Animal welfare relevant breed

Life expectancy

10 years

Age adult

36 months

Height (Shoulder height)

65 cm


55 kg

Coat texture

short-haired / smooth

Coat color

falb, red, brindle

Common illnesses

dysplasia of the hip joint / eye diseases / cancer/ predisposition to tumor / skin diseases / Breeding relevant to animal welfare

Food expenses per month in €

about € 91

Suitable for children

Rather yes

Needs a garden

Rather not

Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment

Rather not

First dog suitable

Rather not

Allergy friendly

Rather not




Needs much attention

Care and grooming

Low grooming effort

Eager to learn



Needs a lot of exercise


alert / active / stubborn / lively / protective / loving / reliable

Bred for

watchdog / guard dog

Common illnesses

dysplasia of the hip joint / eye diseases / cancer/ predisposition to tumor / skin diseases / Breeding relevant to animal welfare

Dog type according to FCI

pinscher and schnauzer - molossoid - swiss mountain and cattledogs

FCI description

Section 1 Pinscher and Schnauzer. These were once farm dogs that kept house and stables free of mice and rats. They also protected against intruders and accompanied the carts. They are often independent, suspicious of strangers and vigilant.

Section 2 Molossoids. These great dane-like dogs were used in the war as fighting dogs and in the Middle Ages for big game hunting. Later for guarding large estates. They are big, defensive dogs who protect and defend their family. They need a loving education early on and must not be armed in any way, otherwise the strong animals get out of control. Also the mountain dogs were typical house and yard dogs which are ready to defend but little aggressive. With same-sex conspecific, they get along however usually less well because of its distinctive precinct-behavior.

Section 3 Swiss Mountain Dog. These worked as herd prodection dogs or guard dogs in alpine valleys or pulled milk carts. They are independent, territorial and guarded house, yard and livestock.

Many dogs from this group grow very big, have a strong personality and need patient training. They can become great partners for life if you have enough space and time. Others are small, but still stubborn and want to be challenged so that their activity and vigilance can be lived out and not used against others.

Short description

The Bullmastiff originates from Great Britain and is the product of the corss breeding of Mastiffs and Bulldogs. The former protection dog for hunters, is used rather for guarding or is a family-dog nowadays. He is know to be a bit stubborn, and needs a firm and experienced trainer.

This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.