The Bullmastiff is a dog with strong and powerful physical constitution, while being harmonious. Despite its compact and solid size, his body does not exude an impression of heaviness. His head is big and tall.
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Shape of the head:
Of British origin, the Bullmastiffcomes from the cross between the Mastiff and the English Bulldog.Powerful, alert and intelligent, it has been traditionally used as a watchdog.The Bullmastiff also put his talents to the service of game wardens, helping to hunt intruders and poachers.Rather than biting them, he was trained to press them to the ground to immobilize them.
His hair:both short and hard, he is lying flat on the body and offers the dog a good protection against the weather. Its color:must be pure and clean, whatever the tone (bray, tawny or red), with sometimes a slight white mark on the chest. His head:massive, broad and high, with a black mask on the muzzle.The stop is well marked. Its ears: darker than the body and V-shaped, forming a fold towards the back and standing at the level of the eyes when the dog is awake.They are tied up and well separated. His eyes aremedium in size and dark or hazel in color, well separated with a clearly marked groove and surrounded by dark marks. His body:strong and solid structure, with a broad chest and high, a short back, straight and giving a port picked up, as well as a large and muscular kidney.The flank is well down. His tail:tied up and upright.Thick at the base, then thinner as it approaches its end to finish in point.
Weight and size
Between 41 kg and 50 kg
Between 60 cm and 66 cm
Between 50 kg and 59 kg
Between 63 cm and 68 cm
ABullmastiffdogis classified as agiant.
Behavior and character
Despite his placid air, the Bullmastiff is ajovial and activedog.His dissuasive stature, his courage and his great vigilance make him anexcellent guard dog.The Bullmastiff is alsovery sweet with childrenand feels in his element within the family.It is areliable and protectivedog.
By its important physical constitution, the Bullmastiff must receive aneducation that is both strict and fair.The limits must be fixed early enough so that he does not get the upper hand thanks to his strength when he reaches adulthood.
Like most large dogs, the risk ofhip dysplasiacan never be ruled out.Its diet should also be monitored toavoid overweight in this very greedyanimal.For the rest, the Bullmastiff is a dog with rather solid health.
Maintenance & Hygiene
The Bullmastiff isnot particularly difficult to maintain, despite its hard coat.The latter, however, must be regularly examined and treated to be able to fully fulfill its protective function against the weather and the different types of external aggression.
It isrecommended to brush the dog several times a weekand use a rubber glove to remove dead hair, maintain cleanliness of the coat and skin.
The Bullmastiff is anactive dog, but it is better not to overdo it topreserve its joints.Amoderate activitysuits him perfectly, allowing him to control his weight and channel his energy, without inflicting future suffering.His daily walks and regular play sessions are usually enough to satisfy him.
The Bullmastiffis inside, but it is better for him tohave an outdoor area.It will be able to invest this one as it wishes, as well to enjoy a great freedom of movement as to choose the best observation posts.It is better suited toexperienced teachersor failing that, who are well informed about the necessary education vis-à-vis a dog as powerful.Although he has a good character, the Bullmastiff must be properly educated and sociabilized from an early age.