Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Mastiff Introduction Biological Data Introduction General information An ancient breed originating in Great Britain. Used as a guard dog as well as a military and fighting dog. Generally easy-going, this powerful dog requires sensible handling as it can be difficult to control and may become protective of its owner. Suitable in both hot and cold climates, it requires little grooming. This breed needs an ample living area and being one of the largest dogs in the world, will need large quantities of food. Makes a good guard dog. Biological Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs), genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs: https://dogwellnet.com/. For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf Baxter B & Baxter D The Complete Mastiff. Howell. ISBN 0876052340. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. Mastiff Association: www.mastiffassociation.com. Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs: www.akc.org/clubs/search. Mastiff Club of America: www.mastiff.org.