He was developed in England by game keepers to protect against poachers
He was developed by crossing the Mastiff with the Old English Bulldog
Personality and Behavior
He's a loving giant and likes to live inside with his family
He's fearless, confident and docile
His protective instinct means he will defend his turf and family if he perceives a threat
He's wary of strangers
He doesn't always get along well with other dogs
He slobbers a lot
He gets on well with children
He is one of the best guard dogs
He's not easy to train. You will need patience as he is slower than most to learn obedience commands.
He sheds quite a bit of hair. You'll find some hair stuck to your clothes, couch and carpets.
Grooming / Maintenance
His short coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds you may find yourself brushing it once a week, or more, to minimize the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).