Mastiff


Mastiff

A mastiff is a type of large dog often used as guard dogs. Mastiff breeds include:

  • English Mastiff, or mastiff, the largest breed of dog in the world, bred as a Roman war dog.
  • Alpine Mastiff, an extinct breed originating in Switzerland
  • American Mastiff, a breed of dog originating in the United States
  • Anatolian Mastiff, an ancient breed of dog originating in Turkey (when it was part of the Persian Empire in 485 AD)—see Anatolian Shepherd Dog
  • Argentinian Mastiff, or Dogo Argentino a mastiff developed in Argentina for large game-hunting
  • Bordeaux Mastiff or French Mastiff, two alternative names for the Dogue de Bordeaux, one of the most ancient French breeds
  • Brazilian Mastiff, another name for the Fila Brasileiro a breed of dog originating in Brazil
  • Bullmastiff, said to be a cross between the English Mastiff and the Bulldog
  • Bully Kutta, Pakistani Bully Kutta
  • Cane Corso Mastiff, or Italian Mastiff, breed which originated in Italy and best known as the Cane Corso
  • Cuban Mastiff, an extinct breed resembling a Bullmastiff, originating in Cuba
  • German Mastiff, better known as Great Dane, a breed of dog originating in Germany
  • Japanese Mastiff, also known as Tosa Inu, bred as Japanese fighting dogs
  • Korean Mastiff, also known as Dosa Gae, a breed of Korea bred from Tosa Inu and European breeds
  • Neapolitan Mastiff, an ancient breed of dog originating in Italy
  • Gran Mastín de Borínquen, also known as the Puerto Rican Mastiff, a breed of dog originating in Puerto Rico
  • Perro de Presa Canario, a breed originating in the Canary Islands of Spain
  • Pyrenean Mastiff, a guardian breed of the Spanish Pyrenees
  • South African Mastiff, also known as Boerboel, a breed of dog originating in South Africa
  • Spanish Mastiff, an ancient breed of dog originating in Spain
  • Tibetan Mastiff, an ancient breed of dog originating in Tibet

Mastiff may also refer to:

  • Tadiran Mastiff, a battlefield unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) built by Tadiran Electronic Industries
  • Mastiff (company), video game company
  • Mastiff, British Army designation for the Cougar (vehicle) armoured fighting vehicle, with extra armour, including cage armour

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