My wife and I fell in love with the mastiff breed over ten years ago and have only grown to appreciate these awesome dogs so much more over time. I have owned quality large breed dogs (Labs, German Shepherds, Rottweilers) for over four decades and have come to realize the fact that there is no upgrading once you own a mastiff; it just doesn’t get any better than this.
First and foremost, please do your research before you decide to purchase and bring an English Mastiff puppy into your family, take your time.
If you want a massive, heavy boned, blocky headed, furry friend who will lay down his/her life for you in an instant, this is your dog. In the meantime, they’ll still tolerate the kids pulling on their ears and tail, or messing with their food. If you want a sensitive, intelligent, responsive, formidable, capable, and most of all LOVING family member, the mastiff is the right dog for you.
Things to Know About English Mastiffs
- They will try to be a lap dog, so be ready to train them. I will help with puppy training advice if needed.
- Make them part of the family and do not exclude or separate them, all they want is to be with you.
- Be ready to give them proper nutrition and veterinary care. There is no cutting corners with cheap dog food. Don’t make overfeeding an issue, they are genetically programmed to reach their proper size. Give them quality food and follow the package recommendations and supplement with occasional whole food treats.
- Their agility will surprise you, do not underestimate how quick and agile this large breed actually is. They can tend to be lazy, but if they want to move fast, watch out!
- There is no need for very long walks or too much exercise; walk a little, play a little catch, brush them out and go hang out with your best furry friend.
- They will clear your coffee table with their tails, so be ready for that!
- Before you know it, your puppy will get big and be able to look around your kitchen counters easily, be prepared.
- Mastiffs like to lean on you or anyone who comes in, just because they can.
- They will automatically get in between you and anyone else they do not know – no need to do guard dog training – they already know. Protectiveness is instinctual, it’s in their genes. Your mastiff does need to be socialized, they will not lose any of their protective instinct.
Our mastiffs are part of the Orr Family. They roam the house and the property just like we do and never miss out on an opportunity to play with the kids and grandkids.
We are not a large kennel breeder or a puppy mill; we are a family with mastiffs. We are career professionals with a very strong love for this particular breed of canine. We have carefully selected the best possible examples of quality mastiffs to breed – the best genetics, conformity, temperament, size and personality.