Welcome to Barger’s Bullmastiffs
We breed our Bullmastiffs for conformation, pedigree, temperament, and to the standard of the breed with no known health defects. All of our dogs are AKC registered. They are raised in a home with kids and are very socialized with on a daily basis. We are glad to get to share the joy we get out of all the pups born with all the families and hope the new owners gets as much enjoyment out of there new pup as we did. We also get the enjoyment of getting to know all the future owners and making sure the pups don’t go to an undeserving family. Most new owners just want a great, healthy, well socialized pet and that is what we strive for to give them.
History of the Bullmastiff
As its name suggests, is a combination of the Mastiff and the Bulldog. They originated from England in the mid 1800’s as a guard dog for the estate owners to protect their game from poachers, therefore they were known as the gamekeepers. So, crosses were made of 60% Mastiff / 40% Bulldog was achieved. This dog was eventually called the Bullmastiff, serving the gamekeeper very well.
However, they are also docile, easygoing, very loving and devoted to their family. Very intelligent and accepting to only strangers welcomed by their owners. A typical Bullmastiff action would be to accompany you to the door to greet your guest. If you welcome them in, the dog welcomes them. If you do not welcome them in the dog will stand between you and the guest, to do whatever is necessary to change their mind about coming in.
Bullmastiffs are large dogs, although not truly a giant breed. In 1924 some conformity was established in the Bullmastiff dog breed and it was recognized by the English Kennel Club in 1924. The American Kennel Club later would recognize the breed in 1933. The AKC Standard of the breed calls for males to be between 25 to 27 inches at the withers and 110 to 130 lbs. Females to be between 24 to 26 inches at the withers and 100 to 120 lbs. Colors are fawn, red and brindle; most having a black mask which covers the muzzle and extends up over the eyes. Brindle is black striping over a base color of fawn or red. Brindle was the desired color of the original dogs used in England; it being very hard to see in a forest at night