What does Hypoallergenic Mean?
Do Bullmastiffs shed?
No, Bullmastiffs are not hypoallergenic. Even though they have short coats, Bullmastiffs shed moderately and often drool, which can trigger allergies.
Are Bullmastiffs good apartment dogs?
Bullmastiffs can be dog aggressive and often will not tolerate dogs of the same sex. Having 2 males in the household is asking for trouble, a Bullmastiff battle is something no sane person would want to break up. Even if they are socialised and normally Ok with other dogs it is essential they are always kept on a leash as even if they do not instigate a fight they can easily seriously injure or kill a smaller dog.
Do Bullmastiffs Cause Allergies?
Unfortunately, the Bullmastiff is a short-lived dog that only lives about eight years, even when it is in top physical condition and perfect health. Furthermore, they are prone to various health issues that you will find listed here: Bloat, Hip and Elbow Dysplasia, Hypothyroidism, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Arthritis, Lymphoma, Subaortic Stenosis, Skin Allergies and Ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligaments. If you are looking for a large dog that will make a great guard dog and will fit into any size home, the Bullmastiff is a perfect choice. With their calm demeanor, the Bullmastiff is just as happy in an apartment as it is in a large home. Furthermore, these dogs are extremely quiet, which means you will not have to worry about them disturbing your neighbors.
How to prevent allergies
Groom your Bullmastiff
The Bullmastiffs coat is easy to maintain. They have a short, dense coat that comes in brindle, red, or fawn. And maintaining it is as simple as a quick brush once per week.
The Bullmastiff is a large, strong dog with square proportions, and bred for endurance. It has a short coat that needs minimal care. Bullmastiffs tend to drool so some daily facial cleaning may be necessary. Some dogs of this breed snore and they need space to stretch. The Bullmastiff is a large dog that can weigh between 100 and 130 pounds fully grown. This is an extremely muscular and powerful breed that has a broad head sitting atop a thick neck. It has short hair that can be fawn-colored, brindle or red with a black muzzle and a bit of black on the ears. Its triangular ears are set high on the head and flop forward towards its cheeks. The eyes should be dark in color, and the nose is typically black. It has a long tail which can be either straight or slightly curved. It is not uncommon for some Bullmastiffs to have an undershot jaw like their relatives the English Bulldogs.
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This nearly square breed should be powerful and active — a combination of strength, endurance and alertness. It should appear to be 60 percent mastiff and 40 percent bulldog. Its gait is smooth and powerful, but its angulation is moderate. Its coat is short and dense, and its expression keen and alert. These attributes allowed the bullmastiff to both overtake and over-power intruders.