The Mastiff family has expanded to include more than 14 distinct breeds now.
In fact, the Latin word for "tame" or "domesticated" describes them perfectly.
You'll have to get used to the snoring and flatulence that come along with a Mastiff's massive build and jowly appearance.
We've selected ten unique breeds of these mammoth but endearing creatures.
The English Mastiff, the largest type of Mastiff at up to 230 pounds, is known for its calm demeanor and kind nature.
They show few emotions on the outside, but they will become a dedicated family member all the same.
These gentle giants are notorious for their toughness, yet they can't handle the heat.