North American Mastiff
The American Mastiff‘s mouth is significantly dryer than that of other Mastiffs. The drier mouth is a result of outcrossing the English Mastiff with the Anatolian Mastiff early in the breed’s development. The American Mastiff is a large, powerful dog with a massive build. Dignity over frivolity; quiet, calm, loving, and loyal. Protective without being aggressive.
THE NORTH AMERICAN MASTIFF IS A STRONG-BONED BREED THAT IS MUSCULAR AND STRONG BUT VERY AGILE.
HEIGHT AND SUBSTANCE ARE PREFERRED WITH A LARGE BONE BUT IN AN APPROPRIATE PROPORTION.
THE FIRST THING THAT STANDS OUT ABOUT THE NORTH AMERICAN MASTIFF IS ITS SIZE AND OVERALL BALANCE, WITH EACH PART OF THE DOG IN ITS APPROPRIATE PROPORTION.
THE NAM, OR NORTH AMERICAN MASTIFF, IS A LARGE, VERY MUSCLED, AND AGILE DOG THAT EXUDES INTELLIGENCE AND ABILITY.
SERIOUS FAULTS INCLUDE KINKED TAILS, GAILED TAILS, DOCKED TAILS, EXAGGERATED UNDERSHOT JAW, OVERSHOT JAW, GAIT THAT IS UNCHARACTERISTIC OF THE MOLOSSUS BREEDS, EXCESSIVELY WRINKLED AND OVERDONE DOGS.
HEAD – WIDE AND FLAT BETWEEN THE EARS, WITH A WELL-DEFINED STOP. THE DISTANCE FROM NOSE TO STOP CAN BE SHORTER THAN THE DISTANCE FROM STOP TO OCCIPUT. THE PATHWAYS FROM NOSE TO STOP ARE IDENTICAL TO THE PATHWAYS FROM STOP TO OCCIPUT.
UNEVEN PLANES ARE A SERIOUS FAULT.
EYES – TRIANGULAR OR WITH AN ALMOND SHAPE AS A RESULT OF HEAD WRINKLE
COLOR OF THE EYES – SHADES OF AMBER, BROWN, OR BLUE CONFORMING TO THE COAT COLOR
EARS – SET HIGH ON THE HEAD AND CROPPED SHORT NOSE – LARGE AND WELL PIGMENTED BUT CONFORMING TO THE DOG’S COAT COLOR THE NOSTRILS ARE SIGNIFICANTLY LARGE AND WELL-OPENED.
LIPS – THICK AND LONG BUT NOT EXCESSIVE OR APPEARING PENDULOUS
THE TOP LIP SHOULD NOT COVER MORE THAN 34 OF AN INCH OF THE BOTTOM.
THE BOTTOM LIP SHOULD NOT BE FLEXIBLE OR LOOSE.
EXCESSIVE LIP SERIOUS FAULT
BITE – THE JAW IS STRONG AND SLIGHTLY TAPERED FROM FRONT TO BACK. WHILE A SCISSORS BITE IS PREFERRED, AN EVEN OR SLIGHTLY UNDERSHOT BITE SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED.
SERIOUS FAULT MORE THAN 1/4 INCH OVERSHOT OR UNDERSHOT
NECK – STRONG, WELL MUSCLED, AND NOT TOO SHORT, GIVING THE HEAD A BALANCED APPEARANCE AND BROADENING FROM THE BASE OF THE SKULL AND FITTING NICELY INTO THE SHOULDERS.
DEWLAP – ELBOWS THAT ARE NEITHER EXCESSIVE NOR PENDULOUS – TURNING NEITHER IN OR OUT BUT IN LINE WITH THE BODY.
RIB CAGE – WELL SPRUNG AND FILLED IN FRONT LEGS – THE FRONT LEGS ARE STRONG WITH WELL DEFINED AND HEAVY MUSCLE. THE FRONT LEGS ARE STRAIGHT WITHOUT BOWING AS SEEN FROM THE FRONT AND SIDE.
