Caesar was impressed with the native Mastiffs of England when he conquered in 55BC. Throughout history, Mastiffs have been guards, war dogs, bull and bear baiters, dog fighters, gamekeepers' dogs and wolf hunters, but since the second world war, the entire breed has been brought back from near extinction thanks to just 14 dogs.
Strong owners with good upper body strength. Trying to hold one of these dogs on a lead when it wants to head somewhere is not for the weak! Early training and socialisation is absolutely essential.
Slobber-phobes! Mastiffs drool. If you don't wipe it away before a headshake, you'll be cleaning it off your walls, furniture, curtains, self...
Old English Mastiff, English Mastiff
So big people will stop and take photos.
Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.
Dogs that you mainly just need to polish! But be warned - short haired dogs moult all the time!
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!
HOW IT WORKS
The first step in responsible dog ownership
Find a suitable breed
Use our breed explorer to find a suitable breed based on your needs. Search by keyword or any of our breed traits including size, exercise need, and lifespan to name a few.
Join a breed waiting list
Once we’ve found one or more prospective matches, we’ll ask you to arrange a zoom call to talk through your application with one of our dog experts.
Talk to a Tailwise expert
Complete an application for your breed choice(s) in just a few easy steps. You’ll be be notified when a potential match is found and we’re ready to review your application.
Match with a breeder
Upon completing your introduction call a breeder will review your application. If successful you’ll be able to arrange a meeting and be accepted onto their waiting list. A Tailwise fee of £95 (excl. VAT) will be due at the point you pay a deposit.