Majorca Mastiff


Majorca Mastiff Group II. - Pinschers and Schnauzers, Molossoid breeds, Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs.

General Appearance:

Its character is a brave, independent, but balanced and calm dog. Against the owner and members of its family, including children, it behaves sociably and amiably. It is affectionate, loyal and totally "its people" dedicated.

Although it can luxuriously hours to relax, laze and even (perhaps in a sunny place), as if it has nothing and it looks like it is not interested in anything, it is hard defender and virtually insurmountable guard - confident and utterly reliable. If necessary, it will change instantly from a seemingly phlegmatic lazy in a fierce adversary. When it is roused, its expression is very pungent and anyone should be discouraging from unwelcome ugly intentions. It is extremely territorial and distrustful towards strangers.

Today, it applies mainly as a companion dog that fits both the countryside and into the cities. Despite past as a fighting dog, territoriality and innate suspicion of strangers is relatively easy to train.

Temperament & Behaviour:

However, it requires a broad and systematic early socialization and gentle, but perfectly consistent training from an early age. Although it remains watchful guard and a reliable guard, it is in the correct leadership obedient and easily controlled. It is socialized easily and even its upbringing there are no special problems, it is up to the owner.

Suitable for people calm, level-headed, acting consistently gifted natural authority, they are also able to promote non-violent way. However, there are no suitable person moody, fickle, inconsistent, indecisive, frequently changing opinions and demands.

While I might be all year round in the outdoor kennel shed it is insulated from psychological reasons it is better if it can live in a society of "its" people. In no case shall the kennel spend whole life. It is able to calmly wait at home for the return of the owner, without causing any damage. Moreover, it is very flexible, thanks to its intelligence quickly understand what the mood in the family and there is never unduly bother.

It can also attend a regular sports training in obedience, but defence training, which includes incitement venomousness, it is not suitable for it. By itself never bothered anyone for no reason, it becomes aggressive only when it is threatened about the owner or members of his family are immediate in danger.


This is a typical short-haired dog, mastiff type dog, slightly longer body frame, strong, powerful build and of medium size. Secondary sexual characteristics in the construction of the head shall be significant that, according to it, it was possible at first look to recognize if it is a male or female. Its circumference is substantially greater by males than by females. Height at withers, male is 55 to 58 cm for females 52 to 55 cm, weight of body ranges from 35 to 38 kg for male and 30-34 kg for female.

The head is strong and robust, long from tip of nose to the occiput measures about 22 cm. The skull should be large, broad and almost square. Its circumference is about 59.5 cm and it is especially by males larger than the circumference of the chest, measured at the withers. From front you can see the occiput, which is due to the shape of the skull.

The muzzle is in level with the inner eye corners wide, conical, in profile reminiscent of a truncated cone with a broad base. Its length, measured from the connector inner eye corners to the tip of the nose is 8 cm and the length of skull is 1: 3 Chewable (cheek) musculature is powerful, strong, clearly protruding sideways and extends below the eyes. Although the stretch leads diagonally across the face of the wrinkles elsewhere on the head skin folds formed.

Nasal bridge must be straight and when viewed from the side rises slightly towards the eyes. The nose is black and wide, clear nasal septum. The upper lip overlaps the sides of the bottom until the middle of the muzzle, where the oral area. Relatively tightly around the jaws and teeth, while the bottom is in the middle of wrinkled, so when you shut your mouth, the lips are too obvious.

Oral mucosa is red, cross bunk rails and rims of the gums have black pigment. The jaws should be strong cutters arranged in one continuous line, canines far apart. Teeth should be complete, teeth white and strong. It is desirable undershot jaw, but not greater than 1 cm.

The earlobes are placed high and to the sides. They should be relatively small, folded rearward as in English bulldog, so that is partly visible to their inner surfaces. The rest should have peaks below the eye line.

The neck is strong, powerful as long as the total size of the dog. Its width at the shoulder is equal to the width of the head, merging with withers. The skin on it loses the throat may be a small lobe.

The tail should be set low, thick at the root towards the tip tapers. The rest is suspended and reaches the hocks in movement can be carried above the level of the upper body lines, slightly curved upward arch.

The chest should be more cylindrical, its circumference is about 78 cm. It is so deep that it reaches to the elbows. Due to its width peaks are far apart blades. The bottom line of the body takes place in a lot of chest parallel to the substrate in the abdomen rises slightly and is easily drawn.

The forelegs are relatively short, slightly slanting, hardly protruding (desktop muscled) blades and straight, parallel shoulder bones, which are far apart. For a considerable width of the chest, elbows protrude from the body, but in no case shall be out.

Dewclaws are not acceptable, paws have to be huge, oval-shaped, with thick fingers that are longer than the fingers of paws forelegs. It is preferred the tread pigmented pads. The typical gait is trot.

Skin is quite thick, fits tightly to the skeletal muscle and subcutaneous tissue, with the exception of the throat, where it may be small lobe. The coat should be short and rough to the touch, brindle, fawn and black, preference in this order. In brindle dogs, dark tones are preferred, in fawn, the deeper shade is preferred. White patches are permitted on front feet, on chest and on muzzle up to a maximum of 30% of the whole coat. A black mask is also permitted.