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Dog Breed's Main Info
The Breed's History:
Bred by English gamekeepers in the 19th century to assist English wardens or gamekeepers guard estates and capture poachers. As a result the Bullmastiff is known as the Gamekeeper's Night Dog.
The preferred colour, by gamekeepers, was brindle as this colour works as a more effective camouflage, especially at night.
The Bullmastiff was a cross of 40 percent Old English Bulldog (not the short, chubby Bulldog of today) and 60 percent English Mastiff for its size, strength and loyalty. They bark much less often than other breeds; however, they will bark on alarm.
The Bullmastiff was recognized as a pure-bred dog in 1924 by the English Kennel Club. In 1934 the American Kennel Club recognized the bullmastiff.
The first standard for the breed was approved in 1935. The standard has undergone several revisions since then. The most current version is available on the AKC Web site.
Country of Origin:
2 feet to 2 feet, 3 inches (60,96 to 68,58 cm)
100 to 130 pounds (45,36 to 58,97 Kg)
8 to 10 years
Potential Health Issues:
Gastric Dilatation Volvulus,
Ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament,
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