Transmontano Mastiff/ Cattle Dog

Life expectancy

12 years

Age adult

36 months

Height (Shoulder height)

75 cm


55 kg

Coat texture

long-haired / undercoat

Coat color

white, with big, brindle patches from black, yellow, silver and wolfgrey

Common illnesses

dysplasia of the hip joint / gastric torsion

Food expenses per month in €

about € 91

Suitable for children

Rather not

Needs a garden

Rather yes

Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment

Rather not

First dog suitable

Rather not

Allergy friendly

Rather not


less atletic


Needs more attention

Care and grooming

Low grooming effort

Eager to learn



Needs a lot of exercise


alert / bold / intelligent / territorial / protective / independent / independent / likes to work

Bred for

livestock guardian dog

Common illnesses

dysplasia of the hip joint / gastric torsion

Dog type according to FCI

not FCI approved

FCI description

Not FCI Approved

Short description

The Transmontano Mastiff or Cattle Dog is a loving companion and is known to be independent, intelligent and alert. He works day and night outside the house and is very territorial and ready to defend. He likes to live in a pack and sometimes digs under fences to enlargen his territory. He needs a clear purpose and plenty of space to roam.

This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.