Pit Bullmastiff

100-130 lbs
25-27"
United States
American Pit Bull Terrier
Bullmastiff
American Bandogge, Bandog

The Pit Bullmastiff is a hybrid that is a combination of the American Pit Bull Terrier and the Bullmastiff. These dogs are both quite large and as a result the Pit Bullmastiff is large as well, weighing up to 150 pounds or more. They are known to be confident and brave while still being lovable and friendly. Your Pit Bullmastiff is a good family watchdog but they must be properly trained and socialized. Their coat comes in many colors such as white, brindle, red, black, brown, cream, or fawn and is easy to care for since it is typically short and fine. 

Purpose
Companion, Guard Dog
Date of Origin
1960s
Ancestry
American Pit Bull Terrier and Bullmastiff

Pit Bullmastiff Health

Average Size
Male Pit Bullmastiff size stats
Height: 27-29 inches Weight: 120-150 lbs
Female Pit Bullmastiff size stats
Height: 25-27 inches Weight: 100-130 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Gastric Torsion
  • Demodectic Mange
  • Hip And Elbow Dysplasia
  • Heart Diseases and Disorders
Minor Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Ectropion
  • Atrophy
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Urinary Stones
Occasional Tests
  • Cardiac
  • X-Rays
  • Eye Examination
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Ultrasound
  • Blood And Urine Analysis

Pit Bullmastiff Breed History

The Pit Bullmastiff is not a pure-bred dog but they were bred purposely to be a guard dog and for hunting big game. They were originally used by British gamekeepers to catch and retrieve wounded animals. They were first bred in the 1960s by a veterinarian, John Swinford, and were further developed by a breeder named Joe Lucero. You must also consider the histories of the parent breeds of the Pit Bullmastiff. The American Pit Bull Terrier was bred from Old English Bulldogs and Old English Terriers from Scotland, Ireland, and England in the 1800s to create the strength of the Bulldog and the gameness of the Terrier. The result was a dog that excels in many fields including conformation, weight pulling, dock jumping, lure coursing, agility, tracking, and obedience. They were originally used for bear baiting and dog fighting but these sports were outlawed in 1835. In fact, it is thought that they got their name from being put in the pit to fight with other dogs. The breed has gotten a bad reputation for being aggressive but they are not unless they are taught to be that way or if they are mistreated. They were accepted by the United Kennel Club in 1898 and are still popular dogs today. The Bullmastiff originated in England in 1795 from a mix of the Bulldog and the Mastiff to help with police work and to track down poachers. Although they look ferocious, they are gentle and sweet dogs that make excellent pets. They are still used in the Army and as police dogs because their imposing stature is a good deterrent for criminals. They are the 48th most popular breed of dog in America where they were registered with the American Kennel Club in 1934. 

Pit Bullmastiff Breed Appearance

The Pit Bullmastiff is a giant dog ranging between 100 and 150 pounds and stands about 27 inches tall. They have a short, fine, smooth, straight coat that may be white, brindle, red, black, brown, cream, fawn, or a combination of these or other colors. Females are a bit smaller than the males but they are both muscular and stocky dogs with massive heads and an athletic build. Their almond shaped eyes may be hazel, blue, or brown and their nose is black or brown. Their looks can vary quite a bit depending on the parentage but their ears are usually floppy and triangular and their tail is long and straight. 

Eye Color Possibilities
blue Pit Bullmastiff eyes
Blue
hazel Pit Bullmastiff eyes
Hazel
brown Pit Bullmastiff eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Pit Bullmastiff nose
Black
brown Pit Bullmastiff nose
Brown
Coat Color Possibilities
black Pit Bullmastiff coat
Black
brown Pit Bullmastiff coat
Brown
red Pit Bullmastiff coat
Red
cream Pit Bullmastiff coat
Cream
fawn Pit Bullmastiff coat
Fawn
brindle Pit Bullmastiff coat
Brindle
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Pit Bullmastiff straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Pit Bullmastiff Breed Maintenance

The Pit Bullmastiff does not need much maintenance due to their short, fine coat. In fact, you can get away with just brushing your dog once or twice a week with a slicker brush or rubber curry mitt. To prevent excessive shedding, you should brush them more often during the spring and fall, when they shed the most. You can bathe them when needed but do not shampoo them too often because their skin is susceptible to becoming dry and irritated. Once or twice a month, you can give their ears a gentle cleaning and trim your dog’s toenails when necessary. 

