This large breed was developed in the mid-1800s as a cross between the Old English Bulldog and English Mastiff. Bred to guard English estates and game preserves, they soon became known as the Gamekeeper's Night Dog. Bullmastiffs are known to be kind, intelligent, and loyal, rarely barking except as an alert, and are particularly well suited as family companions and protectors. While they require little in the way of maintenance, they are prone to several hereditary skeletal and lymphatic conditions.
Everything we do sends a message to our pet. Did you know that giving your dog affection at the wrong time can send the wrong message and worsen unwanted behavior? Giving affection during desired behaviors is an important thing to remember.