A British breed evolved from the Old English Mastiff and the Bulldog. Primarily used as a guard dog and, in olden times, to help the gamekeeper in the apprehension of poachers.
Links to Breed Descriptions:
AKC Video (link - https://youtu.be/TnbYsZDczjk):
View more videos on AKCs YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/AmericanKennelClub/videos
See: The German Kennel Club (VDH) for information and video (if available).
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Video (link - https://youtu.be/7A7PUHyYFPc):
This and other breed videos are available in full length here: www.meisterpetztv.de
AKC: American Bullmastiff Association: Bull Mastiff Study Guide
Mastiff and Bullmastiff -- Anne-Marie Class
Breed Standards for the Mastiff and Bullmastiff - an illustrated presentation
Other Names for Breed:
Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club:
Health and Well-Being:
Some sources of health information include:
National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
Breed club surveys
There are numerous breed standards.
The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.
Three of the major international standards are:
The American Kennel Club
The Kennel Club, UK
FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)
1. Swedish Insurance Data
Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds.
This breed has information on Veterinary Care and Life Insurance.
Breeding/Health Strategy Documents:
Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:
The Kennel Club, UK: Breed Watch
Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
Common Health Issues:
AKC: American Bullmastiff Association: http://www.bullmastiff.us/common-diseases--conditions.html
Breed-Specific DNA Tests:
The Kennel Club list of DNA tests available for each breed along with an indication as to whether the test is part of the Assured Breeder Scheme (recommended or required) and whether it is recorded on the Kennel Club registration database. http://www.dogwellnet.com/content/health-and-breeding/screening-tests/dna/dna-tests-for-use-in-breeding-decisions/the-kennel-club-breed-specific-dna-tests-upd-r234
Other Breed-Specific Webpages:
Comparative Analysis of Genome Diversity in Bullmastiff Dogs
Sally-Anne Mortlock, Mehar S. Khatkar, Peter Williamson*
Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney, New South Wales, 2006, Australia
Population analysis of the Bullmastiff breed -- UK -- The Kennel Club
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