As Bullmastiff owners, each and every one of us is all responsible for
the overall "public image" of what this breed represents. Each time
one of "our" Bullmastiffs gets in trouble - rest assured - it will make
public headlines. And just like the Pit Bull, Rottweiler, Doberman,
and German Shepherds, our favored breed would become victim to negative
propaganda thus encouraging Bullmastiff breed banning throughout the
world. Do yourself a personal favor....If you truly love and enjoy
ownership of the Bullmastiff, protect your rights to owning a Bullmastiff
by doing so responsibly.
Liability & Lawsuits: Go
hand in hand with an untrained Bullmastiff. No matter what the
various Bullmastiff "standards" claim - All dogs bite - even Bullmastiffs.
This Be You? What would you do if you were in these
situations? Would you be able to avoid these incidents before they
The featured Bullmastiff in the caption is Sasha (Faeriehill
Sasha of Desoete HD). Sasha was bred by Mrs. J. Swarts and her
picture was contributed by her owner, Magda Ledoux. Sasha is shown here
performing one of her advanced obedience training exercises. Her photo is
used here because it is an expression of how extremely important it is to
maintain control of your Bullmastiff at all times. Here is a description
of her training regime in South Africa from her owner:
"Sasha started at the age of 4 months at "All dog breed
doggie school" as can be seen on my webpage. They start of with a Puppy
socializing class - and basic commands. Sit, heel etc. They progress to
the puppy class, with more intensive commands, food refusal, etc. From
that they progress to the class - with no more leach, walking. Everything
gets done without a leach. If they obey,and react to your commands. They
progress to the advance class. This is the controlled aggression class.
They get attacked from different sides - all they
must do is protect their owner. Sasha did second best in her class.
Just a small story: She has been attacked by 2
persons and she got the command to attack them. She had no leach on and
was quiet fed up with them. As she got the command to attack the 1 guy's
protected clothing came of. She was immediately given the command to sit,
which she did. He was the shivering one.She could have ripped him to
pieces. That is why only dogs that obey commands can progress to this
class, and she is tops.! and Mommy is proud about her.
At the moment she is on Maternity leave, she just
had pups and are a wonderful mommy to them. She is not a aggressive dog as
such, but very loving. But she will protect you with her live if the
Tamika my 7 month old Bullie also started school and
my 11 week old Bullie will when she is 4 months also start school.
Obedience training is very important to a Bullie because they are big dogs
and you must be able to handle them and they must respond when you call