Dog Breed Guide: Bullmastiff

Posted on November 17, 2014 under Dog Breeds

A bullmastiff puppy dog with pet insurance from Pets Best.

A Bullmastiff puppy.

Dr. Marc is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.

About the Bullmastiff
Height (to base of neck): female 24-26″, male 25-27″
Weight: female 100-120lbs, male 110-130lbs
Color: Fawn, red and brindled
Origin: Great Britain
Coat: Short very dense hair coat.
Life Expectancy: 9-10 years
Energy level: Low to moderate
Exercise needs: Low to moderate

Is a Bullmastiff the Right Dog Breed for You?
Bullmastiffs were originally used as guard dogs and thus they have retained their protectiveness. They are intelligent, self assured and courageous, but also very aloof with strangers and can be prone to aggression without early socialization. They are sensitive to temperature extremes, but are suited to urban or rural lifestyles due to low to moderate exercise needs. They require minimal grooming and shed moderately. They are droolers.

Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Bullmastiff

According to the number of dog insurance claims Pets Best receives

Medical Issue  Average Claim Amount  Expensive Claim 
Skin Allergies $795 $8,397
Cruciate Ligament Injury $2,742 $11,294
Ear Infections $248 $4,616
Cancer $3,136 $12,133
Cystitis $529 $2,414


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