint and structural problems mean that you cannot overfeed your Mastiff puppies for sale that you’ve purchased, once they’re home and in your care. They are prone to hip dysplasia, which means their thigh bones won’t fit into the hip socket properly. Over time, it can result in arthritis. Regarding bloating, it is not uncommon for other dogs, but it’s almost certain for Mastiffs. 

Money Matters with Mastiffs 

Mastiff puppies for sale come with associated costs, much like other dogs. You should be prepared for vet bills, training, the cost of food, toys, maybe some clothing, and other optional choices like pet sitters or walkers. Mastiff costs can be much more expensive, however. Because of the aforementioned health risks, their heart costs are more. And because of their massive size, you’ll certainly be paying for food! They will need high quality food to keep them healthy, thus lowering any potential vet visit bills.  

 

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