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Country of Origin, History of Bull Mastiffs
The Bullmastiff was developed in England by gamekeepers (on game preserves and large estates) for protection against poachers. They needed a fearless dog that would attack on command. He is 60% Mastiff and 40% Bulldog. The dark, brindle was preferred and referred to as the ‘Night Dog.’
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A General Appearance of the Dog
The Bullmastiff is a powerfully built dog. He has a broad, wrinkled head with a short, square muzzle. He also has a wrinkled neck. His ears are V-shaped and set wide and high on his head and his nose, jowls and ears are black.
The Bullmastiff’s back is short and level. He has a tapering tail set high.
The Bullmastiff should appear strong and alert.
Bullmastiffs come in fawn, brindle, or red with black markings on the head – the muzzle, around the eyes, and the ears are dark. The color fades out into ivory or white going down the legs and onto the stomach.
The Bullmastiff has a short coat with little shedding.
Males: 25 -27 inches
Females: 24 – 26 inches
Males: 110 – 133 lbs
Females: 100 – 120 lbs
Temperament of the Dog
The Bullmastiff appears calm but is fearless and confident. He is reliable and intelligent. He wants to please his master, so he is trainable and makes a good companion.
The Bullmastiff can be good-natured
but tends to be willful. He is an extremely powerful
dog, so early training is critical. A firm and consistent
master is a great help.
They should be obedience trained and taught not to pull on the leash. Bullmastiffs are sensitive to the tone of voice being used. Socialization with people and animals is crucial. Bullmastiffs can be aggressive toward other dogs. They are reserved with strangers.
His method of attack is to knock down an intruder and hold him on the ground. Unfortunately, because of his size, he can accidently knock down a child or an adult when he is playing.
Bullmastiffs crave human attention.Bullmastiff puppies are uncoordinated. They drool, slobber, and snore.
Better suited to an indoor or outdoor lifestyle?
Bullmastiffs should never be left to a kennel outdoors. They need human interaction and training.
Are they suited to homes with kids?
He is tolerant of children, especially if he has known them all his life. He needs to be thoroughly socialized with children and their friends. Because of his size and power, he can accidently knock down a child while playing.
How Active is the Breed?
Bullmastiffs tend to be lazy and will not expend any more energy than absolutely necessary. Therefore, they need to be taken on daily long walks and encouraged to exercise. Otherwise, they will put on weight.
They cannot tolerate extremes of temperature.
They are fairly inactive indoors, so they can live in an apartment setting.
How Much Exercise Does the Dog Need at every stage of its Life?
A small fenced yard for playing and walks will suit the needs of a young Bullmastiff. As he gets older, he will have to be encouraged to take walks and to play.
The short, rough coat of the Bullmastiff needs some brushing, but seldom needs bathing. Because the dog carries a lot of weight, check his feet often and keep the nails short.
Bullmastiffs are prone to cancer, hip dysplasia, tumors, and PRA and eyelid problems.
Bullmastiffs get boils on their lips.
To avoid Bloat, feed them 2-3 small meals a day. Do not overfeed Bullmastiffs as they tend to put on more weight than they need.
Litter Size: 4 – 13 puppies with an average litter size of 8.
Life Span: Larger, heavier dogs have shorter life spans than smaller or leaner dogs. Most Bullmastiffs live less than 10 years.
National Breed Clubs
British – Bullmastiff Association
British Bullmastiff League
US – American Bullmastiff Association, Inc. – http://clubs.akc.org/aba/index.html
Other Recognition: CKC, FCI, AKC, KCGB, CKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR
Rescue Link: www.gdca.org/rescue.htm
Group: Working Group
AKC Popularity Ranking: 51
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