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Reader Stories: Living with a Bullmastiff


The Bullmastiff is large-boned and muscular working dog. Its origins as a Mastiff/Bulldog cross are apparent in its appearance. In personality, this breed is smart, alert and loyal. Though the Bullmastiff has a natural protective instinct, the breed is typically quite gentle around children and others who pose no threat. Here's a profile of the breed that describes common characteristics of Mastiffs. But like people, each dog is unique. If you own a Bullmastiff, we'd like to know more about your pet. Your story will help prospective owners decide whether a Bullmastiff is the right pet for them.

Big, Blonde Jake

Blonde. There really is no better description for Jake. Large, bumble footed, and not the sharpest. Getting him to do things with his training was relatively easy, as he is the most food driven monst…More

Chloe, Our Bullmastiff

Chloe basically likes to sleep and eat (and rule over my Staffordshire Bull Terrier). She was easy to obedience train until her hips started hurting and then she was done with it. She does have hip d…More

My Bullmastiff Friday

Large breed but not too large. Friday had a gentle spirit, was smart, always on alert, and a quiet loving companion. Friday didn't bark really, but she would alert me if she heard someone approaching…More

Zorro, Bullmastiff Puppy

Zorro has a great persona. And at least for now he is not showing any ego or head weight, though at times a bit of the breed stubbornness does creep in. He was easily housebroken, and his accident ra…More

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