from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A large, heavy-set, powerful dog of a breed developed from the bulldog and the mastiff.


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  • A brazen bullmastiff, saucy Great Dane, frisky Rottweiler or even a cheeky Chihuahua would have been more flattering than a breed most associated with tutus, rhinestone collars and yapping.

    Meredith C. Carroll: An Open Letter to Al Gore

  • Unique designs ranging from one customer's order for a cabinet featuring the faces of his best friends or another's memorialization of a bullmastiff on a chair are affordable.

    Santa Clara del Cobre & Erongaricuaro

  • My bullmastiff/staffie cross would have killed a fox, but possibly in a more lingering fashion than a pack of hounds.

    The Hunters Hunted

  • We do not need numbers to back up the fact that your Martin DM uses less electricity than your stereo that takes up the same amount of shelf space as a bullmastiff.

    Jenna Woginrich: Stop Making Fun of My Banjo

  • Take heart dearie, just hope you can find a very cute bulldog LOL or bullmastiff to take his place, its all right. *sob sob*


  • And then, you know, he got a hint of how serious they considered the whole thing; for one of them came up to him, leading a great bullmastiff, and offered it to him, to take to keep him company.

    Carnacki, the Ghost Finder

  • We found one rather funny thing, and that was the great bullmastiff, lying stiff with its neck broken.

    Carnacki, the Ghost Finder

  • He reached for his gun, and the following instant the great bullmastiff set up a tremendous barking, which drew the attention of the whole company.

    Carnacki, the Ghost Finder

  • One of the victims was this dog, Princess, a bullmastiff that died suddenly after eating IAMS brands Select Bites one of 95 brands of gravy style dog and cat food yanked off store shelves.

    CNN Transcript Mar 24, 2007

  • Larry even dropped into the front yard and made friends with the two huge bullmastiff watchdogs.

    Rogue Warrior


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  • "This is a 1924 breed obtained by crossing mastiffs with bulldogs." (Simon & Schuster's Guide to Dogs, 1980)

    February 21, 2007