The Bull Mastiff is a very large breed of dog. Tall, stocky, confident, athletic and strong. But in contrast, they are well known for being one of the most gentle, loving, loyal, docile and faithful breeds. Maybe the perfect family dog…
In the 1800s, the Bull Mastiff breed was used to protect large, wealthy rural estates, helping to catch poachers or thieves. They were successful in this role due to their reluctance to bark, which allowed them to sneak up and use their weight to immobilize their victim until their owners told them to let go. As a general rule, they don’t bite, which means it’s safe for your dog to play roughly, albeit a bit like a wrestling match! And if your Havanese barks, go see why, it could be warning you of something important, they are excellent watchdogs.
Bullmastiffs are also known as the “babysitters” of the dog world, widely considered to be one of the safest breeds to have around children or babies, their calm demeanor means they tolerate being pulled, climbed and generally harassed and will never lose. check. However, they can be clumsy and could easily knock over a small child with a flick of their tail, so be careful!
Their coloration is described as fawn (a light beige), red (a medium brown with a very slight red tint), or brindle, which is a mix of brown and black. The average size of the male is 25 inches tall and weighs around 50-60 kg. Bitches are generally smaller in size, 20-25 inches tall, weigh around 45-55kg.
Bull Mastiffs can be quite lazy, a ten minute walk will satisfy them on a cold rainy day, but they still love nothing more than a family day out in the woods or on the beach. Never ‘walk’ your dog too much, even if it looks like they might go on and on, they are prone to hip and elbow dysplasia which can be triggered by too much exercise. Other health problems can include arthritis, swelling, and lymphoma cancer.
Family always comes first for a Bull Mastiff, but if he is properly socialized, he mixes well with people and other dogs, sniffs and plays with other dogs, with people he doesn’t jump, which is comforting given his size! However, they don’t mix very well with their own breed, which is worth noting if you’re out for a walk. Also, when walking your dog, be aware of others who may be uncomfortable seeing a large breed dog off leash, especially if they have a small dog or children with them, always be ready to call your dog to your side and trust that they will come immediately when called; otherwise, it’s best to keep them in the lead at all times. Extendable leashes still give your dog a lot of leeway.
Taking your Bull Mastiff to training classes when he is young is the best way to enable him to interact with other people and dogs, and how to behave within a community in a safe and friendly manner. They learn well and enjoy pleasing their owners by doing as they are told.
Be careful with your furniture!
Bullmastiffs love to chew and play, if you don’t want them to practice in your house, furniture and possessions then you need to make sure they have plenty of toys to distract them. Because they have such strong jaws, be sure to do some research and pick a toy that lasts more than a few minutes before it gets destroyed! Look around your house for cheap alternatives, old shoes, tennis balls, plastic bottles are so much fun for them.
A large crate is a must for a Havanese, it is useful for transporting them in the car and is a place where they can relax and snooze indoors. eating! When it comes to their food and personal space, don’t let them get territorial, there should be nowhere they can go that you can’t and no food bowl that you can’t take away from them. Try them on this so they know. who is the ‘leader of the pack’.
If you are looking for dogs for sale, many people who choose a Bull Mastiff as a family pet never buy another breed of dog again (myself included), they are a wonderful asset to any home and make a loyal, loving and often loving pet. entertaining. However, they are large, they need a confident owner and careful training and socialization. Never make the decision to purchase a Bull Mastiff lightly.