Deriving from ancient dogs from the Old World, the Mastiff remains one of the most fascinating living relics in the animal kingdom. Today's Mastiff, no longer used as a warrior, large-game hunter or animal baiter, has became an upright member of canine society, as a home companion, estate guardian and show dog. Weighing over 90 kgs (200 Ibs), the noble Mastiff is the largest pure-bred dog in the world, a true gentle giant who lives to be close to his well-protected family. For the right family, able to offer proper accommodation and training, the Mastiff makes 'a friend for life'!
Author Christina de Lima-Netto, a successful Mastiff breeder from Spain, has written an informative and insightful book about her best friend. This book provides the much-needed up-to-date information about the Mastiff and its complicated origins, the breed character and standard, as well as puppy selection, feeding, basic obedience, proper puppy precautions, house-training and preventative health care. In addition to its authoritative, lively text, this book presents over 135 photographs in full colour, which prove to be as informative as they are attractive. Helpful hints and important information are highlighted to provide easy access to everything the reader needs to know about life with this grandest of all breeds.
The new owner, and the experienced owner alike, will welcome the experience and candour of the author's text. Whether it's basic training, feeding concerns or health matters, this book is the way to prevention, providing the reader with the necessary guidance an owner needs from puppyhood through the veteran years. Recommended by top breeders and trainers, this book is the responsible first choice of every new Mastiff owner.
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Author : Christina de Lima-Netto
Hardcover - 155 pages