What is a mastiff dog

Care and attitude

The Mastín Español counts - at least in terms of its physical care - as a very easy-care dog. Brushing your Mastiff and cleaning its ears every now and then is usually just fine. Only in the phase of the coat change, once in spring and once in autumn, is the grooming more intensive.

In contrast, the upbringing of the large pedigree dog is a little more difficult. For people who expect absolute obedience or a dog who is always waiting to do something for his loved ones and to please them, the Spanish Mastiff is certainly bad advice. His pronounced self-confidence and intelligence tempt him to do his "own thing". Especially when there is too much pressure or inappropriately tough training, the Mastiff switches to stubborn and can then be a challenge even for experienced dog owners. However, that does not mean that the Spanish Mastiff is not trainable. If the owner is aware of the characteristics of his charismatic four-legged friend, he can be trained to be a pleasant and loyal companion with a lot of empathy, patience and loving consistency. A mastiff raised in this way enjoys the peace and quiet at home after an extended excursion and is happy about the pats of his loved ones. In order to promote its basically balanced nature, a lot of exercise with your Mastiff is essential. Some Spanish mastiffs also enjoy activities such as fetching objects.

Before you buy a Mastín Español, you should be aware of the cost and time required. First of all, you need basic equipment, which includes a leash, basket, blanket, bowls, toys and transport accessories. Another expense is the amount of food that should not be underestimated in a dog of this size. In addition, there are regular visits to the vet and possibly treatment costs. You should also think in advance whether you can provide a species-appropriate environment for a Spanish Mastiff. The big dog is certainly not suitable for keeping in a small apartment. A house with a garden, from which at best he has a good overview of his surroundings and can observe many things, are best suited for the four-legged friend, who was originally bred as a pure herding dog. Here he can live out his innate protective and guard instincts and feels needed within his family. If you are not a shepherd and keep the Mastiff as a family dog, you can rest assured that it doesn't always have to be a whole flock of sheep to please the Spanish Mastiff.