From history of the
The Kennel Club admitted Bullmastiff breed (at that time
the breed name was written as "Bull-Mastiff") in 1924,
however it was formed much earlier. The dog was called
"The Keeper's Night Dog" ("the night dog of rangers"),
"Mastiff mixed with Bulldog", "Large-sized Bulldog" or
"small half-breed of Mastiff."
Country of origin:
Powerful proportional body, that represents great
strength; not bulky, but tough and active dog.
Height and weight:
Height at the withers: Males 63,5-68,5 cm, Females 61-66
cm. Weight: Males 49.9 kg, Females 41 -49 kg.
Similar to square. The index of the format - 102-104.
Short and rough, weather resistant taut coat
Any shade of brindle, pale or reddish, however must be
clean and without impurities. Small white spot on chest is
acceptable. White spots in other places is a defect. The
dark mask is required, with typical edging around the
eyes, making special expression.
The head is large and square when viewed from any angle,
with a few wrinkles when the dog is watchful, but if the
dog is calm - they disappear. The girth of skull should be
equal to the height at the withers. The skull is broad and
deep with well developed cheekbones and distinct stop from
the forehead to the muzzle. The muzzle is short; the
distance from the tip of the nose to the stop from the
forehead to the muzzle is one-third of the total head
length from tip of the nose to the occiput.
Eyes are dark or hazel in color, medium-sized, widely set
- to the width of the muzzle and separated by median
furrow. Light or yellow eyes - is a defect.
V-shaped, pendant, widely and highly set on the line of
the occiput, making the skull square in shape that is very
important. The ears should be small and darker in color
than the body. When the dog is watchful the ends of the
ears are at the eye level. "Rose-shaped" ears are not
The bite is direct, however it can have small overbite,
but it is not desirable. The fangs are large, placed wide
apart, the other teeth are strong, straight, properly set.
With a good curve, moderate in length, very muscular; the
girth is almost equal to the circumference of the skull.
The back is short and straight, making a dog look compact,
but not so short as to limit the free movement of the dog.
Soft and sunken back - are the defects.
The chest is broad, deep, well omitted, with deep chest
Set high, strong at the base, tapering at the tip; reaches
the hock joint in length, keeps straight or slightly
curved, but not similar to the Hound manner. The broken
tail is a defect.
The widely set forelimbs are strong and straight with
sturdy bone present even frontal part. The pasterns are
strong and steep. The hind limbs are strong and muscled
with well expressed calves, demonstrating strength and
activity, but without a trace of awkwardness. The hock
joints are slightly sloping.
Bullmastiff is a silent, menacing guard who has a great
strength, dexterity, speed and determination. This is a
wonderful friend of the family; it is kind and reliable.
This is a massive, a bit stocky, but not bulky dog
combining grandeur with kindness and courage with