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Breed:

Bullmastiff

Group (AKC):
Working
Country of Origin19th century England
Type of coatshort, low maintenance, regular shedding
Groomingregular brushing (10 minutes twice a week), ear cleaning, nail trimming
Average height24-27 inches
Average weight100-135 pounds
Activity levelvigorous outdoors, low indoors
Watchdogvery high ability, very territorial, natural guardian
Protectionnot anymore, breed has become lethargic
Intelligencehigh
Trainabilitylow, patience and consistency required, firm but not overbearing
Compatibility with childrengentle and affectionate with family members, unpredictable with others, absolutely no roughhousing!
Characteraffectionate, lazy, powerful, fearless, yet docile, courageous, quick, strong, willing to challenge humans
Ideal home environmentlarge counry house with fenced yard or kennel preferred
Ideal ownerstrong, easy going, confident, leader with time to train and socialize, who is aware of the potential danger of this breed if not properly handled and trained
Suggestions:neuter males before eighth month, females are less aggressive, early obedience training and socialization
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Additional notes:

Some call them Doormats because when you come into the room they just barely look up and then go back to sleep. With proper research into the breeding, early training and socialization, it will make a good family dog.

There is a bizarre tradition in Spain called "Running of the Bullmastiffs" where thousands of them stampede through the streets of Pamplona and people flee for their lives hoping not to be overrun by the thundering herd.

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