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Mastiff vs Boerboel vs Old English Bulldog  – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Mastiff vs Boerboel vs Old English Bulldog " Compare Mastiff and Boerboel. Which is better: Mastiff or Boerboel or Old English Bulldog ?
Name Mastiff Boerboel Old English Bulldog 
OriginsEngland South Africa England
Group Working Dogs Working Dogs Extinct
Popularity Rank28124496
Reviews011
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Other Names English Mastiff, Old English Mastiff South African Boerboel, South African Mastiff English Bulldog
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2015 as a Working breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
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
United Kennel Club
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
No set
Price $1200-$1500 $1500-$2000 Unavailable

General Appearance - Mastiff vs Boerboel vs Old English Bulldog 

Size Giant Large
Giant
Medium
Weight Male: 150-250 pounds (68-113 kg), Female: 120-180 pounds (54-82 kg) 154-200 pounds (70-90 kg) Male: 60-80 pounds (27-36 kg), Female: 50-70 pounds (22-31 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 200 pounds (90.5 kg), Female: 150 pounds (68 kg) 177 pounds (80 kg) Male: 70 pounds (31.5 kg), Female: 60 pounds (26.5 kg)
Height Male: 30 inches (76 cm), Female: 27.5 inches (70 cm) Male: 25-28 inches (64-70 cm), Female: 23-25.5 inches (59-65 cm) Male: 17-20 inches (43-51 cm), Female: 16-19 inches (40-48 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 30 inches (76 cm), Female: 27.5 inches (70 cm) Male: 26.5 inches (67 cm), Female: 23-25.5 inches (62 cm) Male: 18.5 inches (47 cm), Female: 17 inches (43 cm)

Hair & Care - Mastiff vs Boerboel vs Old English Bulldog 

Coat Dense Dense
Shiny
Smooth
Fine
Colors Apricot
Fawn
Brindle
Brindle
Cream
Reddish
Brown
Red
Tawny
Brindle
White
Grey
Fawn
Red
Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Mastiff doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Boerboel requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Old English Bulldog  requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Mastiffs shed moderately.
Boerboels shed moderately.
Old English Bulldog s shed moderately.

Characteristics - Mastiff vs Boerboel vs Old English Bulldog 

Temperament Affectionate
Cheerful
Intelligent
Protective
Alert
Courageous
Loyal
Confident
Intelligent
Territorial
Dominant
Obedient
Alert
Courageous
Friendly
Confident
Loving
Strong
Intelligent Rank
Average: Mastiff's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Old English Bulldog 's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Mastiffs are quite easy to train.
Boerboels are quite easy to train.
Old English Bulldog s aren't famous for their trainability.
Playfulness
Mastiffs are not the most playful dog breed.
Boerboels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Old English Bulldog s are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
Mastiffs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Boerboels 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
Mastiffs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Boerboels are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Old English Bulldog s are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Mastiffs need for social interaction is average.
Boerboels need for social interaction is average.
Old English Bulldog s are a social breed.
Barking
Low: The Mastiff barks none to minimal.
Low to Average: The Boerboel rarely barks.
Low: The Old English Bulldog  barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Mastiffs are one of the best watchdogs.
Boerboels are one of the best watchdogs.
Old English Bulldog s are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Mastiffs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Boerboels are extremely protective guard dogs.
Old English Bulldog s are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Moderate
The Mastiff has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Boerboel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Old English Bulldog  has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Mastiffs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Boerboels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Old English Bulldog s have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Mastiffs are not the biggest explorers.
Wanderlust potential of the Boerboel is strong enough to escape from home.
Old English Bulldog s have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Mastiffs don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Boerboels 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.
Old English Bulldog s 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.
Apartment Friendly
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.
Boerboels are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Old English Bulldog s are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Mastiffs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Boerboels adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Old English Bulldog s adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
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.
Old English Bulldog s do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting 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.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Mastiff vs Boerboel vs Old English Bulldog 

Stranger Friendly
Mastiffs are average friendly towards strangers.
Boerboels are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Old English Bulldog s are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Mastiffs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Boerboels are kid-friendly dogs.
Old English Bulldog s are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Mastiffs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Boerboels are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Old English Bulldog s are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Mastiffs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Boerboels are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Old English Bulldog s are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Mastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Boerboel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Old English Bulldog  is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Mastiffs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Boerboels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Old English Bulldog s are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Mastiffs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Boerboels usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Old English Bulldog s are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Mastiffs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Boerboels are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Old English Bulldog s 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.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a 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
Mastiff breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Boerboel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Old English Bulldog  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.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Mastiff vs Boerboel vs Old English Bulldog 

Health Issues
Mastiffs are commonly healthy dogs.
Boerboels tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Old English Bulldog  is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Bloat
Cancer
Cystinuria
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Seizures
Allergies
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Joint Dysplasia
Vaginal Hyperplasia
No set
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-12 years 11-13 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Mastiffs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Boerboels have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Old English Bulldog s have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Exercise Need
Mastiffs exercise need is minimal.
Boerboels need quite a lot of exercise.
Old English Bulldog s exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Mastiffs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Boerboels sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Old English Bulldog s like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Avg. daily food consumption 8 to 10 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 2.5 to 3.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate 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.
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness High
The Mastiff has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Boerboel has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Old English Bulldog  has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
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 Boerboel drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
The Old English Bulldog  is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.

Reproducibility - Mastiff vs Boerboel vs Old English Bulldog 

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 3-5 puppies 7-10 puppies 4-10 puppies

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