Brushes for Pit Bullmastiff
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Pit Bullmastiff requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Pit Bullmastiff Temperament

This breed is great with children and pets when socialized and properly trained. They make excellent guard dogs while still being caring and cuddly with you and the kids. The Pit Bullmastiff is brave, trustworthy, and social as well as serious when it comes to working. They are not afraid of hard work and would rather be working than laying around doing nothing. Your Pit Bullmastiff should be easy to train since they are smart, obedient, and eager to please. They do not bark much and can be suspicious of strangers so they should be introduced to guests to prevent accidents.

Pit Bullmastiff Activity Requirements

The Pit Bullmastiff needs at least 60 to 90 minutes of strenuous activity per day to keep them happy and healthy. This breed is used to work so it is best if you can give them something to do to keep them both mentally and physically busy most of the time. If they do not get enough exercise they can become anxious or bored and end up with bad habits like chewing on things or may even become aggressive. Although they do like to be around their family, they do not have any problem with separation anxiety when left alone for any period of time as long as they get enough exercise and mental stimulation.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
12 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
90 minutes

Pit Bullmastiff Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
4.5 cups
Daily Cost
$3.20 - $4.00
Monthly Cost
$96.00 - $120.00

Pit Bullmastiff Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Pit Bullmastiff size stats at six months
Height: 26.0 inches Weight: 80.0 lbs
Female Pit Bullmastiff size stats at six months
Height: 24.0 inches Weight: 60.0 lbs
12 Months
Male Pit Bullmastiff size stats at 12 months
Height: 27.0 inches Weight: 110.0 lbs
Female Pit Bullmastiff size stats at 12 months
Height: 25.0 inches Weight: 90.0 lbs
18 Months
Male Pit Bullmastiff size stats at 18 months
Height: 28.0 inches Weight: 135.0 lbs
Female Pit Bullmastiff size stats at 18 months
Height: 26.0 inches Weight: 115.0 lbs

