The American Bandogge Mastiff is a very sociable and intelligent large dog breed. They make excellent guard dogs and they are also great companion dogs. They are a very active and strong dog. These dogs can be blue, black, red, tawny, black brindle and blue brindle. Males can be 25 to 29 inches tall and the females are a little shorter. They will usually weigh between 100 and 140 pounds.
Like other large breed dogs, American Bandogge Mastiffs may also be susceptible to issues like hip dysplasia and elbow dysplacia. These dogs will drool and slobber a lot. Some of the dogs in this breed will have dry skin problems. With the proper care they will usually live to be 10 years old.
They have a short coat and they should be brushed once a week with a firm bristle brush and you can use a rubber brush to remove loose hair.
The American Bandogge Mastiff has a temperament that is gentle, friendly, playful, affectionate, trustworthy, courageous, protective and highly intelligent. These dogs are fond of children and they love to be around people. They often guard children as if they were their puppies.
They will suffer separation anxiety and howl when left alone for a long period of time. They will get along with the other pets in the house.
They are confident and obedient dogs and are usually very easy to train. They are usually docile and easy going but can exhibit aggressive behavior when they are provoked.
The American Bandogge Mastiff is very large and requires a lot of exercise. They can make good apartment dogs as long as they get enough exercise. They are inactive indoors so they need to be taken out daily for long walks.
These attention loving dogs prefer to live with their owners rather than in a kennel outside. American Bandogge Mastiff dogs are not usually recommended for inexperienced and passive first time dog owners who do not understand canine instincts to well.
American Bandogge Mastiffs make great family dogs if they are properly trained. Because of their large size young children must be taught to respect them. Children should be taught to respect all dogs of any size.