The Mastiff comes from the Tibetan mastiff. Imported into Europe by the Phoenicians, he quickly conquered the hearts of English masters. Dog of war by his origins, he became a herdsman or protector of the English Lords.
Today, one appreciates his talents of the dissuasive guard but especially those of pet dog.
His socialization and his education represent neither particularity nor difficulty when one is logical and one imposes himself as the leader of the pack, something that he accepts and understands quickly and very well.
It is mature, like its large congeners.
Sports masters looking for a dog to accompany them in Sunday jogging. Must change their minds about the choice of a race. Of course, the mastiff will be able to follow its masters everywhere because of although of an imposing size, it is very discreet, even more than some small dogs. But he’s not a sportsman.
The walks will be at his own pace, in a quiet way. Back in his house, he will appreciate finding his small comfort.
Its maintenance is not at all demanding because its hair requires only brushing to remove dead hair and dirt.
The period of growth is, as in all large dogs, delicate. It is important to give him a quality diet.
In this, the breeder and the veterinarian will be able to advise the master.
In order not to damage its framework and cause muscular problems, avoid the brutal efforts.
Owners who do not tolerate dog drool should make the choice of another breed.
Being relatively sensitive to heat stroke, your companion should be very well hydrated in summer and avoid being exposed to the intense sun for too long.
Its very rapid growth will require a lot of attention in the first two years of cohabitation.
Do not let your Bullmastiff climb on furniture when its young.
63.5 to 68.5 cm (25 to 27 inches) for the male
61 to 66 cm (24 to 26 inches) for the female
50 to 59 kg (110 to 129.8 pounds) for the male
41 to 50 kg (90.2 to 110 pounds) for the female
He lives on average between 8 and 10 years.
Its hair is short, hard, thick and flat.
All shades of fawn, brindle, and red. He must wear a black mask at the muzzle.
On the other hand, care should be taken to provide a comfortable layer to prevent callus formation.