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Bullmastiff Shepherd Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed Bullmastiff and German Shepherd mix

Bullmastiff Shepherd Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Bullmastiff Shepherd puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a Bullmastiff Shepherd in the United States? How much money is a Bullmastiff Shepherd?

Where to buy a Bullmastiff Shepherd with a good pedigree?

$1200-$1500
If you choose to purchase the Bullmastiff Shepherd, 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 Shepherd for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Bullmastiff Shepherd gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Bullmastiff Shepherd? How many Bullmastiff Shepherd are there in the world?
Very frequent: The Bullmastiff Shepherd is quite easy to get. There is a risk of overbreeding, as it is an extremely popular breed.

Inbreeding is common because of its popularity. A new study suggests that inbreeding contributes to the incidence of disease and health problems.

So be careful, buy from a trustworthy place or kennel and seek the help of an experienced person, a professional, to make the right decision.

Bullmastiff Shepherd Size

Size
Is a Bullmastiff Shepherd small, medium or large dog?

How big do Bullmastiff Shepherd get?

What is the average size of a Bullmastiff Shepherd?

Large
Weight
How much does the Bullmastiff Shepherd weigh? How much should a Bullmastiff Shepherd weight? What is the normal weight of a Bullmastiff Shepherd? How much does a full-grown Bullmastiff Shepherd weight?
60-140 pounds (27-64 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Bullmastiff Shepherd?
100 pounds (45.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Bullmastiff Shepherd? Bullmastiff Shepherd height:
Male: 25-27 inches (63–69 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61–66 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Bullmastiff Shepherd?
Male: 26 inches (63–69 cm), Female: 25 inches (61–66 cm)

Bullmastiff Shepherd Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Bullmastiff Shepherd have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
RoughFuzzy
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Bullmastiff Shepherd coats?
BlackTan Red SilverFawn Brindle
Grooming
How to groom the Bullmastiff Shepherd and how often? How often should I take my Bullmastiff Shepherd to the groomer?
Average: The Bullmastiff Shepherd requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential.

Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes.

Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Bullmastiff Shepherd, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.

Shedding Level
How much do Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Bullmastiff Shepherd? Do Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs shed a lot?
Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs shed above average. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type. If you don't like vacuum cleaning, you might have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from the Bullmastiff Shepherd breed.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Bullmastiff Shepherd need a bath? How often should you give a Bullmastiff Shepherd a bath? Can I bathe my Bullmastiff Shepherd every day?
8-12 weeks
Very rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

For example, short-haired dog breeds can go a very long time in between baths. These short-haired breeds shed regularly and that shedding works to naturally remove excess dirt and oil. So unless your weenie dog got into the garbage can, you can probably hold off on a bath for a while.

Bullmastiff Shepherd Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Bullmastiff Shepherd have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
CuriousProtectiveAlertPowerfulCourageousIntelligentConfidentDocileObedientReliableLoyalDevotedWatchfulCalm
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Bullmastiff Shepherd? Is the Bullmastiff Shepherd breed dumb or smart?
Smart: The Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs have great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.

The Bullmastiff Shepherd is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.

Trainability
Are Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Bullmastiff Shepherd?
Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Average: Bullmastiff Shepherds, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark in excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Bullmastiff Shepherd sensitivity:
Sensitive: Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.

This breed's emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Bullmastiff Shepherd a good family dog?
Average to High: Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Bullmastiff Shepherd need? Bullmastiff Shepherd social needs:
Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs 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 Shepherd dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Bullmastiff Shepherd bark?
Low to Average: The Bullmastiff Shepherd rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is Bullmastiff Shepherd good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs 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 Shepherd dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect its territory so the Bullmastiff Shepherd can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Bullmastiff Shepherd will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Bullmastiff Shepherd bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Bullmastiff Shepherd? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Bullmastiff Shepherd? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Bullmastiff Shepherd 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.)
Bite Force
Does the Bullmastiff Shepherd has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Bullmastiff Shepherd? How much bite force does a Bullmastiff Shepherd have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Bullmastiff Shepherd bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Bullmastiff Shepherd, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Bullmastiff Shepherd do?
Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs need to be taught a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Bullmastiff Shepherd to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Bullmastiff Shepherd roam?
Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Bullmastiff Shepherd have high prey drive?
Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Bullmastiff Shepherd good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Bullmastiff Shepherd in an apartment?
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 Shepherd indoors.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Bullmastiff Shepherd be left alone? How long can you leave a Bullmastiff Shepherd 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.

