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Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Rottweiler – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Bullmastiff Mastiff Rottweiler
OriginsEngland England Germany
Group Working Dogs Working Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank51288
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Other Names Bully, Bullie English Mastiff, Old English Mastiff Rottie, Rott
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group 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 1931 as a Working breed.
FCI Group 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 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
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
Colonial Rottweiler Club
Deutscher Rottweiler Klub
International Rottweiler Club
Price $1200-$1500 $1200-$1500 $1200-$2000

General Appearance - Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Rottweiler

Size Large Giant Large
Giant
Weight 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: 95-130 pounds (43-59 kg), Female: 85-115 pounds (38-52 kg)
Avg. 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: 112.5 pounds (51 kg), Female: 100 pounds (45 kg)
Height 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: 24-27 inches (61-69 cm), Female: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm)
Avg. 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: 25.5 inches (65 cm), Female: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Rottweiler

Coat Rough Dense Dense
Colors Fawn
Red
Brindle
Apricot
Fawn
Brindle
Mahogany
Tan
Rust
Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Bullmastiff doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Mastiff doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Rottweiler requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Bullmastiffs shed moderately.
Mastiffs shed moderately.
Rottweilers shed moderately.

Characteristics - Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Rottweiler

Temperament Alert
Courageous
Docile
Loyal
Reliable
Calm
Devoted
Powerful
Protective
Affectionate
Cheerful
Intelligent
Protective
Alert
Courageous
Loyal
Alert
Fearless
Independent
Loyal
Courageous
Good-natured
Intelligent
Protective
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Mastiff's has average obedience intelligence.
Outstanding: Rottweiler is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Bullmastiffs are quite easy to train.
Mastiffs are quite easy to train.
Rottweilers are easy to train.
Playfulness
Bullmastiffs are not the most playful dog breed.
Mastiffs are not the most playful dog breed.
Rottweilers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Mastiffs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Bullmastiffs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Mastiffs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Rottweilers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Bullmastiffs need for social interaction is average.
Mastiffs need for social interaction is average.
Rottweilers need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Low: The Bullmastiff barks none to minimal.
Low: The Mastiff barks none to minimal.
Low: The Rottweiler barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Bullmastiffs are one of the best watchdogs.
Mastiffs are one of the best watchdogs.
Rottweilers are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Bullmastiffs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Mastiffs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Rottweilers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Bullmastiff has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Mastiff has an average chance of biting somebody.
High
The Rottweiler has a high chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Bullmastiffs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Mastiffs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Rottweilers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Bullmastiffs have average wanderlust potential.
Mastiffs are not the biggest explorers.
Rottweilers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
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.
Mastiffs don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Rottweilers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Bullmastiffs are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Mastiffs are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Rottweilers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Bullmastiffs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Mastiffs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Rottweilers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
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.
Rottweilers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting 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 dog.

Good With - Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Rottweiler

Stranger Friendly
Bullmastiffs are average friendly towards strangers.
Mastiffs are average friendly towards strangers.
Rottweilers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Bullmastiffs are kid-friendly dogs.
Mastiffs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Bullmastiffs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Mastiffs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Bullmastiffs are not dog-friendly.
Mastiffs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Rottweilers are not dog-friendly.
Office Friendly No
Bullmastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Mastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Rottweiler is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Bullmastiffs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Mastiffs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Rottweilers are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Bullmastiffs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Mastiffs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Rottweilers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Bullmastiffs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Mastiffs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Rottweilers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Bullmastiff breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Mastiff breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Rottweiler breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Rottweiler

Health Issues
Very healthy dog breed.
Mastiffs are commonly healthy dogs.
The Rottweiler is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Cancer
Entropion
Heart Problems
Hemangiosarcoma
Hypothyroidism
Kidney Issues
Lymphosarcoma
Osteosarcoma
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Bloat
Cancer
Cystinuria
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Seizures
Allergies
Aortic Stenosis
Bloat
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Osteosarcoma
Panosteitis
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Life Expectancy 8-10 years 10-12 years 8-11 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Bullmastiffs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Mastiffs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Rottweilers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Bullmastiffs exercise need is minimal.
Mastiffs exercise need is minimal.
Rottweilers have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Bullmastiffs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Mastiffs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Rottweilers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 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 Recommended daily amount: 4 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Bullmastiff breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
High: The Rottweiler breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate 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.
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.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness High
The Bullmastiff has a high chance of bad smell.
High
The Mastiff has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Rottweiler has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
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.
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.
The Rottweiler drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.

Reproducibility - Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Rottweiler

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 4-13 puppies, average 8 3-5 puppies 8-12 puppies

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