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American Mastiff Information

BREED GROUP:  Molossoids, Mastiffs, and Bulldog Breeds

WEIGHT:  140-200+ lbs.

HEIGHT:  28-35 in.

COLOR(S):  FAWN, APRICOT, OR BRINDLE, ALL WITH A BLACK MASK

COAT:  Short, dense, thick, and close.

OTHER NAME(S):  American Mastiff,

APPEARANCE:  Head: Wide, heavy and rectangular in shape. Eyes: Amber in color. Darker the better. Ears: Rounded and set high on head. Muzzle: Medium size and well proportioned to head. Nose: Black. Bite: Scissor. Neck: Powerful, and slightly arched. Chest: Deep, broad and well-rounded, descending to the level of elbows. Ribs are well-sprung and extend well back. Body: Back is straight, muscular and powerful, with well muscled and slightly arched loins. Legs: Forelegs are strong, straight and set well apart. Hind legs are wide and parallel. Feet: Round and compact, with arched toes and black nails. Tail: Long, reaching the hocks. Movement: Strong and driving, yet very agile. Temperament: Dignity rather than gaiety; quiet, calm, loving and loyal. Protective, but not aggressive. * This breed was developed by Fredericka Wagner of Piketon, OH.