Best Collars for Bullmastiffs

A bit about the breed

The bullmastiff is a large breed of dog of English origin. Known for their size and power, these dogs aren’t to be underestimated.

Originally a cross between the Old English Mastiff and the English Bulldog, these dogs have long been used by gamekeepers in the control of poaching.

They usually weigh up to 130 pounds and stand more or less 25 inches tall. Their muscular features make them very imposing figures.

But there’s more to these huge dogs than their guarding ability. Many households have adopted them as loving but protective members of their families.

They’re great with kids and actually have a very gentle nature. The bullmastiff is eager to please its owners and highly adaptable.

So, whether you own a bullmastiff as a guard dog, or view them as one of your own pack, always ready for a cuddle, here are a few dog collars that you might consider purchasing.

1. Comfort control harness

green collar for a bullmastiff

Available in an array of colors and sold as part of a big dog harness set, these harnesses might be the perfect pick for your Bullmastiff. 

They are made with dog breeds with broad chests in mind

After collecting measurements from thousands of dogs, this harness was designed and is rated for dogs from 25lb - 130lb / 11.5kg - 60kg.

Bullmastiffs fall into this weight category. The American Kennel Club describes their upper body build as “Chest wide and deep, with ribs well sprung and well set down between the forelegs.” (1)

They offer maximum control and safety  

This harness can withstand the heaviest pullers with a reinforced structural design made from top-quality materials and using stainless steel hooks.

Being fearless guardians of those whom they love, Bullmastiffs are known for being heavy pullers. This type of harness will make you feel in control of any situation.

Stain-resistant and easy-to-clean materials 

A stain and water-resistant exterior are important when you have a dog that loves being outdoors, like a bullmastiff.

Harnesses often get water stained and dirty from being exposed to the elements. The dirt breaks down materials over time and can lead to them unraveling at the stitching.

But this harness is easy enough to clean that it won’t take up too much of your time after each walk or visit to the dog park.

Interior foam padding 

Interior padding at the right places reduces skin irritation and improves comfort levels when exercising.

This is important, especially when you live in warmer climates where your dog might get uncomfortable after a long walk.

Shop for the comfort control harness now.

2. Y anti-pulling harness

anti pull harness for a bullmastiff

Another great option for large dogs, such as the bullmastiff, is the anti-pulling harness. Here are some features that may sway you in favor of this type of harness.

Made for heavy pullers 

Made with top-quality materials, this harness can support more than 5x the suggested breed's pulling pressure. 

They are suitable for dogs from 30lbs - 130lbs, the expected size of a full-grown male bullmastiff.

a bullmastiff wearing a scarf


3 stainless steel D-rings are located in the front and back of the harness for you to control your dog better.

These harnesses are perfect for dogs that pull hard when excited or overstimulated. This is often the case in obedience training sessions when positive reinforcement is used with dogs.  

Neoprene Padding 

The harness Covers ~10% of the dog’s body, the straps are padded with soft neoprene and avoid sensitive areas such as the armpit to reduce rubbing and chafing. 

3-Way adjustable

Dog sizes vary, even within the same breed. This harness is extremely versatile and has three different points of adjustment.

Find the perfect fit by adjusting the neck, torso, and waist strap length.

Shop for the anti-pull Y harness now.

3. Tactical dog collar

a tactical dog collar for bullmastiffs

Made for heavy pullers

This extremely durable collar is made with military-grade nylon, 5 cm / 2 inches thick in width, features a stainless steel D-ring, and is triple stitched. 

This is a very good collar to use on your dog if he is used in a guarding or working capacity, where the health and safety of the animal and people depend on the quality of the product.

Big dog friendly 

Suitable for dogs from 30lbs - 130lbs. Simply measure the widest part of your dog's neck, where a collar would naturally sit, and order according to size.

Neoprene padding

Padded with soft neoprene on the inside, the collar feels comfortable on your dog’s skin. This is essential as the point of contact on your dog's skin is around the sofer tissue on the front of their neck. 

The entire product is made from dog-friendly materials so that it won’t cause your dog any irritation.

Quick release buckle

The stainless steel buckle can only be opened when pressed on both sides and is tested with extreme pulling force to ensure safety. 

Quick-release buckles are an important feature on such collars as you might need to get the collar off quickly to prevent strangulation caused by the collar getting hooked on something like a tree branch.

Control handle

Take control of your dog when needed, great for training and emergency situations. Control handles are important when engaging in training sessions with your dog.

Shop for the tactical dog collar now.

Need more bling?

a gold cuban link chain collar

Face it, not all dogs are super active. Some dogs enjoy the finer things in life, just like their owners.

If your bullmastiff is one of these guys, perhaps a more extravagant collar will suit him better.

Enter the Cuban Link Chain collar.

Made from stainless steel and plated with 18k gold, they’re made to last and will fetch compliments everywhere you go.

But these collars are more than just a fashion statement, they’re also functional. They come with a heavy-duty buckle and hand-welded stainless steel links that can withstand heavy-pulling breeds such as Bullmastiffs.

The plating is also super durable and will only come off if exposed to harsh chemicals or repeatedly scratched.

This is a great option for stylish dog owners that want to pamper their pups as one of their own family members. Consider completing the look with a gold-plated dog leash as an add-on.

As with the gold chain collar, the links of these leashes are individually hand-welded to ensure safety and style.

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