|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|
|Weight male||110-130 lbs|
|Weight female||100-120 lbs|
|Energy level||Low energy|
|Playfulness||Not very playful|
|Affection level||Moderately affectionate|
|Protection ability||Very protective|
|Good with dogs||Shy|
|Cold tolerance||Medium tolerance|
|Heat tolerance||Low tolerance|
|Life span||8 – 10 years|