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Bull Mastiff

Breed standard


Bull Mastiff - U.S.A

General Appearance: That of a symmetrical animal, showing great strength, endurance, and alertness; powerfully built but active. The foundation breeding was 60% Mastiff and 40% Bulldog. The breed was developed in England by gamekeepers for protection against poachers.

Size, Proportion, Substance: Size--Dogs, 25 to 27 inches at the withers, and 110 to 130 pounds weight. Bitches, 24 to 26 inches at the withers, and 100 to 120 pounds weight. Other things being equal, the more substantial dog within these limits is favored. Proportion--The length from tip of breastbone to rear of thigh exceeds the height from withers to ground only slightly, resulting in a nearly square appearance.


Expression--Keen, alert, and intelligent. Eyes Dark and of medium size. Ears--V-shaped and carried close to the cheeks, set on wide and high, level with occiput and cheeks, giving a square appearance to the skull; darker in color than the body and medium in size. Skull Large, with a fair amount of wrinkle when alert; broad, with cheeks well developed. Forehead flat. Stop--Moderate. Muzzle--Broad and deep; its length, in comparison with that of the entire head, approximately as 1 is to 3. Lack of foreface with nostrils set on top of muzzle is a reversion to the Bulldog and is very undesirable. A dark muzzle is preferable. Nose--Black, with nostrils large and broad. Flews--Not too pendulous. Bite--Preferably level or slightly undershot. Canine teeth large and set wide apart.

Neck, Topline, Body: Neck--Slightly arched, of moderate length, very muscular, and almost equal in circumference to the skull. Topline--Straight and level between withers and loin. Body--Compact. Chest wide and deep, with ribs well sprung and well set down between the forelegs. Back--Short, giving the impression of a well balanced dog. Loin--Wide, muscular, and slightly arched, with fair depth of flank. Tail--Set on high, strong at the root, and tapering to the hocks. It may be straight or curved, but never carried hound fashion. Forequarters: Shoulders--muscular but not loaded, and slightly sloping. Forelegs--straight, well boned, and set well apart; elbows turned neither in nor out. Pasterns straight, feet of medium size, with round toes well arched. Pads thick and tough, nails black.

Hindquarters: Broad and muscular, with well developed second thigh denoting power, but not cumbersome. Moderate angulation at hocks. Cowhocks and splay feet are serious faults.

Coat: Short and dense, giving good weather protection.

Color: Red, fawn, or brindle. Except for a very small white spot on the chest, white marking is considered a fault.

Gait: Free, smooth, and powerful. When viewed from the side, reach and drive indicate maximum use of the dog's moderate angulation. Back remains level and firm. Coming and going, the dog moves in a straight line. Feet tend to converge under the body, without crossing over, as speed increases. There is no twisting in or out at the joints.

Temperament: Fearless and confident yet docile. The dog combines the reliability, intelligence, and willingness to please required in a dependable family companion and protector.

Approved February 8, 1992, Effective March 31, 1992


Temperament -

The Bull mastiff is courageous, loyal, calm, and loving with those it knows. It has a very strong protective instinct and will defend its owners against anything it perceives as a threat. However, it does not normally attack to protect. Instead, it simply knocks the intruder over with its massive size and pins them to the ground, or, will simply stand in front of the stranger/intruder and refuse to let them pass. Bullmastiffs become intensely attached to their families and do best when they can live inside with them. Their protective instinct combined with their great size and natural wariness of strangers means that early socialization is a must. The Bull mastiff may or may not get along well with other dogs. Often, male Bullmastiffs do not tolerate other males, regardless of breed. Occasionally, females are also intolerant of other females. The Bull mastiff, in general, does get along well with children and is very loving towards them. Parental supervision should be maintained when they are with children because these dogs are so big that they may accidentally knock smaller children down.

Bull Mastiff - FCI

ORIGIN : Great-Britain. DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD : 24.06.1987. UTILIZATION : Watch-dog. CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. : Group 2 Pinscher and Schnauzer-Molossoid breeds-Swiss Mountain- and Cattle Dogs and other breeds. Section 2.1 Molossoid breeds, Mastiff type. Without working trial. GENERAL APPEARANCE : Powerful build, symmetrical, showing great strength, but not cumbersome, sound and active. BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT : Powerful; enduring, active and reliable. High spirited, alert and faithful. HEAD : Broad and deep. CRANIAL REGION : Skull : Skull large and square, viewed from every angle, fair wrinkle when interested, but not when in repose. Circumference of skull may equal height of dog measured at top of shoulder. Stop : Pronounced. FACIAL REGION : Nose : Nose broad with widely spreading nostrils; flat neither pointed nor turned up in profile. Muzzle : Muzzle short; distance from tip of nose to stop approximately one third of length from tip of nose to centre of occiput, broad under eyes and sustaining nearly same width to end of nose; blunt an cut off square, forming right angle with upper line of face, and at same time proportionate with skull.Lips : Flews not pendulous, never hanging below level of lower jaw. Jaws/Teeth : Underjaw broad to end. Level desired but slightly undershot allowed but not preferred. Canine teeth large and set wide part, other teeth strong, even and well placed. Cheeks : Well filled. Eyes : Dark or hazel, of medium size, set apart the width of muzzle with furrow between. Light or yellow eyes highly undesirable. Ears : V-shaped, folded back, set on wide and high, level of occiput giving square appearance to skull which is most important. Small and deeper in colour than body. Point of ear level with eye when alert. Rose ears highly undesirable. NECK : Well arched, moderate length, very muscular and almost equal to skull in circumference. BODY : Back : Back short and straight, giving compact carriage, but not so short as to interfere with activity. Roach and sway backs highly undesirable. Loins : Loins wide and muscular with fair depth of flank. Chest : Chest, wide and deep, well let down between forelegs, with deep brisket. TAIL : Set high, strong at root and tapering, reaching to hocks, carried straight or curved, but not found fashion. Crank tails highly undesirable. LIMBS FOREQUARTERS : Forelegs powerful and straight, well boned, set wide apart, presenting a straight front. Shoulders : Shoulders muscular, sloping and powerful, not overloaded. Pasterns : Pasterns straight and strong.HINDQUARTERS : Hindlegs strong and muscular. Second thigh : Well developed second thighs, denoting power and activity, not cumbersome.Hock : Hocks moderately bent. Cow hocks highly undesirable. FEET : Well arched, cat like, with rounded toes, pads hard. Dark toe nails desirable. Splayed feet highly undesirable. GAIT / MOVEMENT : Movement indicates power and sense of purpose. When moving neither front nor hind legs should cross or plait, right front and left rear leg rising and falling at same time. A firm backline unimpaired by powerful thrust from hindlegs denoting a balanced and harmonious movement. COAT HAIR : Short and hard, weather resistant, lying flat to body. Long, silky or woolly coats highly undesirable. COLOUR : Any shade of brindle, fawn or red; colour to be pure and clear. A slight white marking on chest permissible. Other white markings undesirable. Black muzzle essential, toning off towards eyes, with dark markings around eyes contributing to expression. SIZE AND WEIGHT : Height at withers : Dogs 63,5-68,5 cm (25-27 ins). Bitches 61 - 66 cm (24-26 ins). Weight : Dogs 49,9-59 kg (110-130 lbs). Bitches 41 -49,9 kg ( 90-110 lbs). FAULTS : Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified. N.B. : Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.