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Name Bullmastiff Mastiff Neapolitan Mastiff
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Bullie
Bully
Old English Mastiff
English Mastiff
Italian Bulldog
Italian Mastiff
Italian Molosso
Mastino Napoletano
Neo
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Bullmastiff or Mastiff or Neapolitan Mastiff? Which is more expensive?
$1200-$1500 $1200-$1500 $1500-$2000
Availability
Which is easier to get, Bullmastiff or Mastiff or Neapolitan Mastiff?
Very frequent: The Bullmastiff is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Mastiff is quite easy to get.
Frequent: The Neapolitan Mastiff is easier than average to get.

Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Bullmastiff or Mastiff or Neapolitan Mastiff? Which is the smallest dog, Bullmastiff or Mastiff or Neapolitan Mastiff?
Large Giant Giant
Weight
Which is heavier, Bullmastiff or Mastiff or Mastiff? Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff weight comparison:
Male: 110-133 pounds (50–60 kg), Female: 100-120 pounds (45-55 kg) Male: 150-250 pounds (68-113 kg), Female: 120-180 pounds (54-82 kg) Male: 130-150 pounds (59-68 kg), Female: 100-120 pounds (45-54 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 121.5 pounds (50–60 kg), Female: 110 pounds (50 kg) Male: 200 pounds (90.5 kg), Female: 150 pounds (68 kg) Male: 140 pounds (63.5 kg), Female: 110 pounds (49.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Bullmastiff or Mastiff or Neapolitan Mastiff? Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff height comparison:
Male: 25-27 inches (63–69 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61–66 cm) Male: 30 inches (76 cm), Female: 27.5 inches (70 cm) Male: 26-30 inches (65-75 cm), Female: 24-28 inches (60-70 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 26 inches (63–69 cm), Female: 25 inches (61–66 cm) Male: 30 inches (76 cm), Female: 27.5 inches (70 cm) Male: 28 inches (70 cm), Female: 26 inches (65 cm)

Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff coat comparison:
Rough Dense Dense
Colors
What are the original Bullmastiff, Mastiff and Neapolitan Mastiff color?
Fawn
Red
Brindle
Apricot
Fawn
Brindle
Mahogany
Blue
Tawny
Black
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Bullmastiff or Mastiff or Neapolitan Mastiff? Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff grooming comparison:
Easy to groom: The Bullmastiff doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Easy to groom: The Mastiff doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Easy to groom: The Neapolitan Mastiff doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Bullmastiff or Mastiff or Neapolitan Mastiff? Bullmastiff or Mastiff or {name3 shedding:
Bullmastiffs shed moderately.
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Mastiffs shed moderately.
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Neapolitan Mastiffs shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Bullmastiff or Mastiff or Neapolitan Mastiff?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Bullmastiff or Mastiff or Neapolitan Mastiff? Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff behavior/temperament comparison:
Alert
Courageous
Docile
Loyal
Reliable
Calm
Devoted
Powerful
Protective
Affectionate
Cheerful
Intelligent
Protective
Alert
Courageous
Loyal
Protective
Fearless
Stubborn
Dominant
Obedient
Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff intelligence:
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
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Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
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Trainability
Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff trainability comparison.
Bullmastiffs are quite easy to train.
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Mastiffs are quite easy to train.
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A slightly harder to train than average.
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Playfulness
Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff playfulness comparison:
Bullmastiffs are not the most playful dog breed.
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Mastiffs are not the most playful dog breed.
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Neapolitan Mastiffs are not the most playful dog breed.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Mastiffs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff?
Average: Bullmastiffs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
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High: Mastiffs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Average: Neapolitan Mastiffs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
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Social Needs
Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff social needs comparison:
Bullmastiffs need for social interaction is average.
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Mastiffs need for social interaction is average.
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Neapolitan Mastiffs need for social interaction is average.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff?
Low: The Bullmastiff barks none to minimal.
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Low: The Mastiff barks none to minimal.
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Low to Average: The Neapolitan Mastiff rarely barks.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Bullmastiff or Mastiff or Neapolitan Mastiff?
Bullmastiffs are one of the best watchdogs.
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Mastiffs are one of the best watchdogs.
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Neapolitan Mastiffs are one of the best watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Bullmastiff or Mastiff or Neapolitan Mastiff? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Bullmastiffs are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Mastiffs are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Neapolitan Mastiffs are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Bullmastiff has a low chance of biting somebody.

