Mastidoodle

90-120 lbs
25-36"
United States
Mastiff
Poodle
Mastidoodle, Mastipoo, Mastiffpoo, Mastiffdoodle
The Mastidoodle is a large to giant-sized hybrid that is a mix between the Mastiff and the Standard Poodle. These hybrids often stand up to 30 inches in height and can have broad features and dense, wavy coats These hybrids are considered high-maintenance when it comes to grooming because the fur may become matted if not cared for on a regular basis . The Mastidoodle is the teddy-bear of the doggie world. Despite their size, the breed is actually quite docile and gentle with family members. They make great companions for families of all types.
Purpose
Companion, Watchdog
Date of Origin
1990s
Ancestry
Mastiff and Standard Poodle

Mastidoodle Health

Average Size
Male Mastidoodle size stats
Height: 25-36 inches Weight: 90-140 lbs
Female Mastidoodle size stats
Height: 28-36 inches Weight: 90-120 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Canine Hip Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Cataracts
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Addison’s Disease
Occasional Tests
  • Ear Examination
  • Optical Exam
  • Blood Analysis
  • Regular Full Physical Examination By Veterinarian
  • Full Physical Eexamination by the Veterinarian to test the range of movement in the joint areas

Mastidoodle Breed History

The history and origin of the Mastidoodle still remains a mystery as the hybrid only likely emerged within the last 20 years. Nevertheless, the Mastidoodle is a hybrid currently recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club and Dog Registry of America, both American dog breed clubs. It can be speculated that this hybrid originated from the Americas. The Mastiff parent breed we know today is believed to have descended from various ancient giant breed dogs such as the Tibetan Mastiff, Saint Bernard, Dogue de Bordeaux, and Rottweiler and emerged in England during the 15th century. However, the original Mastiff can be traced back over 2500 years ago to many places such as Asia and Egypt. These strong, breeds often served as guard dogs and protectors of their owners. The Standard Poodle is another ancient breed that was believed to have first emerged during the first century B.C. These ancient breeds have gone through much progression over the centuries and over time were crossed with breeds such as the Russian, Spanish, German and French water dogs along with various Asian dog breeds. The breed we know today is currently considered the National dog of France. They are easily one of the most intelligent dog breeds known and serve as guide and service dogs.

Mastidoodle Breed Appearance

A large teddy bear, the Mastidoodle is a hybrid that can easily stand over 30 inches in height and can weigh up to 120 lbs or more, particularly if they inherit the Mastiff appearance. These hybrids often have quite broad and heavy features; their skulls, in general, can have a broad appearance where the muzzle is longer than that of a Mastiff. Their ears are wide and flopped downwards. Their eyes are more circular in shape and will appear to have a very gentle look.  The overall appearance of the Mastidoodle is quite notorious, these breeds tend to have a very long and lean, muscular body. They have deep, well-rounded ribs and powerful fore and hind-limbs. The Mastidoodle will have a thick, wavy coat like the Standard Poodle. Their coats are often quite rough to the touch but can come in various single colors or bi-colors.
Eye Color Possibilities
hazel Mastidoodle eyes
Hazel
brown Mastidoodle eyes
Brown
amber Mastidoodle eyes
Amber
Nose Color Possibilities
blue Mastidoodle nose
Blue
black Mastidoodle nose
Black
brown Mastidoodle nose
Brown
isabella Mastidoodle nose
Isabella
Coat Color Possibilities
brown Mastidoodle coat
Brown
black Mastidoodle coat
Black
cream Mastidoodle coat
Cream
sable Mastidoodle coat
Sable
gray Mastidoodle coat
Gray
brindle Mastidoodle coat
Brindle
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Mastidoodle wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Mastidoodle Breed Maintenance

The Standard Poodle is considered one of the highest maintenance dog breeds when it comes to grooming. Most Mastidoodles tend to retain the wavy, thick,  dense coats of the Standard Poodle and so it is possible that they can be hypoallergenic and low shedders. But, don't expect grooming to be cheap or easyYour Mastidoodle will need to be groomed roughly every 6 to 12 weeks depending on where you live and the climate. During the summer months, some Mastidoodles may need to be groomed every 4 weeks in order keep them cool. 

In addition to grooming, Mastidoodles will need their teeth brushed weekly, nails trimmed every 6 weeks, and ears cleaned and checked for signs of infection.

Brushes for Mastidoodle
Pin Brush
Dematter
Scissors
Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Mastidoodle requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Mastidoodle Temperament

Thinking of adopting a  Mastidoodle? Don't let their size fool you! These hybrids are considered "teddy-bears" as they are a well-tempered, loyal breed that is very well mannered despite its intimidating size. The Mastidoodle is a hybrid that gets along quite well with every family member. They do well in a family environment and make great cuddle bears for children or small pets. However, as these are big dogs it is important to never leave a child or small pet unattended as the Mastidoodle's playful behavior and size can knock them over or hurt them unintentionally. These hybrids actually make really great watchdogs! Their protective, courageous personality is a trait often observed in the parent breed, the Mastiff. The Mastidoodle will bark to warn their owners of a possible stranger near their home. The Mastidoodle should never be left home alone too long, as these breeds carry the Poodle gene; it is important to realise that boredom and lack of mental stimulation can lead to anxious or destructive behavior.

Mastidoodle Activity Requirements

The Standard Poodle is an active, agile, athletic breed, whereas the Mastiff is only a moderately active breed. Your Mastidoodle is likely to fall somewhere in the middle when it comes to its activity level. The Mastidoodle may enjoy activities such as tug-of-war, long walks, short runs and playtime at the dog parks. They are suited to all homes and lifestyles so long as they have plenty of space to play and rest. They may not be suited to small apartments due to lack of space.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Mastidoodle Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
4.5 cups
Daily Cost
$3.00 - $4.00
Monthly Cost
$80.00 - $90.00

Mastidoodle Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Mastidoodle size stats at six months
Height: 20 inches Weight: 40 lbs
Female Mastidoodle size stats at six months
Height: 20 inches Weight: 40 lbs
12 Months
Male Mastidoodle size stats at 12 months
Height: 29 inches Weight: 90 lbs
Female Mastidoodle size stats at 12 months
Height: 27 inches Weight: 90 lbs
18 Months
Male Mastidoodle size stats at 18 months
Height: 31 inches Weight: 102 lbs
Female Mastidoodle size stats at 18 months
Height: 30 inches Weight: 102 lbs

Mastidoodle Owner Experiences

Vouge
11 Months
5 People
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Vouge is a over friendly gentle giant. Loves a bit of fuss but can get over excited. The only hard part of her training is her recall. If she she’s another dog she’s off like a rocket 🚀. Vouge lives in the United Kingdom
11 months, 3 weeks ago
Piper
8 months
4 People
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We love piper she is so amazing with our kids and very much a guardian. She won’t leave their side when they are sick, she sleeps in between their rooms frequently checking on them in the night . She is so gentle . She does bark a lot at anybody who comes near our home . She listens very well and loves to play and run but is very chill in our home .
1 year ago
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