Alentejo Mastiffs grow between 130 lbs to 170 lbs depending on gender and age! The average height for an adult male mastiff is 28 to 30 inches tall, while females tend to be 26 to 28 inches tall.
Female Mastiffs are usually smaller in height and weight compared to their male counterparts. This difference is common in most dog breeds.
What Do Alentejo Mastiffs Look Like?
This Rafeiro do Alentejo is long-bodied with a large head and small, dark eyes. Black fur surrounds their dark eyes, reaching to the eyebrows. Their somewhat wide muzzle tapers moderately down to the black oval nose.
The ears are wide at their base, tapering towards their tip, hanging slightly over the cheek area, giving them a more owl-like appearance.
The Alentejo Mastiff has a muscular neck with loose skin hanging, extending down into deep dewlap folds underneath the chin. This makes for some drool during feeding time!
Their forelegs are straight with large bone structures, while the hind legs are powerfully muscled. They usually carry their short tail over their back.
Coat Colors And Patterns
Alentejo Mastiffs are a large, muscular dog breed with an imposing physical appearance.
These canine buddies have thick fur coats that come in various colors, including coal-black, grayish-white, coffee brown, golden yellow, pale yellow, or cream-colored. The colors come either in brindle, fawn or with white markings.
They also sport short hair on their faces with long hair around their neck, making them look even more intimidating!