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Pyrenean Mastiff vs Mastiff vs Spanish Mastiff – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Pyrenean Mastiff vs Mastiff vs Spanish Mastiff" Compare Pyrenean Mastiff and Mastiff. Which is better: Pyrenean Mastiff or Mastiff or Spanish Mastiff?
Name Pyrenean Mastiff Mastiff Spanish Mastiff
OriginsSpain England Spain
Group Guard Dogs Working Dogs Guard Dogs
Popularity Rank33028203
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Other Names Perro Mastin del Pireneo, Mastin d'Aragon, Mastín del Pirineo, Mostín d'o Pireneu English Mastiff, Old English Mastiff Mastín Español, Mastín de España, Mastin de la Mancha, Mastin de Extremadura, Mastin de Leon
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Working breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section.
Breed Recognition Dog Registry of America Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Foundation Stock Service American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club American Canine Registry America's Pet Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club United Kennel Club American Rare Breed Association Foundation Stock Service
Price $900-$1000 $1200-$1500 $600-$800

General Appearance - Pyrenean Mastiff vs Mastiff vs Spanish Mastiff

Size Giant Giant Giant
Weight Male: 178-200 pounds (81-90 kg), Female: 200-220 pounds (90-100 kg) Male: 150-250 pounds (68-113 kg), Female: 120-180 pounds (54-82 kg) Male: 185-220 pounds (90-100 kg), Female: 145-170 pounds (52-77 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 190 pounds (85 kg), Female: 210 pounds (95 kg) Male: 200 pounds (90.5 kg), Female: 150 pounds (68 kg) Male: 202.5 pounds (95 kg), Female: 157.5 pounds (64.5 kg)
Height Male: 29.5-31 inches (75-80 cm), Female: 26-28.5 inches (68-73 cm) Male: 30 inches (76 cm), Female: 27.5 inches (70 cm) 28-35 inches (72-88 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 30 inches (77 cm), Female: 28 inches (71 cm) Male: 30 inches (76 cm), Female: 27.5 inches (70 cm) 31.5 inches (80 cm)

Hair & Care - Pyrenean Mastiff vs Mastiff vs Spanish Mastiff

Coat Dense Dense Dense Thick Straight
Colors White Spotted Brown Grey Black Apricot Fawn Brindle Fawn Yellow Brindle Sable Black
Grooming
Advanced: The Pyrenean Mastiff requires a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Mastiff doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Spanish Mastiff doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Pyrenean Mastiffs are heavy shedders.
Mastiffs shed moderately.
Spanish Mastiffs shed moderately.

Characteristics - Pyrenean Mastiff vs Mastiff vs Spanish Mastiff

Temperament Gentle Brave Noble Docile Protective Affectionate Cheerful Intelligent Protective Alert Courageous Loyal Affectionate Intelligent Selfish Determined Noble
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Pyrenean Mastiff is an excellent dog breed.
Average: Mastiff's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Spanish Mastiff's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Pyrenean Mastiffs are quite easy to train.
Mastiffs are quite easy to train.
Spanish Mastiffs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Pyrenean Mastiff is a highly playful breed.
Mastiffs are not the most playful dog breed.
Spanish Mastiffs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Pyrenean Mastiffs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Mastiffs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Pyrenean Mastiffs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Mastiffs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Spanish Mastiffs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Pyrenean Mastiffs need for social interaction is average.
Mastiffs need for social interaction is average.
Spanish Mastiffs need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low to Average: The Pyrenean Mastiff rarely barks.
Low: The Mastiff barks none to minimal.
Low to Average: The Spanish Mastiff rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Pyrenean Mastiffs are one of the best watchdogs.
Mastiffs are one of the best watchdogs.
Spanish Mastiffs are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Pyrenean Mastiffs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Mastiffs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Spanish Mastiffs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Pyrenean Mastiff has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Mastiff has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Spanish Mastiff has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Pyrenean Mastiffs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Mastiffs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Spanish Mastiffs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Pyrenean Mastiffs have average wanderlust potential.
Mastiffs are not the biggest explorers.
Spanish Mastiffs have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Pyrenean Mastiffs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Mastiffs don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Spanish Mastiffs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Apartment Friendly
Pyrenean Mastiffs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Mastiffs are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Spanish Mastiffs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Pyrenean Mastiffs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Mastiffs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Spanish Mastiffs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Pyrenean Mastiff vs Mastiff vs Spanish Mastiff

Stranger Friendly
Pyrenean Mastiffs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Mastiffs are average friendly towards strangers.
Spanish Mastiffs are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Pyrenean Mastiffs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Mastiffs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Spanish Mastiffs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Pyrenean Mastiffs are average friendly towards cats.
Mastiffs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Spanish Mastiffs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Pyrenean Mastiffs are very dog-friendly dogs.
Mastiffs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Spanish Mastiffs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Pyrenean Mastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Mastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Spanish Mastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pyrenean Mastiffs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Mastiffs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Spanish Mastiffs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Pyrenean Mastiffs are generally with other pets.
Mastiffs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Spanish Mastiffs are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Pyrenean Mastiffs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Mastiffs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Spanish Mastiffs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Pyrenean Mastiff breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Mastiff breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Spanish Mastiff breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Pyrenean Mastiff vs Mastiff vs Spanish Mastiff

Health Issues
Nagyon egészséges kutyafajta Pyrenean Mastiff.
Mastiffs are commonly healthy dogs.
Spanish Mastiffs tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Bloat Ectropion Elbow Dysplasia Entropion Hip Dysplasia Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Bloat Cancer Cystinuria Hip Dysplasia Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Seizures Bloat Cancer Dental Problems Elbow Dysplasia Entropion Heart Problems Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Joint Dysplasia Obesity Panosteitis
Life Expectancy 8-12 years 10-12 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Pyrenean Mastiffs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Mastiffs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Spanish Mastiffs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Pyrenean Mastiffs exercise need is minimal.
Mastiffs exercise need is minimal.
Spanish Mastiffs have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Pyrenean Mastiffs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Mastiffs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Spanish Mastiffs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Pyrenean Mastiff breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
High: The Spanish Mastiff breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Pyrenean Mastiff can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Mastiff can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness High
The Pyrenean Mastiff has a high chance of bad smell.
High
The Mastiff has a high chance of bad smell.
High
The Spanish Mastiff has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Pyrenean Mastiff is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
The Mastiff is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
The Spanish Mastiff drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.

Reproducibility - Pyrenean Mastiff vs Mastiff vs Spanish Mastiff

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 1-10 puppies, average 5 3-5 puppies 3-6 puppies

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