The Bullmastiff is a large, powerful dog who projects a regal attitude. This breed is quite intelligent and responds well to training. The Bullmastiff is in the working dog category and was originally a guard dog who protected property from poachers. Today, this dog is seen in the home environment as well as in the work areas of tracking and therapy. The Bullmastiff also excels in obedience, agility and conformation arenas.
The coat of the Bullmastiff is usually seen in color tones of fawn, brindle or red. He stands between 24 and 27 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 100 to 130 pounds.
While the Bullmastiff is a guard dog by nature, he also has kind tendencies toward kids and other family members. He is a gentle giant and will be affectionate with his family. However, should an intruder come into your home, rest assured that your Bullmastiff will make it known that the individual is not welcome there.
Due to his large size, the Bullmastiff needs daily exercisein a somewhat wide open area. However, he does not need to go on long runs that often. Just so long as the Bullmastiff gets outdoors daily, he will get the exercise and fresh air he needs to be content indoors.
If you are concerned about grooming issues, you will be able to relax knowing that the Bullmastiff is not a needy animal in this regard. This breed has a short length coat and does fine with a brushing each week or on an as-needed basis. An occasional bath will keep the Bullmastiff well groomed also.
The Bullmastiff is the perfect family pet for those who want a large dog who will guard the home, but be gentle enough with the family members. This dog breed is kind, intelligent and a great family pet.