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The Mastiff is a mongrel dog, a cross between the Mastiff and Labrador Retriever dog breeds. Large, energetic and lovable, these puppies inherit some of the best qualities of both their parents. Despite their unfortunate status as a designer breed, you can find these mixed breed dogs in shelters and rescues, so remember to adopt. They make excellent guard, hunting and family companion dogs. They would do well in a family home with or without a yard. If you want a wonderful family companion and protector dog that will love you unconditionally, read on to find out if this is the right mixed breed dog for you.
The Mastiff is a mixed breed dog. The main colours of the Mastiff are brown, black, yellow and brindle. The main colours of Mastiffs are brown, black, yellow and brindle. They are, however, large and active dogs and can accidentally knock a small child over with a flick of their tail. Always supervise play, even with a trained dog.
The Mastiff dog breed may have existed naturally over the years, but designer breeders began intentionally mixing Mastiffs and Labradors possibly in the late 1990s in North America. Breeders wanted to mix the two parent breeds to minimise the health problems associated with inbreeding pure breeds and also to create the perfect family companion dog. Although the Mastiff breed started out as a designer breed, some have ended up in shelters or in the care of rescue groups. If you decide this is the breed for you, consider adopting it.Check local shelters, look for Mastiff rescues or check with breed-specific Labrador and Mastiff rescues, as they often help rehome mixed-breed dogs.Mastiffs are recognised by the following clubs:American Canine Hybrid ClubDesigner Dogs Kennel ClubDog Registry of America, Inc.International Designer Canine RegistryDesigner Breed Registry
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