Ultimate Mastiff is a crossbreed. It is a mix between the Neapolitan Mastiff breeds and Dogue de Bordeaux. Not much is known about the history of this mix breed.
Facts About Ultimate Mastiff
|Breed Type||Watchdog, Guard Dog|
|Country of Origin||N.A|
|Other Names||Dogue de Bordeaux X Neapolitan Mastiff, Neodeau Mastiff|
|Size & Height||Large
|Competitive Registration / Qualification Information||DBR, DRA, ACHC, DDKC|
|Color||Black and Tan, Brown, Grey, Black|
|Life Expectancy||9-10 years|
|Coat||Silky, Short and straight|
Temperament & Personality
These dogs are simple, sweet and loving with a caring and a loyal nature. Due to these traits, they become overprotective of their properties and owners. In spite being an intelligent dog, they act stubborn or like a dullard because of the same quality. They bark as soon as they feel any imminent danger to warn their owners. They can move swiftly and jump and run very fast. Among all the activities swing is their favorite. They are best suited for a house with a fenced yard as they do not wander, but their protectiveness and temper might cause trouble. Fresh and cold climates suit these dogs and don’t do well in humid weather condition.
These dogs are energetic and require a heavy workout schedule to stay in shape. They have a tendency to gain weight which makes exercising very crucial for this breed. They have very delicate bones, joints and heavy exercise is not advisable for this breed. Activity can include long walks twice a day and sufficient play time in a fenced yard or a dog’s park will be useful. Allow them to swim in a pond, the lake will be appreciated by the dog. It is important not to get them habitual to rough playing and wrestling, as they can be dangerous when they fully grow.
They shed moderately and require brushing twice a day to eradicate dirt, loose hair and distribute the oil properly. They have a short and silky coat which is easy to clean with a damp cloth to add shine on their fur. Bath them when they are smelly or extremely filthy. It is crucial to check their ears weekly to assure it does not have any redness or infections, also clean their ears with an ear cleanser and a cotton ball. It is crucial to dry their ears after a swim. Nails will require regular checking and clipping when they overgrow. Brushing their teeth everyday will prevent tartar collection, tooth decay and keep up with the oral health.
Ultimate Mastiff is a healthy breed but can suffer from few health problems.
- Hip Dysplasia
- Skin Fold Dermatitis
- Cherry Eye
- Heart Problems
- Blood Count
- Eye Examination
- Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
- Heart Analysis
- Full Body Physical Examination primarily of the joints
- Aortic Stenosis
Regular tests and random veteran checkups will keep the dog healthy and fit.
Meeting new people will cut down the chances of possessiveness. It can be done by taking the dog to public places or when friends or relatives come home, ask them to behave lovingly and hand over gifts to the dog.
Behavioral training will allow the pet to learn obedience and socialization, it will also let the dog to learn basic etiquettes which a pet dog must have. When the dog is small leash training should be started. Otherwise, they can pull out the leash and run away. It responds quickly to positive training methods.
These large dogs require high nutrient food to keep up with their energy level. Commercial dry dog food of high quality 4.5 to 6 cups will be sufficient for the dog. Feeding requires supervision as they tend to gain weight. Dividing their meal into two will keep their digestion on track.