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Bullmastiff Dog Breed

Source: PetWave, Updated on July 16, 2015


The Bullmastiff is a strong and powerful dog whose known history begins in about 1860 in England, where the breed was developed to protect game from thieves on grand English estates. The breed is probably centuries old, but documentation is scarce to nonexistent. Bullmastiffs are also known as “the Gamekeeper’s Night-Dog.” This is an animal that is fearless yet confident and docile, combining the reliability, intelligence and willingness to please that is sought in a dependable family companion and in a protector. Perhaps due to its loyalty, stability and bravery, this breed has starred in a number of movies, including: “Stay,” “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” “Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star,” “Frank,” “Homeward Bound – Lost in San Francisco,” “Hooch,” and the recent “Hotel for Dogs.” The Bullmastiff was recognized by the AKC in 1933.

Bullmastiff Dog Breed Quick Facts

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  • Cat Friendly
  • Child Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
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  • Intelligence
  • Playfulness
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