Ultimate Mastiff

120-160 lbs
23-29"
Unknown
Dogue de Bordeaux
Neapolitan Mastiff
Neodeau Mastiff, Dogue de Bordeaux Neapolitan Mastiff Hybrid Dog

The Ultimate Mastiff is a large, muscular hybrid dog, created from crossing a Dogue de Bordeaux and a Neapolitan Mastiff. These massive dogs can live up to 12 years, and stand between 23 to 30 inches tall. The Ultimate Mastiff is best suited for experienced, dominant owners. They are very stubborn and bull-headed, so a lot of patience and perseverance is necessary to train them. Despite their size and strength, these dogs are very affectionate, loyal, and get along with children and other animals; although some are dog aggressive. They are very protective towards their family and make a perfect property guardian.  

Purpose
Companion, Guardian
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Dogue de Bordeaux, Neapolitan Mastiff

Ultimate Mastiff Health

Average Size
Male Ultimate Mastiff size stats
Height: 24-30 inches Weight: 150-180 lbs
Female Ultimate Mastiff size stats
Height: 23-29 inches Weight: 120-160 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Cherry Eye
  • Panosteitis
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Bloat
  • Skin Fold Dermatitis
Minor Concerns
  • Epilepsy
  • Heart Problems
  • Hyperkeratosis
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Ectropion
Occasional Tests
  • Eye Examination
  • Blood Count
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Full Body Physical Examination especially of the joints
  • Heart Analysis

Ultimate Mastiff Breed History

The Ultimate Mastiff is a hybrid dog that comes from crossing a Dogue de Bordeaux with a Neapolitan Mastiff. The Dogue de Bordeaux is a Molosser dog, known to have existed in France for more than 600 years. This breed descends from the Molossus, the ancient Roman Mastiff-type dog, and is related to the Mastiff, Neapolitan Mastiff, and Bullmastiff. The Dogue de Bordeaux was very popular amongst French aristocrats for property guarding and big game hunting. The breed suffered highly during the French Revolution, due to its link with the aristocracy, but they were later seen as farmer's and butcher's dogs. The first breed standard was written in Paris in 1896, and they got named after the region they originated in, Bordeaux. The first Dogue was imported to the United States in 1959, where the breed became well-known 30 years later, thanks to its apparition in the comedy “Turner and Hooch” with Tom Hanks. It wasn’t until 2008 that the Dogue de Bordeaux was recognized by the American Kennel Club. The Neapolitan Mastiff origins are traced back for millennia; it is believed that the first Mastiff-type dog was created about 5,000 years ago in Tibet. These dogs assisted in battle and were also used as guardians. After that, little is known regarding the Neapolitan Mastiff's history, until their appearance in Italy. It is known that the breed comes from Naples, southern Italy, from which it got its name. Breeders in this region wanted to create a massive dog for protection, but that would also be a loving family member. They worked on creating a large dog with thick, loose skin. The dogs started to participate in shows and in 1946, the journalist Piere Scanziana found these dogs and worked on making them well-known. Thanks to him, the first breed standard was written and the breed acquired Italy’s national dog registry recognition. They got the name Mastino Napoletano and by the early 1970s these dogs became popular in Europe. It is believed the Neapolitan Mastiff first arrived at the U.S. in the 1880s. The breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2004.

Ultimate Mastiff Breed Appearance

Ultimate Mastiffs are large, powerful dogs, which are characterized by their wide chests, muscular bodies, and serious expression. They stand from 23 to 30 inches tall and weigh between 120 to 180 pounds. This hybrid’s coat is short and silky, and it comes in different colors, like black, gray, blue, fawn, cream, and isabella. The head of this canine is large, broad, and wrinkly, with a dewlap and a wide, tapered muzzle. Their eyes are oval and set wide apart, and their noses are long. Their ears are wide and flappy. The Ultimate Mastiff's shoulders are prominent and wide, with powerful, solid legs and a sizeable, hanging tail. 

