in Awww 15 Interesting Facts About English Mastiffs by Judy Powell December 28, 2020, 3:24 pm 5shares Facebook Twitter Email Pinterest 7 Lyme Hall was famous for its strain of Mastiffs, which were bred from the 15th century through the early 20th century and played a role in saving the breed from extinction. Credit Judy Powell 8 The breed almost came to an end after 1835, when the brutal sports of bear-baiting, bull-baiting, and dog-fighting were outlawed. Credit Judy Powell 9 But the rise of dog shows in the mid-19th century helped bring about the Mastiff's revival. Credit Judy Powell Page 3 of 5Previous 12345Next5shares Facebook Twitter Email Pinterest See more Previous article 24 Best Gifts for Rat Terrier Lovers Next article Keeshond Dog Breed Information Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.