Bloodhound vs Bullmastiff

Compare the Bloodhound to the Bullmastiff. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Bloodhounds and Bullmastiffs.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Bullmastiff and the Bloodhound are good for new owners, but the Bullmastiff is a slightly better choice.
  • Children - Both the Bloodhound and Bullmastiff are great with children.
  • Grooming - The Bullmastiff is very easy to groom. The Bloodhound has high grooming requirements.
  • Barking - The Bloodhound bark/howls frequently. The Bullmastiff has a low tendency to bark.
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Bloodhound vs Bullmastiff
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Breed NameBloodhoundBullmastiff
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan11-15 yrs.8-10 yrs.
Height23-27 in.24-27 in.
Weight80-110 lb110-130 lb
IntelligenceAverageHigh
History
Origin CountryFranceUnited Kingdom
Origin Year1000 AD1860 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Stranger FriendlyVery GoodGood
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Jealous
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardYesNo
Medium YardYesNo
Large YardYesNo
Temperature Tolerance ¹45°F to 80°F40°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsVery OftenRarely
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelMediumMedium
Exercise RequiredMediumMedium
Top Running Speed20 mph20 mph
StrengthHighVery High
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMediumLow
SheddingMediumMedium
DanderMediumMedium
Drool AmountHighMedium

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameBloodhoundBullmastiff
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyYesNo
AverageNoNo
Focused & PatientNoYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageAverage
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageAverage
ChasingAverageBelow Average
Follow CommandsBelow AverageBelow Average
FightingVery LowAverage
GuardingBelow AverageHigh
HerdingBelow AverageBelow Average
HuntingAverageAverage
ProtectionVery LowHigh
Remove VerminVery LowBelow Average
SleddingBelow AverageBelow Average
WatchBelow AverageHigh
Health Comparison
Breed NameBloodhoundBullmastiff
Lifespan
Lifespan11-15 yrs.8-10 yrs.
Common Health Issues
BloatYesNo
CancerNoYes
Ectopic CiliaYesNo
EctropionYesNo
Elbow DysplasiaYesNo
EntropionYesYes
EpilepsyYesNo
Heart ProblemsNoYes
HemangiosarcomaNoYes
Hip DysplasiaYesNo
HypothyroidismYesYes
Kidney IssuesNoYes
LymphosarcomaNoYes
OsteosarcomaNoYes
Progressive Retinal AtrophyNoYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameBloodhoundBullmastiff
Coat
FurYesYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesNo
Smooth CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
StraightYesNo
RoughNoYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesYes
Coat Color(s)
Black & TanYesNo
BrownYesNo
Liver & TanYesNo
RedYesYes
FawnNoYes
Fawn BrindleNoYes
Red & FawnNoYes
Red BrindleNoYes
Red Fawn BrindleNoYes
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