Bullmastiff Breed Maintenance
The Bullmastiff has a short, dense coat ideal for protection from inclement weather. They don’t shed their coat heavily and are easy to groom with a daily brushing using a rubber curry comb. They only need bathing if they have rolled in the mud or something smelly. During routine maintenance, it is advisable to check the ears weekly and clean the ears if needed. If the dog’s ears smell bad or are filled with a waxy material that looks like coffee grounds, your pet may have an infection or mite infestation, so a trip to the veterinarian will be required. It is a good idea to get the dog used to regular grooming and a physical check for cuts, sores, and the like, as it will make trips to the veterinarian that much easier if they are used to their ears, feet and mouth being handled. Brush your dog’s teeth, and trim his nails before he starts ‘clicking’ on the floor in the house. They need exercise but not too much that will cause damage to their soft growing bones, joints and ligaments. Adult Bullmastiffs need a lot more exercise to keep them in shape as they can put on weight easily, but be careful in hot or humid weather as they overheat rapidly.