I would like to buy a Bullmastiff puppy but I am not sure what physical characteristics to look for. I had boxers, german sheperd, I have a briard, but a I am not sure about hips, ears… I am planning to have him as a pet, not to show. Thanks
Answer by Cara B
Look at the Breed Standard on the AKC website, even if you are not looking to show. For most working breeds of dogs, the breed standard reflects the healthiest conformation for doing a job, rather than just appearance.