Answer: No! English Mastiffs are not hypoallergenic canines as they are known to produce a fair amount of dander and they also shed their fur in a moderate manner.
Answer: Yes! English Mastiffs are exceptionally friendly and affectionate with small kids. These pooches are happy to spend a lot of their time playing various games with children of all ages and they always remain highly gentle and kind to all the kids, and that is why these large-sized pooches are considered to be highly suitable for the children.
Answer: Properly trained and well-socialized English Mastiffs are fairly warm and cordial with other canines. These English pooches do require a little bit of time before they start trusting other dogs, but once they are well-introduced with other canines, they have no problem in getting along with dogs belonging to several different kinds of breeds.
Answer: Yes! English Mastiffs are known to remain immensely affable and friendly with cats and also with most of the other household pets. These pooches mix really well the members of the feline family and thus are an amazing breed for those families who are looking to raise a cat and a dog at the same time in their homes.
Answer: Although the guarding abilities of an English Mastiff are subpar, these pooches do make really good watchdogs instead. This canine can efficiently look after its home and family members and it can also alert its owner through its deep bark in case of an intruder, trespasser or a burglar. It is highly territorial in nature and will protect its house from any kind of external danger or harm.
Answer: Although this is a pretty huge breed, it still adjusts to the apartment lifestyle fairly well. English Mastiffs, if all their exercise requirements are properly fulfilled, will remain fairly relaxed, inactive and contented inside their homes or apartments.
Answer: The English Mastiffs are seasonal shedders. These pooches shed their fur in a moderate manner all around the year, but during the shedding season which usually comes twice every year, the amount and frequency of shedding increases quite a lot. And, during this period, it becomes tremendously important to properly brush their coats on a regular basis as it helps in controlling the shedding process to some extent.
Answer: An English Mastiff is a very large-sized canine that has fairly high feeding requirements. This pooch also needs a lot of training and guidance from a skilled owner/trainer so as to become more sociable with strangers. And, because of this, the English Mastiffs are not highly recommended to a novice or first-time owner. The responsibilities that come along with such a huge canine can be a bit stressful and overwhelming for an inexperienced owner. These dogs do a lot better under the guidance and ownership of a knowledgeable and adept owner.
Answer: No! The English Mastiffs are not known to bark excessively or unnecessarily. These pooches only use their voice when they want the attention of their loved ones or when they are guarding their homes, but apart from this, these pooches don’t vocalize all that much.
Answer: An English Mastiff has mediocre exercise requirements. These pooches should be daily taken to long slow-paced walks in a big park so that they can freely move and be more relaxed. They also like to play some light-hearted games with their loved ones, thus regular playtime is also necessary for them as it not only makes them happy but it also helps in keeping them active and healthy.
Answer: The English Mastiffs can be left alone in the house for a fairly good amount of time without any problems if all their food and toilet needs are properly taken care of. These pooches mostly remain highly inactive and relaxed when they are inside their home and they are known to just rest and sleep when their owners or family members are not around them. But still it is not advised to continually leave an English Mastiff all alone for extended periods of time, as sometimes, because of loneliness and boredom, these pooches may become a bit sad and frustrated which can eventually lead to the development of various habits and destructive traits in these canines like furniture chewing, excessive barking et cetera.
Answer: For an experienced owner, training an English Mastiff shouldn’t be that hard of a task. This pooch is fairly agreeable and responsive during the training sessions and it highly enjoys learning new things from its owner. But when the Mastiffs are not in the mood for any kind of training exercise, then they can be fairly difficult to handle. And at that time, the best way to bring the attention of these canines back into the training sessions is by making the training exercises a bit more interesting and enjoyable for them. Techniques like positive reinforcement (both verbal or in the form of treats) are also highly effective in teaching these canines new things like new tricks and commands.
Answer: The English Mastiffs do not have a lot of grooming requirements. Occasional brushing of their coat so as to avoid any matting issues and occasional baths so that they remain clean and fresh-looking are more than enough for these large-sized canines. But it is important to regularly clean their eyes, ears and face wrinkles so as to avoid any eyes, ears and skin issues or diseases. Their mouth should also be cleaned on a frequent basis as these pooches tend to drool a lot. And finally, their nails should be trimmed on a regular basis as well.
Answer: The English Mastiffs have a fairly poor tolerance to heat. These pooches are not able to comfortably thrive in warm and high-temperature areas and if they are kept outside the house when the weather conditions are decently hot and sweaty, then these canines may easily get a heat stroke. They do a lot better in those places where climatic conditions are balmy and pleasant.
Answer: Their tolerance to cold and low temperatures is fairly decent. These pooches can reside in moderately chilly and wintry regions, but still, they do need a little bit of protection from their owners in the form of sweaters and warmers if the temperature starts to go extremely low.
Answer: The English Mastiffs are adequately intelligent canines. They possess decent learning and decision-making skills and their problem-solving ability is also fairly sufficient.
Answer: Generally, the English Mastiffs are a little reserved and quiet when they around some new people or strangers. They need a lot of time before start trusting someone new and because of that, some people may consider these canines a bit aloof by nature. But with proper training and socialization, these pooches will gradually a bit more cordial and warmer with other people as well.
Answer: Yes! The English Mastiffs are excessive droolers. These pooches drool almost all the time but the amount of saliva may increase after they are done with their meal or after drinking their water. It is therefore highly recommended to regularly clean their mouth with a soft cloth so that the risks of any skin or mouth diseases from happening are avoided.
Answer: Yes! The English Mastiffs are pretty expensive canines but they are not very high-maintenance in nature. These pooches have fairly low grooming needs, their exercise requirements are also quite manageable and they are not that hard to train. They do have reasonably high feeding needs, but apart from that, these pooches are not very demanding and thus are not considered to be high-maintenance.
Answer: The English Mastiffs have a mediocre availability in India. These pooches are available in some of the better-known cities of this country like Delhi, Mumbai et cetera, but when it comes to their availability in most of the smaller regions of India, it is still pretty low.
Answer: The average price of an English Mastiff puppy in India is around ₹50,000 to ₹60,000. But there are a lot of factors that affect their price in the country and because of that, the cost of bringing an English Mastiff puppy home can go fairly high.
Answer: Most English Mastiffs do like to swim in the water. These pooches love to play in a pool (shallow) and they are happy to spend their time near a beach. But always remember that proper supervision and safety measures are extremely important if you are planning to take your English Mastiff for a swim.
Answer: The English Mastiffs only come in the following colors that are listed below:
Answer: The English Mastiffs have a pretty mediocre lifespan of about 08-10 years. But if these pooches are consistently provided proper care, nutrition, and exercise, then some of them may live longer than 10 years of age.
Answer: Most common health problems found in the English Mastiffs are Hip and Elbow Dysplasia, Bloat, Heart Diseases, Eye Problems, Von Willebrand’s Disease, Epilepsy, and Degenerative Myelopathy.