Pit Bullmastiff Owner Experiences

Bella
8 Weeks
2 People
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Playing fetch
This is my very first Pit Bullmastiff, so I have a lot to learn.
2 years, 2 months ago
Zues
4 Months
6 People
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First one and I love him I’ve owned boxers and they were great and loving just like him he is a very good dog loves to play
2 years, 1 month ago
Gus
4 Months
3 People
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Walking, throwing balls, and cuddling is my fa
Awesome I love them . They are great dogs.
1 year, 3 months ago
Sheba
8 Days
4 People
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Highly loyal affectionate guard
1 year, 4 months ago
Bubbles
5 Years
4 People
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They are the best dogs ever. I love mine so much. He is the nicest and most precious and he's a big good ball too.
1 year, 4 months ago
Havoc
9 Weeks
3 People
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I'll have to check back in. He's too young and we've had him a few days
1 year, 4 months ago
Gunner
2 Months
2 People
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Walk
Groom
Tug-of-war
Nap
Play
Bath time
Shake
Dressing up
Only got him 4 days ago. He loves our 3 year old Shorkie and year and a half year old Cane Corso. Only 2 months and listens very well, already knows how to shake paw but doesn’t understand using the bathroom outside which is very expected. Would have adopted them all if we could!!!
1 year, 2 months ago
Ali
11 Months
4 People
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He has been a delight had him a month now he was a rescue at 10 months. He is good with the potty but chewing needs work he’s quite stubborn at times. Very playful with the other dog and kids. He’s a joy to have. Never thought about this breed as a pet but wouldn’t want any other dog to join our pack.
1 year, 1 month ago
Blue
13 Years
1 People
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Loving, active, excellent inside or out of the house,Fearless, hes never backed down from any animal wild or domestic.
12 months ago
Kaito
11 Weeks
4 People
House & Yard
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Chase
Therapy Training
Long walks
Tug-of-war
hide and seek
This has been the easiest dog I've ever owned. I owned a German shepherd pit bull and a pure pit and they were NEVER this easy. He's so loving, has weirdly low energy but still gets nice zoomies, and so easily crate trained. His brother, not so much as we have two, but he'll get there. We've had them for two weeks and I couldn't ask for a better personality or breed.
9 months, 2 weeks ago
Bailey and Mitzy
8 Weeks
4 People
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Just got them and they are already learning to tell us when they need to go potty.
8 months, 3 weeks ago
Kong
4 Weeks
2 People
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We have owned pits in the past but it will be our first mastiff
8 months, 3 weeks ago
Zeus
3 Years
3 People
Condo
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Friendliness
Energy
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Cuddling
Going on runs
Playing with toys
Hes the biggest cuddle buddy and so sweet! He loves children and our other pets and loves toys alot! He is super smart and hates being left alone
7 months, 3 weeks ago
Niko
9 Months
2 People
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Fetch
cuddle
Chew Toys
Niko is the best dog, he is highly affectionate and loves to cuddle. He does have a lot of energy to burn and will run around with a toy in his mouth non-stop. He only lays down if chewing on a toy/bone, or if he is really tuckered out from a long day of play. He is great with other dogs and with people. We adopted him on a whim and he is my best friend and changed my life forever!
7 months, 1 week ago
Carmen
9 Weeks
5 People
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Affection
High Five
Speak
Off-leash
Cuddling
Going Outside
Carmen is a great learner and catching on quickly to command & understanding our communication although she let's it slip her mind every so often but training isn't dragged out for weeks actually its impressive shes a bit forgetful when she gets around other dogs especially her sister my aunt in law has and doesn't put much effort in training her she knows a few basics like using puppy pads instead of our floors and carpet this dog bread is amazing the most loving fast learning companion ever if you choose to train them is up to you but like all dogs if failed to be train can be messy & unnecessary behavior that may be close to impossible to stay them from at and older age
7 months ago
Spud
4 Months
3 People
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Fetch
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Trail walking
Tug-of-war
Dog Parks
Picked him up in Alabama from a litter of 12 puppies. Because of the crazy size of the litter, they hadnt had time to train them, and they were mostly left outside. But he does NOT behave like a dog mostly left to be raisee by parents. He is sweet, affectionate, kind of skittish with new experiences. Very smart - he picked up sit, fetch, and taking stairs in one day. Eager to please and highly treat motivated has made housebreaking a breeze. He is so far the best dog I've ever had. This may change with the teenager phase, but I doubt it'll change overmuch.! His worst fault is the skittishness...so far he's been scared literally stiff by a toddler, a man in reflective construction gear, and a much larger dog (he peed a little at that). But with some comfort he overcomes most things, some socialization will eventually cure this behavior I think. He is super well behaved; allows ear and foot handling easily. Uncomfortable with teeth and tail llifting, but will tolerate it. Vet exclaimed over how patient he was. Hates baths, but it's manageable. Barely struggles, mostly looks uncomfortable. He's seriously the best.
6 months, 3 weeks ago
Tanker and tabasco
7 Weeks
3 People
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Come to me games
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We've had ours for a few days and there already telling us when they need to go potty .they love chewing on stuff so we had to buy teether toys and ropes.they are extremely affectionate and are spoiled because of it .they learn extremely fast and have a much better attention span than I expected. And they already eat alot .lol.ive owned pits and all kinds of other working dogs but they are by far the easiest .oh and they adore our 2 year old chiuahua. They even thought themselves to come up our stairs and how to climb on stuff to get on our bed to cuddle .and they knew immediately that the bed is not a potty spot .
5 months, 4 weeks ago
Perseus
3 Years
1 People
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Tennis ball jump and catch
I am londoner I live and work in Venezuela I am age 76 I needed a companion and a guard dog. Ilive in a guarded villa Electric fences ect a year ago a large group of people raided all food stores and businesses. There is a vacant property next door and they intended to squat in this house they tried to enter my yard my Pit nearly got one fortunately the National Guard arrived on motorbikes and arrested them. Perseus is my friend my sanity and my life. He doesnt leave the house because its notorious for ticks he is extremely aggressive to others which is how I trained him Hei9sw a working dog and swpends 24 hours a deay with me, we eat the same food and he loves my cooking no Dog chow meat chicken liver heart kidneys some rice but lots of veg My problem is the heat is between 70 and 110 degrees and its uncomfortable for him
2 months ago
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