meet theBullmastiff

The Bullmastiff is a strong and powerfully built animal that possesses great intelligence and a willingness to please, making them ideal family companions and protectors. Although large, the breed remains both agile and active and is successful in conformation, obedience, agility, tracking, carting and therapy work. The Bullmastiff's coat may be red, fawn or brindle.


Training &Temperament

They are natural guardians of the home, but do not bark much, as silence was a virtue when guarding estates. Bullmastiffs are independent thinkers and may not respond to some obedience training methods. But, basic obedience is a must for all Bullmastiffs. The breed does not require much exercise and can live happily in a house or apartment. The key to a successful relationship with an adult Bullmastiff is control and leadership.

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Did You Know?

The known history of the Bullmastiff begins about 1860 in England.

Bred to guard against poachers who threatened gameland in England.

The Bullmastiff was known for some time as the Gamekeeper's Night Dog because of his utilitarian purpose.

The Bullmastiff has been with the AKC since 1933.

A mature adult male Bullmastiff will average 26 inches and 120 pounds.

The primary use of Bullmastiffs now is as a firm, dependable and warm family dog.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Fawn 082
Fawn Brindle 088
Red 140
Red Brindle 148
Red Fawn 150
Red Fawn Brindle 318


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
Black Mask 004
Black Markings 002
Black Mask, White Markings 005
Fawn Mask 009