English Mastiff Price Range Cost – What Are Buying and Ongoing Charges?

Wanting to buy an English Mastiff is no easy decision. It is a large dog popular for its enormous build and head. English Mastiffs are intimidating dogs, no doubt, so it’s expected that they come at a higher price, right?

In this article, you’ll find out the actual English Mastiff price range cost. And all the factors that go into determining their expenses besides the initial cost of purchase.

English Mastiff is a purebred dog. They are loving, affectionate, and very courageous and protective. The price range of each differs according to their type, gender, age, and sometimes health.

So let’s look at the following information to get the proper breakdown of costs.

English Mastiff – Puppy or Adult?

Can you adopt/buy an adult English Mastiff or should you go for a puppy?

A dog up to the age of 1 year is a puppy. It’s easier to bring home a puppy than it is an adult or senior dog. You get to parent a puppy from a younger age. This means they are more likely to develop positive and lifelong habits under your care and training.

Having said that, puppies also require more care and attention. You have to be around them more often and also give them proper medical attention for neutering, spaying, vaccinating, etc.

A puppy English Mastiff costs $1,000 to $1,5000 per puppy. If you want a premium purebred English Mastiff, you may have to pay extra for it. English Mastiffs that are bred for dog shows and other premium dog events cost extra than standard domesticated puppies.

An adult English Mastiff, on the other hand, costs more than a puppy. Somewhere between $2,000 up to $8,000 or more. English Mastiffs are a bulky breed, very strong, and often bred in excellent conditions. So the high price reflects their health, coat, and temperament as well.

Senior English Mastiffs cost $1,000 to $1,500. Most likely, people adopt senior English Mastiffs that are sick and do not have a proper home to feel safe and loved in. So the cost of a senior English Mastiff does depend on how old or sick the dog is.

English Mastiff – Cost of Breeding

There are many ways to acquire an English Mastiff. You can also contact a reputable breeder to pay in advance for an English Mastiff that suits your preferences. Depending on the origin and size of the dog, you will be given an estimate as to their price range.

Generally, breeders will charge you $10,000 to $20,000 for breeding English Mastiffs. Seems like a stiff price range, right?

You should probably know that English Mastiffs are one of the top breeds for premium dog shows and dog events. That there are hundreds and hundreds of people who are willing to pay extra for an English Mastiff because of their superiority. 

English Mastiff – Gender

A male English Mastiff is slightly taller than a female. Where your average male Mastiff grows up to 30 inches in height, a female is around 27 inches.

Even in weight, there is a slight difference. Males are heavier than females by 10-15 kilos.

Does this mean there’s a difference in cost between a male and female English Mastiff as well? You may think “yes” but the right answer is no. There is no significant price range for a male and female gender English Mastiff. They both cost the same.

There is a difference in their price range based on other factors like origin, size, and health.

English Mastiff – Registration

A registered English Mastiff with the proper documents and vaccinations is more expensive than an unregistered but healthy English Mastiff.

You can purchase an unregistered English Mastiff and take him or her to the vet to get the proper vaccinations and medical tests done. People want a registered dog only when they want to enroll their dog in dog shows and events. That’s why the cost of buying an English Mastiff, male or female, increases at least 2-3 times.

There are different breed types of the Mastiff. Old English Mastiffs, as they are called, are famous as guard dogs. But they are also loving, affectionate, and loyal family dogs.

The average price range for an Old English Mastiff is $1,000 to $1,200 – regardless of their gender, pedigree, and origin. 

English Mastiff – Other Costs

Caring for an English Mastiff includes the basics like food, bedding, water, and toys. Speaking of food, English Mastiffs require premium-grade food.  The average cost of which for a puppy is up to $700 yearly. And for an adult, it is around $600 yearly. The occasional dog treats cost $120 to $200 yearly. 

Since they have a short coat, grooming is not a significant factor. You can take the dog to a professional vet for clipping nails, cleaning ears, and teeth brushing. This shouldn’t cost you more than $300 per year. Bathing your dog at home is necessary whenever you find that your dog’s coat is damp, stinky, or looks dirty. If you have outdoor space, like a backyard, then giving your dog a bath more often is necessary to prevent ticks, fleas, and skin infections.

Other costs considering the ideal lifestyle of a happy English Mastiff include some toys and a walking leash and harness. This may be the least expensive purchase for an English Mastiff – nothing more than $10 to $15 per item.

Final Verdict

If you ask me, paying up to $1,000 to $1,500 for an English Mastiff is the ideal amount. If you’re looking for a premium, registered puppy, only then should you be ready to pay $500 to $1,500 more.

Another reason why English Mastiffs are so expensive is a rarity. Breeding a purebred Mastiff costs a lot of money and medical screenings. Since they are prone to various medical conditions such as cancer, digestive diseases, and genetic conditions. It’s getting more and more difficult to find a certified and registered English Mastiff.

And in case you do find one, make sure you buy an English Mastiff from a reputable and trusted breeder. Not anyone with a local ad in the newspaper or an advertisement online.

Lisa Thompson

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