One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A dog that is a cross-breed of bulldog and mastiff.
- ‘Georgina, a nine-year-old bull mastiff, squeezed through the doors of Abbeydale Vets, Preston New Road, Blackburn, in February after the owners became concerned about her weight.’
- ‘It recognised that a policy that insists on equal terms for rich and poor is like pitting a bull mastiff against a chihuahua.’
- ‘He filled the injury down-time by buying a racehorse, Leitrim Rock, then selling it 18 months ago - ‘It was no good, and costing too much’ - and replacing it with £600-worth of bull mastiff named Winny.’
- ‘Police are trying to establish what may have caused a bull mastiff terrier to turn on its owner in Dunedin.’
- ‘The photo is of singer Siobhan Parr with her bull mastiff, Alfie.’
- ‘Which, after a brief but unnerving encounter with the pub dog (4ft high bull mastiff which had a go at me at me in the carpark), we proceeded to do.’
- ‘The bull mastiff cross-breeds tugged her between each other, tearing chunks out of her flesh before turning on their owner and her two young children, witnesses said.’
- ‘She was playing with the bull mastiff in the back garden of her home in Greenroyd Avenue, Breightmet, when the dog suddenly attacked, biting her several times on her face and upper body.’
- ‘A schoolboy mauled by an out-of-control bull mastiff is recovering after a four-hour operation on his injuries.’
- ‘A girl suffered terrible injuries to her face and head after she was pinned to the ground and mauled by a bull mastiff dog.’
- ‘Alongside familiar pop stars, footballers and Hollywood stars the Calendar Club stall offered buyers the chance to spend the next 12 months with sea otters, sunflowers, or, for those of a hardier disposition, bull mastiffs.’
- ‘Testing of two PRA affected animals within a 17th breed, the bull mastiff, revealed one heterozygote and one homozygous normal animal.’
- ‘His immediate ancestors are a bull mastiff, a pit bull and a Rottweiler.’
- ‘This was found to be necessary following the near judicial destruction of a bull mastiff called Buster whose owner had removed his muzzle so that the ill dog could vomit without choking.’
- ‘As they were making their way back to their car they crossed the road with one of the dogs but the other, a bull mastiff, was on the grass on the other side.’
- ‘Even Bob, the bull mastiff who plays Agent 11, seems embarrassed by the proceedings.’
- ‘He said the family's bull mastiff attacked the gunman, biting him, so the offender shot the dog dead.’
- ‘Bear the bull mastiff has already taken five first prizes at dog shows across the South West, countless rosettes, plaques and certificates.’
- ‘The two-year-old girl was attacked at her home in Greenroyd Avenue, Bolton, and bitten seven times on the face by the bull mastiff.’
- ‘The three-year-old bull mastiff then unwittingly found herself at the centre of an investigation into the murder of former boxer Brian Keating - but was finally reunited with her original owners thanks to the police.’
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