- Dog Breed Group
- Working Dogs
- Origin of Breed
- England to guard estates from poachers.
- Life Expectancy
- 10 - 12 years
- Dark brindle, fawn, or red shades. May have white marks that appear on the chest.
- Dense, coarse, water-resistant coat.
- Exercise Needs
- The breed tends to be lazy therefore requires regular on-leash exercise.
- Loyal and fearless, even-tempered and calm. Rarely loses its temper and is easy to train.
- Good with Children
- It is tolerant of children and craves human attention. Makes an excellent watchdog; it will catch an intruder, knock him down an
- Grooming Needs
- Requires regular brushing. Light shedder.
- Average Size - Male (in)
- 25 - 27
- Average Size - Female (in)
- 24 - 26
- Average Weight - Male (lbs)
- 110 - 130
- Average Weight - Female (lbs)
- 100 - 120
- Health Issues
- It is prone to bloat, hip dysplasia, and some eye problems. It does not tolerate extremes of temperature well.v
- Living Conditions
- Adapts well to urban living, but needs plenty of space.
The bullmastiff, a cross between the mastiff and the bulldog, was developed in 19th-century England; it was used chiefly to discourage poaching on estates and game preserves and was known as the "gamekeeper's night-dog." The bullmastiff is a tan, reddish brown, or brindled dog, with black on the face and ears. It stands 61 to 69 cm and weighs 45 to 59 kg. It is frequently used as a police and guard dog.
The Bullmastiff has developed a fearsome reputation as it is very confident and is scared of only a very few things.
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