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The English Mastiff, also referred to simply as a Mastiff, belongs to the Mastiff breed type. It’s one of the most ancient dog breed types. Its ancient ancestor, the Molosser, was a ferocious war dog that lived over 5,000 years ago. It likely originated in the mountains of Tibet and was also used as a guard dog and protector of herds and flocks.

The English Mastiff, Tibetan Mastiff, Saint Bernard, Dogue de Bordeaux, Rottweiler, and many other modern dog breeds share the Molosser ancestry. Throughout history, the Mastiff has been used as a guard dog, watch dog, and protector. Though it still has a protective nature, the English Mastiff we know today as a gentle giant is a far cry from its war dog ancestor. Although the first Mastiff club formed in the United States in 1879, the American Kennel Club did not recognize the breed until 1885.

Country of Origin: Great Britain.