The Mastador Is A Potentially Very Large Dog

A Mastador, like any other first generation or near first generation cross breed, can take after either of its parent breeds or anything in between them.

Consequently the best way to try to find out what you may get is to study the differences between them.

Firstly let's take a look at the Mastiff.

This breed is the largest breed of dog in the world by mass. Both the Great Dane, and the Irish Wolfhound are taller but these dogs weighs more on average.

According to the Guinness book of records the heaviest dog on record ever was an English Mastiff who weighed in at an astonishing 343 pounds (156 kg).

English Mastiff

They are renowned as calm and affectionate dogs (affectionate to its owner that is). This dog is capable of protecting, and will protect its master when an unknown person approaches.

It will normally accomplish this by moving between the perceived threat and its master and issuing a warning growl.

I do not know too many people who will be stupid enough to not take this seriously.

The dog will very rarely attack an intruder, instead it will pin the person down until its owner arrives to resolve the matter.

These giants are normally good-natured and surprisingly gentle for their size. They are well-mannered house pets and are extremely devoted to their families.

They do need a good amount of exercise to stay healthy. Their owners call them their "giant teddies".

Mastador Puppies

Thanks to Bruce Murch from Covenant farm puppies for the photo, if you are in the Virginia area of the US and would like to buy a Mastador pup, they are the ones to go to.

PHOTO: Mastador Puppies

I don't feel that I need to say too much about the Lab's nature or its suitability as a family pet, all you need to do is look at virtually any of the other pages of this website to find out that in my opinion they are perfect.

So let's see what we are most likely to get from this very interesting cross.

Firstly both breeds have good natures. So we can be reasonably sure that we will get that.

Both dogs need a good amount of exercise, so you can't get away with being too lazy there.

Next it is a toss up as to whether you will get a good watchdog or not, it could go either way. Size is another thing that you just can not be sure of.

Labrador Retriever

The one is a medium to large dog while the other is a very large dog. As far as being a good family pet is concerned, I would say that you are pretty safe.

The only negative thing that I have heard to date from someone who actually owns one of these crosses, is that they can be a bit clumsy in the house.

So you need to watch any valuable pottery etc. Just put it out of reach. Other than that, and I don't believe that that is a particularly big negative.

I think you will probably have a quite wonderful pet should you decide to get a Mastador.

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