English Mastiff dog (Old English Mastiff or Mastiff) has origin from the United Kingdom, and is one of the world biggest and heaviest dog breeds. They are appreciated as a warlike and loyal dog breed so they are raised as guarding dog. English Mastiff price is about $1200 for a puppy, on the average. The annual cost for raising a Mastiff puppy is quite big, about $1000 on the average and first year cost could be up to $2000.
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English Mastiff price range
Mastiff dog prices are very different depending on age, weight, especially on breed branch, breeding location etc
Price of Mastiffs raised as pets
Price of Mastiff pet is currently about $1000 to $1300 for a puppy, depending on their origin and size. This is a reasonable price if you want to own this large and useful dog breed. Puppies with higher price are usually raised for breeding or participating in Dog Shows.
You could find out English Mastiff puppies with reasonable price at these websites:
Price of English Mastiff allowed for breeding
A Mastiff allowed for breeding could have many different levels of prices, depending on genealogy, race or color, age etc.
Mastiff puppies with normal genealogy have prices fluctuating from $1200 to $23000.
Puppies with good appearance, absolute level of breed purity and coming from excellent races will have very high prices, from $2300 to $6000. Price will be even higher if their parents have taken part in and won high prizes at the dog shows.
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You could look for full registered English Mastiff puppies here:
- Barker’s English Mastiffs
- Sims English and Neapolitan Mastiffs
- Joseph Mastiffs
Costs for raising an English Mastiff dog
When you calculate the budget for raising a Mastiff, please make sure that you have included expenses on food, vaccine, dental care, hair care, deworming, training etc. Because Mastiff is a very large dog breed, the amount of money for raising Mastiff is quite high, ranging from $800 to $1000 per year.
In the first year, costs will be higher than that in other years (approximately $1500 to $2000) since you need to buy new items for your puppy. In order to save more, you could buy second hand ones in quality- assurance shop.
There is an important issue that you should keep in mind before raising a Mastiff, which is that this breed is often susceptible to hereditary diseases, which in turn lead to their short life-span and their poor health. Treatment costs for these diseases are usually very high. Therefore, if possible, you should choose those Mastiffs that have good genealogy, strong and healthy parents and grandparents that do not have hereditary diseases.
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Characteristics and personalities of purebred Mastiff
Purebred Mastiff dog is an enormous size dog breed. A male Mastiff is about 30 inches (76 cm) high while female is about 27 inches (about 69 cm) high. Mastiff weight is also very “terrible”, male weighs about 160 pounds (72 kg) while female weighs 150 pounds (68 kg). This is the world heaviest dog breed; a mature male Mastiff could weigh up to 200 pounds.
They have massive head, round face and many imprints around eyes and nose. This dog is frequently dribbling, which could cause a lot of inconvenience for owners. Mastiff tail is big, wide, tapering and long to the back legs, which in turn create balance for the body. Mastiff coat color is quite diverse, the most common colors are pale yellow, apricot-fawn, silver-fawn or brindle. Brindle Mastiff price is often more expensive than price of others because this color is the rarest and the most eye-catching.
Mastiff is a low life-span dog breed. They live about 10 to 12 years (during their last years, they are very weak and could not strongly exercise). Regarding to health, they could have hip dysplasia easily. This breed could be easily swollen, so you should divide their one-day food amount into two to three smaller meals instead of just one large meal.
You should refer to article about collar for English Mastiff dogs to control your puppy better.
English Mastiff personalities
Although having large size, Mastiffs have very calm characteristics. Their natural instinct is guarding, they rarely bark, they are like silent guardians keeping the peace for their territory yet they are not aggressive or combative. Thus, you do not need to train them in term of this skill. When they catch intruders, they often detain, corner or lay on them rather than attack them aggressively.
Mastiffs are naturally smart, calm, moderate, docile and extremely courageous. They could be a little stubbornness and tend to be lazy, the owners need to have a gentle and persevered trainings to overcome that bad habits. They like to be praised and rewarded with delicious dishes. Mastiffs are evaluated that they are quite friendly and safe. However, with an “oversized” body, they may inadvertently strike down children or the elder while playing.
How to raise and train an English Mastiff
The suitable space to raise this dog breed is places that have garden or wide yard so that Mastiff could run, jump and play freely. If there is no garden, the owner has to regularly take them for a walk, from 1 to 2 times (about 20 to 30 minutes each time) every cool day because they are easy to feel hot. This is the dog breed that do not like activities and they are rather quiet, if they could not have vigorous activities in large space they will be sick, depressed, overweight etc
However, if your Mastiff is not enough 18 months old, you should limit strong and powerful activities like running, jumping, rather, your puppy should walk slowly in order to avoid bad impacts on bones, muscles and tendons.
As mentioned above, Mastiff puppies are easy to have some hereditary diseases. Consequently, choosing a puppy with complete health logbook and good genealogy is extremely important in order to decrease the possibility for your puppy to have genetic diseases later. Puppies with good genealogy usually cost from $1200 to $2000, this is quite higher than average price but you will be assured about health status of your puppy.