All About Bullmastiff

Bullmastiff is a powerful dog in its construction, harmonious in its forms, giving an impression of great strength but without heaviness. He is strong and active.

Despite his great strength and imposing size, he is a loving and devoted dog.

His greatest happiness is spending time with family and participating in everyone’s activities. He remains an excellent guard dog, always ready to protect those he loves.

Diet

The Bullmastiff is a very greedy dog. So that he does not become overweight, he must respect his daily ration and not succumb to his supplications. His daily diet should consist of about 600 grams of quality croquettes adapted to him.

It is advisable to split your daily ration into two equal meals to prevent stomach twisting.

Since the growth of Bullmastiff is fast and delicate, the puppy will have to receive a diet adapted to the growth of large breeds. This type of food slows down the growth of the dog, without reducing its final size in adulthood, and aims to avoid problems of hip dysplasia.

The amount and type of food Bullmastiff depend on its weight, age, and health.

Behavior and Character

Beyond his deterrent physique, the Bullmastiff is gentle, affectionate and devoted to his loved ones. He is a great companion for children, as long as they respect him.

He is very attached to his family and hates loneliness. If he does not get enough attention and is left alone for too long, he will behave destructively.

Courageous and protective of its territory, the Bullmastiff is an excellent watchdog. Distrustful of foreigners, he needs a continuous socialization at a young age in order to distinguish friends from enemies. The Bullmastiff gets along well with the animals that cohabit with him, but he will be aggressive towards any intruding animal that will approach his house.

Very powerful and stubborn, the Bullmastiff tends to be dominant. However, he will obey if he receives at a young age a firm education, in which his master must establish himself as the leader.

The Bullmastiff is intelligent and docile, which facilitates training.

Remember this: The Bullmastiff is a splendid companion, ideal for an authoritative and confident master, who is willing to put a lot of time and effort into socializing and supervising his dog.

The bullmastiff height at the shoulder is 25 to 27 inches (63.50 cm to 68.50 cm) for males and 24 to 26 inches (61 cm to 66 cm)for females.

The size and strength of Bullmastiff make this breed not recommended for novices.

Grooming

The grooming of the Bullmastiff is fast and easy to perform. The maintenance of his short coat is limited to a weekly brushing. The Bullmastiff coat can also be rubbed with a rubber glove to remove dead hair or any debris.

In times of molting (scanty), brushing may be more frequent. A bath every 6 months is enough.

The folds should be cleaned regularly on the muzzle and under the eyes of the Bullmastiff with a suitable wipe, as dirt and moisture get stuck in quickly and can cause skin problems.