Have you heard of the Bullsky Mastiff? If not, you’re not alone! This was a new one for us, too! If you’re looking for a new family canine companion, then you may want to read our guide. We share all the details about these beautiful dogs! You’ll learn about the breed, their appearance & care, and so much more. Let’s get started!
What is a Bullsky Mastiff?
The Bullsky Mastiff is a relatively hybrid dog that’s a combination of the Bullmastiff and a Siberian Husky! What an unusual mix! However, the dogs are stunning!
We don’t know much about the history of the Bullsky Mastiff; however, we can share some information about the parents of these lovely dogs.
The Bullmastiff is a fairly new dog breed. They were first bred back in 1860 by English gamekeepers. They were in need of a large, quiet dog to help them track down poachers. So, they crossed a Mastiff with a Bulldog to create the Bullmastiff! The result large dog that was large and determined. The dogs were also able to capture and hold down poachers until the gamekeepers arrived.
The large Bullmastiff was powerfully built and was a great deterrent to robbers and intruders. The dogs are excellent guard dogs and will protect their home and family at all costs. However, they’re also very loving family companions.
The Siberian Husky is another amazing dog. These dogs come from Siberia, Russia, where they were bred by the Chukchi people. They were used to transport and for herding. The dogs were also beloved family companions.
Later, in 1909, the dogs were brought to Alaska during the gold rush. There the dogs pulled sleds and acted as companion dogs. Huskies are working dogs and are extremely intelligent and independent. They are affectionate. They usually do well with other dogs and even do well with kids. However, they can be somewhat stubborn!
Hybrid Dog Breeds
Hybrid dogs are the result of crossing two purebred dogs. The resulting puppies inherit genes from their parents that determine the puppy’s characteristics, personality, and more. Hybrid dogs are never a perfect 50/50 mix of their parents. Instead, the genes from the parents are randomly shared with the puppies.
When it comes to a hybrid dog’s genetics, you never really know what they will inherit. Each puppy in the same litter may be entirely different! Some will resemble one parent more than the other and vice versa. There’s no way to predict what genes each puppy will inherit.
These are important facts to keep in mind as you read the rest of the guide.
The Bullsky Mastiff Characteristics
The Bullsky Mastiff is a combination of both parents; however, the puppy may resemble the Bullmastiff parent or the Siberian Husky parent. However, we can say that Bullsky Mastiffs usually have medium to long fur, with an insulating undercoat. These dogs can withstand colder temperatures. However, they should never be left outside in any type of weather for long periods.
The dog’s face usually has a short muzzle and broader head, with triangular, high-set ears. When it comes to their eyes, the Bullsky Mastiff takes the cake. They have beautiful eyes that can be a deep, glacial blue or a velvety brown. There’s also the chance the puppy could have a combination of both colors!
The dogs are also powerfully built, with strong muscles and a sturdy body.
Bullsky Mastiff Size
Bullsky Mastiffs are large dogs that can stand between 20 to 24 inches and weigh between 50 to 110 lbs. The females are usually smaller than the males.
These dogs have a life expectancy of 10 to 13 years.
Temperament & Personality
The Bullsky Mastiff hybrid dog usually takes after their Husky parent when it comes to temperament and personality. The dogs are usually very independent, confident, and can be somewhat stubborn. For this reason, the dogs are not the best choice for inexperienced pet parents. The dogs need to know who the leader is. If they don’t think it’s you, then they will be dominant.
The dogs are great around kids and seem to be sensitive to sounds cues. It can be helpful to use sounds while training these beautiful dogs. They will learn faster and understand how to respond.
When it comes to the Bullmastiff side of the family, the Bullsky Mastiff may also be fearless and docile like that parent. The dogs will protect their family and property at all costs; however, they usually don’t attack anyone. Bullmastiffs may also be stubborn, which means their hybrid puppies may be, too!
Bullsky Mastiff Care
The Bullsky Mastiff is a dog breed that doesn’t require as much care as other dog breeds. However, the dogs may have facial wrinkles, like their Mastiff parent. In that case, the wrinkles will need to be cleaned daily. These areas tend to become wet from drool, drinking water, and more. If the folds stay wet, they may become home to fungal or bacterial infections.
These dogs don’t require a bath too often. Just when they get pretty dirty and stinky! And the dog’s ears need to be checked and cleaned about once a week. They are prone to getting dirt and even pests in their ears.
