Bullmastiff

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Bullmastiff

ORIGIN

The Bullmastiff is a large-sized breed of domestic dog, with a solid build and a short muzzle. The Bullmastiff shares the characteristics of Molosser dogs, and was originally developed by 19th-century gamekeepers to guard estates. The breed’s bloodlines are drawn from the English Mastiff and the extinct Old English Bulldog. The Bullmastiff was recognized as a pure-bred dog in 1924 by the English Kennel Club. The first standard for the breed was approved in 1935.

TEMPERAMENT

Reserved and faithful. Bullmastiffs are strong, powerful but sensitive dogs. For a Bullmastiff to become a well-behaved family member, consistency is needed. Training and socialization is of high importance as the breed can be independent. No special guard training is needed for a Bullmastiff to react appropriately if his family is endangered.

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Average.

HEIGHT/WEIGHT

From 63.5 to 69 cm (M) and 61 to 66 cm (F) / from 51 to 59 kg (M) and 41 to 50 kg (F).

COAT

Short, shiny, smooth, close-lying.

COLOR

Fawn, red, or brindle. A bullmastiff should have no white markings, except for on the chest where a little white is allowed.

GROOMING

Low.

(Source: Wikipédia & The Ultimate Dogs, Dog Breeds & Dog Care by Dr Peter Larkin & Mike Stockman, August 2015)

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