Personality and Temperament
It’s been a while since Mastiffs were employed as hunters or warriors. Modern Mastiffs are sweet-tempered, steady, good-natured, patient and affectionate towards family members. His calm and docile disposition makes him a great companion for older children
The Mastiffs best take gentle training, are eternally loyal and very protective of their loved ones. Their natural wariness of strangers means that they should get trained and socialized early in their puppyhood. They are hearty eaters and droolers and considering their colossal size, you should be a bit prepared for some commitment.
Young Mastiffs should be given enough exercise to keep them healthy and lean. Do not overstretch this as their joints, soft growing bones and ligaments might become overstressed and damaged. Similarly, adult Mastiffs need regular exercise to keep them in shape and healthy. They don not need jogging or running, and try to avoid humid or hot weather for fear of overheating.
Take them for regular walks to help the, release their physical and mental energy and they should always be leashed in public. Note that of young Mastiffs are left alone without exercise, they become bored and destructive.