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Bullmastiff

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Dog Breed Group
Working Dogs 
Origin of Breed
England to guard estates from poachers. 
Life Expectancy
10 - 12 years 
Color
Dark brindle, fawn, or red shades. May have white marks that appear on the chest. 
Coat
Dense, coarse, water-resistant coat. 
Exercise Needs
The breed tends to be lazy therefore requires regular on-leash exercise. 
Temperament
Loyal and fearless, even-tempered and calm. Rarely loses its temper and is easy to train. 
Good with Children
It is tolerant of children and craves human attention. Makes an excellent watchdog; it will catch an intruder, knock him down an 
Grooming Needs
Requires regular brushing. Light shedder. 
Average Size - Male (in)
25 - 27 
Average Size - Female (in)
24 - 26 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
110 - 130 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
100 - 120 
Health Issues
It is prone to bloat, hip dysplasia, and some eye problems. It does not tolerate extremes of temperature well.v
Living Conditions
Adapts well to urban living, but needs plenty of space. 

Breed Description

The bullmastiff, a cross between the mastiff and the bulldog, was developed in 19th-century England; it was used chiefly to discourage poaching on estates and game preserves and was known as the "gamekeeper's night-dog." The bullmastiff is a tan, reddish brown, or brindled dog, with black on the face and ears. It stands 61 to 69 cm and weighs 45 to 59 kg. It is frequently used as a police and guard dog.

Breed Infobits

The Bullmastiff has developed a fearsome reputation as it is very confident and is scared of only a very few things.

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