Anne Colliass, daughter of the late Harry and Beryl Colliass, has been an integral part of the Oldwell Kennels in the U.K. for much of her life. Here, she talks about her family legacy, setting priorities in breeding programs, and advice she'd give to those starting out in Bullmastiffs today.
Kay Reil of Bramstoke Bullmastiffs reminds that timing is everything when rearing young Molossers: Early socialization is a must.
A splendid specimen. Osmaston Turk. Weight 120 lbs. Dam, Old Nell, half Bloodhound, half Mastiff. Owned by Mr. Biggs.
Originally appearing in 1911, this article argues the virtues of the fledgling Bull-Mastiff, even as the Mastiff was on the wane.
Bullmastiff puppy with taped ears. Photo: Pieter Brepoels
“Flying nun ears” usually appear at four to six months, around the same time a Bullmastiff puppy begins teething. Warning: If not fixed in time, they might stay that way.
Arthur Craven was the first to write a book about the "Bull-Mastiff," though he never once lived with the breed.
Bullmastiffs have memories like elephants. Here's how to ensure that yours starts off with a rosy view of the world.
The author with her first homebred Tauralan Ruby Tuesday, circa 1974.
Longtime breeder Carol Beans of Tauralan Bullmastiffs looks back over four decades in the breed – and shares her thoughts on what the future might hold.
Bullmastiff breeder and judge Helene Nietsche of Banstock Bullmastiffs gives a hands-on demonstration on what to look for in a promising Bullmastiff puppy.
Farcroft Felons Frayeur, whelped in 1927, was an early champion for Moseley.
At his Farcroft kennel in Stoke-on-Trent in the 1920s and '30s, S.E. Moseley perfected and solidified Bullmastiff type.
If you thought Heathcliff had it rough on those moors, consider what Emily Brontë dishes out to her Bullmastiff, Keeper.
Emily Brontë was famous for her Gothic novel, Wuthering Heights. But she was also a Bullmastiff owner with a rather heavy hand.