||The Giant Maso is a new developing breed, not a hybrid dog. Masos were started around 2001 and still has several years before they are complete. The lines consisted of Old English Mastiff and Cane Corso Italiano. The founder does state they are not a 50% to 50% hybrid; it is 25% - 75% Old English Mastiff. The goal is to create a mastiff that will be healthier, more athletic and live a longer life.
|| fawns, grays, gray brindle, solid black, brindles, reverse brindles and apricot
||Giant Maso Mastiffs look like very shiny coated Old English
||The Maso Mastiff will do okay in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. They are relatively inactive indoors and a small yard will do.
||Giant Maso Mastiffs are said to have the great size, lovable, gentle disposition of the Old English Mastiff, with better maternal instincts, higher intelligence, along with more muscle and the protective instincts of the Cane Corso. It is a self-confident, watchful, and patient dog that is gentle-natured towards his family. Intelligent and dignified. It rarely barks, but it is in its nature to defend its territory and family. Calm, steady and docile. Good natured, but very large and heavy. This breed loves to please and needs lots of companionship. Lives to please its owners. Usually gets along well with other dogs. Loves his family and does not care to be home alone all day long. It loves children. Masos have little to no drooling. The objective in training this dog is to achieve pack leader status. It is a natural instinct for a dog to have an order in its pack. When we humans live with dogs, we become their pack. The entire pack cooperates under a single leader. Lines are clearly defined. You and all other humans MUST be higher up in the order than the dog. That is the only way your relationship can be a success.
||The smooth, shorthaired coat is easy to groom. Brush with a firm bristle brush and wipe over with a piece of toweling or chamois for a gleaming finish. Bathe or dry shampoo when necessary. This breed is an average shedder.
||Responds well to calm, but firm, patient training. Guard dog protection training is unnecessary for this naturally protective breed. Fairly easy to train.
||Mastiffs are inclined to be lazy but will keep fitter and happier if given regular exercise. Like all dogs, this Mastiff should be taken on daily regular walks to help release its mental and physical energy. It's in a dog’s nature to walk.
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