An English Mastiff dog's coloring can be a golden, light fawn, apricot or silver. The pattern of the coat can be plain, tiger or brindle.
This is a large breed, and it is often referred to as a gentle-giant. If socialized well with other dogs and humans, a Mastiff can be a friendly pet. It is a good choice for a guard dog, because it has a natural instinct to guard, though it is rare for the breed to bark. It is more likely to pin down an intruder than bark at him. This breed has a tendency to drool, wheeze and snore.