1.  Myth: Bull mastiffs are the same as pit bulls
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The bullmastiff is a large-breed dog of British descent that was bred for hunting and guarding purposes. Because of their size, there are many myths surrounding these dogs regarding their ferocity and status as a family pet. The reality regarding 13 myths about bullmastiffs, however, is both surprising and informative for anyone who is considering adding one to the family.

1. Myth: Bull mastiffs are the same as pit bulls

Fact: The two breeds are completely different in both size and conformation. The “bull” in their name is common to many large-boned breeds that were bred for bull gripping and baiting in the 18th and 19th century.

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