The Bullmastiff is one of the largest dog breeds in the world with an average weight between 100 to 130 pounds. Originally bred by English gamekeepers in the 19th century, Bullmastiffs helped wardens guard estates and capture poachers.
Because of its history the Bullmastiff is sometimes referred to as the “Gamekeeper’s Night Dog.”
Bullmastiff Health Issues
Bullmastiffs have an average lifespan of 8-10 years and due to their large size and genetic makeup, they are susceptible to potential health issues that you should be aware of.
|Health Issue||Cost to Treat|
|Bloat||$1,500 to $7,500|
|Hip Dysplasia||$4,000 to $6,000|
|Hypothyroidism||$10-30 per month|
|Kidney Disease||Depends on Case|
|Subaortic Stenosis||$3,000 to $6,000|
|Elbow Dysplasia||$3,000 to $5,000|
Key Coverage to Consider
All of the top five best pet insurance companies cover major medical issues like accidents and illnesses. This chart provides a more detailed breakdown.
|✓ Accidents||✓ Illnesses|
|✓ X-Rays, Blood Tests, etc.||✓ Surgery|
|✓ Hereditary Conditions||✓ Hospitalization|
|✓ Congenital Conditions||✓ Prescription Medications|
|✓ Chronic Conditions||✓ Emergency Care|
|✓ Cancer||✓ Specialty Care|
|✓ Diagnostic Treatment||✓ Alternative Treatment|
|X Pre-Existing Conditions||X Preventative Care|
Note: Unfortunately, dog insurance does not cover pre-existing conditions, so it’s important to enroll while your pet is healthy and young.
How Much Does it Cost?
Below are some samples across the country to give you an idea of how much it costs. However, the only way to know exactly how much a plan will cost is to get quotes for your Bullmastiff.