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Gran Mastín de Borínquen Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Gran Mastín de Borínquen so you can get to know the breed more.

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Gran Mastín de Borínquen
OriginPuerto Rico
Other Names
What other names does the Gran Mastín de Borínquen have? The dog breed also known as...
Puerto Rican Mastiff, Mastín Borincano, Becerillo de Borinquen, Perro Barsino de Hacienda, Borinquen Mastiff
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
AKC Group
Is Gran Mastín de Borínquen recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Gran Mastín de Borínquen recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Gran Mastín de Borínquen puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Gran Mastín de Borínquen price:
Unknown
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Gran Mastín de Borínquen General Appearance & Basic Info

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Gran Mastín de Borínquen size:
Giant
Weight
How much does the Gran Mastín de Borínquen weigh? Gran Mastín de Borínquen weight:
Male: 100-150 pounds (45-68 kg), Female: 90-130 pounds (41-59 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Gran Mastín de Borínquen? Gran Mastín de Borínquen average weight:
Male: 125 pounds (56.5 kg), Female: 110 pounds (50 kg)
Height
How tall is the Gran Mastín de Borínquen? Gran Mastín de Borínquen height:
Male: 24-28 inches (61–71 cm), Female: 23-27 inches (58–69 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Gran Mastín de Borínquen average height:
Male: 26 inches (65 cm) Female: 23.5 inches (60 cm)

Gran Mastín de Borínquen Hair & Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Gran Mastín de Borínquen have? What does this canine coat look like?
CoarseStraight
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Gran Mastín de Borínquen's coat?
BlackWhiteBrindleDeer
Grooming
How to groom the Gran Mastín de Borínquen and how often?
Average: The Gran Mastín de Borínquen requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Gran Mastín de Borínquen, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Gran Mastín de Borínquen dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Puerto Rican Mastiff? Gran Mastín de Borínquen shedding level:
Gran Mastín de Borínquens shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Gran Mastín de Borínquen dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.

Gran Mastín de Borínquen Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Gran Mastín de Borínquen have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
StrongAggressiveAffectionateLoyalProtectiveAlert
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Gran Mastín de Borínquen? Are they intelligent?
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Gran Mastín de Borínquen. Türelemre van szükség ahhoz, hogy ezt a fajtát bármilyen trükkre és parancsra megtanítsd, ám az erőfeszítés megéri. Megértik és megjegyzik az új parancsokat átlagosan 25–40 ismétlés után.
Trainability
Are Gran Mastín de Borínquen dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Gran Mastín de Borínquens aren't famous for their trainability. This breed needs more time and repetition to obey. It's challenging to teach them new commands, but not impossible.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Gran Mastín de Borínquens, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Gran Mastín de Borínquen sensitivity:
Gran Mastín de Borínquens are less sensitive than other dog breeds. They aren't receptive to their owner's emotions and handle soft punishment quite well. They don't mind an always changing daily routine, a hectic household, young children, noisy or office environment and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Gran Mastín de Borínquens are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Puerto Rican Mastiff need? Gran Mastín de Borínquen social needs:
Gran Mastín de Borínquens need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Gran Mastín de Borínquen dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Mastín Borincano bark?
Average: The Gran Mastín de Borínquen barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Gran Mastín de Borínquen good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Gran Mastín de Borínquens are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Gran Mastín de Borínquen dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Gran Mastín de Borínquen dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Gran Mastín de Borínquens are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Gran Mastín de Borínquen can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Gran Mastín de Borínquen will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Gran Mastín de Borínquen bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Puerto Rican Mastiff? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Gran Mastín de Borínquen? Why do dog bites happen?
High
The Gran Mastín de Borínquen has a high chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Gran Mastín de Borínquen do?
Gran Mastín de Borínquens have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Gran Mastín de Borínquens need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Gran Mastín de Borínquen to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Gran Mastín de Borínquen roam?
Gran Mastín de Borínquens tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Gran Mastín de Borínquen have high prey drive?
Gran Mastín de Borínquens have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Is Gran Mastín de Borínquen good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Nem a legjobb választás Gran Mastín de Borínquen, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Gran Mastín de Borínquen tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Gran Mastín de Borínquens adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog
Where Gran Mastín de Borínquen dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Gran Mastín de Borínquen Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Gran Mastín de Borínquen temperament with other people:
Gran Mastín de Borínquens are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Gran Mastín de Borínquen dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Gran Mastín de Borínquen temperament with children:
Gran Mastín de Borínquens are not the most kid-friendly dogs. If you have children, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Cat Friendly
How well do Gran Mastín de Borínquen dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Gran Mastín de Borínquens are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Gran Mastín de Borínquen good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Gran Mastín de Borínquen dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Gran Mastín de Borínquens are not the most dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Gran Mastín de Borínquen is not a good choice.
Office Friendly
Are Gran Mastín de Borínquens good office dogs? Do Gran Mastín de Borínquens make good office friendly dogs? Can Gran Mastín de Borínquens be office dogs?
No
Gran Mastín de Borínquen is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Gran Mastín de Borínquen dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Puerto Rican Mastiff temperament with senior people? Are Gran Mastín de Borínquen dogs good for elderly owners?
Gran Mastín de Borínquens are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Gran Mastín de Borínquen dogs get along with other pets? Are Gran Mastín de Borínquen dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Gran Mastín de Borínquens do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Gran Mastín de Borínquen breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Gran Mastín de Borínquens are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Gran Mastín de Borínquen be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Gran Mastín de Borínquen is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Gran Mastín de Borínquen be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Gran Mastín de Borínquen be an emotional support animal?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Gran Mastín de Borínquen is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Gran Mastín de Borínquen be a 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. Gran Mastín de Borínquen is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Gran Mastín de Borínquen be a search and rescue dog?
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. The Gran Mastín de Borínquen is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Gran Mastín de Borínquen be a boat dog?
Not really
Gran Mastín de Borínquen breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Gran Mastín de Borínquen be a drafting dog?
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Gran Mastín de Borínquen breed is a good choice for drafting purposes.

