- WEIGHT: 45 to 80 lbs
- HEIGHT: 23 to 27 inches
- COLOR(S): Deep, shiny coal black, without rustiness, and with lustrous tan (chestnut red) markings; black penciling on toes and black streak under jaw is permissible. Muzzle, feet and points on the chest hold the tan markings.
- BREED GROUP: Sporting
WEIGHT: 100 to 130 lbs
HEIGHT: 24 to 27 inches
COLOR(S): Red, reddish brown, and brindle.
Protective and alert dog breed who makes a good watch and guard-dog. Devoted and loyal, the Bullmastiff loves human attention. He is tolerant of children. Intelligent, good-natured tempered, extremely powerful. Bullmastiffs can be aggressive with other dogs and are reserved with strangers.
You only need to brush and groom once a week since its fur is low maintenance being short, smooth and dense.
Hip dysplasia, cancer, tumors, and gastric torsion or bloat (twisted stomach). Bloat is a health issue to most dogs, being the second largest killer of dogs other than cancer, but Bullmastiffs can be particularly susceptible to it because of their deep chests. Other health concerns include elbow dysplasia, eye problems, cardiac disease, hypothyroidism, kidney problems, and panosteitis (bone disease).
Diet and daily exercise are need to be balanced to prevent obesity. Bullmastiffs need moderate daily walks or a play session and lot of running space.
Obedience training should begin at a young age. A Bullmastiff is sensitive to the tone of your voice. They will do best with fair, stable and a consistent approach to training. They are usually very obedient.
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