Gran Bretaña FCI 157


The Bullmastiff is a guard dog, Intelligent, discreet and effective.

The Bullmastiff It is a British breed of dog, as believed, comes from the crossing between races English Mastiff and Bulldog.
The race originated official in Britain at the end of the 19th century and the first standard (description of the set of racial characteristics) data of 1924, date on which was adopted by the British Kennel Club. After, the American Kennel Club, the Canadian Kennel Club, the Kennel Club Sheiko, the Australian Kennel Club and the own Federation Cynologique Europèene wrote other standards, similar in concept, Although, some of them show some differences.

In the past, the Bullmastiff It was used in England as guardian of the large private landowners hunting grounds, in order to pursue and apprehend poachers; the dog Peiki developed its activity of harassment and demolition pushing the thieves with the weight of his body and throwing them on top, to immobilize them, without using his powerful mouth. Reason that this dog attack materialise in the use of body force but not in the bite had been given by the forest laws prevailing since the 12th century in England.

It must be said that even though the race is officially defined as originating from the United Kingdom, the truth is that long before its adoption as such race by part of the Kennel Club and the making of his racial standard (that has changed very little since its adoption in the year 1924), the truth is that in the Iberian peninsula they existed examples of similar morphology, as evidenced by engravings by Goya (c.1800) and, even more oil of great proportions, entitled “Courtyard of horses in the ancient square of Madrid, before the Bullfight”, Manuel Castellanos, dating of 1853 and that it portrays two dogs that well could pass through Bullmastiff modern.

In fact, much earlier, There were already “Bull dogs” in the Iberian Peninsula that were highly appreciated by his courage and strength; so much so that the Catherine of Aragon, When he travelled to England to marry Henry VIII took, as part of his regalia, several of these animals to be used beyond, hobby that became very fashionable then and continued to be very much appreciated in times of Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart.

Physical characteristics

Aspect imposing and eminently deterrent, the Bullmastiff is an animal's good bones, chest wide and deep and powerful back. His head, square viewed from any angle, with ears darker than the mantle and preferably black color v, on which dominates a nose medium length and width, covered with a black mask that extends towards and around the eyes which have to be equally dark (preferably color hazelnut, Brown, dark brown or black, never yellow or amber), intense and deep look, It is their main and most characteristic hallmark. Short hair, his cloak can be Griffon, covering all the tones from the sand to red liver, or striped.

The typical male, When he reaches his full physical development, for the three and a half years of age, comes to measure between 63,5 and 68,5 cm to the cross with a weight between 49,5 and 59,5 kg. The adult female, completed eighteen months, usually weigh in 41 to 49,5 kg and measured between 61 and 66 cm..


Cleaning and maintenance of a Bullmastiff is simple, because it is a short hair dog, with an annual moult in spring. A session of vigorous brushing hair and against the grain, three times in a week will be enough to keep your hair clean and bright and prevent body odor. The baths, alter the pH of the skin are fully desaconsejados and if you ever needed to bathe him, It is essential to do so with shampoo neutral pH and water warm, abundantly clarified to remove all SOAP residue and then drying thoroughly throughout the body.

FCI Bullmastiff



  • Skull: Viewed from any angle, the skull is wide and square. They can be observed many folds when the dog shows interest, but not when it is at rest. Wide and deep.
  • Depression links (Stop): Pronounced.


