The Bullmastiff dog is a fearless and firm family protector. Although stand-offish towards other people, they are known to have a soft spot for their family.
Bullmastiffs are a large-sized working dog breed from England. Since the mid-1800s they were used as estate guardians to defend against poachers. Gamekeepers carefully bred them for power, speed, and size using a cross of the heavy, aggressive, tough Bulldog of the nineteenth century with the powerful, less aggressive Mastiff.
The Bullmastiff features a broad, wrinkly head and a short, square muzzle.
25 to 27 inches (male)
24 to 26 inches (female)
110 to 130 lbs. (male)
100 to 120 lbs. (female)
7 to 9 years
- Elbow Dysplasia
- Thyroid problems
- Trachoma infection
- Severe musculoskeletal injuries due to high weight
- Skin Issues
Care and Grooming
The Bullmastiffs need regular grooming and bathing. This attentive and intelligent dog might be bathed every week to once every 6 to 8 weeks, depending upon the level of activity and lifestyle. In this densely and short-coated breed, routine bathing is crucial to reduce shedding and keep healthier coat and skin.