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15 Historical Facts About English Mastiffs You Might Not Know

The exact chronology of the historical development of the mastiffs is unknown. It is believed to be one of the oldest breeds. The history of development goes back several millennia.

#1 English mastiffs cannot boast of a reliable version of their origin.

#2 The history of their existence goes back more than one millennium, and it is difficult for modern dog handlers to establish which of the two theories is correct.

The first says: "English" descended from dogs of the molluscoid type - massive and hardy animals, which were bred for hunting big game or organizing gladiatorial battles. The second version confirms the original English origin of animals.

#3 It is known that mastiff-like dogs existed even in the era of prosperity of the ancient states – Persia, Greece, Egypt, and Babylon – and were quite popular among the nobility and common people.

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