Lonestar Mastiff Bandog

Breed Info

The Lone Star Mastiffs bandog is not a breed, but rather defines the characteristics of a strictly working cross of dogs. The name comes from the saxon word “banda” meaning chain. They were by definition guard dogs. They were chained during the day and loosed at night to guard people and property against man or beast.
90 - 180 pounds
20 - 35 inches
9 - 12 years
Need to Know:

The physical characteristics that categorize a bandog are large, muscular, powerful, and athletic molossian type dogs.

Lone Star Mastiffs strives to produce planned and functional working crosses to be estate guardians, perimeter patrol dogs, sentry dogs, family guardians, personal protection, and farm and ranch protectors. Our dogs are intended to be confident watchdogs. They are smart and trainable, but they are also dominant and stubborn.

These dogs are better suited for experienced owners.

These are the breeds we use in our bandogs: Neapolitan Mastiff, Presa Canario, English Mastiff, Cane Corso, Boerboel, Armenian Gampr, Dutch Sheperd, Great Dane, Central Asian Ovcharaka, German Shepherd, American Pitbull Terrier, Dogo Argentino, Fila Brasilerio, Caucasian Ovcharka, Catahoula, and Belgium Malinois. We have crosses that operate from prey drive, defense drive or a combination of the two. If you are looking for a serious guard dog please inquire about are bandogs. 

Armenian Gampr
Confident Watchdogs

Lonestar mastiffs strives to create  planned and functional working crosses making these dogs confident and trainable watchdogs.

Dominant & Stubborn

These dogs tend to be dominant and stubborn so are better suited to experienced owners.


Lonestar Mastiff Bandogs are very intelligent and so can be easily trained. They require a strong and confident owner to provide good training from the beginning.

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