The Bullmastiff is recognizable by its imposing and powerful physique. It is part of the molossoid type dogs. He is above all a watchdog, but he is also a very good companion dog, sweet, kind and calm.
The Bullmastiff characteristics:
o Size: 60 cm to 69 cm
o Weight: 41 kg to 59 kg
o Hair: short
o Color: fawn, red or brayed
o Life expectancy: 9 years
o Gestation period: 63 days
Description of the Bullmastiff:
The Bullmastiff is a dog with a massive body, muscular and powerful, which impresses. His expression, which can be severe in some situations, helps to make him look intimidating. He has a large and strong skull, a well-marked stop, very developed cheeks and dark eyes of average size. The Bullmastiff’s ears, on the other hand, are very small, “V” shaped, darker in color than the rest of her dress, and they are tied up.
The hair of Bullmastiff is short and hard. Her dress is tawny, but it can also be brewed, that is to say, possess discontinuous stripes of different colors.
Origin of Bullmastiff:
The Bullmastiff is from Britain. It is an ancient breed that was officially recognized in its home country in 1924. Its ancestors are English Mastiff and Bulldog type dogs.
The Bullmastiff has always been used as a watchdog, in homes, but also in large forest estates to fight against poaching.
Character and behavior of Bullmastiff - who is it for?
The Bullmastiff is primarily a watchdog. Because of his powerful physique, it is preferable that his master is already accustomed to large dogs and he must know how to impose rules of good behavior.
But behind his impressive physique, it’s actually a very good pet dog. He is indeed a very kind, gentle and dedicated dog. Intelligent and courageous, he particularly enjoys spending time with his master and hates loneliness. The Bullmastiff is a dog very pleasant to live.
Despite appearances, he does not show any particular aggression, even towards people outside his family. The Bullmastiff appreciates the presence of children because he is very playful. He can however be dominant with other dogs. It must therefore be used from a young age to accept the presence of congeners.
How to take care of your Bullmastiff: your needs
Active and enduring, the Bullmastiff is more of a dog that flourishes better in the countryside. He can nevertheless live in the city provided that he has a garden or that he enjoys several walks a day.
The Bullmastiff does not require extensive maintenance. His short hair should only be brushed regularly. However, it is important to clean the folds often of his snout and under his eyes to avoid skin problems.
The Bullmastiff’s diet can be “homemade” or industrial from the moment it is of good quality. However, he tends to gain weight easily because he is greedy. It is also advisable to give him two meals a day, per ration of about 300 grams, and to avoid him the big efforts before and after his meals to reduce the risk of torsion of stomach of which it can be subject.
The health of Bullmastiff
The Bullmastiff has a healthy health and we do not know any diseases particular to his breed. However, it is important to pay special attention to its relatively fragile joints. This is why it can be particularly subject to dysplasias of the hip.
Price of a Bullmastiff puppy
The price of a Bullmastiff puppy will depend on the sex, the pedigree of the parents, the conformity to the standards of the breed, etc.
Price of a Bullmastiff male: 900 to 1,500 €
Price of a Bullmastiff female: 700 to 1500 €