American Bandog Mastiff
The American Bandogge mastiff is very unique. It gets its
name from the word Saxon meaning chain.The reason or the significance is because
they were known to be tied up by day and then they were released at night so that they can guard the
Actually, this breed of mastiff has only been
around for about forty years, or more. What had happened is an American veterinarian cross bred an American
pit bull terrier with a huge Neapolitan Mastiff female. The breeder who started this evolution of mastiffs is
John Swinford and then another one also assisted in getting this breed going, and his name is Joe
Of course, there are several different varieties in the breed, such as cross
breeding an English mastiff with the American pit bull. The closer to the original initial breeds are the most
stable. This particular breed is well known for it's muscular and athletic look. Naturally, he inherits that
from his pit bull bloodline. There is also a variety of color patterns that you may notice within this
brilliant breed. Some of the colors may consist of tawny, blue, black and red. However, for the most part this
dog is black brindle.
This dog is extremely easy to train and is very obedient.
He is well known for his calm temperament. Weighing in on average of about one hundred to one hundred forty
pounds, he is also a very confident dog. These dogs are bred to protect but the demeanor of this protector is
quiet. The American Bandogge mastiff is also considered to be highly intelligent and a very good guard dog.
The only thing with this dog is that when he is in the process of guarding the territory, he doesn't like to
bark. It is kind of hard to be a watch dog without barking. I am sure it has it's advantages and
disadvantages. I don't think that I would want this huge dog sneaking up on me if I were in the process of
robbing its home.
With their quiet nature, they also tend to have separation
anxiety. They get lonely quickly and do not like for their owners to be out of their sight. Despite the lack
of barking at intruders as they come about, these gentle giants will howl when their owners are absent. Just
like most dogs, if they are raised from a puppy around other animals, even kittens, they can get along with
them just fine, despite their large build.
Being the large dog that they are, they are also very
active and love to exercise. Be prepared to do a lot of walking. They definitely will need to go on a regular
walk, especially if they are confined to a house all day long while you are at work. It doesn't take too long
to get attached to these 'Silent Peacekeepers'. They attach quickly to their owners and family and can become
quite aggressive when provoked. They are very good with children. They stand to be confident. They are an
extremely obedient breed.
The American Bandog is also very easy to groom and
maintain. They tend to have a little bit of dry skin. However, they are easy to take care of as far as
brushing, for the most part. They have a short coat that is easy to maintain.
There you have it, an all American, well rounded dog. A
family friendly, one hundred forty pound, pound gentle giant. He will ease up on an intruder without a sound,
yet go hysterical when his loving family is away. Wonderful with kids that will most definitely defend his
own. Not to mention he is easy to groom with the short hair. However, he may also have dry skin. This is a
brand new breed that has only been around for about forty years and continues to thrive, today. If you can
live with a huge dog and a little bit of slobbery kisses and love, then the American Bandogge may just be the
right dog for you!