Bloodhound vs Mastiff

Compare the Bloodhound to the Mastiff. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Bloodhounds and Mastiffs.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - The Bloodhound is an okay choice for new or inexperienced owners, but the Mastiff is not recommended for new owners.
  • Children - Both the Bloodhound and Mastiff are great with children.
  • Grooming - The Mastiff is easy to groom. The Bloodhound has high grooming requirements.
  • Barking - The Bloodhound bark/howls frequently. The Mastiff has an average level of barking.
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Bloodhound vs Mastiff
Black and Tan Bloodhound
Fawn Mastiff
Breed NameBloodhoundMastiff
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan11-15 yrs.6-10 yrs.
Height23-27 in.27-32 in.
Weight80-110 lb120-220 lb
IntelligenceAverageBelow Average
History
Origin CountryFranceChina (Tibet)
Origin Year1000 AD700 BC
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyVery GoodBelow Average
Stranger FriendlyVery GoodBelow Average
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Jealous
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardYesYes
Medium YardYesYes
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹45°F to 80°F30°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsVery OftenBelow Average
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelMediumMedium
Exercise RequiredMediumMedium
Top Running Speed20 mph24 mph
StrengthHighVery High
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMediumMedium
SheddingMediumMedium
DanderMediumMedium
Drool AmountHighHigh

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameBloodhoundMastiff
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyYesNo
AverageNoYes
Focused & PatientNoNo
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageBelow Average
ChasingAverageBelow Average
Follow CommandsBelow AverageBelow Average
FightingVery LowAverage
GuardingBelow AverageAverage
HerdingBelow AverageBelow Average
HuntingAverageBelow Average
ProtectionVery LowHigh
Remove VerminVery LowVery Low
SleddingBelow AverageAverage
WatchBelow AverageAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameBloodhoundMastiff
Lifespan
Lifespan11-15 yrs.6-10 yrs.
Common Health Issues
BloatYesYes
CancerNoYes
CystinuriaNoYes
Ectopic CiliaYesNo
EctropionYesNo
Elbow DysplasiaYesNo
EntropionYesNo
EpilepsyYesNo
Hip DysplasiaYesYes
HypothyroidismYesNo
Progressive Retinal AtrophyNoYes
SeizuresNoYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameBloodhoundMastiff
Coat
FurYesYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesYes
Coat Texture
StraightYesYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesYes
Coat Color(s)
Black & TanYesNo
BrownYesNo
Liver & TanYesNo
RedYesNo
ApricotNoYes
BrindleNoYes
FawnNoYes
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