This nearly square breed should be powerful and active — a combination of strength, endurance and alertness. It should appear to be 60 percent mastiff and 40 percent bulldog. Its gait is smooth and powerful, but its angulation is moderate. Its coat is short and dense, and its expression keen and alert. These attributes allowed the bullmastiff to both overtake and over-power intruders.
The mastiff is innately good-natured, calm, easygoing and surprisingly gentle. It is a well-mannered house pet, but it needs sufficient room to stretch out. This is an extremely loyal breed, and though not excessively demonstrative, it is devoted to its family and good with children.
|Height||Male: 25-27 inches (63–69 cm)Female: 24-26 inches (61–66 cm)|
|Weight||Male: 110-133 pounds (50–60 kg)Female: 100-120 pounds (45-55 kg)|
|Colors||Fawn Fawn Brindle Red Red Brindle Red Fawn Red Fawn Brindle|
|Good In Apartments||
Bullmastiffs will do okay in an apartment if they are sufficiently exercised. They are relatively inactive indoors and a small yard will do. They cannot tolerate extremes of temperatures.
|Good With Children||
Good with Kids: This is a suitable dog breed for kids. It is also very friendly toward other pets and shy toward strangers.
|Good With Dogs||
|Good With Cats||
The Bullmastiff only requires a moderate amount of exercise for its large size. It will be satisfied with a daily opportunity to run and play on a leash.
Difficult Training: The Bullmastiff is sensitive to the tone of its master’s voice; its handler must demonstrate authority and consistency. Obedience training is recommended for the Bullmastiff, but their stubbornness may make the process difficult.
Low Maintenance: Grooming is only necessary once in a while to maintain upkeep. No trimming or stripping needed.
Moderate Shedding: Routine brushing will help. Be prepared to vacuum often!