They are not what they look like!
Country of Origin: England
Dog Group: Working
Origin of Name: Bull Mastiff origin comes from the breed names that were used to create this breed; Bulldog and Mastiff. The Mastiff breed was chosen for its greater size and bulldog was chosen for its sheer strength.
SheddingA bit low
Monthly keeping costPremium
Rs. 8000 Standard
Tendency to Bark:Very Low
Life Span - 9 to 10 years
About Bull Mastiff
Bull Mastiffs are tall, proud, strong and courageous dogs. They seldom bark and bite their prey. These giants are perfect guard dogs. They can be trained to catch their prey without harming them. They are very loyal and protective, so they’re best for a family.
Grooming - Low attention required
Drooling - Yes
Bath - Rare
Climate adaptability - Can handle both hot and cold conditions well
Exercise Requirement - Lot
Bull Mastiffs can be found in three colors – red, fawn, or brindle. They have short and dense coat. They don’t shed much. Proper brushing leads to normal wear and tear of fur which is manageable. A proper bath is recommended including proper cleaning of their ears and teeth.
You need to give special attention to trimming of their nails. Their nails grow quickly and can be painful for them while walking.
Properly check for any rashes or redness in the skin, especially between the paws and the ears. You must start their grooming regime at an early age.
Under Coat - Yes
Color - Fawn/Brindle/Black
Coat Type - Short
Hair Length - Short
Hair Density - Dense
Bull Mastiff is a healthy dog breed. However, it’s advisable to check medical history of the parents of a pup before getting it.
Ailments that trouble this breed:
Cancer / Tumors
Gastric Dilatation Volvulus
Rupture of Ligaments
Most of these ailments are genetic and can be prevented with proper check of medical history before getting the pup.
Bull Mastiffs are confident, trustworthy, affectionate and caring which makes them perfect family dogs. They can also be extremely fearless. They are very loyal and crave human companionship. They need a firm owner that they can respect and follow. They are required to be socialized early.
Training & Intelligence
They are highly intelligent and easy to train. However, they need a strict training routine to keep a check on their progress. They tend to be couch potatoes, they need to be constantly encouraged to do physical exercise. If you are a first time owner then seek professional assistance. They might look big and strong but they are very sensitive in nature. They can be very agile and obedient if proper training is given. They need to be trained from an early age.
Litter Size - 6 to 9 puppies (approximately)
Complication in Breeding - No
Bull Mastiffs become mature by the age of 18 months. Make sure to check their mating partner’s medical history so that future generation does not suffer from any serious genetic disorder. Vet assistance is highly recommended during breeding process.