The Bullmastiff is a strong and powerfully built animal that possesses great intelligence and a willingness to please, making them ideal family companions and protectors. Although large, the breed remains both agile and active and is successful in conformation, obedience, agility, tracking, carting and therapy work. The Bullmastiff's coat may be red, fawn or brindle.
They are natural guardians of the home, but do not bark much, as silence was a virtue when guarding estates. Bullmastiffs are independent thinkers and may not respond to some obedience training methods. But, basic obedience is a must for all Bullmastiffs. The breed does not require much exercise and can live happily in a house or apartment. The key to a successful relationship with an adult Bullmastiff is control and leadership.
Did You Know?
The known history of the Bullmastiff begins about 1860 in England.
Bred to guard against poachers who threatened gameland in England.
The Bullmastiff was known for some time as the Gamekeeper's Night Dog because of his utilitarian purpose.
The Bullmastiff has been with the AKC since 1933.
A mature adult male Bullmastiff will average 26 inches and 120 pounds.
The primary use of Bullmastiffs now is as a firm, dependable and warm family dog.
colors & Markings
Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.
|Description||Desc.||Standard Colors||Std. Colors||Registration Code||Reg. Code|
|Red Fawn Brindle||318|
|Description||Desc.||Standard Markings||Std. Markings||Registration Code||Reg. Code|
|Black Mask, White Markings||005|