Answer: No! Bullmastiffs are not hypoallergenic canines. They do shed their fur in a moderate manner and they also produce a fair amount of dander which usually causes an allergic reaction in most people who have a higher chance of getting affected from dog hair.
Answer: Yes! Bullmastiffs are very friendly and affectionate with small kids. These canines are highly gentle and careful whenever they are around a small child and they also have a fair amount of protective instincts for kids of all ages. So, all in all, this should be a fine breed for those families who have small kids present in their homes.
Answer: A well-trained and properly socialized Bullmastiff can be somewhat friendly with other canines, but generally, these pooches are known to be highly kind and warm with other pooches. In fact, an untrained Bullmastiff can be fairly aggressive with other canines especially of the same gender, hence it is very important to properly guide and train a Bullmastiff at an early age only so that it might become a bit more sociable towards other pooches when it grows up.
Answer: Bullmastiffs are not known to mix that well with most of the other household pets including cats. These pooches don’t trust other animals very easily and because of that, they have a hard time getting along with other animals like cats.
Answer: Yes! Bullmastiffs are amazing guard dogs. They can effectively protect their homes and family members from any kind of external harm. They do have the protective instincts and the right amount of aggression that is required to become an efficient guard dog.
Answer: A Bullmastiff can be a fine apartment dog if all his exercise requirements are properly fulfilled. These pooches remain fairly inactive and relaxed when they are inside their homes and are known to adjust moderately well to the apartment lifestyle.
Answer: Bullmastiffs are moderate shedders and they mostly shed their fur on a seasonal basis. The shedding season can come once or twice every year and during that time, regular brushing of the coat is highly necessary for these pooches.
Answer: Bullmastiffs require a fair amount of handling, guidance, and training from their owners so as to become more sociable with others. These pooches also require a well-trained and well-experienced owner, who understands the psyche of a canine, to raise them. And, these pooches might be a bit overwhelming for first-time or novice owners mainly due to their size, temperament with other animals and maintenance needs. And, that is why Bullmastiffs might not be a very good option for inexperienced or first-time owners.
Answer: No! Bullmastiffs are not known to bark excessively or without any reasons. These pooches mostly bark when they want the attention of their loved ones or when they are guarding their homes, but apart from this, they don’t use their voice all that much.
Answer: Bullmastiffs have moderate to decent exercise requirements. These pooches should be taken to long slow-paced walks on a daily basis either in a park or an open area where they can freely move, but it is important to keep them on their leash. They also love to play various games with their loved ones, hence, short play sessions should also be made a regular part of their day-to-day exercise routine. But it is important not to overexert these canines, especially in the summer season as it can have a really bad effect on their health.
Answer: No canine like to be alone or away from their loved ones for a very long period of time and this is also true for the Bullmastiffs. While some Bullmastiffs, when properly trained, can live all alone for a good amount of time, most of these pooches do not do that well if they are continually left alone in the house for an extended period of time. These pooches will become highly bored and frustrated and untrained canines can also wreak havoc on the house furniture and belongings. Hence, it is not a good idea to leave a Bullmastiff all alone for long periods of time on a regular basis.
Answer: For experienced and knowledgeable owners, it shouldn’t be that hard to train a Bullmastiff. These canines do have a bit of stubbornness in them, but once under control, they can be pretty agreeable during the training sessions. They are known to learn the new things which are taught to them at a decent pace and it is usually a pretty fun experience to train a big, devoted dog such as Bullmastiff.
Answer: Bullmastiffs require a minimal amount of grooming to look good and tidy. Their short coat is only needed to be brushed on an occasional basis to keep it away from matting issues. Also, these pooches only require occasional baths to remain clean and fresh-looking. But their skin should be checked regularly for any signs of dryness or oiliness so as to avoid any risks of skin allergies. And finally, their nails must be trimmed regularly as overly long nails can be painful for them while walking or running.
Answer: Bullmastiffs have a below-average tolerance to heat and high temperatures. These pooches can comfortably thrive in pleasant and warm areas, but if the temperature goes higher than their comfort limit (>30°C), then these pooches require a lot of care and protection from their owners.
Answer: Bullmastiffs are considered to be great cold-weather canines as they are highly tolerant to low temperature and chilly conditions. These pooches are a great fit for those people who reside in a fairly cold and wintry area.
Answer: Bullmastiffs are moderately intelligent canines. These pooches have reasonable learning and thinking skills which are required for a canine to properly live and develop in this world.
Answer: A well-trained and properly socialized Bullmastiff is known to be fairly friendly and cordial with other people. These pooches mostly remain very kind and gentle with almost everyone and they are good at differentiating the good people or good strangers from bad ones or people with bad intentions.
Answer: Yes! Bullmastiffs are heavy droolers. These pooches drool almost all the time; before and after having their meals, after drinking water, after exercising etcetera, hence it is important to properly clean their mouth with a soft cloth at regular intervals so that these pooches are not affected by skin-related issues or allergies.
Answer: Yes! Bullmastiffs are fairly expensive canines that are pretty costly for most people to bring home. But these pooches make up for that with their low to moderate maintenance needs. They are very easy to groom and they do not have a lot of exercise requirements. These pooches are not extremely hard to train and they are highly devoted to their owners and they listen to their owner’s commands very intently, therefore, it is not wrong to say that Bullmastiffs are not a high-maintenance breed.
Answer: Bullmastiffs have a mediocre availability in India. While they are not that hard to be found in most of the big cities of India like Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi et cetera, but when it comes to their availability in various smaller regions of our country, then it is still very low.
Answer: The average price of a Bullmastiff puppy in India is around ₹40,000 to ₹60,000. But there are a lot of factors that affect their price in the country and because of that, the cost of bringing a Bullmastiff puppy home can go fairly high.
Answer: Although Bullmastiffs are not natural swimmers like some other breeds out there, there are many Bullmastiffs who do like to swim and play in the water. These pooches enjoy spending their time near a water body and they also take part in various water-related activities. So, if you have a Bullmastiff that loves to get wet and play in a pool, then definitely take him for a swim, but always remember proper supervision and protection (life vest) are highly important for a canine while he’s swimming or he’s near a water body.
Answer: Bullmastiffs mostly come in the following colors:
Answer: Bullmastiffs have a pretty average lifespan of about 08-10 years. But if they are consistently given proper care, protection, nutrition, and exercise, then some Bullmastiffs might live longer than 10 years.
Answer: Most common health problems found in the Bullmastiffs are hip and elbow dysplasia, bloat, torn anterior cruciate ligaments, hypothyroidism, subaortic stenosis, entropion, and skin & coat issues.