Bullmastiff Puppy And Dog Information
The Bullmastiff is a large, powerful dog that excels at watch dog and guard dog duties. Just seeing one of these dogs should put anyone up to no good
on notice. They can live in an apartment because they can be fairly lazy and laid back. They train easily, need to be socialized with other pets and do
well with older children.
*Good With Children? Will generally tolerate children. May tend to knock toddlers over as a clumsy puppy. As a reminder, never leave young
children unsupervised with a puppy or dog.
*Good With Other Pets? They need to be socialized with other pets early on.
*Temperament: Docile yet fearless. She is a dependable family protector.
*Trainability: She is sensitive to voice tones, intelligent, and does well in training.
*Approximate Adult Size. The approximate adult size (two years old or older) of the male bullmastiff is 25 to 27 inches to the withers (highest point
of the shoulder) and 110 to 130 pounds. The female ranges from 24 to 26 inches to the withers and 100 to 120 pounds.
*Special Health Considerations. Most dog breeds have certain inherited health problems associated with that specific breed and the Bullmastiff is no
exception. Be on the look out for canine hip dysplasia (genetic based looseness in the hip joint that can lead to arthritis pain and lameness), gastric
torsion, bloat (Gastric Dilation-Volvulus, the second leading killer of dogs, can kill within the hour, this space is too limited for a complete explanation
but you should read up on this). Feeding more then once a day and avoiding exercise right after meals may help guard against bloat. Also look out for
cancer, eyelid problems and possibly hypothyroidism (sluggish thyroid gland which can result in weight gain).This disease list is an informative
guideline only. Other diseases may also be significant threats, please contact your veterinarian for a complete list.
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