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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Guardian group.

Weight:

Majorca Mastiffs weigh approximately 40 kg or 88 pounds.

Height:

Between 22-23 inches (56-58 cm) at the withers.

Color(s):

Standard colours include brindle and fawn with dark stripes and white markings.

Coat:

The Majorca Mastiff has a short, smooth coat that lies close to its body.


Overview

Character:

Majorca Mastiffs are very courageous dogs but are known to have combative personalities.

Country of Origin:

Spain (Majorca/Mallorca).

History:

This breed originated on the Spanish island of Majorca. Primarily created for dog fighting and bull-baiting, this breed's numbers dwindled when these practices were outlawed. While the Majorca Mastiff is still maintained by Spanish breeders, it remains rare.

Name:

This breed has many additional names, including Ca de Bou, Malloquin Mastiff, Mallorquin Bulldog, Perro Dogo Mallorquin, Majorcan Bulldog, and Perro de Presa Mallorquin.

Temperament:

These independent and strong-willed dogs can be very dominating and combative. As such, this breed is somewhat controversial.


Care

Training:

The Majorca Mastiff absolutely requires strict training by a very experienced handler.

Activity:

This breed is very active and has a high exercise requirement.

Ownership:

Majorca Mastiffs are only suitable for highly experienced and well-prepared dog owners due to their dominating and combative natures. This breed also requires lots of space and plenty of daily exercise. Regular grooming is also necessary for these dogs.


Breeders

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