Moderate

The Mastiff has an average chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Neapolitan Mastiff has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Bullmastiff or Mastiff or Neapolitan Mastiff?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Bullmastiff bite force: Ordinary.

Above 400 PSI 🔼

Mastiff bite force: The Strongest.

Above 400 PSI 🔼

Neapolitan Mastiff bite force: The Strongest.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff mouthiness comparison:
Bullmastiffs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Mastiffs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Neapolitan Mastiffs have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Bullmastiffs have average wanderlust potential.
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Mastiffs are not the biggest explorers.
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Neapolitan Mastiffs are not the biggest explorers.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Bullmastiffs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
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Their prey drive is low.
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Their prey drive is low.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Bullmastiff or Mastiff or Neapolitan Mastiff?
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Bullmastiff indoors.
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Mastiff indoors.
It is not recommended to keep the Neapolitan Mastiff breed in the home.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Average: Bullmastiffs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Mastiffs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Neapolitan Mastiffs don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Bullmastiff or Mastiff or Neapolitan Mastiff?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.

Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Bullmastiff or Mastiff or Neapolitan Mastiff? Which dog is more friendly?
Bullmastiffs are average friendly towards strangers.
Mastiffs are average friendly towards strangers.
Neapolitan Mastiffs are not stranger friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Bullmastiffs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Mastiffs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Neapolitan Mastiffs are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Bullmastiff or Mastiff or Neapolitan Mastiff?
Bullmastiffs are kid-friendly dogs.
Mastiffs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Neapolitan Mastiffs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Bullmastiff or Mastiff or Neapolitan Mastiff?
Bullmastiffs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Mastiffs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Neapolitan Mastiffs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Bullmastiff or Mastiff or Neapolitan Mastiff?
Bullmastiffs are not dog-friendly.
Mastiffs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Neapolitan Mastiffs are not dog-friendly.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff?
Yes
Bullmastiffs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Mastiffs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Neapolitan Mastiffs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Bullmastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Mastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Neapolitan Mastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Bullmastiffs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Mastiffs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Neapolitan Mastiffs are commonly okay with elderly people.

Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff Health Comparison

Health Issues
Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff health comparison. Which is the healthier: Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff?
Very healthy dog breed.
Mastiffs are commonly healthy dogs.
Very healthy dog breed.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff health problems comparison:
Cancer
Entropion
Heart Problems
Hemangiosarcoma
Hypothyroidism
Kidney Issues
Lymphosarcoma
Osteosarcoma
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Bloat
Cancer
Cystinuria
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Seizures
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Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Rare
The Bullmastiff should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Rare
The Mastiff should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Rare
The Neapolitan Mastiff should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff lifespan comparison. How long do Bullmastiff, Mastiff and Neapolitan Mastiff breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
8-10 years
The average lifespan of Bullmastiff: 9 years
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Mastiff: 11 years
8-10 years
The average lifespan of Neapolitan Mastiff: 9 years
Hypoallergenic
Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Bullmastiff or Mastiff or Neapolitan Mastiff? Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff energy level comparison:
Bullmastiffs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Mastiffs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Neapolitan Mastiffs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Bullmastiff or Mastiff or Neapolitan Mastiff? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Bullmastiffs exercise need is minimal.
Mastiffs exercise need is minimal.
Neapolitan Mastiffs exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Bullmastiff or Mastiff or Neapolitan Mastiff?
Bullmastiffs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Mastiffs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Neapolitan Mastiffs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Bullmastiff or Mastiff or Neapolitan Mastiff?
3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals 5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff weight gain potential comparison:
High: The Bullmastiff breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Mastiff's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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High: The Neapolitan Mastiff breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Bullmastiff can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Mastiff can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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Prefers warm weather
Dogs that prefer warm weather conditions are typically breeds that were originally bred in warmer climates.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff?

High 🔼

The Bullmastiff has a high chance of bad smell.

High 🔼

The Mastiff has a high chance of bad smell.

High 🔼

The Neapolitan Mastiff has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Bullmastiff is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
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The Mastiff is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
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The Neapolitan Mastiff is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
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Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Bullmastiff or Mastiff or Neapolitan Mastiff? Which is better for autism?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff?

Not really

Bullmastiff breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Mastiff breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Neapolitan Mastiff breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?

Yes

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Yes

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Yes

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military Dog

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Yes

In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dogs.

Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can Bullmastiff and Mastiff and Neapolitan Mastiff have?
4-13 puppies, average 8 3-5 puppies 6-12 puppies

Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1934 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2004 as a Working breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
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