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The Bullmastiff’s strong build and self-confident appearance makes an impressive effect. Nevertheless, there is a loving and good-natured dog behind the bulky facade, which fascinates above all by its calmness. In the profile you get all information you need about the dog breed.
History of the Bullmastiff
The Bullmastiff is a relatively young dog breed and has only been common in England since the 19th century. At that time, poor social conditions reigned for the local population, so they hunted on the lands of the landlords. The landowners thereupon appointed gamekeepers, who should put an end to the activity together with specially trained dogs. The dog had to be able to catch the hunter and hold him on the ground without killing him. As a measure of deterrence, the lawbreaker was to be hanged publicly.
Thus a mix between Old English Mastiff and Old English Bulldog resulted in the perfect protection dog for the gamekeepers. By a continuous selection in breeding, the today’s appearance developed bit by bit. At first the English called the breed “Gamekeeper’s Nightdog”. On December 24, 1924, the English Kennel Club recognized this new breed under the name “Bullmastiff”. In 1920 the oil tycoon Rockefeller brought the first Bullmastiffs to the USA to guard his estate and the breed slowly spread to the USA. In the course of the 20th century, especially the police used the sturdy dog as a service dog. Gradually, however, he gained more and more followers, also among private people. Internationally, he is classified in the FCI Group 2, Section 2, Molossoids.
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