The Bullmastiff was created by game keepers in England to guard large estates from any unwanted intruders. They were originally known as the game keepers night dog and despite what many say, they were created from a variety of different breeds. The main hypothesis is that the Bullmastiff was created from crosses between the Mastiff and the Bulldog of old. This is incorrect, it’s well known that the breed was created from a variety of different mastiff types. These types had been bred all over the UK for centuries and were made up of Mastiffs, Bulldogs, Bloodhounds and even Greyhounds. These different types were used as the foundation dogs for todays Bullmastiff. MORE INFO COMING SOON!!!
‘Roger of the Fenns’ was born on the 7th of November in 1929 and most Bullmastiffs of today can trace their pedigree back to him. What a lot of people won’t know is that a lot of English Mastiffs of today can also trace their pedigree back to him...
"Thorneywood Terror" - Bullmastiff in 1900
A functional Bullmastiff in California, USA