This German bred guard dog weighs in at a whopping 70-120 pounds and stands approximately 23-28 inches high at the shoulder. The Bullmastiff is a massive breed with a big head and a big heart. Loose skin with wrinkles around the face give this dog a ever serious look on intense concentration to make him look even more fearsome to strangers. The breed has an average lifespan of 8 -14 years.
The Bullmastiff is a loyal protector of home and property, and is a loving dog that is devoted to his family and tolerant of children and small animals if properly raised and socialized. The breeds short muzzle makes him prone to heat stroke so moderate exercise and cooler weather is best suited for this breed. Intelligence and a keen sense of adventure make the Bullmastiff well suited for a strong pack leader that will train in a way that ensures that the Bullmastiff knows who is in charge. Since he is considered to be a dominant breed, this is not a good choice for anyone that cannot stand up to the task of being the leader in the relationship.
The Bullmastiff, a true mastiff breed, is known to have large, drooping jowls which lend themselves to drooling. A family that chooses this breed must be prepared for the drips and drools that are a part of this affectionate, sweet breed.
The Bullmastiff has a short coat that offers moderate shedding and is easily maintained with regular brushing and the occasional bath. The colors of the coat are Brindle, Fawn, Red, and Apricot, with or without a black mask.
As this is a brachycephalic (short faced) breed, it is important to understand the needs of this type of breed prior to purchase to ensure that this breed suits your lifestyle and climate, and to provide proper care during hot weather or excessive activities for the health and well being of the dog.