Originally developed in England the Bullmastiff is a firm and fearless dog breed. He is a great family guardian that is always ready to protect his beloved ones. The average height of a Bullmastiff is 2 feet to 2 feet, 3 inches weighing about 100 to 130 pounds. They have a lifespan of 10 to 13 years.
The Bullmastiff is a large, fearless and powerful dog which makes him an excellent companion. He is very loyal and protective towards his owner and the people that surround him day by day. He is in a constant need to be with someone and will always love to follow you everywhere you go. The Bullmastiff loves all the energy demanding activities but doesn’t enjoy doing them for a long period of time. If he is left alone more than a few hours a day he can become bored and might become very loud and destructive. The Bullmastiff is a great watchdog because he is very reserved with strangers and will always let you know when a stranger is approaching your property. He is known to behave well when children are around but very small children should always be well supervised when they encounter any type of dog breed because they might have the tendency to tease and no dog will accept that. Obedience training and early socialization are very important in this case and can make a big difference if you are looking to have an obedient and well behaved dog.
The Bullmastiff can be a bit harder to train than other dog breeds but with a bit of perseveration you can accomplish this thing too. This dog breed can learn commands a bit slower than other dog breeds but once they learn something, they will never forget it so you shouldn’t be worried that you are wasting your time with his training.
To be honest, the Bullmastiff is shedding a lot of hair. You cannot do anything to stop this but if you want to prevent having hair all over your home you should do proper brushing every day. Keep in mind that with a proper brushing you will rarely find hair on your couch, carpets and other places in your home.
The Bullmastiff, like many other dog breeds, need daily exercise. Don’t worry, those needs can be met quite easy with simple walks or playing some fun games. His coat needs to be shaped two or three months and proper brushing should be done every now and then.
The Bullmastiff was originally developed in England in the mid-19th century most probably in the year 1860 by English gamekeepers. He is the result of crossing two dog breeds that are very popular: the Mastiff and the Bulldog. This popular cross became known as “the gamekeeper’s night-dog”.