If you’re interested in mastiffs and dog-shows, or just wonder what a mastiff is supposed to look like in detail, you should take a closer look at the breed standard. Even though there is a standard for how a mastiff should appear, this doesn’t mean that dogs with minor “mistakes” can not be great show dogs. There are champions with for example white claws or too bright ears.
The overall impression is the most important thing to consider. Even so, the details in the standard are made for a good reason. These details all together build the full dog. The dog’s mental qualities also affect the judge’s evaluation of the show dog. At MASTIFF-WEB you will find the standard for both the “Old English Style” and the “American Style” of the English Mastiff.