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American Bullweiler

American Bullweiler

The American Bullweiler is a cross between the American Bulldog and the Rottweiler. Because of the cross between two purebred dogs, the American Bullweiler is categorized as a “designer” dog breed. The American Bulldog descended from working dogs that immigrants from the West Midlands of England brought along with them. Most of the bulldogs ended up in the American South, where small farmers and ranchers found them useful for a wide range of tasks, the most significant of which was dealing with feral pigs. The other ancestor of the American Bullweiler—the Rottweiler—dates back to the days of the ancient Roman Empire. However, the dog did not gain substantial popularity in the United States until the early 20th century, when it was extensively used as a policing dog. Although the exact time period for the cross between the Bulldog and Rottweiler is largely unknown, it is theorized that it could have occurred within the first half of the 20th century.

Breed Characteristics

Life Span:11-16 Years

American Bullweiler Build Information

Weighing about 70 to 120 pounds, the American Bullweiler is classified as a mid-sized dog with a strong, muscular build. The head, in particular, is similar to that of the Rottweiler: deep and blocky with a good stop. The coat is usually tan, brown or red. Some dogs have yellow-brown to golden coats, and in some cases, there might be white markings on the chest and face.

Length (Male):22-27 in.
Length (Female):22-24 in.
Weight:> 65 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

Renowned as a great watch dog, the American Bullweiler has immense power and athleticism, as well as an above-average level of energy. Also, it makes for a great family companion due to its loyalty, faithfulness and protection instincts.

Activity Level:Very Active
Affection Level:Very Affectionate
Energy Level:Very Active
Good to Other Pets:Very Friendly
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly


Much like its Bulldog ancestor, the American Bullweiler has a coat that is dense, short, resistant to extreme weather, and stiff to the touch. Plus, it does not shed a lot of hair, if any. For these reasons, the Bullweiler requires little grooming. Only occasional brushing is required to maintain the dog’s neat appearance. Moreover, bathing is only necessary for avoiding possible skin irritations and allergies.

Colors:Black, Gold, Light Brown, Red, Tan, White, Yellow
Grooming:Low Maintenance
Coat Type:Dense

American Bullweiler Common Health Conditions

Perhaps because of the relative rarity of the American Bullweiler, there are no significant health issues noted for this breed. However, it is strongly recommended to look up the health history of its ancestors.

American Bullweiler Pet Insurance

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Breed Talents and Facts

This dog breed is also known as the Rottbull. Although there are no other popular nicknames for the American Bullweiler, it is subjected to many misspellings of the second part of its name. Common misspellings include Bullweiller, Bullwieler, and Bullwiller. The American Bullweiler is recognized by two dog registries: the Designer Breed Registry (DBR) and the International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR). The term ¨Bullweiler¨ is a portmanteau of the first syllable of the word ¨Bulldog¨ and the last two syllables of the word ¨Rottweiler¨.

Dutiful Watchdog:Yes