The first English mastiff puppies were breed in England more than 2000 years ago. About its origins, we have many theories. All the mastiffs come from the Tibetan Dog, including this one, but it is still unclear how it got to the Island. It was raised for guarding and for bloody sports. It participated to the secession war in USA, and today, it is more popular in this country than it is in Europe.
It is a dog of big dimensions, vigorous and massive. The English mastiff puppies grow fast, so you need to have the space ready when you buy the puppy. Mastiffs can be friendly with the family members, but it has some aggressive aspects in its character that might make it dangerous.