How Many Types Of Mastiff Dogs Are There?

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There are at least five broad categories of Mastiff dogs. These include the Bullmastiff as well as the English, Spanish, Neapolitan and Tibetan Mastiff. The Bullmastiff is very similar to a British bulldog and was first recognized as a separate breed in 1924.

The English Mastiff is part of a separate breed and is a very powerful and large dog. Its lifespan, however, tends to be a little shorter than other dogs and usually ranges from 9 to 11 years.

The Spanish Mastiff is one of the oldest of breeds and historically was most popular as a guard and sheep dog. Like the English Mastiff, the Spanish variant is also very large and can be up to 140lb in weight.

The Neapolitan Mastiff has its origins in ancient Rome, at around 100 BC, and tends to be somewhat thinner than other Mastiff dogs, and has more loose skin, although they are usually just as large. Neapolitan Mastiffs can weigh up to 150lb.

The Tibetan Mastiff is a much rarer breed than other Mastiffs and may weigh up to 160lb. They also live longer than other Mastiffs. It is not uncommon for these to live until 14 years of age.
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There are also french mastiffs or dogue de bourdeauxs. I would recommend this breed to anyone who wants a laid back and playful animal that will do no harm to children but will be a guard dog if needed.
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South African Mastiff is similar in size to a BullMastif and within 50 dogs of being recognized by the AKC. Commonly referred to as a BOERBOEL (Afrikans for Farm Dog) this Mastiff comes in a variety of colors Fawn, Red Fawn, Creme, Black, Piebald, and Brindle. SABT is the registry in South Africa that requires dogs be appraised and meet at least 75% of the Breed Standard to be registered and papered. Bred to be guard dog first and family companion.
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1. Mastiff aka English Mastiff
2. Bullmastiff
3. Cane Corso
4. Dogue de Bordeux aka French Mastiff
5. Neapolitan Mastiff
6. Argentino Dogo
7. Presa Canario
8. Tibetan Mastiff
9. South African Boerboel
10. Fila Brasileiro
11. Tosa Inu aka Japanese Mastiff

There are some others, but very uncommon, and rarely seen outside of their countries of origin
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I was able to change in “fonts and colors” about Different types of Dogs
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One fairly common mastiff I don't see here is the German Mastiff which is also known as the Great Dane.
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Five, my neighbor has three different kinds two tibetan,3 english and 1spanish but all are leash trained. But there are many other kinds not listed at this page.
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There is only one dog that is a true mastiff and that is the English Mastiff or according to the AKC it's simply called Mastiff. All others such as bullmastiff, spanish mastiff, tibetan mastiff, etc., are extentions of the English Mastiff.
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Turkish mastiff aka akbash aka kangal aka karabash aka türk çoban köpeğI aka sivas kangalı

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