The fearless and powerful Bullmastiff is intimidating at first with its daunting appearance. Once you get to know them better, you will learn that they are indeed a gentle giant. These dogs are determined protectors when needed but gently and loving companions the rest of the time. The Bullmastiff is not a high energy dog and so a couple short walks a day along with a bit of playtime will be enough. They are a low key breed that doesn’t mind staying alone at home with two working parents, so long as you return to give them all of the love and attention they deserve. Perfect and calm with children as adults, these heavy-drooling and flatulent dogs are loyal to their family and cautious towards strangers when not introduced by someone whom they trust.
Lifestyle and Living Environment
Despite their size, Bullmastiffs do not require too much exercise. A couple of short walks a day should be more than enough for these gentle giants. As such, these dogs can live comfortably in an apartment-type setting, their mellow nature rendering them highly adaptable to different living environments. Although kind of heart and extremely well mannered, the sheer size of these dogs can be overwhelming for toddlers and babies, this breed more suitable for families with children aged five or above.
Common Health Issues
Bullmastiffs are prone to: Heat Exhaustion, Heat Stroke, Hip Dysplasia, Elbow Dysplasia, Entropion, Sub-Aortic Stenosis, Bloat, Skin Problems.