Bullsky Mastiff Diet
Bullsky Mastiffs are dogs filled to overflowing with energy! For this reason, they require a diet that’s high in protein. They can eat dry kibble or wet food, or a combination of both.
The dog food needs to be high-quality and list meat as the first ingredient on the label (or any type of animal protein, such as chicken, fish, and more). In addition, the dog food should be fortified with the vitamins and minerals active dogs need.
The Bullsky Mastiff should eat about 3 cups of food a day, divided between 2 meals. However, the amount of food will depend on the dog’s age, weight, size, and activity level. If you’re not sure how much food to give your dog, then it’s a good idea to contact the breeder of the vet for advice.
Bullsky Mastiff Exercise Requirements
As noted earlier, Bullsky Mastiffs are an active breed that’s filled with energy! They require at least an hour walk every day. However, more activity is even better. This can include training sessions, agility training, playing, and more.
One more note. Bullsky Mastiffs are known to be extremely good at jumping up high and can do so very quickly! So, never leave your fur baby outside unattended, even in a fenced backyard. They can be up and out before you know it!
After they’re finished exercising, these dogs will want to spend time with you relaxing!
Bullsky Mastiff Health
The Bullsky Mastiff hybrid dog breed is pretty healthy overall. However, they are prone to the following health issues:
- Hip dysplasia
One of the best ways to keep a Bullsky Mastiff (or any dog) healthy is to them to the vet for checkups. Regular checkups allow the vet to check the dog every few months. They may even spot a health issue when it’s still early to treat. Many conditions are difficult or impossible to cure if they’ve gone untreated for a long time. And dogs need to get the required vaccinations, too!
In addition, you may want to consider purchasing pet health insurance for your dog. There are many types of pet health insurance policies available for dogs. Some policies cover everything from regular checkups & emergencies to routine care and more.
Bullsky Mastiff Training
Bullsky Mastiffs, like other dogs, need to begin their training and socialization when they’re puppies. This process usually starts between 8 to 10 weeks of age. It’s necessary to use positive reinforcement training methods. These dogs take patience and care during training.
These dogs respond best when training is fun! They need a lot of praise and treats. The dogs really enjoy it when training is more like a game, rather than going to classes! Another key is to keep the training sessions short. These dogs learn better during a short training session (about 15 minutes long).
Socialization is also important for these hybrid dogs. Socializing is part of training and is done to teach the dogs how to act and respond in different situations and with different people. The process involves the dog meeting other people and animals. It may also involve taking the dog to different places. The goal is to make the dog comfortable and confident no matter where he is.
Where to Find Bullsky Mastiffs?
The two best choices for adopting a Bullsky Mastiff are from a reputable breeder or from a shelter. The key is to avoid backyard breeders and puppy mills.
Puppy mill breeders don’t care for the wellbeing of their dogs and puppies. They use poor breeding practices with the aim of producing as many puppies as possible. No care is used in pairing healthy dogs for breeding or avoiding genetic health conditions. The resulting puppies are usually sick or develop serious health issues later in life.
In addition, puppy mill breeders tend to breed female dogs more than once a year. They may breed the dogs every time they go into heat. The dogs have no time to recover between litters, making them weak and sick. Puppy mills are not the place to find your Bullsky Mastiff.
On the other hand, reputable breeders follow strict regulations and rigorous breeding practices. When adopting from a responsible breeder, you have the chance to meet them and tour their facility. What’s more, you can also ask to meet the puppy’s parents. This gives you a chance to see the parents and determine what the puppy will probably be like.
In addition, reputable breeders care about the breed and take excellent care of their dogs and puppies. Each dog and puppy receives the medical care needed, ensuring healthy breeding pairs and puppies. There’s less chance the puppy will inherit genetic health issues.
Finally, a shelter is another great place to find a Bullsky Mastiff. The shelter makes sure each dog receives the medical care they require, including shots. The dogs also receive food and attention. Plus, adopting from a shelter means you’re giving the dog a second chance, as well as a loving family and fur-ever home!
So, it’s best to find a reputable breeder or a shelter to adopt a Bullsky Mastiff.
Summing It Up
So, is a Bullsky Mastiff the right dog for you? The answer depends on whether or not you can provide everything these amazing dogs need. If you can spend lots of time with the dog, provide him with all the exercise he needs and the space to run, along with vet care and great food, then this may be the dog for you!
Remember, these dogs are best for experienced pet parents! They can make wonderful family companions for the right family!