Daniff Q&A

I just recently had to put my Mastiff down. I had heard about the Daniff and had started research on them but still have a few questions that I hope can be cleared up. Depending on the pictures I see there are tall looking Mastiffs or one's that look a lot like a Great Dane. Does it depend on the Mastiff it is bread with? English, Bull or whatever kind or is it the Dane? I am looking for one with the more square head and little bit shorter ears like the Mastiff but the height and length of the Dane. Or is this just going to be determined at birth?

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When I chose my boy out there were several puppies, and two of them were Dane looking, the mom was a large Dane and the dad was a large English Mastiff. The look of the puppies comes out at random almost, so no matter where you go there will be Dane looking puppies and Mastiff looking puppies.


When I chose my boy out there were several puppies, and two of them were Dane looking, the mom was a large Dane and the dad was a large English Mastiff. The look of the puppies comes out at random almost, so no matter where you go there will be Dane looking puppies and Mastiff looking puppies.


my boy is a Great Dane x Neapolitan Mastiff, one of a litter of 15. Both parents are the same mix as well, and were siblings from different litters (accidental breeding, but has turned out remarkably well!). The sire looks more like a neo mastiff, the mother more like a Dane, and of all the litter, my boy is the only one to have a really mastiff like appearance, but he has the size of a Dane. Whereas the remaining 14 were all more Dane like in appearance, but shorter and stockier in build like the mastiff side. Incidentally my boy is also the largest of the litter, even though when born was one of the smaller to mid-sized pups. I guess if anything a litter this size is a perfect example of how all the pups will come out differently, that the physical attributes are relatively random. I'm really sorry you have had to put your mastiff down. But I can really recommend daniffs as a breed, Earl is the best dog I've ever had, and he's only four months old!


My Daniff had a Dane sire and bullmastiff bitch. She is taller and leaner than a bullmastiff with a broader chest, more defined muscling, and more square head. Her ears are also smaller than an average Danes. Her nose is shorter without being pushed in like the bully. She's 17 months old and 29" at the withers and close to 100lbs. She definitely looks like she has more filling out to do. She is also a fun merleaquin color. It's very pretty and loud. She's really a great mix of both. Sounds like what you are looking for so I'd recommend a Dane X bullmastiff for sure.


When I was breeding I had a daniff that was half bull mastiff and half Great Dane. He had the blocky head like you are talking about. The female was English mastiff/ Great Dane. It really is the luck of the draw but you can generally tell by 6-8 weeks what they will look like.


Hello- I have a 4 month daniff. The people I got him from have had three litters and said they have all turned out relatively similar looking. Like a more muscular heavier Great Dane. My dog has large (very large ) ears and huge feet. I think this is very typical. He has a blocky Great Dane head with a touch of the mastiff wrinkles. Since I've only had him 4 months I'm no expert, but I can say this is one of the most wonderful dogs I've ever had. He's been easy to train, he's low maintenance and he LOVES the kids. He's also a total cuddle bug, which I think is typical of mastiffs and Danes. Anyway if you enjoyed a mastiff I'm sure you will enjoy a daniff.



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