Ranked #26 by the American Kennel Club (AKC), the heavy-boned, powerful Mastiff is a vision of dignity and grandeur. This breed is a gentle giant who has been bred not only for size but for courage and docility. Aristocratic, intelligent, and emotional, his loyalty to his family is undeniable. He loves attention from his owners and definitely has a way about him that lets everyone know hes in control. A keen sense of humor and a calm nature set the Mastiff apart from other jumbo-size breeds.