Dog breeds / Bullmastiff


Other names
Colors fawn, red, or brindle

Easily recognizable, the Bullmastiff is a large breed derived from the English Mastiff and the Old English Bulldog. With their flat foreheads and wide jowls, they give a stern and somewhat defiant impression. These dogs were originally used as gamekeeper’s companions, guard dogs, and for pulling carts because of their strength, and vigilance.

While they do make good family dogs, and are generally good with children, they are a stubborn breed with a mind of their own that needs a firm hand, attention, and plenty of daily exercise. They crave leadership and companionship, and are not suitable for those who cannot devote time and attention to their pet.

Bullmastiffs require a different approach to training than other dogs, as they tend to dislike performing the same steps over and over again.
Since they were bred as watchdogs, they can be aggressive with strange dogs and people if not well trained. However, they are normally calm unless they feel threatened, and are gentle and relatively quiet in the home.

The Bullmastiff coat is short, thick, and comes in shades of fawn, tan, and red. Health issues in the Bullmastiff include some eye problems, arthritis, bloating, hip dysplasia, and other skeletal problems common to large dogs.

Stats & Characteristics

Country of origin United Kingdom
Height male 25-27″
Height female 24-26″
Weight male 110-130 lbs
Weight female 100-120 lbs
Popularity rank ? 39
Intelligence ?
Intelligence rank ? 69
Shedding ?
Grooming Low maintenance
Energy level Low energy
Exercise Needs Low
Playfulness Not very playful
Affection level Moderately affectionate
Watchdog High
Protection ability Very protective
Good with dogs Shy
Cold tolerance Medium tolerance
Heat tolerance Low tolerance
Life span 8 – 10 years

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