A mastador is a mix between a mastiff and a labrador retriever. These dogs are very large at a weight between 85 and 160 lbs. They have a high activity level.
A mastador’s primary colors are:
The color of their coat is sometimes solid, sometimes mixed. They’re easy to groom and need brushing about once a week.
These gentle giants have a reputation as one of the sweetest mixed breeds out there. They love children, but because of their size, they should be supervised during play as they can knock over a toddler with their tail without even realizing it.
These dogs are very sensitive, and rough treatment can lead them to behave with fear or aggression. They need to receive gentle care and compassion.
Mastadors are very polite. However, if they feel threatened, they can become very protective of their family, which can escalate. You can help control this behavior with early training and socialization to behave this way only when you ask them to.
To keep them happy and healthy, they need about an hour of high-energy activity every day. It’s also important to keep up with oral hygiene. Brush their teeth at least two or three times per week, but every day is best. Since dogs are touchy about having their mouth (and feet) touched, practice touching these areas and make sure to give praise while you do.
If you like dogs who are sweet, active and loyal, you and a mastador will get along great.