An utter nightmare. Self-Defense should be considered, I think Bull Mastiffs are listed among the more dangerous dogs, it looks like a “Brindle” Bull Mastiff.
The Bullmastiff is a devoted, alert guard dog, with a good-natured temperament. Docile and affectionate, but fearless if provoked. Although unlikely to attack, it will catch an intruder, knock him down and hold him. At the same time, it is tolerant of children. Intelligent, even-tempered, calm and loyal, these dogs crave human leadership. The Bullmastiff is extremely powerful and needs a firm master who is confident and consistent with the rules set upon the dog.
Uh, no. Sometimes you just have to accept that there are messed up individual dogs, just like people. What we don't know is what the owner has done to this animal or the breeder to its line. Bottom line a child has died because of it. Prayers for his soul and his family.
It is definitely brindle.
Unfortunately, the media has take every dog that has Bulldog and Mastiff origins and has stuffed them under the all encompassing label of “Bull Mastiff”.
The correct term is actually “Bullmastiff” (one word), and they do not look like this dog. This dog looks much more like a Presa Canario or Fila Brasiliero to me.
>>I think Bull Mastiffs are listed among the more dangerous dogs
I don’t believe they are. Not in the top 10 here, for instance: http://dangerousdogs.net/
Good friends have owned a series of Bull Mastiffs over 3 decades plus, usually two at a time. They’ve been sweet dogs. Their most dangerous aspect in my experience is the drool. It can be massive.