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Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Great Dane – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Bullmastiff Mastiff Great Dane
OriginsEngland England Germany
Group Working Dogs Working Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank512814
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Other Names Bully, Bullie English Mastiff, Old English Mastiff Dane, Gentle Giant, Deutsche Dogge, German Mastiff, Apollo of Dogs
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1934 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club Canadian Canine Registry
Price $1200-$1500 $1200-$1500 $800-$1200

General Appearance - Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Great Dane

Size Large Giant Giant
Weight Male: 110-133 pounds (50–60 kg), Female: 100-120 pounds (45-55 kg) Male: 150-250 pounds (68-113 kg), Female: 120-180 pounds (54-82 kg) Male: 120-200 pounds (54-90 kg), Female: 100-130 pounds (45-59 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 121.5 pounds (50–60 kg), Female: 110 pounds (50 kg) Male: 200 pounds (90.5 kg), Female: 150 pounds (68 kg) Male: 160 pounds (72 kg), Female: 115 pounds (52 kg)
Height Male: 25-27 inches (63–69 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61–66 cm) Male: 30 inches (76 cm), Female: 27.5 inches (70 cm) Male: 30-34 inches (76-86 cm), Female: 28-32 inches (71-81 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 26 inches (63–69 cm), Female: 25 inches (61–66 cm) Male: 30 inches (76 cm), Female: 27.5 inches (70 cm) Male: 32 inches (81 cm), Female: 30 inches (76 cm)

Hair & Care - Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Great Dane

Coat Rough Dense Dense
Colors Fawn Red Brindle Apricot Fawn Brindle Blue Fawn White Brindle Merle Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Bullmastiff doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Mastiff doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Great Dane requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Bullmastiffs shed moderately.
Mastiffs shed moderately.
Great Danes shed moderately.

Characteristics - Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Great Dane

Temperament Alert Courageous Docile Loyal Reliable Calm Devoted Powerful Protective Affectionate Cheerful Intelligent Protective Alert Courageous Loyal Friendly Devoted Gentle Reserved Confident Intelligent Loving
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Mastiff's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Great Dane's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Bullmastiffs are quite easy to train.
Mastiffs are quite easy to train.
Great Danes are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Bullmastiffs are not the most playful dog breed.
Mastiffs are not the most playful dog breed.
Great Danes are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Mastiffs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Great Danes don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Bullmastiffs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Mastiffs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Great Danes are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Bullmastiffs need for social interaction is average.
Mastiffs need for social interaction is average.
Great Danes are a social breed.
Barking
Low: The Bullmastiff barks none to minimal.
Low: The Mastiff barks none to minimal.
Low to Average: The Great Dane rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Bullmastiffs are one of the best watchdogs.
Mastiffs are one of the best watchdogs.
Great Danes are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Bullmastiffs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Mastiffs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Great Danes are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Bullmastiff has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Mastiff has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Great Dane has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Bullmastiffs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Mastiffs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Great Danes have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Bullmastiffs have average wanderlust potential.
Mastiffs are not the biggest explorers.
Great Danes have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Bullmastiffs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Mastiffs don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Great Danes have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Apartment Friendly
Bullmastiffs are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Mastiffs are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Great Danes are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Bullmastiffs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Mastiffs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Great Danes adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Great Danes do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Great Dane

Stranger Friendly
Bullmastiffs are average friendly towards strangers.
Mastiffs are average friendly towards strangers.
Great Danes are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Bullmastiffs are kid-friendly dogs.
Mastiffs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Great Danes are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Bullmastiffs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Mastiffs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Great Danes are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Bullmastiffs are not dog-friendly.
Mastiffs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Great Danes are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Bullmastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Mastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Great Dane is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Bullmastiffs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Mastiffs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Great Danes are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Bullmastiffs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Mastiffs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Great Danes are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Bullmastiffs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Mastiffs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Great Danes are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Bullmastiff breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Mastiff breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Great Dane breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Great Dane

Health Issues
Very healthy dog breed.
Mastiffs are commonly healthy dogs.
Great Danes are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Cancer Entropion Heart Problems Hemangiosarcoma Hypothyroidism Kidney Issues Lymphosarcoma Osteosarcoma Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Bloat Cancer Cystinuria Hip Dysplasia Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Seizures Bloat Cancer Dilated Cardiomyopathy Hip Dysplasia Mitral Valve Disease Patent Ductus Arteriosis Persistent Right Aortic Arch Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 8-10 years 10-12 years 7-10 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Bullmastiffs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Mastiffs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Great Danes are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Bullmastiffs exercise need is minimal.
Mastiffs exercise need is minimal.
Great Danes exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Bullmastiffs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Mastiffs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Great Danes don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Bullmastiff breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Bullmastiff can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Mastiff can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness High
The Bullmastiff has a high chance of bad smell.
High
The Mastiff has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Great Dane has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Bullmastiff is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
The Mastiff is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
The Great Dane drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.

Reproducibility - Bullmastiff vs Mastiff vs Great Dane

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 4-13 puppies, average 8 3-5 puppies 10-15 puppies

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