Original Name : Mastín Español
Type : Molossoid
Male size : At least 30½ inches
Female size : At least 28½ inches
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : Spain
This giant breed of medium dimension and good proportions is very powerful and muscular. Spanish Mastiffs are typified by a compact bone structure with a bulky head and a body covered with half-long hair. Balance and functional harmony are key, both at rest and on the move.
Bulky, solid, shaped like a truncated pyramid with a wide base.
Rectangular, strong and robust, exuding great power.
Any. Preferred colors are solid shades of yellow, fawn, red, black, wolf-like and red deer.
Medium-sized, hanging, flat and triangular.
Very thick at the root, set medium high, solid, supple and covered with longer hair than the rest of the body.
Dense, thick, half-long, smooth, covering the entire body including between the toes.
Spanish Mastiffs are closely connected with the seasonal cycle of moving livestock from pasture to pasture, especially sheep, which it has been protecting from wolves and other predators since the middle ages. In fact, they still do so today, in fact, although they are now also employed to guard property and defend people.These animals are highly intelligent, but not without beauty, either, and both are expressed in its gaze. Hardy, loving, calm and noble, they are undaunted by animals that pose a threat or people that are unfamiliar to them, especially when they have a duty to protect and defend. They exude confidence and are able to temper their effort to deal efficiently with any threat they face.
Spanish Mastiffs emit a raucous, low and deep bark that can be heard from a considerable distance.