MASTIFF (Canis Anglicamis). This dog is the size of a wolf, very aspect is sullen, his bark loud and terrific, and he appears every way formed for the important trust of guarding property committed to his care. As a house or yard dog, he may be perhaps more valuable than the Newfoundland breed, which is more commonly kept for this purpose. The mastiff, in its pure state is seldom met with. The generality of dogs, distinguished by that name, are crossed breeds between the mastiff and bulldog, or the bandog. The genuine thorough bred English mastiff may be seen at Wynnstay, in Denbighshire.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835
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