When it comes to Mastiff names, no owner wants to be heard calling out a name that would fit better on a Pomeranian or Chihuahua. And no Mastiff with any sense of dignity wants to have to answer to Trixie or Peaches, that’s why we’ve assembled here on this page, ideas that were beefier and had more substance than those given to dogs a third of this breeds size.
But there’s more to this pooch than just good looks and large size, they have interesting things to learn about them as well.
Did You Know…
The ancestors of today's Mastiff was the Molossus, a now extinct war dog that was common in the world of Greco-Romans? The umbrella term describing this breed refers to them as Molossers in case you hear it used you’ll now know where it came from.
The Puritans brought with them from Europe on the Mayflower a Mastiff. Yes, even the Pilgrims were dog lovers and couldn’t stand to be apart even for a little boat ride.
They are considered to be the most massive of all pups. Although Irish Wolfhounds and Great Danes are taller in size, this pooch makes them look skinny when it comes to shear mass. An adult can weigh as much as a human adult weighing in between 130-200 pounds…rather large we’d say.
A Mastiff by the name of Zorba set the record in 1987 as the heaviest and largest pooch of all time. With a measurement of 99 inches from nose to tail and weighing in at 344 pounds we can’t imagine it’s owner saying no to it at dinnertime and living to tell about it.
Because of the popularity of the Mastiff along with their lengthy history, they were quite popular in royal courts thruout Europe. It’s because of this that they can be found represented in many fine art paintings by the masters.So there you have it…a breed that looms large not only historically, but also in size. Here below you’ll find not only male and female Mastiff names dedicated to them, but some ideas that sound BIG as well.
Alexia: Meaning defender, Alexia is a wise choice for your Mastiff or the large princess who never lets her crown slip. Alexia is also the name of the daughter of Constantine II the former Greek king.
Empress: For a female that rules the household, this is a perfect pick. This Mastiff will sleep in the middle of the bed, get lots of pampering, and most likely won’t eat bland, dry dog food!
Europa: Meaning where the sun set, Europa is a good choice for your beautiful and large pooch. In Greek mythology this was the name of one of Zeus' lovers. Your pal will love this Mastiff name.
Genesis: The Greek for
beginning or birth, Genesis is a cute puppy name for your first pooch. A great
choice too for the Mastiff that’s first in line for dinner.
Hope: This title is representative of the hope that your companion canine will live a long, healthy life and provide lots of fun and fellowship for the entire family. It can also represent hope for the future or the world in general.
Kahlua: Fans of the drink of the same name may find this selection perfect for their dog. This popular liqueur is dark brown and can be chosen based on the coloration of the pet's fur or just because the title feels good sliding from the tongue.
River: Think of the flowing waters of a river and the serenity of that sound, this choice will always bring this sense of serenity to mind as you call out to your Mastiff.
Muscles: Choose this term for a
powerful, strong and muscular pooch such as your Mastiff. Better watch out when
Muscles flexes his!
Noelle: If your kids begged you for a dog for Christmas, or someone got you a holiday surprise, this is perfect. This Mastiff name will always remind you of the holiday that brought along your little bundle of joy.
Omaha: Both a city in Nebraska and a popular poker game, this unique choice would be easy to recognize and hear as well as a pleasant sound to speak.
Shadow: A great Mastiff name choice for a pup with a beautiful dark coat, and who tends to have a bit of a serious side to it. Perfect too for your canine pal that always sticks as close as your shadow.
Titan: A common name in Greek
mythology meaning “giant,” this title is well suited for a large male
like your Mastiff.
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