Dog breeding is a challenging task. It requires a lot of time and effort to ensure that the whole process is a success. Much like in any other breed of dog, it is relatively the same in raising and breeding a Bullmastiff. In breeding this particular type of dog, Mastiff breeders should know all about them and how to take care of them well.
Just like in other dog breeds, breeders of Bullmastiffs must fully understand the appearance, temperament, and the entire nature of the Bullmastiff in order to breed and raise it well.
- Appearance -The Bullmastiff is a powerful and strong dog with a large, muscular built. It has a slightly wrinkled face with dark hazel eyes and a wide black nose. It has a short muzzle and a pronounced stop. Its cheeks are broad, deep, and well-filled. It has V-shaped ears that are pointed high so it gives the impression and look of a square skull. It has a short layer of coat that is colored fawn, red, or brindle. Black markings on its head can also be present. Its body is muscular. It is short and straight at the back. It has a high set tail that may be straight or curved.
- Temperament – Mastiff breeders should know the temperament of the dogs to be able to determine if they are well matched. A Bullmastiff makes a great guard dog. They are alert, powerful, and aggressive especially when provoked. Even though they can be quite powerful, they are also good mannered. They are affectionate dogs that are good with children. The Bullmastiff dog is also loyal and intelligent. They are natural leaders and sometimes they tend to overpower human control. It is because of this that breeders should train their Bullmastiffs well to be obedient. It is important that they know who, what, and when to follow commands and the like.
It is also critical to check whether the Bullmastiff to be bred is highly qualified and in perfect state for breeding. This can be done through checkups in a veterinary clinic or hospital. Making sure that the parents are good for breeding and can produce well bred puppies. The parents should also match each other well. Aside from checking the Bullmastiffs for possible defects and ensuring that both parents are ideal, it is necessary for Mastiff breeders to know how to properly take care of their dogs during the period of breeding. Breeders should pay close attention to the heating cycle and behavior of the dogs, especially the female.
Mastiff breeders should take into consideration a lot of things and make sure that everything is met and appropriate. It will surely take serious commitment but the success of the breeding process also depends heavily on breeders.