The ancestry of our line is predominantly English, which is where the
breed originated ages ago. Our goal has been to continue this historical
line, through careful planning and selection. There is a familial resemblance
in Greiner Hall Mastiffs due to our commitment to consistent linebreeding.
Our mastiffs have outstanding temperaments and strongly built structures.
They resemble the Old English Mastiff in type--deep and wide bodies; square,
wrinkled heads; sturdy bone. Our girls generally average 150-170 pounds
and 27-29 inches. Our males usually range from 180-220 pounds and 29-32
inches. There are always deviations from these averages, but these figures
represent our ideals. A mastiff should not be too tall, or correct proportions
will be lost. Height should always come from depth of body, rather than
length of leg.
Our mastiffs are raised with children and are very well socialized.
Socialization is very important with this breed, for they tend to want
to be "home bodies." A well-rounded adult mastiff is one who prefers his
own people, but will accept any situation without fear or intimidation.
For additional information please contact us at Napotnik@rica.net
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