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Breed Family: Mastiff

The Bullmastiff is the result of English breeders attempting to find a breed that might embody the best of the traits of a guard dog: loyalty, fearlessness and great strength. S.S. Moseley, considered the creator of the Bullmastiff, created the breed by the judicious crossing of the Old English Masitff and the Bulldog. The breed as we know it was developed in the late nineteenth century, to be recognized in England by The Kennel Club in 1924.

The breed was initially used by game-keeper’s to protect themselves against poachers, as had their relatives, the Old English Mastiff. They were adept at knocking down, but not mauling, any intruder. The breed eventually became established in Britain and it has been exported to the rest of Europe, where is in England, it has become a faithful pet and show dog.


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