Bull Mastiffs are great guard dogs. They are very loyal and protective. They have been used since ancient times to protect their owners from danger. Some experts say that they were first bred for fighting purposes but nowadays most of them work as service animals or even pets. Bullmastiffs are known to be good with children and other small animals too!
Bullmastiffs are also known to be very intelligent. They can learn new things quickly and understand what others are saying.
Their intelligence makes them excellent guards or watchdogs. They will bark at intruders, but they won’t attack them. If necessary, they can even bite someone if needed to protect themselves or their owner’s property.
The best thing about bullmastiffs is that they don’t need much exercise because of their size and strength. They do require regular grooming and veterinary care.
However, these qualities make them perfect guard dogs.
Bullmastiffs are not aggressive towards other animals like cats or dogs. You might encounter some problems when trying to train your bullmastiff though.
These dogs tend to be stubborn and independent so it is difficult to get them to listen to commands. Even worse, they may become territorial and fight with each other over territory which can lead to death of both parties involved!
Bullmastiffs have a lifespan of about 7 to 10 years.
Bullmastiff are bred for different purposes like guarding, law enforcement, military, and more. They are one of the most powerful dog breeds in the world.
When fully grown, they can reach up to 230 pounds and 3 feet in length! They are very muscular dogs with a large body structure. Hence, they do require a lot of food to eat and drink every day.
Bullmastiff need a lot of care and maintenance. If not, their excess energy will be directed towards destroying something.
They were bred for different purposes but the ones bred for guarding are the best. The most important thing you need to know about bullmastiff is that if you don’t have enough space for them then do not get one!
What is a Neapolitan mastiff?
In this article we talk about the history, personality, and physical description of the breed.
The history of the breed dates back to ancient times in Italy and was used by the ancient Romans to fight in the arena. From then on, their popularity dwindled until the eighteen hundreds when interest was rekindled in England.
They were brought over mainly by English nobility who wanted a guard dog similar to that of a bull mastiff but larger.
These dogs are not without controversy. Many kennels will not accept them due to health and temperament issues.
While they can make loving family pets when properly bred and raised, many are simply too aggressive to make good pets. Many of these dogs are inbred or just plain forced to breed. This along with irresponsible owners has lead to a lot of the problems with temperament and health.
The American Kennel Club does not recognize this breed, and many other kennel clubs around the world regard them as a dangerous breed. Despite this they are often used in films due to their impressive look.
They also can be utilized as guard dogs, again due to their impressive size and intimidating looks.
Neapolitan mastiffs are massive dogs. Adult males can reach upwards of 250 pounds with females reaching a maximum of 200 pounds.
They are heavy-set dogs with short legs. Despite their large-frame they are surprisingly agile. Their heads are large with a broad skull and small ears. They have a short thick muzzle with a black nose. Both the teeth and tongue are often visible when they open their mouths. They have dark eyes which complement their dark coloring. A commonly known fact about this breed is that the ears are usually cropped, however this is not a valid breed standard. Their tail is often docked as well. When they are puppies they are covered in a thin coat of silver-white fur which eventually becomes darker as they grow into adulthood.
The average lifespan of this breed is between six and eight years. They are prone to a number of health issues such as gastric torsion, bloat, bone cancer, hip dysplasia, and ear infections.
Due to their large size they need plenty of space to run around and exercise, otherwise they can become obese very easily. Despite their intimidating size and looks they are actually very gentle, loving dogs. A well-bred and raised neapolitan mastiff is a true testament to the devotion and love a dog can have for its family.
The personality of this breed has often been compared to that of a giant teddy bear. Despite their intimidating size, to people they know and trust they are gentle giants.
They are patient with children and affectionate. Due to their heavy-set nature they do not always realize their own strength, activity should be monitored around children. They especially love to lie around and cuddle. When properly trained they are completely obedient. They can be stubborn but with the right motivation they are easy to train. While they may be 2 feet taller than their master they are still very protective and loving companions.
Despite their large size, these dogs are not entirely devoid of health issues. Like many other large breeds, Bloat is a common issue for them.
