Bulldog Mix

Bulldog Mix

When two different and specific breeds are crossed to create a litter that exhibits the fine qualities of both parents, the resulting puppies are considered a hybrid breed. In the case of the bulldog mix, one parent must be a bulldog. In recent years, the popularity of hybrid mixes has soared, but bulldogs have been in existence for at least five centuries. Bulldogs originated in England, and they are descendants of the ancient mastiff. The early bulldogs were ferocious and aggressive, and they were bred this way to combat bulls in the arena, hence the breed's name. Today's bulldog is much more placid. The bulldog was recognized by the American Kennel Club as a member of the non-sporting group in 1886.

A bulldog mix will inherit some physical characteristics from the bulldog parent. These characteristics may include a large head, a pushed in face loose skin and wrinkles. Bulldogs are compact and muscular. They are considered medium-sized dogs, and they weigh 40 to 50 pounds. They have short coats that may be brindle, fallow, piebald, white, fawn or red in color. The tips of their ears flip downward.

Personality

Any bulldog mix is going to inherit some of the bulldog parent's temperament traits. Bulldogs are good-natured, strong, powerful and courageous dogs. They are excellent with children, and they get along with other dogs and cats. They are protective of their families and make excellent watchdogs. They are outgoing with strangers, and they bark minimally. They do not require much exercise.

Breed Characteristics

Type:Mix
Family:Mastiffs
Function:Companion
Origin:Europe
Preferred Climate:Moderate Cold
Group:Non-Sporting (Utility)
Life Span:8-10 Years
Nicknames:No nicknames known
Hypoallergenic:No

Bulldog Mix Build Information

A bulldog mix will inherit some physical characteristics from the bulldog parent. These characteristics may include a large head, a pushed in face loose skin and wrinkles. Bulldogs are compact and muscular. They are considered medium-sized dogs, and they weigh 40 to 50 pounds. They have short coats that may be brindle, fallow, piebald, white, fawn or red in color. The tips of their ears flip downward.

Size:Medium
Length (Male):13-20 in.
Length (Female):14-16 in.
Weight:41 - 65 lbs
Litter Size:4 - 5 Puppies
Tail Dock or Crop:No

Behaviour and Personality

Any bulldog mix is going to inherit some of the bulldog parent's temperament traits. Bulldogs are good-natured, strong, powerful and courageous dogs. They are excellent with children, and they get along with other dogs and cats. They are protective of their families and make excellent watchdogs. They are outgoing with strangers, and they bark minimally. They do not require much exercise.

Activity Level:Moderately Active
Affection Level:Very Affectionate
Aggressiveness Level:Moderate
Barking:Quiet
Dominating or Submissive?:None
Energy Level:Moderately Active
Good to Other Pets:Friendly
Guardian Skills:Yes
Independant:Moderate
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly

Appearance

Bulldogs require minimal grooming. If your bulldog mix inherits the short coat, weekly use of a grooming mitt will collect dead hair and maintain the healthy luster of the coat. All dogs should have their teeth brushed at a minimum of three times a week to prevent periodontal disease and maintain good oral health and overall well-being.

Colors:Fawn, Red, Red & White, Red-Black Brindle, White, Yellow
Shedding:Moderate
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Fine

Bulldog Mix Common Health Conditions

If you decide to welcome a bulldog mix into your family, understand that all of the health conditions of the bulldog may potentially be handed down to your puppy. Some of these conditions include skin allergies, bladder stones, eye problems, malformations of the knee and hip joints, cancer and gastric torsion, or bloat. If your bulldog mix has the brachycephalic, or pushed in, face of a bulldog, then you will need to be alert for breathing difficulties, particularly during hot seasons. The bulldog's average lifespan is somewhat short at 8 to 10 years.

Bulldog Mix Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

Owners of bulldog mixes must be mindful of potential respiratory difficulties that can accompany any brachycephalic breed. Bulldog mixes make loyal family companions, and they interact well with children and other pets. The exact size, color and temperament of a bulldog mix will reflect a combination of those that are typical of the bulldog and of the other parent breed. Most bulldog mixes will range from medium to large in size. Most bulldog mixes are covered in short coats that will require only minimal grooming. The bullador is a bulldog and Labrador retriever cross. The beabull is a beagle and bulldog cross. The Australian bulldog is an Australian cattle dog and bulldog cross. The bully basset is a bulldog and basset hound cross. The bullpei is a bulldog and shar-pei cross. The bullypit is a bulldog and American pit bull cross. The English bulldog terrier is a bulldog and bull terrier cross. The mountain bulldog is a Bernese mountain dog cross.

Training:Moderately easy to train
Hunting Companion:No
Jolly for Jogging:No
Sighting Capabilities:No
Ideal for Tracking:No
Retrieving Skills:No
Pointing Breed:No
Herding Skills:No
Dutiful Watchdog:No
Security Guard Capable:No
Police Performer:Yes
Wet Water rescues:No
Assist Disable Owners:No
Dog Sledding:No
Able to Perform Dog Carting:No
Agile/Zippy:No
Fun with Lure Coursing:No
Obedient:No
Possible Schutzhund Work:No
Trainable for Tricks:No