The Spanish Mastin or Mastín Español is a breed of dog from Spain, originally bred as a guard dog and whose purpose is to be a livestock guardian dog protecting flocks. They are a very large and powerful dog, similar in appearance to the other Mastiff breeds, with a large powerful head and a serious and vigilant expression. They can weigh in at anything from 40kg-80kg. They can be any colour, but are most typically browns and white, although white is not usually dominant.

This dog is more inclined to lumber than gallop, but it can move quickly when necessary. A long daily walk will be sufficient, although it will appreciate a fenced area where it can exercise at its own rate. They want to be close to you at all times and follow you everywhere. Unwelcome guests will have absolutely no chance of stepping onto your property! They will often choose the highest spot they can find (such as a small hill, etc.) on your property, from which to survey their domain for potential danger.

Mastins are generally very tolerant of and patient with children, pets and all other family members, but must be carefully introduced to newcomers.

Most Mastins won’t fully mature until around the age of 2.5-3 years. You must be patient, yet firm when training this dog. They are people pleasers and will pick up on commands fairly quickly, but their stubbornness can let them down.

Here are two of our gentle giants looking for new homes.

Adela – Spanish Mastin

Age approx. 2.5 years

Date of arrival – April 2021

Adela is a wonderful example of the calm, gentle Spanish Mastin. She is a little afraid of her surroundings at the moment. However, she is starting to enjoy her walks with some gentle persuasion. We would like to get her a home before she gets too used to kennel life.

Cristo – Spanish Mastin

DOB – 26/JUN/17

Date of arrival – December 2019

This beautiful and friendly big boy is a very well behaved Spanish Mastin. Cristo is calm, docile and good natured, but poor Cristo has tested positive to Leishmaniasis but his levels are low. The disease is managed by a daily tablet. He is good with children.

All charities are suffering as we have not been able to arrange any of our usual fundraising events. However, the dogs keep coming and we have to keep doing what we do. If you would like to make a donation our PayPal address is and by using the ‘FRIENDS AND FAMILY OPTION’ (very important), we get the full donation. We accept donations in Euros and Sterling. Any donation, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated.

For details of available dogs contact Facebook page Los Infiernos Perrera Supporters, or by email

Dog walkers are always needed on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm.

The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them. – Stanley Coren