A cross between the purebreds Bernese Mountain Dog and English Mastiff, the Mountain Mastiff is a giant dog characterized by a square-like, muscular body, broad skull, drooping ears, deep chest, and straight, powerful legs. Known for its wonderful personality, the Mountain Mastiff happily lives in any environment, whether it is a city condo or a country estate.
|Other names||Mastiff-Bernese Mountain Dog Mix|
|Coat||Short, dense, harsh, rough|
|Color||Black, white, silver, fawn, apricot, brown, black and tan|
|Group of Breed||Working|
|Size/Height||Big; 28-38 in|
|Shedding||Moderate to high|
|Temperament||Loving, loyal, alert, energetic, protective|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Country Originated in||USA|
|Competitive Registration/Qualification Information||DDKC, IDCR, ACHC, DRA, DBR|
Mountain Mastiffs are calm, quiet, dignified, courageous, and intelligent dogs that have a carefree attitude about life. They enjoy living with their human family and are the happiest when participating in family activities. Although their size makes them appear fierce, they are kind and docile dogs that will not hesitate to protect their family when threatened by danger.
The Bernese Mountain-Mastiff mixes are known to exist in harmony with cats and other dogs. Additionally, they are gentle and friendly with children though they might injure small kids by inadvertently bumping over them. Therefore, the owner should keep watch over the interactions between a Mountain Mastiff and young children.
Mountain Mastiff is not suitable for a novice or timid owner. It needs positive reinforcement training, involving treats, praises, and hugs.
Mountain Mastiffs, being large dogs, need four-and-a-half to six cups of dry food per day.