Bullmastiff

Working Breed
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Pocak the Bullmastiff
Average Height(“‘s)
Average Weight (#’s)
Personality
Coat
Grooming
Notes for owners
26
100-130
Docile
Short and dense
Minimal
Firm, loving home.  Not for the timid or frail. Not an apartment dog.

The Bullmastiff has been called the gamekeeper’s nightdog.  His purpose originally was to hunt and keep down intruders and poachers without inflicting fatal wounds.  The Bulldog was too ferocious and the Mastiff was too slow.  But crossing the two breeds provided the perfect solution.

Bullmastiffs are fast, powerful, courageous and weigh 125-130 pounds full grown.  The stand 24-27 inches at the withers [males 25-27; females 24-26 inches].  These dogs are high-spirited, alert, protective and watchful.  With consistent on-going training, Bullmastiffs can be loving and docile.  They make good family pets because their protective instinct calls for keeping their “prey” down rather that overt aggression and mauling — important around children and teenagers.  They consume a great deal of food, and need considerable exercise.  They don’t do well in apartments.

The AKC standard suggests that Bullmastiffs were build for power, strength and alertness.  They are short-coated dogs, capable of living in warm or inclement weather conditions.  The skull is large with fold-down ears.  The muzzle is broad and deep with a black nose.  Shoulders are muscular, but it is the hindquarters with a well developed second thigh that denotes power.

Bullmastiffs may be red, fawn or brindle.  A small white spot on the chest is the only acceptable display of white.

Overall, Bullmastiffs are fearless and confident, yet docile.  The dog combines the reliability, intelligence and willingness to please required ina dependable family companion and protector.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Description

Mostly Mastiffs Mastiff history and relevant information.

What A Prudent Buyer Should Know

American Bullmastiff Association

 


 

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