The Bullmastiff's powerful body can scare away any intruder or at the very least instil some respect. But their looks don't reflect how sociable they can actually be and how easy going and calm they are towards their family.
Bullmastiffs are quite intelligent and have a courageous personality. Bred and used to be guard dogs, their instincts are to protect their families. This will need to be kept in mind when introducing a Bullmastiff to strangers.
This is not a dog for first time dog owners. Absolute obedience can hardly be expected from Bullmastiffs, as they are quite stubborn and willful and will push boundaries.
|Health risk:||Very high|
|Life expectancy:||8-10 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||Very high|