Golden Bullmastiff Retriever:Bullmastiff and Golden Retriever Mix

Hybrid Breed

Bullmastiff + Golden Retriever


An adorable cross between a Bullmastiff and a Golden Retriever, the Golden Bullmastiff Retriever is a family-friendly, fearless and loyal dog that is energetic, balanced, yet loving. This mixed breed combines the best traits of both parent breeds and is enjoying a growing popularity among dog lovers.

Origin and history

A designer dog, the Golden Bullmastiff Retriever is a relatively new breed that has only emerged in the last few decades. The parent breeds, the Bullmastiff and the Golden Retriever, both have a long and interesting history that is reflected in the abilities and characteristics of their offspring.

  • Bullmastiff: Originally bred in England in the 19th century to deter poachers, the Bullmastiff is known for its alert nature and exceptional strength.
  • Golden Retriever: Also originating in England, the Golden Retriever was bred in the 19th century to retrieve prey while hunting and is known for its intelligence and friendly nature.


The Bullmastiff and Golden Retriever mix makes an ideal family dog and is great for families with children and other pets. Their loyal, confident, and friendly characteristics make them a great companion as well as a guard dog.

They are also willing to be active with their family and require moderate exercise. Despite their size, Golden Bullmastiff Retrievers are also suitable for apartment living as long as they get enough exercise and mental stimulation.

It is important to know that they need regular grooming and can have a lot of hair loss, so potential owners should keep this in mind.

Alternate Name -
Origin England - UK
Life expectancy 8 - 12 years
Care requirements low-maintenance - high-maintenance
Activity level average
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

The Golden Bullmastiff Retriever, also known as the Bullmastiff and Golden Retriever mix, is a delightful blend of strength and friendliness. Such a mixed dog is the result of the cross between a Bullmastiff and a Golden Retriever, two incredibly popular breeds.

Character traits

Golden Bullmastiff Retriever dogs are exceptionally loyal and friendly. They are known for their loving and affectionate nature, which makes them wonderful family dogs.

Courage and protective instinct

Thanks to their Bullmastiff ancestry, Golden Bullmastiff Retrievers possess a courageous and protective instinct. They will not hesitate to protect their family if they feel it is in danger.

Energy and playfulness

Due to the Golden Retriever's energy and playfulness, these mixed breed dogs have a happy and enthusiastic nature. They love to play and run, making them perfect for active families.


Golden Bullmastiff Retrievers are intelligent and easy to train dogs. They love learning new tricks and accomplishing tasks. In addition, they are very attentive and sensitive, which allows them to quickly adapt to the needs of their owners. It should be noted that due to their size and active nature, Golden Bullmastiff Retrievers require a lot of space and regular exercise. Therefore, they are best suited in a home with a large yard.

Overview of the Golden Bullmastiff Retriever.

A blend of the powerful Bullmastiff and the Gentle Golden Retriever, the Golden Bullmastiff Retriever is a large but loving dog and excellent family companion. Their unique combined traits make this dog breed a wish list item for many dog owners.

Care of the Golden Bullmastiff Retriever

Grooming for a Golden Bullmastiff Retriever includes daily brushing to keep the coat clean and healthy. Because of their thick coats, they experience heavier shedding periods in the spring and fall and it is recommended to brush more during these times. Bathing should only be done as needed so as not to strip the natural oils from their skin. Regular inspection and cleaning of the ears and teeth is also important to prevent infections.

Health of the Golden Bullmastiff Retriever

Health-wise, Golden Bullmastiff Retrievers are basically hardy dogs. However, like all dogs, they are prone to certain diseases. These include hip and elbow dysplasia, heart disease, and certain cancers. A responsible breeder will screen their breeding stock for these conditions to minimize risk.

Breeding Golden Bullmastiff Retrievers

Breeding Golden Bullmastiff Retrievers requires careful planning and responsibility. Both parent breeds should be tested for genetic diseases to prevent their transmission to offspring. Breeders should also be able to provide the puppies with a suitable environment for healthy development.

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The Golden Bullmastiff Retriever, a mix of Bullmastiff and Golden Retriever, combines the best of two great dog breeds. These rare hybrids are known for their strength, loyalty and gentle nature.

Appearance and size

In appearance, the Golden Bullmastiff Retriever has more of the coarse stature of the Bullmastiff, while its coat is reminiscent of its Golden Retriever side. The size often varies, but usually they are between 60 to 70 cm tall. Their body weight varies from 45-55 kg, depending on their gender and diet plan.

Coat texture and grooming

The Golden Bullmastiff Retriever has a dense double-layer coat that is more similar to the rougher Bullmastiff coat or the glossy coat of the Golden Retriever, depending on their genetic makeup. Coat colors can vary, but gold and brown tones are most common. Weekly grooming is recommended to prevent skin problems and keep the coat shiny.

Fur length short - medium
Fur flat coated - wavy
Ear shape Floppy Ear - Triangle
Tail lang - fanned out
Anatomy square, hefty, strong
Size ♀ 51 - 66 cm
Weight ♀ 25 - 54 kg
Size ♂ 56 - 68 cm
Weight ♂ 30 - 59 kg
Suitable For -
  • rolled Eyelid

    A rolled eyelid (entropion) is an eyelid malposition in dogs

  • Teat Tumors

    Tumours of the mammary gland, also known as mammary tumours, are among the most common cancers in dogs.

  • Hip dysplasia (HD)

    Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.

  • Elbow dysplasia (ED)

    Elbow joint dysplasia is a chronic disease complex of the elbow joint of fast growing dog breeds.

  • Epilepsy

    Definition: Dog has epilepsy if, for example, at least two epileptic seizures occur more than 24 hours apart.

  • Cataract

    Cataracts are still one of the most common causes of blindness, even in dogs.

  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)

    Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is a slowly progressive death of the retina in dogs.

  • The Bullmastiff-Golden Retriever mix is usually intelligent, loyal, friendly and playful. They tend to be very affectionate and are particularly suitable as a family dog.

  • Such a mixed breed can usually live a little longer than a purebred Bullmastiff or Golden Retriever, as it is potentially less susceptible to certain hereditary diseases. 10 to 14 years is the usual age.

  • Such a mix needs extensive daily walks and occasional activities such as fetch, playing Frisbee, etc. to stay fit and happy.

  • Yes, to maintain their well-being, they need to regularly trim their claws, brush their teeth and keep their eyes clean. Coat and skin should be regularly checked and brushed.

  • Yes, the mix is known to get along very well with children and other pets. However, children must always be supervised by adults when interacting with the dog.

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