The Bullmastiff Pitbull Mix: character, standard, and 5 facts

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The Bullmastiff Pitbull Mix: character, standard, and 5 facts

The Bullmastiff Pitbull Mix is an excellent breed of dog for guarding, defense, and also as a companion.  It’s a very sweet dog that loves the company of its owner and its family very much.

The Bullmastiff Pitbull Mix is ​​the result of the crossing between a Pitbull and a Bullmastiff and therefore gets its intelligence and its physical alertness from both parents. It was once used as an aid to the gamekeeper to catch poachers.

It’s an intelligent, reliable, very sensitive, perceptive dog, always ready to act. In short, all the credentials to be the best defense dog in existence.

This splendid dog, if well trained, is ideal for the whole family, with only one clause: it cannot stand loneliness, so it would be good to never leave it as an abandoned in the garden, it would suffer a lot.

In order to fully understand the Pittmastiff, it is important to know more about Its parents and their personality traits.

The Pitbull

Often a victim of various facts caused by unscrupulous masters, the pit bull is considered a violent breed. But before throwing out the baby with the bathwater, it might be worth understanding this mighty colossus: you might be surprised by his intelligent and affectionate character!

Not all countries recognize the Pitbull as a breed. Canada, for example, considers it a type of dog. The name “Pitbull”, which translates to “bull of the arenas”, in reference to its past as a fighter, is also often the nickname given to the American Pitbull Terrier. In a more general way, it designates dogs resulting from crosses which lead to morphological resemblances with the American Pitbull Terrier. Only certain dogs can be registered with the United Kennel Club (UKC).

Pit bull

Contrary to popular belief, the Pitbull is not part of the Molossoids. It is his extremely muscular and powerful body that is the cause of this common mistake. The Pitbull is short and smooth, but the coat can be one-tone or two-tone and all colors can be represented as well. Its wide and straight limbs give it a very stable base and its wide and slightly inclined hips allow it to take sudden and powerful starts.

Its head, which seems round when viewed from the front, on the contrary, gives the impression of being in the shape of a cone when seen from above, which is one of the specificities of Pitbulls. The muzzle is broad and a little advanced. The jaw muscles are highly developed. Oval, dark eyes and semi-erect ears lighten this portrait and give a soft and intelligent expression to the Pitbull

The Bullmastiff

The Bullmastiff is a very well-listed dog and its standards are clearly defined. It has been registered with the American Kennel Club since 1934! As a result, the coat colors and permissible variations are very clear!

We can find in this breed all shades of brindle, fawn, and red. A black mask attenuating at eye level is essential and a single white patch on the chest is not considered a defect.

If you are looking for a large dog that is powerful without being heavy, you might like the Bullmastiff’s figure! Harmonious and muscular, it sits firmly on its little round and arched feet with black nails.

Its square skull with a pronounced stop shows marked wrinkles when the dog focuses on a subject. The wrinkles are organized around a short muzzle, which is only a third of the length of the head. The lower jaw is wide and the dog may be very slightly prognathic, but this is not a quality. The dark or hazel eyes separated by a frontal wrinkle and the pointed ears but folded back and set back emphasize the square shape of the head. The tail is long and carried downwards.

  • Bullmastiff size: Between 2 and 2.5 feet
  • Bullmastiff Weight: Between 90 and 100 pounds
  • Bullmastiff coat: Short and hard all over the body

The character of the Bullmastiff Pitbull Mix

The Bullmastiff Pitbull Mix is ​​a very docile, obedient dog, very loyal to its owner, and is an excellent guard dog, courageous and of character.
This dog is not very fond of contact with strangers and will do everything to protect its owner, this point must be taken into account.

The Bullmastiff Pitbull Mix is ​​a brave and strong but also very intelligent dog, so it is a dog that can be trained easily. However, it needs a leader and strong character.
It’s an ideal family dog as long as it is trained because it loves the approval and company of humans.

It can’t stand being left alone it is not an ideal dog to leave in the garden, nor is it an ideal dog for those who do not have the time or desire to make them do physical activity.
The Bullmastiff Pitbull Mix needs to move consistently, every day, to take long walks, runs, and jumps with its owner.It must also be socialized with other dogs from an early age.

This is an active dog that needs a lot of attention, it is not aggressive if it is socialized as a puppy, and it is very sweet if it is made to relate to other people at a young age.

