Definitions, Clubs, & Registries
What Do They Mean To You?
The following information is being provided in order
to give you a convenient location to comparison shop between different Kennel Clubs and
While reviewing each of these links be aware of the following in
regards to the Kennel Club or Registry that you are reviewing and that your Bullmastiff
may be registered with:
Each Kennel Club and Registry is different in regards to their Code of
Ethics, Bylaws, and Constitutions. Not all Kennel Clubs and Registries have a
defined Code of Ethics, Bylaws, and/or Constitution.
The Bullmastiff Standard represented in each Kennel Club or Registry
will be different from each other. The difference will vary from slight to extreme
or a Bullmastiff Standard may not exist at all for a particular Kennel Club or Registry.
Kennel Clubs and Registries do NOT in any way imply or guarantee that
your puppy is of quality breeding.
Registration papers do NOT indicate in any way that your dog is of
show quality or "breeding quality".
Registration papers do NOT in any way act as any type of contract
between you, the breeder(s), or the Kennel Club or Registry.
Registration papers do NOT in any way guarantee that the dog you own is
of good health or that your dog was bred from parents that have been tested for genetic
Registration papers will NOT entitle you to a refund of any amount from
a breeder that sold you a defective Bullmastiff.
A "Purebred" is defined by the standards within a given Kennel
Club or Registry. What may be defined as a "purebred" in one Kennel Club,
may also be defined as a "mixed breed" in a different Kennel Club.
"Show quality" or "Breeding Quality" is
defined by the standards within a given Kennel Club or Registry. What may be defined
as "show quality" or "breed quality" in one Kennel Club, may also be
defined as "pet quality" in a different Kennel Club.
Bullmastiff Standard Definitions
The Bullmastiff Standard are those standards defined by the Kennel Club or
Registry as to what that particular Kennel Club or Registry recognizes as a
"Purebred", "Show Quality", and/or "Breeding Quality"
This site does not endorse the quality or legitimacy of any Kennel Club
or Registry listed on this page. Nor does this site make any claim that any of the
dogs represented on any of the following sites linked from this page are indeed purebred
Bullmastiffs of any particular descent.
Kennel Clubs and Registries
Code of Ethics, Bylaws, and/or Constitution Definitions
The Code of Ethics, Bylaws, and/or Constitutions are those terms defined
by the Kennel Club in which they mandate the actions of the breeders that are members of
This site does not endorse the quality or legitimacy
of any Kennel Club or Registry or the individual members of either entity listed on this
If a Kennel Club or Registry would
like to include a link of their Code of Ethics/Bylaws/Constitution and/or their definition
of the Bullmastiff Standard added to this page,
please send your link information to us.
Color photo was contributed by
Linda Thompson of Gemstone Bullmastiffs. She was bred by Pam Kochuba
of Shady Oaks and her registration name is "AKC CH. Shady Oaks Days of