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Newfoundland vs Bullmastiff – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Newfoundland vs Bullmastiff" Compare Newfoundland and Bullmastiff. Which is better: Newfoundland or Bullmastiff?
Name Newfoundland Bullmastiff
OriginsCanada England
Group Working Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank3651
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Other Names Newf, Newfie, The Gentle Giant, Blackbear Bully, Bullie
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1886 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1934 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. 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 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
Price $1500-$2000 $1200-$1500

General Appearance - Newfoundland vs Bullmastiff

Size Giant Large
Weight Male: 130-150 pounds (59-68 kg), Female: 100-120 pounds (45-54 kg) Male: 110-133 pounds (50–60 kg), Female: 100-120 pounds (45-55 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 140 pounds (63.5 kg), Female: 110 pounds (49.5 kg) Male: 121.5 pounds (50–60 kg), Female: 110 pounds (50 kg)
Height Male: 27-29 inches (69-74 cm), Female: 25-27 inches (63-69 cm) Male: 25-27 inches (63–69 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61–66 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 28 inches (71.5 cm), Female: 26 inches (66 cm) Male: 26 inches (63–69 cm), Female: 25 inches (61–66 cm)

Hair & Care - Newfoundland vs Bullmastiff

Coat Fluffy Waterproof Thick Rough
Colors Gray Brown White Black Fawn Red Brindle
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Easy to groom: The Bullmastiff doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Newfoundlands are heavy shedders.
Bullmastiffs shed moderately.

Characteristics - Newfoundland vs Bullmastiff

Temperament Cheerful Intelligent Social Gentle Courageous Loyal Sweet Alert Courageous Docile Loyal Reliable Calm Devoted Powerful Protective
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Newfoundland's has great intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Newfoundlands are easy to train.
Bullmastiffs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Newfoundlands, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Bullmastiffs are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Newfoundlands are highly affectionate dogs.
Bullmastiffs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Newfoundlands are a social breed.
Bullmastiffs need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low to Average: The Newfoundland rarely barks.
Low: The Bullmastiff barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Newfoundlands are one of the best watchdogs.
Bullmastiffs are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Newfoundlands are extremely protective guard dogs.
Bullmastiffs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Newfoundland has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Bullmastiff has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Newfoundlands have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Bullmastiffs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Newfoundlands have average wanderlust potential.
Bullmastiffs have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Newfoundlands have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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.
Apartment Friendly
Newfoundlands are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
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.
Adaptability
Newfoundlands adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Bullmastiffs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Newfoundlands 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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
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.

Good With - Newfoundland vs Bullmastiff

Stranger Friendly
Newfoundlands are stranger friendly dogs.
Bullmastiffs are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Newfoundlands are very kid-friendly dogs.
Bullmastiffs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Newfoundlands are very cat-friendly dogs.
Bullmastiffs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Newfoundlands are dog-friendly dogs.
Bullmastiffs are not dog-friendly.
Office Friendly No
Newfoundland is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bullmastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Newfoundlands are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Bullmastiffs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Newfoundlands are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Bullmastiffs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Newfoundlands are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Bullmastiffs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Yes
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 Yes
Newfoundland breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Bullmastiff 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.

Health Factors - Newfoundland vs Bullmastiff

Health Issues
Very healthy dog breed.
Very healthy dog breed.
Health Problems Addison's Disease Bloat Cancer Cataracts Cherry Eye Cystinuria Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis Cancer Entropion Heart Problems Hemangiosarcoma Hypothyroidism Kidney Issues Lymphosarcoma Osteosarcoma Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 9-12 years 8-10 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Newfoundlands have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Bullmastiffs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Exercise Need
Newfoundlands have an average exercise need.
Bullmastiffs exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Newfoundlands sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Bullmastiffs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Avg. daily food consumption 5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
High: The Bullmastiff breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
The Newfoundland can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
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.
Stinkiness High
The Newfoundland has a high chance of bad smell.
High
The Bullmastiff has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Newfoundland is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
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.

Reproducibility - Newfoundland vs Bullmastiff

Gestation Length 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.
Litter Size 4-12 puppies 4-13 puppies, average 8

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