Bullmasador

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70-140 lbs
23-25"
United States
Bullmassador

Bullmasadors are giant dogs with huge hearts. These hybrid dogs were made by crossbreeding a Bullmastiff with a Labrador Retriever and are known to make great family pets and watchdogs. Although they are big, these dogs are calm and gentle around children. They are loyal to their family and will do anything to protect them. Due to their immense size and strength, this breed may not be the best choice for first time dog owners. They are very easy to care for and have low maintenance levels but require proper socialization and obedience training. These dogs are energetic and need access to big spaces that they can run around in.

Purpose
Companion, Guarding
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Bullmastiff, Labrador Retriever

Bullmasador Health

Average Size
Height: 24-29 inches Weight: 70-180 lbs
Height: 23-25 inches Weight: 70-140 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Gastric Torsion
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Hip Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Elbow Dysplasia
Occasional Tests
  • Hip
  • Elbow
  • Heart
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination

Bullmasador Breed History

Bullmasadors are quickly gaining popularity but do not have a known history. However, we do know that they were created by crossbreeding two very well known dog breeds. The Labrador Retriever is one of the most known and popular dog breeds in the United States. At one point, they were called St John’s Dogs. This breed is native to Newfoundland where they were often used by fishermen. Their duties included retrieving fish that escaped from the lines as well as helping to pull in the nets. In the 1800s, some English ships returning from Labrador brought a few of these dogs to England. Setters, some types of Retrievers, and Spaniels were bred with these dogs with the goal of improving their hunting skills. Today, this breed is very well known and is quite diverse and talented at many sports and activities. Aside from hunting, they excel at police work, retrieving, tracking, detecting narcotics, being watchdogs, guiding the blind or being service dogs for disabled people, carting, agility, sledding, search and rescue, competitive obedience and field trials. Bullmastiffs are a breed created from 60% Mastiff and 40% Bulldog. Their creation took place in England and dates back all the way to 1795. They were originally used to track, tackle and contain poachers for gamekeepers. Although they were intimidating and strong, they would be trained to not harm the intruders. In the modern day, however, these dogs are known to be great watch dogs, family companions and guard dogs.

Bullmasador Breed Appearance

These dogs, which can be found in red, fawn, brindle, light brown or black with white markings, and chocolate, have dense, shiny and short coats. Their fur is also water repellent and can have several markings, including tuxedo, tri-color, brindle or simply a solid color. Their fur is water repellent and double layered but sheds minimally. They have floppy ears that point downwards and fearless eyes. These very large dogs are about 23 to 29 inches tall and anywhere between 70 and 180 pounds will be a healthy weight for these dogs. They have muscular bodies and thick necks that are very strong. Their faces will be sleek and the tails will be long. These dogs might also take on some characteristics from the Bullmastiff and the Labrador Retriever. To find out more possible options of how this breed will look, research the appearance of the two parent breeds.

Bullmasador Breed Maintenance

The Bullmasador is a dog that sheds lightly and has a coat that will be easy to maintain. Aside from needing the occasional bath maybe once a week, as well as brushing twice a week, this breed is quite easy to maintain. All breeds should have their ears cleaned weekly, but especially the Bullmasador, since they are prone to ear infections. Do not let them stay outside for too long when it is very hot out, as these big dogs are prone to heat stroke. Some people choose to get kiddie pools for their Bullmasadors to help keep them cool during the hot summer months. All dogs need to have their teeth maintained, as well as their nails. Brush your dog’s teeth every day, or two or three times per month as a minimum. Your pet should also have their nails clipped once or twice per month. However, some dogs will need to have their nails trimmed less often if they are active and wear them down naturally. If you can hear your Bullmasador’s nails clicking on the floor when they walk, the nails are definitely too long and need to be cut.

Bullmasador Temperament

These dogs will have the smart and calm temperaments of a Labrador Retriever with the size and strength of a Bullmastiff. They are big and strong dogs that are loyal and will be undeniably faithful to their owners. They are also gentle and protective towards children, which makes them great family pets. This breed loves to please their masters and, due to their high intelligence, they will be easy to train. However, they are very large in size and may be a handful for an owner who is not experienced with dogs. To train and socialize this breed, you must be consistent, patient and sure to reward them for their good behavior. They are devoted to their families and will make great watchdogs that will alert you at the first sign of anything unusual. With proper socialization, these dogs will probably be good around other pets as well.

Bullmasador Activity Requirements

This designer breed is very active and will need a big yard to run around in. However, do not overwork or keep them outside for too long in the heat as they can easily develop heat stroke. The Bullmastiff generally needs 30 to 45 minutes of daily activity, and the Labrador Retriever does well with around an hour of exercise, we can conclude that the Bullmasador will need around 30 to 60 minutes of activity every day.

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