Bullmastiff Guide, Origin, Characteristics, and Personality

Bullmastiff Guide, Origin, Characteristics, and Personality

Breed Info Summary

Breed Suits: Families (with children), companionship

Shedding/Non-Shedding: Little

Size: Large


In England, the Bullmastiff was created by combining 60% Mastiffs with 40% Bulldogs. Bullmastiffs had to be bred for three generations before they could be registered as purebreds. The Bullmastiff, was used to track down, tackle, and hold poachers. It has long been appreciated as a hunting guard, as well as helping in army and police duties.

The Bullmastiff of today is a dependable family companion and protector. It enjoys spending time with its family, with whom it feels at ease.


Bullmastiffs are huge dogs with a short and dense coat. While they can shed, they are otherwise easy to care for. They can be a slobbery dog, so having a dedicated towel or wet wipes on hand to clean their faces (and your furnishings!) may help you out!

The Bullmastiff is a loyal companion and protector who is intelligent and even-tempered. They are good with children, but owners should be mindful of the Bullmastiff’s size, since young children can easily be pushed down or pulled over. They can be aloof with outsiders as a result of their protecting background. Because some Bullmastiffs can be aggressive toward strangers, early socialisation and obedience training are essential. To stay fit, the Bullmastiff requires a moderate quantity of daily activity. They will like having a backyard to play in, thus larger homes are preferable for them. In a decently active household with experienced dog owners, the Bullmastiff can make a fantastic family pet.

Pros and cons to consider


  • Easy to groom
  • Great watchdog
  • Kid-friendly
  • Low exercise needs
  • Protective
  • Barks only when needed


  • Drooling tendency
  • Probability of having stinky smell
  • Prone to obesity
  • Not very friendly with strangers and other pets

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