What is the difference between a bull mastiff and an english mastiff?

They do look quite similair, I did notice that the faces are a little different, but other than that what else? Do you have a mastiff of any kind, if so what breed? is it a good breed? I like the English mastiff and the dogue de bordeaux
Obiwinn – I like your answer, very funny. I want a dog with a bowler hat and a cane

The Mastiff (commonly called the English Mastiff, although that is not the correct name) is much larger than the bullmastiff. It’s face is less wrinkly and it is typically more laid back as much of the aggressive guardian nature has been bred out. I own six dogues de bordeaux. I love them, but they are certainly not a dog for an inexperienced owner.

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6 Responses to What is the difference between a bull mastiff and an english mastiff?

  1. AKC says:

    Bullmastiff should not go over 140lbs and Mastiffs reach up to 240lbs. Way back when, Bullmastiffs were made from the old english bulldog and the mastiff. You could not achieve the same puppies if you bred a bulldog and a mastiff today though.
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    Bullmastiff owner

  2. obiwinn says:

    One has horns the other a bowler hat and cane! Or maybe it was just a dream!
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  3. Lorraine says:

    A mastiff is huge compared to a bull mastiff.

    If you are seriously looking at getting any one of these breeds then do your homework.

    There are mega problems in the UK with byb bred mastiffs of all kinds and particularly the dogue as they started to become popular and so the byb’s got on board.

    I know so many with major health / joint problems that if you do consider getting any then pay out in the first place for a well bred dogs from a reputable breeder, otherwise your veterinary bill could be THOUSANDS… literally.
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  4. gill c says:

    Expect to pay approx £2000 for a pup of either breed from a reputable breeder. Consider the cost to feed, even routine vet bills are huge for a giant breed dog. Consider the cost of training too as these breeds need calm but firm training 24/7.

    I have a mastiff and though the thought of owning one is cool they are NOT a breed for the inexperienced owner.
    Please think very carefully before you take on a 240 lb dog.
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  5. Stephen W says:

    They are the same breed. Bullmastiffs originate from Great Britain and were bred from Mastiffs and the Bulldogs. See http://www.bestfamilydog.co.uk
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  6. JenVT says:

    The Mastiff (commonly called the English Mastiff, although that is not the correct name) is much larger than the bullmastiff. It’s face is less wrinkly and it is typically more laid back as much of the aggressive guardian nature has been bred out. I own six dogues de bordeaux. I love them, but they are certainly not a dog for an inexperienced owner.
    References :
    ddb breeder/owner/handler