- AKC, CKC, UKC
- 24" - 27"
- 100-130 lbs.
- 8 years | Add yours
- Exercise Requirement
- Training Requirement
- Grooming Requirement
- Breed Characteristics
The Bullmastiff was created in Great Britain.
Date Of Origin
This breed was developed in 1860.
The Bullmastiff was bread from a Mastiff and a Bulldog. It was used to catch and hold poachers without hurting them. Breeders believed the cross created a dog that was fast but not aggressive.
The Bullmastiff is a large and powerful dog with a large, broad head and short, blunt muzzle. When alert, the forehead wrinkles. The eyes are dark and nose is black. The medium size, triangular drop ears are set wide apart. This dog has a broad, deep chest and muscular loins, with a long tail that may be curved or straight. There is a short smooth coat.
This is a quiet, docile dog that is patient and gentle with friends and family, especially children. It can, however, be protective and territorial.
It has been prized as a hunting guard, as an aid in army and police work, and is used as a watch dog by the Diamond Society of South Africa. It is mainly used today as a most frighteningly watchdog and body guard. It enjoys living with the family.
Bloat, eye problems. cardiac disease, hip dysplasia, hypothyroidism, kidney problems, panosteitis tumors.
This breed has a tendency to become over weight easily so be sure to provide a balanced diet and lots of exercise.
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