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Family: livestock dog, mastiff (bulldog)
Area of origin: England
Original function: estate guardian
Average size of male: Ht: 25-27, Wt: 110-130
Average size of female: Ht: 24-26, Wt: 100-120
Other names: none

Bullmastiff Dog Temperament

The bullmastiff is gentle and quiet, a devoted companion and guardian. He is not easily roused, but once threatened he is fearless. He is stubborn and cannot easily be goaded into action against his will. He is generally good with other household dogs and pets. He is good with children. The bullmastiff needs a firm but loving home. He is not for fragile or timid pet parents.

Bullmastiff Dog Care

The bullmastiff is a big dog and needs daily exercise to stay in shape. His needs are moderate, however, and can be met with walks on leash and short romps. He does not do well in hot, humid weather and generally should be kept as an indoor dog. He needs a soft bed and plenty of room to stretch out. He drools; some snore. Coat care is minimal.

Bullmastiff Dog Health

Major concerns: gastric torsion, CHD, elbow dysplasia
Minor concerns: entropion
Occasionally seen: PRA
Suggested tests: hip, elbow, (eye)
Life span: 8-10 years

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