Height: 27.5 to 32 inches at shoulder
Weight: 130 to 220 pounds
Coat: short and smooth
Life span: 6 to 10 years
Breed Group: Working Dogs
The Mastiff is one of the most ancient types of dogs. His ancestor, the molossus, was known 5,000 years ago. Then, he was a ferocious war dog, very different from the benevolent behemoth that he is today. He makes a fine companion for anyone who can accommodate his great size and doesn't mind a little drool slung here and there.