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The history of English mastiff is full of the most improbable versions and assumptions. Home these largest dogs (for example, Zorbo, belonged English millionaire Iraklidisu, weighed 154 kg) Romans, saxophones, vikings applied finikijtsy, kelty. In Rome similar dogs have received the name "mastiff", and in fact Britain has lead in total five centuries under the fifth Rome, thus together with legionaries on island huge fighting dogs, ancestors modern mastiffs got also. These dogs named "Briton". Faliskus in the memoirs wrote: " It is necessary to undertake the hardest travel to coast of Britain only to see dogs of local breed, on force and ferocity of the surpassing all dogs, known to us ". It is considered, that the certain type of huge furious security dogs - mastiff was generated during a norman epoch. Most known of all history about this breed of later period has occured during Henry's V board. In it it is spoken, that during fight at Edikure the royal knight has fallen, Whether the Pier, but devoted to it all heart and favourite by it bich mastiff protected it while that has not died. Bich dog have sent to England where it became the foundress lajm-hall a livestock mastiff. But all the same the reference point of breeding thoroughbred cultivation mastiffs in Britain considers more later time - epoch Tjudorov and Stjuartov.

Entertainments of the English nobility - persecution of dogs on bears, lions, bulls are known, and the protective collar was not always put on a neck mastiff. Then in some areas of England there was a custom to give the criminal sentenced to execution a spear, a leather bib, a short sword, a board and to lower on it a fighting dog. Cases when the criminal managed to avoid a penalty, it is practically not known. The fullest description that epoch belongs to feather Konrad Herezbech, 1586 year: " Wishing to get mastiff for protection of the house, choose a dog with a large, strong body, loud and sharp bark that the villain, yet not seeing it, and only having caught, has started running owls of all legs. It should have strong addition, to not be too compact or unduly stretched, a large head and the guarded furious sight of brown or grey eyes. Lips at mastiff should be black, too short or too long, a mouth black, wide, the bottom jaw volumetric, with widely placed canines that the impression was made, that they act more than other teeth.

The top teeth converge with bottom in a direct bite and are densely covered by lips. All kind it should remind a lion: the enormous breast covered by a long wool, a neck is underlined, finitenesses with strong skeleton, large, a tail short, paws very much greater. Its character cannot be named neither too soft, nor too furious, it should not wag a tail before the thief or bite friends. Mastiff it is extremely cautious and vigilant: never leaves far from the house, does not bark without the reason. If closely to read through this description. Made more 400 years ago, it is possible to see, that it is fine with the standard of breed.

So, what modern English mastiff represents? This Dog - the giant among dogs, is clever, strict, selflessly betraid to the owner. In England where even jokes intellectual, have created a dog the cleverest, understanding the owner from a half-word. That who gets mastiffs for the first time, it is necessary to know the following. Dogs of huge breeds demand competent feeding and correct walks. That you will put in pawn in a dog in first two years, with that and you will live.

For English mastiffs a rich and plentiful diet - norm, here you will not save! Every day - cottage cheese, crude meat or a stomach beef, dry forages, sour-milk products, vegetable oil, vitamins, top dressing for the skeleton, two times in a week of an egg, in small amounts of groats, greens, fruit and vegetables. I shall result the Bill's diet with 4 up to 15 months. Daily: 0,5 fermented baked milks or kefir; 1,5 kg of cottage cheese; 300 forages; 2 kg of meat without bones. But when at the Moscow international exhibition us have asked: " you from a class of champions why earlier we did not see you? " - I am proud answered: " No, we - junior ". And to be proud is than: in 15 months weight - 94 kg, growth - 80 cm, volume of a breast - 110߼, volume of a skull - 75 see the Important role play walks: 2,5 - 3 hours per day, quiet and measured, extreme jumps are dangerous for growing mastiff.

At home mastiff it is benevolent to everything, carefully concerns to children, it is tender and even it is lazy. Our four-monthly Bill, not understanding, that it in the size from the adult Rottweiler, asked " on handles ". Small puppies it is breeds it is impossible to name "destroyers" - for all period of growth our Bill "has eaten" only the laying. The corner of a window sill, in the "dog" room for some reason has still suffered, can be that in first three nights, being afraid of " children's unexpectedness ", I closed it in this room. But it was constant in the morning all purely and chilly, it suffered before walk. Sometimes, however, happened that "small" " greater unexpectedness " - well to whom does not happen, has played in the afternoon. But it has very quickly passed, mastiffs - very clean dogs. It is necessary to tell, that during becomes the adult , about one year, English mastiff can be obstinate, but your problem - to become the leader and always to insist on the . Our Bill too did not pass age obstinacy, but in time "having seized" it in 8 months, we have taken some lessons of obedience from the club trainer. So have managed to call ours "the small cow" for the order.

One-and-a-half-year-old mastiff it is already very thin feels your opportunities and frameworks legal. Its rude "man's" games with our 13-years son or with mastino - a show, worthy stadia of Ancient Rome. However when it walks with me, any sharp jerk aside, sedately strides, collecting the admired exclamations. On the character mastiff - a quiet dog, the good partner in life. But angry mastiff becomes aggressive and unrestrained. English mastiff is deduced for protection, persecution of an animal, hunting for an animal (so the English nobility had a good time), and to this day this breed one of the best security: force, power, composure do not give chances to the opponent, the ill-wisher. It was hard to us to find the trainer for our "kid". At the first start-up one-year-old mastiff the candidate for the teacher, happened, sufficed the load, and refusing to continue employment, it was let to run away. Such was two. The third man growth of 190 cm, works with it only in the reinforced suit in weight of 20 kg and in a helmet with a metal visor. So, if on forces, take mastiff, this happiness - to have such friend, in fact " be better than English mastiff English mastiff " can only.

: Maximova E.V.