Bullmastiff Breed Profile
Among the qualities of a Bullmastiff is that they are alert, devoted, willful, docile, fearless, protective, affectionate, even tempered, calm, and loyal.
This breed of dog is great with children and for family. However, this breed of dog tends to be reserved around strangers.
Lifespan and Weight
The average lifespan of a Bullmastiff is around 10 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 100 to 133 lbs.
The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog are cancer, hip dysplasia, timors, boils on the lips, PRA, bloat and eyelid problems.
Housebreaking and Shedding
Housebreaking can be done with patience. Shedding is very little, yet brush every other day.
Best Owner Compatibility
Can be suitable for the apartment or condo environment, as they tend to be lazy. However, they do need their exercise. Not for the frequent traveler as these dogs crave human interaction. A kennel is not an option for this breed of dog.
Where to Buy
The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.
The average cost for this breed of dog is around $1,200+. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.
This breed of dog is not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected. Socialize early or they may have dominance aggression towards other dogs.
This breed of dog makes for a good guard dog and a watch dog. They don't bark unless they feel there is a need to.
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