Bullmastiff Shepherd Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Bullmastiff Shepherd temperament with other people:
Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs get along with other pets? Are Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Bullmastiff Shepherd temperament with children:
Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Bullmastiff Shepherd breed live with a cat?
Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Bullmastiff Shepherd good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs get along with other dogs?
Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Bullmastiff Shepherd is not a good choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Bullmastiff Shepherd breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Bullmastiff Shepherd breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs good office canines? Do Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
No
Bullmastiff Shepherd is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Bullmastiff Shepherd temperament with senior people? Are Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs good for elderly owners?
Bullmastiff Shepherds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Bullmastiff Shepherd Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Very healthy dog breed. The Bullmastiff Shepherd rarely meets with the veterinarian.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Bullmastiff Shepherd breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Bullmastiff Shepherd breed? Most common health risks of Bullmastiff Shepherd:
CataractsHip DysplasiaAllergiesCancerHypothyroidismProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)Von Willebrand's DiseaseBloatEpilepsyHeart ProblemsBlindnessEntropionCherry EyeElbow DysplasiaDiabetesHeart DiseaseRetinal DysplasiaDemodectic MangeDegenerative MyelopathyWobbler's SyndromeKidney IssuesPanosteitisHemophilia BMegaesophagusCushing's SyndromeLens LuxationHemangiosarcomaLymphosarcomaOsteosarcomaExocrine Pancreatic InsufficiencyChronic DiarrheaCruciate Ligament RuptureDigestive ProblemsHemophilia AHypertrophic OsteodystrophyLupusMyasthenia GravisNail Bed DiseaseOsteochondrosisPannusParalysisPerianal FistulaSeborrheaVitiligo
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Bullmastiff Shepherd breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Bullmastiff Shepherd see the vet?
Rare
The Bullmastiff Shepherd should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs live? How old can a Bullmastiff Shepherd be? What is the age limit of the Bullmastiff Shepherd? How many years can the oldest Bullmastiff Shepherd live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Bullmastiff Shepherd?

How long is the lifespan of a Bullmastiff Shepherd?

9-13 years
The average lifespan of Bullmastiff Shepherd: 11 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Bullmastiff Shepherd breed hypoallergenic?
No
Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions. Some dog breeds are even considered to higher 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 Shepherd have? What is the activity level of the Bullmastiff Shepherd?
Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Bullmastiff Shepherd need? How much exercise do Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs require per day?

Do Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs need a lot of exercises?

Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long ones on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Bullmastiff Shepherd breed need?
Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Bullmastiff Shepherd need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Bullmastiff Shepherd breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Bullmastiff Shepherd? How much food should I feed my Bullmastiff Shepherd?
3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Bullmastiff Shepherd risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Bullmastiff Shepherd's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Bullmastiff Shepherd weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur. Dogs with a double coat of fur have a layer of fur that insulates their skin and helps protect them from the cold and the heat.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

High 🔼

The Bullmastiff Shepherd 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 Shepherd drool?
The Bullmastiff Shepherd is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Bullmastiff Shepherd As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Bullmastiff Shepherd be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Yes

This breed makes good 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 Shepherd breed is a good choice for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Bullmastiff Shepherd be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Bullmastiff Shepherd be an emotional support animal?

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 people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Bullmastiff Shepherd breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Bullmastiff Shepherd be a sniffer dog?

Yes

After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work. 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 Shepherd breed is a good choice for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Bullmastiff Shepherd be a search and rescue dog?

Yes

This breed would make an excellent search and rescue dog. 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 Shepherd breed is a good choice for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Bullmastiff Shepherd be a boat dog?

Not really

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

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Bullmastiff Shepherd 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 Shepherd breed is a good choice for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

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

Bullmastiff Shepherd Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Bullmastiff Shepherd pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Bullmastiff Shepherd breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Bullmastiff Shepherd: 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 female 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 female’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.

Litter Frequency

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 Shepherd have in a litter? How many puppies can the Bullmastiff Shepherd breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Bullmastiff Shepherd have? How many puppies can a Bullmastiff Shepherd give birth to?
6-10 puppies

Bullmastiff Shepherd Recognition

AKC Group
Is Bullmastiff Shepherd recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Bullmastiff Shepherd recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.

Bullmastiff Shepherd Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: The Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs have great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Very healthy dog breed.
  • Watchdog Ability: Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
  • Adaptability: Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Bullmastiff Shepherds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Service Dog: This breed makes good as a service dog.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
  • Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog: After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work.
  • Search and Rescue Dog (SAR): This breed would make an excellent search and rescue dog.
  • Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog: A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
  • Shedding Level: Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs shed above average.
  • Stinkiness: The Bullmastiff Shepherd has a high chance of bad smell.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Bullmastiff Shepherd's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Mouthiness: Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
  • Cat Friendly: Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Bullmastiff Shepherd dogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Bullmastiff Shepherd is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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