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Bullmastiff Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Bullmastiff so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginEngland
Other Names
What other names does the Bullmastiff have? The dog breed also known as...
Bully, Bullie
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Bullmastiff recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1934 as a Working breed.
FCI Group
Is Bullmastiff recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Bullmastiff breed?
American Canine RegistryAmerican Kennel ClubAmerica's Pet RegistryCanadian Kennel ClubDog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleKennel Club of Great BritainNorth American Purebred Registry, Inc.American Canine Association, Inc.Australian National Kennel CouncilContinental Kennel ClubNational Kennel ClubNew Zealand Kennel Club
Price
How much does the Bullmastiff puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Bullmastiff price:
$1200-$1500
If you choose to purchase the Bullmastiff, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Bullmastiff for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Bullmastiff gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Bullmastiff size:
Large
Weight
How much does the Bullmastiff weigh? Bullmastiff weight:
Male: 110-133 pounds (50–60 kg), Female: 100-120 pounds (45-55 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Bullmastiff? Bullmastiff average weight:
Male: 121.5 pounds (50–60 kg), Female: 110 pounds (50 kg)
Height
How tall is the Bullmastiff? Bullmastiff height:
Male: 25-27 inches (63–69 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61–66 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Bullmastiff average height:
Male: 26 inches (63–69 cm), Female: 25 inches (61–66 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Bullmastiff have? What does this canine coat look like?
Rough
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Bullmastiff's coat?
FawnRedBrindle
Grooming
How to groom the Bullmastiff and how often?
Easy to groom: The Bullmastiff doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Bullmastiff is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Bullmastiff dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Bully? Bullmastiff shedding level:
Bullmastiffs shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Bullmastiff have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AlertCourageousDocileLoyalReliableCalmDevotedPowerfulProtective
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Bullmastiff? Are they intelligent?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Bullmastiff obey for the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
Trainability
Are Bullmastiff dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Bullmastiffs are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Bullmastiffs are not the most playful dog breed. Sometimes they do like playing, but that's not their favorite activity.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Bullmastiff sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Bullmastiffs don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Bullmastiffs are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely to their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Bully need? Bullmastiff social needs:
Bullmastiffs need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Bullmastiff dogs bark a lot? Why does my Bullie bark?
Low: The Bullmastiff barks none to minimal. Perfect choice if you prefer a quiet breed. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Bullmastiff good as a watchdog?
Bullmastiffs are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Bullmastiff dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Bullmastiff dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Bullmastiffs are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Bullmastiff can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Bullmastiff will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Bullmastiff bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Bully? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Bullmastiff? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Bullmastiff has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Bullmastiff do?
Bullmastiffs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Bullmastiffs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Bullmastiff to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Bullmastiff roam?
Bullmastiffs have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Bullmastiff have high 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. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Bullmastiff good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
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.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Bullmastiffs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog
Where Bullmastiff dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Bullmastiffs are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Bullmastiff dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Bullmastiff and children:
Bullmastiffs are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Bullmastiff dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Bullmastiffs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Bullmastiff good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Bullmastiff dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Bullmastiffs are not dog-friendly. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Bullmastiff is not the best choice.
Office Friendly
Are Bullmastiffs good office dogs? Do Bullmastiffs make good office friendly dogs? Can Bullmastiffs be office dogs?
No
Bullmastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Bullmastiff dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Bully temperament with senior people? Are Bullmastiff dogs good for elderly owners?
Bullmastiffs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Bullmastiff dogs get along with other pets? Are Bullmastiff dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Bullmastiffs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Bullmastiff breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Bullmastiffs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Bullmastiff be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Bullmastiff is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Bullmastiff be a therapy dog?
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Bullmastiff breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Bullmastiff be a 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. Bullmastiff is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Bullmastiff be a search and rescue dog?
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. The Bullmastiff is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Bullmastiff be a boat dog?
Not really
Bullmastiff breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Bullmastiff be a drafting dog?
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Bullmastiff breed is a good choice for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Bullmastiff dogs have health problems?
Very healthy dog breed. The Bullmastiff rarely meets with the veterinarian.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Bullmastiff breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Bullmastiff breed? Health risks of Bullmastiff:
CancerEntropionHeart ProblemsHemangiosarcomaHypothyroidismKidney IssuesLymphosarcomaOsteosarcomaProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy
How long do Bullmastiff dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Bullmastiff be?
8-10 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Bullmastiff breed hypoallergenic?
No
Bullmastiffs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Bullmastiff have?
Bullmastiffs have a lower energy level than other dogs. If you live a chilled life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Bullmastiff dogs require per day?
Bullmastiffs exercise need is minimal. If you live a slow life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Bullmastiffs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot. They're not the most active dog breed. If you live an active life, this breed can be a bad choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Bullmastiff need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Bullmastiff risk for obesity:
High: The Bullmastiff breed has a strong tendency to overweight. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you want to keep balance, increase the amount and frequency of your daily dog walk and play with the Bullmastiff more often. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Bullmastiff's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold 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.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
High
The Bullmastiff has a high chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Bullmastiff drool?
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. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool much more than others, just like the Bullmastiff. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Bullmastiff pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Bullmastiff pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Bullmastiff: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Bullmastiff have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Bullmastiff have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-13 puppies, average 8

Pros & Cons of Bullmastiff

Pros
  • Health Issues: Very healthy dog breed.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Bullmastiff doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Watchdog Ability: Bullmastiffs are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Child Friendly: Bullmastiffs are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Bullmastiffs are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
  • Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog: A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Cons
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Hypoallergenic: Bullmastiffs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • 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.
  • Stinkiness: The Bullmastiff has a high chance of bad smell.
  • Weight Gain Potential: High: The Bullmastiff breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
  • Cat Friendly: Bullmastiffs are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Bullmastiffs are not dog-friendly.
  • Office Friendly: Bullmastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Bullmastiffs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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