They often suffer from shorter lifespans than smaller dogs, but this doesn’t affect their quality of life in any significant way.
These dogs are the charming gentle giants of the dog world. Their pleasant nature and imposing size make them excellent additions to any family.
While they may not be the best guard dogs, their intimidating appearance is often enough to ward off intruders. These are the perfect dogs for those looking for a new furry friend.
The Italian mastiff, Cane da pastore Maremmano-Abruzzese or Pastores Abruzzese is a breed of large working dog from Abruzzo, in central Italy. The name translates from Italian as Shepherd’s Dog of Abruzzo-Maremmano.
It is also known as the Cane da Pastore dell’Abruzzo. The breed is very large and white with large black patches. The large dog is thought to be the result of European stock mixing with local Italian breeds over hundreds of years. The breed was originally used by locals as a livestock dog to guard flocks and also to pull carts. This large breed is due for rediscovery, as the Cani da Pastore dell’Abruzzo has become popular in its home region.
The Atlantic Dog, also known as the Newfoundland Dog, is native to Newfoundland and Labrador. The large, white dog was bred to help fishermen in their work on the island of Newfoundland.
The dogs were trained to jump into the sea and rescue people from drowning, to pull drowning people out of the water and carry them to safety on its back, and to keep people afloat until they could be rescued. As well as this, they would carry supplies to the boats that were anchored offshore. They would also carry supplies from the boats to the people on land. Newfoundlands are large, strong dogs with soft, short white fur, and kind dark eyes. They are calm, patient creatures that are very loving and gentle. The breed is very patient and gentle with children. They are intelligent dogs that respond well to kind training.
The Golden Retriever is a large breed of dog that comes in a gold or cream colour. It has a dense, water-resistant coat and a loving personality.
It is a popular pet in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. Its long tail almost touches the ground and its ears fold forward. The Golden Retriever was first bred in Scotland in the 19th century. Hunters used them to find birds that had fallen out of their nests into the marshes. This is called ‘retrieving’. The hunters bred dogs that were good at retrieving birds, and this is how the Golden Retriever got its name. It has a reputation as a ‘good natured’ dog.
The Neapolitan Mastiff is one of the largest breeds of dog in the world. The average male can weigh up to 150kg (330lbs) or more, and measure up to 126cm (4 ft 2 in) from their nose to the tip of their tail.
They are extremely loyal, and form strong bonds with their family. They also have a very gentle temperament and are often described as “Gentle Giants”. Despite their intimidating size, they are very docile creatures. The Neapolitan Mastiff is loving and kind to everyone, especially children. In Italy, the breed has been used as a rescue dog in the recent earthquake. They work day and night to help those who are still stranded under the rubble.
“Best Friend Forever”
Ashley and her Italian mastiff, Incitato, are very close. She loves taking him on long walks through the city centre.
They are so close that Incitato even has his own Instagram account! His photos are managed by Ashley’s mum as Ashley doesn’t know how to use it. Incitato has over 2,000 followers.
Sources & references used in this article:
Guard dogs. Boxers-Alsatians-Bullmastiffs. by JW MacInnes – Guard dogs. Boxers-Alsatians-Bullmastiffs., 1949 – cabdirect.org
With Best Friends Like Us Who Needs Enemies–The Phenomenon of the Puppy Mill, the Failure of Legal Regimes to Manage It, and the Positive Prospects of Animal … by AJ Fumarola – Buff. Envtl. LJ, 1998 – HeinOnline
Is Man’s Best Friend Great for Personal Protection Or a Huge Lawsuit in Waiting by D Missirian – J. Animal & Envtl. L., 2018 – HeinOnline
Best in show but not best shape: a photographic assessment of show dog body condition by ZR Such, AJ German – Veterinary Record, 2015 – livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk
Dog eat dog: a very human book about dogs and dog shows by J Stern, M Stern – 1998 – books.google.com
Why we love the dogs we do: How to find the dog that matches your personality by S Coren – 2012 – books.google.com