Eye Color Possibilities
blue Ultimate Mastiff eyes
Blue
hazel Ultimate Mastiff eyes
Hazel
brown Ultimate Mastiff eyes
Brown
amber Ultimate Mastiff eyes
Amber
Nose Color Possibilities
black Ultimate Mastiff nose
Black
brown Ultimate Mastiff nose
Brown
isabella Ultimate Mastiff nose
Isabella
Coat Color Possibilities
brindle Ultimate Mastiff coat
Brindle
isabella Ultimate Mastiff coat
Isabella
fawn Ultimate Mastiff coat
Fawn
blue Ultimate Mastiff coat
Blue
brown Ultimate Mastiff coat
Brown
gray Ultimate Mastiff coat
Gray
black Ultimate Mastiff coat
Black
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Ultimate Mastiff straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Ultimate Mastiff Breed Maintenance

The Ultimate Mastiff sheds moderately, so weekly brushing is recommended to eliminate loose hair and distribute skin oils properly. She has a short, silky coat. You can use a damp cloth or wipe to remove dirt easily and she will require an occasional bath when smelly. It is important to check out her ears weekly, to ensure she is not having any redness or infections, and to clean them using an ear cleanser and a cotton ball. It is especially important to clean and dry her ears after she takes a swim. You will need to clip her nails monthly, if she doesn’t wear them down. Also, brush her teeth two or three times a week to eliminate bad breath, bacteria, and tartar buildup.

Brushes for Ultimate Mastiff
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Ultimate Mastiff requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Ultimate Mastiff Temperament

The Ultimate Mastiff is very affectionate, loyal, and protective of her family and territory. They get along well with children and other pets, since they are very caring and gentle with their family. Nonetheless, they can be dog aggressive, particularly with the same sex. These dogs are stubborn, and when bored, they can become destructive. Therefore, it is important to keep a dominant attitude towards your Ultimate Mastiff, and to be persistent in her training. These dogs are very calm indoors, and love curling up in a comfortable spot. They also enjoy playing, running in a yard, and swimming. They rarely bark and are not prone to wander. 

Ultimate Mastiff Activity Requirements

Don’t be deceived by this dog’s tranquil personality, the Ultimate Mastiff requires good amounts of physical activity to stay in shape and healthy. These dogs have a potential for weight gain, so daily activity is necessary. However, it is important to keep in mind that her bones and joints are delicate, so strong exercise is not recommended, especially during puppyhood. A 30-minute walk twice a day, preferably during the morning or evening when weather is fresh, will be well received. As well, as some time to run and play leash-free in a park or yard will be beneficial to her fitness level. These dogs also love to swim, so taking her to a pond or lake will be greatly appreciated. It is important to not allow her to become accustomed  to wrestling or playing rough, it can be dangerous when she is full grown, due to her size and strength. The Ultimate Mastiff is best suited for house living with a fenced yard; they are not prone to wander, but her protective temper might cause trouble. Also, hot, humid weather doesn’t suit her well; fresh climates are recommended, so if it gets hot outside, get your dog indoors.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
15 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Ultimate Mastiff Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3.5 cups
Daily Cost
$2.75 - $3.00
Monthly Cost
$80.00 - $90.00

Ultimate Mastiff Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Ultimate Mastiff size stats at six months
Height: 14 inches Weight: 90 lbs
Female Ultimate Mastiff size stats at six months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 80 lbs
12 Months
Male Ultimate Mastiff size stats at 12 months
Height: 25 inches Weight: 145 lbs
Female Ultimate Mastiff size stats at 12 months
Height: 24 inches Weight: 115 lbs
18 Months
Male Ultimate Mastiff size stats at 18 months
Height: 26 inches Weight: 160 lbs
Female Ultimate Mastiff size stats at 18 months
Height: 25 inches Weight: 135 lbs

Ultimate Mastiff Owner Experiences

Georgia
5 Months
5 People
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This is the best dog with the family despite the review she is easily trainable she was housed trained at 10 weeks
3 months, 1 week ago
Thunder and odin
7 Months
5 People
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Fetch, car rides, running and playing outside
We have 2. One is a giant and the other is small. One is lazy and the other is hyper. They look completely different. One is stubborn and to active to listen. But that's why we love them. Cause they are different from each other.
4 months, 1 week ago
Kaos
1 Year
6 People
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His got best temperament could ask for as great loyal protective dog
4 months, 3 weeks ago
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