- Origin: United Kingdom
- Group: working / utility breeds
- Weight: 50-59 kg
- Height: 64-71 cm
- Colors: brown, brownish-red, gray-gray, brindle
- Training: slightly stubborn
- Care: short fur, leave it empty
- Health: it needs movement
- Puppies: 6-8
- Average age: 8-10 years
The history of the Bullmastiff begins in England around 1860. At that time, the owners of the fields and the forests had difficulties in controlling the ravages produced by poachers. Hunting owners needed a dog that would be able to immobilize any person who would dare to violate their property until the arrival of aid.
Thus, it was decided that the best combination would be that obtained by crossing the old English mastiff, giving the new breeds the courage and strength, and the English bulldog, for resistance. After several generations, the final combination (60% mastiff and 40% bulldog) resulted in the creation of a fearless dog that attacks, but does not mistreat, the command. Until recently it was a guard and protection dog, being usually named “The forest dog of the night”.
In 1924, the breed was stabilized, being officially recognized by the English Kennel Club. The American Kennel Club only recognized the breed in 1933. The breed became popular in military and police services, but today it is more often used for guard and protection dogs as well as pet dogs.
They can be fed with anything, as long as the diet is balanced. Nutrition plays an important role in the development of the dog.
It is recommended that bullmastiff puppies do not have meals with a protein level greater than 26% and fats over 16%. Never give food to an adult puppy.
The amount of food should be calculated based on his daily activity. If you have a big dog you do not have to eat a lot. Lots of food leads to obesity.
A healthier dog is a happier dog, a dog that lives longer.
Due to their massiveness and strength, they are not dogs that address anyone.
They need a balanced and extremely strong person to control their outputs.
Despite being a sturdy and strong dog, he is loyal to his family members and even docile and friendly. Bullmastiff dogs are known for their intelligence, obedience, courage and loyalty.
Naturally, the bullmastiff assumes the role of guardian and protective dog of his family, being devoted and tender, even with children.
They live best in houses with large courtyards, but they can also adapt their lives in an apartment, if their master is ready to provide them with adequate periods of movement.
They can be kept even outside, in a tarpaulin cage, withstand the harsh weather.
Bullmastiffs are guard and protection dogs, natives that respond well to obedience training.
They are intelligent and willing dogs to learn and satisfy all your requirements.
It is a massive and affectionate dog in the utilitarian breed group, it is the result of mating the English bulldog with the old English mastiff.
The breed has a relatively recent history and was initially created to guard the English fields of poachers. Today they are no longer as popular, but those who own these dogs are just as loyal to the breed, as is the breed of their master’s loyalty.
Gastric torsion (dilation) is a sudden illness that endangers the dog’s life, associated with filling the stomach with air and twisting it. Hip dysplasia is a malformation of the coxofemoral joint that results in pain, itching and consecutive arthritis. In addition, a significant number of specimens die from cancer. This dog is also prone to contact dermatitis, eczema and hair loss (alopecia).