Bullmastiff adult in black and white

Bullmastiff

Bullmastiffs are smaller than Mastiffs but much more imposing than Bulldogs.

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

Country
United Kingdom
Group
FCI Group 2, AKC Working Group
Size category
Giant
Avg life expectancy
8–10 years

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

Key facts

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