Training and socialization are fundamental to the Bullmastiff Pitbull Mix. This dog should be trained from an early age by an expert: it has a dominant character, which it gets from both parents, so it needs a pulse and determination, and a dominant and strong owner.

Generally, the Bullmastiff Pitbull Mix is ​​calm with other animals, if it does not perceive them as a threat, but it is necessary to socialize it.

Bullmastiff Pitbull Mix size and appearance

The Bullmastiff Pitbull Mix is ​​not a small dog and this must be taken into account if you are looking for a dog only for the house. It can weigh 90 to 100 pounds , and can be 2 to 3 feet tall.

Bullmastiff Pitbull Mix females tend to be smaller and lighter, but they still tend to be muscular and strong dogs, albeit athletic and sturdy.

The coat of the Bullmastiff Pitbull Mix varies according to the cross of the parent, we can have a dog with short and fine hair or slightly longer, in all combinations: red, white, black and brown, even spotted.

Life expectancy and cleanliness of the Bullmastiff Pitbull Mix

The Bullmastiff Pitbull Mix is ​​a fairly simple dog to keep clean: it has a short, smooth coat, so it is easy to brush, a couple of times a week may be enough, a little longer during the fall.

Attention should also be paid to the care of the Bullmastiff Pitbull Mix’s teeth.
In general, the Bullmastiff Pitbull Mix has good health, but it could inherit eye problems, hypothyroidism, heart problems from its parents.

This is why it is worth checking its health from a young age, and then making periodic visits to the vet to check its state of well-being.
Generally, the life expectancy of a Bullmastiff Pitbull Mix is ​​around 8-12 years, if cared for properly.

5 things you didn’t know

Many people don’t know this, but there are as many pit bulls as there are Mastiffs. Today there are five types of Pitbulls that are recognized: American Staffordshire Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, American Bulldog, and Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

Obviously, mastiffs are different depending on their origins: we have the Italian, Japanese, South African, Spanish, Perineum, Neapolitan, Argentine, German, French, Brazilian. The most famous, without a doubt, remains the Bullmastiff.

If you cross a Bullmastiff and the American Pit Bull, you get something called the Pitt Mastiff or the American MastiBull. But we prefer the name Bullmastiff Pitbull Mix to refer to it, just to avoid mistakes.

Bullmastiff Pitbull Mixes are quite popular among lovers of these breeds. So here are five things you didn’t know about them.

1.Contrary to popular belief, they are not aggressive.

The Bullmastiff Pitbull Mix is ​​not an aggressive dog, as many people think that both the Pitbull and the Mastiff are aggressive dogs. Put together, you just get a big dog full of love, affection, and also tending to be lazy and sleepy.

However, always remember that the dog becomes aggressive if it is not educated and is mistreated by an aggressive owner; in this case, a sweet character cannot be expected from the dog.

2.They love to play with their owners in the garden. 

The first thing to know if you want to have a Bullmastiff Pitbull Mix is ​​that these dogs absolutely love to play. You need to know how to dedicate time to it, to play, run and walk, in short, you need to dedicate time to it just for fun.

Like many other dogs, the Bullmastiff Pitbull Mix loves to play in all seasons, even in the snow, during the winter.

3.They are excellent guard dogs.

From two excellent guard dogs as parents, the Bullmastiff Pitbull Mix could only be one in turn. The dog knows how to bark very well, and is basically protective of the territory, and towards the owner and those it loves.

4.The training of the Bullmastiff Pitbull Mix.

This dog takes from its parents a strong personality and a certain character, and therefore the Bullmastiff Pitbull Mix is ​​not necessarily a very easy dog ​​to train. It is, therefore, necessary to dedicate quality time to training the Bullmastiff Pitbull Mix, taking into account that they are intelligent dogs and that tend to learn very quickly by nature.

Patience, perseverance, lots of love is what it takes to train a Bullmastiff Pitbull Mix well.

5.The colors of the coat.

The coat color of the Bullmastiff Pitbull Mix depends a lot on that of its parents. However, you can generally expect a combination of brown, black, white, red, nutty. A Bullmastiff Pitbull Mix can be dappled or a single color, or a mix of colors.

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About Amanda

Passionate about animals, Amanda draws her expertise from her training as an educator, pet behaviorist as well as her extensive experience with animal owners. A specialist in dog and cat behavior, Amanda continues to learn about our four-legged companions by studying veterinary reference books but also university research sites (UCD, Utrecht, Cambridge, Cornell, etc..)

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