FRONT PASTERNS – THE FRONT PASTERNS ARE SHORT, THICK, AND STRONG IN RELATION TO THE FORELEGS’ LENGTH.
FEET – WELL PADDLED, BUT TOES ARE NOT KNUCKLED OR COMPACT, AND ARE SLIGHTLY EAST WEST ORIENTED
COLOR, SIZE, AND GAIT OF THE BACK, HINDQUARTERS
BACKGROUND – LARGE AND STRONG. SHOULDER BLADE’S HIGHEST PART REACHES JUST ABOVE THE STRONG, LEVEL TOPLINE.
STRAIGHT CROUP – WIDE AND STRONG WELL-DEFINED MUSCULATURE. SEEN FROM THE SIDE, IT SLIGHTLY DROPS.
TAIL – THE TAIL IS STRONG, SET DIRECTLY OFF THE CROP AND TAPERING TO THE END. SERIOUS FAULTS WHEN IN REPOSE CARRIED LOW WITH A SLIGHT CURVE, WHEN ALERT CARRIED LEVEL WITH THE BACK WITH A SLIGHT CURVE TAIL, GAY, KINKED, OR DOCKED
HEADQUARTERS – STRONG AND MUSCULAR, BUT IN RELATION TO THE ENTIRE DOG
AS SEEN FROM THE BACK OR SIDE, THE UPPER THIGHS ARE WIDE/DEEP, WELL SHAPED, AND VERY MUSCULAR. THE SECONDARY THIGHS/GASKINS ARE WELL DEVELOPED WITH OBVIOUS MUSCULATURE.
STIFLES – STRONG AND FIRM WITH THE APPROPRIATE ANGULATION AS SEEN IN THE SHOULDERS HOCKS – NOT TURNING IN OR OUT
COW HOCKS OR SICKLE HOCKS ARE A SERIOUS FAULT
HIND FEET – SLIGHTLY SMALLER THAN FOREPAWS, WELL PADDED, AND DIRECT TO THE FRONT.
GAIT – ROLLING BUT STRONG AND GROUND COVERING. PACING IS APPROPRIATE. THE OVERALL APPEARANCE IS THAT OF A DEDICATED STRONG GROUND COVERING GAIT.
SERIOUS DEFECTS: GAY TAIL WHILE MOVING, HACKNEY OR PRANCE GAIT, SIDEWINDING/CRABBING
COLORS INCLUDE BLACK, FAWN, BLUE, BROWN, CHOCOLATE, RED, BUCKSKIN, AND APRICOT COAT PATTERNS INCLUDE SOLID MERLE, BRINDLE, AND PIED FEMALES WEIGHTING UP TO 150 LBS. SOME FEMALES CAN BE AS LARGE AS MALES; LARGER IS PREFERRED, BUT SMALLER IS ACCEPTABLE AS LONG AS MASS AND PROPORTION ARE APPROPRIATE. MALES – CAN WEIGH UP TO 170 LBS. BUT ADDITIONAL WEIGHT IS USUAL AND PREFERABLE AS LONG AS THE APPROPRIATE PROPORTION AND FUNCTION IS MAINTAINED.
MASSIVENESS IS TO BE SEVERELY PENALIZED TO THE POINT OF ELIMINATING THE DOG FROM COMPETITION.
American Mastiffs adore children and are completely devoted to their family. It is non-aggressive except when its family, particularly its children, is threatened. In those instances, it transforms into a valiant defender. The American Mastiff is wise, gentle, patient, and understanding, extremely affectionate toward its own kind, and neither shy nor vicious. It is devoted and loyal. Due to the fact that these dogs are Mastiff-type and can grow to be quite large, they should be placed with an owner who understands how to demonstrate strong leadership. The goal of training this dog is to elevate him to pack leader status.
What Is the Price of a North American Mastiff?
As this is a purebred breed, expect to pay significantly more than you would for a mixed breed.
The american mastiff price can range between $1000 and $1500. Certain breeders charge a premium for their puppies; it truly depends on the breeder.
We register our puppies, have them examined thoroughly by a veterinarian, and occasionally have them microchipped. This does contribute to the cost of the add-on.
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