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American Mastiff Panja

American Mastiff Panja
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Origin / History The American Mastiff Panja was bred in Detroit, Michigan to guard the properties of drug dealers. These dogs were developed by crossing Pit Bulls and Rottweilers along with other breeds. American Mastiff Panjas were intended to be intimidating. These dogs weren't friendly with strangers and they tend to be aloof with people they aren't familiar with. Dogs of this breed were trained to become guard dogs and were instructed not to allow access to property.

In 1996, this breed got recognition from the Dog Registry of America. Since then, these dogs became family companions instead of just guard dogs for properties of drug dealers.

Appearance American Mastiff Panjas have a muscular body with a wide chest and well-sprung ribs. Their mid-section has a slight tuck-up, and their head is broad. The front legs of these dogs are heavy-boned and straight, while their hind quarters are very muscular and have hocks that are slightly angled. Dogs of this breed have wide-set, almond-shaped eyes that have an alert and curious expression. Ears of these dogs are usually cropped, although they can be left as is if they are button-type ears. Tails of these dogs are docked and their dew claws are typically removed. The coat of these dogs is flat and medium-length.

Colours Acceptable coat colours for American Mastiff Panjas include black and brown.

Temperament American Mastiff Panjas are easygoing and leisurely. These dogs make devoted and excellent family companions, and they are even great in dealing with children, especially when they've been raised with them. American Mastiff Panjas are great with other animals, even cats. These dogs make good watchdogs, making sure that everything and everyone in the house is protected. These dogs are intelligent, but they tend to get bored. When left with nothing to do, they can resort to chewing objects around the house. It's important for these dogs to be around their family, and they make good travel companions when trained properly. As watchdogs, American Mastiff Panjas are gifted with the ability to discern when guests are welcome in the home. When the dog's family treats a person well, the dog will treat that person as family too.

Height and Weight Dogs of this breed have a height of 22 to 26 inches. Their weight is within the range of 80 to 100 pounds.

Common Health Problems These dogs do not have any major health concerns. Like other large breeds though, they are prone to hip dysplasia.

Living Conditions Dogs of this breed can live in almost any climate, provided that they are given protection from snow and rain. They can be kept inside apartments just as long as they are given adequate exercise. These dogs are happiest when they are near their family members. When left alone for long periods of time, these dogs can become destructive.

Exercise Requirements These dogs are athletic and need to be taken out for long walks daily. It's also advisable for owners to allow these dogs to run around and play. In case these dogs only have a small yard to roam in, owners can take them to the park once in a while.

Training Requirements Being strong-willed dogs, American Mastiff Panjas need owners who are capable of showing strong leadership. These dogs also need to be obedience-trained using firm and consistent training methods. This dog breed isn't advisable for those who haven't had experience with training other large, dominant breeds.

Life Expectancy Dogs of this breed are expected to live for around 10 to 12 years.

Grooming The coat of American Mastiff Panjas just need to be brushed daily during the shedding season. These dogs don't require much attention when it comes to grooming. Bathing them once a month is enough to keep their coat in excellent condition.

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