  • Truffle: Wide; the Windows are wide open. Chata; the profile being or pointed, or raised.
  • Snout: Well open nostrils. It is short. The distance from the tip of the nose until the depression links corresponds to approximately one third of the length from the tip of the nose to the center of the back of the head. Width is below the eyes and maintains approximately the same amplitude to the tip of the nose. It is obtuse and square, forming a right angle with the top line of the face, and at the same time proportion to the skull.
  • Lips: They are not hanging, and never below the lower jaw.
  • JAWS / Teeth: Wide lower jaw until the end. Level (Bite in clamp, edge to edge) desired, a slight lower prognathism is accepted without preference. The canines are large and well separated. Other teeth are strong and well applied on a regular basis.
  • Cheeks: The cheeks are bulky.
  • Eyes: Dark or hazelnut, medium-sized. They are separated by the amplitude of the snout, It presents a slight median furrow. Clear or yellow eyes are extremely undesirable.
  • Ears: They are v-shaped, they are set high and folded; they are well separated at the level of the back of the head, thus giving a square appearance to the skull, which is very important. The ears are small and of a color darker than the rest of the body. When is the dog alert, the tips of the ears are at the same level of eyes. They do not accept the ears in pink.

NECK: Well arched, not very long and well muscled; its circumference is almost equal to the skull.


  • Back: Short and straight, providing a compact look, but not so much as to interfere with movement. Does not accept the back concave or convex.
  • Pork loin: Wide and muscled; flanks are quite deep.
  • Breast : Wide and deep, well descended between the forelimbs. Deep sill.

TAIL: High implementation. It is strong at the base and gradually decreases until the tip, reaching the Hock. It is straight or bent, but without "hound". The crooked tail is very undesirable.



  • General appearance: Front view separate presenting a right front.
  • Shoulder: Inclined, strong, muscular, Although not overloaded.
  • Metacarpus: Straight and strong.
  • Previous feet: Well arched. Cat with round toes and hard pads foot. Desirable dark nails. Crushed toes are very undesirable.


  • General appearance: Strong and muscular.
  • Leg: It is well developed, denoting strength and activity.
  • Hocks: Moderately angled. Cow hocks are a serious misconduct.
  • Back feet: Well arched. Cat with round toes and hard pads foot. Desirable dark nails. Crushed toes are very undesirable.

MOVEMENT: Denotes strength and determination. When moving in a straight line, or front members, or hind limbs must be crossed or bending. The right forelimb and hind limb left should stand up and support at the same time. The vigorous momentum of the hind limbs does not alter the firmness of the line of the back, thus denoting a harmonious and balanced movement.


  • Hair: It is short and hard to the touch. It protects the animal from the climatic conditions. It is smooth and close to the body. Long hair, woolly or silky is very undesirable.

COLOR: Any shade of Brindle, Fawn or red; the color should be pure and clear. Accepts a slight white mark on the chest, but other white markings are undesirable. The black mask is essential, harmoniously joining the black markings around the eyes that contribute to the expression.

Height to the cross :

  • Males: 64 – 69 cm..
  • Females: 61 66 cm..


  • Males: 50 – 59 kg
  • Females: 41 – 50 kg

FAULTS: Any deviation from the above criteria is considered missing and the seriousness is considered the degree of deviation to the standard and its impact on the health and welfare of the dog.

• Aggressive or fearful dog.
• Any dog showing clear physical abnormalities or behavioral signs shall be disqualified.

N.B. : Los machos deben tener dos apariencia testiculos normal completamente descendidos en el escroto.

TRANSLATION : Brigida Nestler / Original version : (IN)
Technical supervision : Miguel Angel Martinez

Character and skills

Still today, its attack and defense is characteristic, and it is very much appreciated, because well measured its strength and never attacks to draw blood. And it is this trait that distinguishes it from other trotting breeds that are much more easily and prompt in the bite, inferring great damage to their prey, whether other dogs, other animals or people.

It is essential that the exercise is very controlled during the critical phase of growth (until the 15-16 months males and the 10 months females), to avoid muscle-skeletal problems in adults. For this reason you must avoid overweight in the puppy.

Training in attack is totally discouraged.

Smart guardian, discreet, effective and with great capacity of discrimination, is little barking, very home, and only moderately active, so it adapts perfectly to the floor and city life.

Unlike other trotting races, It is characterized by accepting orders imposed all the members of the House, even the little ones and not be “dog for an owner only”, which facilitates its coexistence with the family.

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