Bullmastiff

Comparing the Bullmastiff and Dogue de Bordeaux

At first glance, the Bullmastiff and Dogue de Bordeaux might seem very similar. Which makes their many differences all the more important.

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This prominent family’s role in bringing the Bullmastiff to America is little known – until now

America's most famous -- and richest -- family also bred some of the first Bullmastiffs in the United States.

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Rockefellers send Bullmastiffs to Colonial Williamsburg

In the 1940s, two Rockefeller-bred Bullmastiffs arrived at this colonial town as a canine anachronisms.

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The first American Bullmastiff breeders

John Cross imported the first AKC-registered Bullmastiffs into the United States. But it was a Rockefeller-derived dog that became the first champion.

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This Bullmastiff kennel didn't belong to the Rockefellers

The Rockefellers bred Bullmastiffs under the Pocantico prefix. But then some ex-employees starting using that name.

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Bifid, or split noses, surface occasionally in Bullmastiffs

Bifid noses – also called "double," "split" or "cleft" noses – are undesirable in Bullmastiffs and other breeds, not least of all because they have been associated with more serious midline defects like cleft lip and palate.

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At this year’s Bullmastiff National Specialty, a new approach in the breed ring.

The pros and cons of a new judging approach at this year's Bullmastiff national.

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A heart-to-heart with the woman behind Great Britain's famous Oldwell Bullmastiff kennel

Anne Colliass, daughter of the late Harry and Beryl Colliass, has been an integral part of the Oldwell Kennels in the U.K. for much of her life. Here, she talks about her family legacy, setting priorities in breeding programs, and advice she'd give to those starting out in Bullmastiffs today.

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Originally appearing in 1911, this article argues the virtues of the fledgling Bull-Mastiff, even as the Mastiff was on the wane.

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Fixing fly-away ears in Bullmastiff puppies

“Flying nun ears” usually appear at four to six months, around the same time the puppy begins teething. Warning: If not fixed in time, they might stay that way.

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