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Unlike other dogs bred for sports, the Bullmastiff was developed to hunt and hold the “sportsman”. Poachers, the bane of many a gamekeeper in Old England, were the sole prey of the Bull Mastiff which was developed specifically for its dark brindle color which was easily hidden in the shadows, and it strength to pursue and hold the poacher. While they were huge and threatening, the breed was not developed to attack. This stood them in good stead when the need for a poacher’s “night dog” waned and the breed morphed slightly in type, and became softer in temperament. (continued below)


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(continued) Founded on breeding stock that was 60% Mastiff and 40% Old English Bulldog, some out-crossing continued until the late 19th century when a “pure” pedigree of three generations was required for show. The Bullmastiff stands 24-27 inches at the withers, and can weigh in the range of 100-135 lbs. They come in three colors: red, fawn and brindle. A small white spot on the chest is permitted. The Bullmastiff has a surprisingly quiet nature for such a large dog, and requires only moderate but regular exercise. This makes them suitable for apartment life if the apartment has space enough for a large animal. While they are well-behaved with and tolerant of children, a large dog can hurt a small child inadvertently through play. They bond with their master but may be stand-offish with strangers, and can be territorial with strange dogs. Because of their size, firm handling and obedience training is a must from the start, as is socializing the dog with other animals and people, from a young age. © DogDecor.com
 
 
     
 


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