About the Bullmastiff

Bullmastiffs are powerfully built dogs, giving an impression of great strength without heaviness. These high-spirited, ever-alert, loyal dogs have a reputation for being tough, active and reliable protectors.

Despite their huge size, they are actually very friendly dogs who make excellent family companions.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

FCI Group 2, AKC Working Group
Very large
Avg life expectancy
8–10 translations.feature.breeds.years

Intelligent / Alert / Loyal / Protective / Resilient / Lively / Enthusiastic


  • Makes a great guard dog
  • Needs an owner with some experience
  • Makes a great family dog