Gran Mastín de Borínquen Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Gran Mastín de Borínquen dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Gran Mastín de Borínquens are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Gran Mastín de Borínquen dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Gran Mastín de Borínquen be?
9-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Gran Mastín de Borínquen breed hypoallergenic?
No
Gran Mastín de Borínquens don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Gran Mastín de Borínquen have? What is the activity level of the Gran Mastín de Borínquen?
Gran Mastín de Borínquens have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Gran Mastín de Borínquen dogs require per day?
Gran Mastín de Borínquens exercise need is minimal. If you live a slow life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Gran Mastín de Borínquens sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Gran Mastín de Borínquen need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Gran Mastín de Borínquen risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Gran Mastín de Borínquen's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Gran Mastín de Borínquen's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers warm weather
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
High
The Gran Mastín de Borínquen has a high chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Gran Mastín de Borínquen drool?
The Gran Mastín de Borínquen drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool more than others, just like the Gran Mastín de Borínquen. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Gran Mastín de Borínquen Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Gran Mastín de Borínquen: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Gran Mastín de Borínquen have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Gran Mastín de Borínquen have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
9-11 puppies

Gran Mastín de Borínquen Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Health Issues: Gran Mastín de Borínquens are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Shedding Level: Gran Mastín de Borínquens shed none to minimal.
  • Watchdog Ability: Gran Mastín de Borínquens are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Mouthiness: Gran Mastín de Borínquens have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Gran Mastín de Borínquens tend to escape less than other breeds.
  • Adaptability: Gran Mastín de Borínquens adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog: A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Cons
  • Trainability: Gran Mastín de Borínquens aren't famous for their trainability.
  • Hypoallergenic: Gran Mastín de Borínquens don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Drooling tendency: The Gran Mastín de Borínquen drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
  • Stinkiness: The Gran Mastín de Borínquen has a high chance of bad smell.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High.
  • Child Friendly: Gran Mastín de Borínquens are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Gran Mastín de Borínquens are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Gran Mastín de Borínquens are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Gran Mastín de Borínquen is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Gran Mastín de Borínquens are not the best breed for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Gran Mastín de Borínquens are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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