The Bullmastiff makes a great companion, and guard dog. Although intimidating at times, this breed can be very affectionate. Loving human attention, this breed is calm, gentle, and even-tempered.
Being shy around strangers, this dog should be properly socialized during puppyhood. Used many times as an alert or guard dog, this breed should also be introduced to other animals at an early stage to avoid any altercations that may arise. The Bullmastiff is a powerful, yet at times docile breed.
Does your Bullmastiff bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety
is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
This willful dog requires a firm trainer to avoid any dominance issues. The Bullmastiff is fairly good-natured, sweet, and loveable, however this dog is not recommended for the average owner. His sheer size means he should not be placed in a home with small children as unintentionally, this breed can easily knock a child down.
A firm bristle brush or rubber brush should be used on this breed occasionally to remove any dead or loose hair. Very little shedding, the Bullmastiff does not require much maintenance when it comes to grooming. As this dog does tend to slobber, the mouth should be regularly cleaned.
If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet
Having a great coat for weather protection, the hair on the Bullmastiff is very short. With a distinct black mask around muzzle, the coat on this breed should be dense and somewhat coarse to the touch.
The Bullmastiff is sensitive to the tone of your voice, but should be handled firmly if this breed is to succeed in training. Can do well in obedience training, and does exceptionally well as a guard or watch dog. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay
is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Bullmastiff puppy.
Consider crate training
if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
A lazy breed, to avoid weight problems this breed should be sufficiently exercised regularly. The Bullmastiff does enjoy long walks or jogs, and would do well with an average sized yard. Socialization
is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Male 110-130; Female: 100-120 lbs
Male: 25-27; Female: 24-26 inches
red, fawn, or brindle
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