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English Bull dog mix

Introduction

Breeders have made several efforts to mix the mighty bull dog breed with other popular breeds to form unique and interesting combinations to suit buyer’s need. Some of the well- known English bulldog mix breeds are:-

• Bull- Aussie or Bull boxer ( containing 50% traits of English bulldog and 50% traits of Boxer)
• Bullador (containing 50% traits of English bull dog and 50% traits of Labrador retriever)
• Bullmation (containing 50% traits of English bull dog and 50% traits of Dalmatian)
• Bullwhip (containing 50% traits of English bull dog and 50% traits of Whippet)
• Bulloxer (containing 50% traits of Boxer and 50% traits of English bull dog)

General characteristics – At a glance

The following are some general and physical characteristics of popular English bull dog mixes:-

i) Bull Aussie or Bull Boxer mix

• Formed by crossing an English bull dog (as the mother) with boxer (as the father).
• They are non-sporting or belong to the herding breed category which is recognized by the ACHC, DRA, and ICDA.
• They can be kept as watch dogs and are known for their agility and performing tricks.
• They are medium sized dogs and weigh about 50 to 70 pounds.
• They have flappy ears.
• The fur is straight type and are available in various colors like – Golden, light brown, Merle, Spotted, Brindle, Speckled, white or cream.
• They have an average life expectancy of 11 to 15 years.
• Quiet adjustable to climate changes.

ii) Bullador

• Formed by crossing an English bull dog (as the mother) with Labrador retriever (as the father).
• These dogs are recognized by the ACHC, DRA, and ICDA.
• Available in various coat colors like black, white (with brown patches), Combination of black and white, Beige, brown or tricolor.
• Have smooth and silky coat.
• Do not have wrinkles like their mother.
• Have a round skull with drooped ears.

iii) Bullmation

• Formed by crossing an English bull dog (as the mother) with Dalmatian (as the father).
• This mix breed is yet not recognized by societies and organization.
• They are not much active like Dalmatians, but they are quiet energetic like the bull dogs.
• They come in typical white color coat with beautiful black spots on it – just like a Dalmatian.
• They have a round skull with drooped ears.
• Bullmations have a smooth and silky coat.
• They have an average life expectancy of 11 to 15 years.
• They have height of 11 to 14 inches and weigh about 25 to 65 pounds.
• They may or may not have a natural curling tail.

iv) Bullwhip
• Formed by crossing an English bull dog (as the mother) with Whippet (as the father).
• They are non- sporting dogs and belong to the hounding breed group.
• These are medium sized dogs with average height of 10 to 14 inches.
• The bullwhip weighs 20 to 55 pounds.
• Available in variety of colors – ranging from Dark brown, black to coffee or chocolate color, Gray or Salt and Pepper varieties.
• They have flappy ears.
• They have an average lifespan of about 12 to 15 years.
• Not readily adaptable to extreme cold and hot weather conditions.
• They are relatively newer breed of dogs and are not recognized by various organizations yet. However, these mix breeds are very common and are easily available.

Personality traits

All the above breeds are known to be aggressive in nature, although they are always obedient and loyal to their masters. Breeders have tried hard to remove the aggression trait from their genes; however, they haven’t been very successful till date.

These dogs have some positive temperament too. They are friendly, docile, gregarious and willful in nature. Barring Bullmations, rest all other English bull dog mixes mentioned above are easy to train and are obedient enough.

Feeding habits

All the above English bull dog mix breeds shall be fed with high quality premium dry dog food. Their daily nutrition should come from the following sources:-

• Meat sources:- Lamb, Chicken, Chicken liver with chicken broth, bison, turkey and fish (tuna)
• Vegetable and fruit sources: – Carrots, Brussels sprouts, Chickpea, potatoes, sweet potatoes and fruits like apples, pears, blueberries. Antioxidants like Marigold and Rosemary (in a very small quantity) can be added to their diet.
• Vitamins and Minerals:- Vitamin A, B Complex, C , E, Folic Acid, Riboflavin, Niacin and minerals such as iron, copper, zinc, selenium and calcium.

Never feed your English bull dog mix with human food, cheese, cashews, resins, apple core, chocolates, sweets and biscuits.

Health and Immunization

All the above mixes have certain common diseases or disorders which are derived from their genes. These include: – Hip and elbow dysplasia, diarrhea, obesity, ophthalmic diseases, cancer and epilepsy.
These dogs are also prone to various allergens in the air, like dust, dirt, pollen, dander and chemicals. Make sure you bathe them properly after they have played and are in a mess. These breeds are also prone to inter-digital cysts which are formed between the toes, causing discomfort.
They may also suffer from cherry eye (which is a protrusion on the inner lid of the eye) and other respiratory problems.
All English bull dog mix breeds should be immunized at regular intervals so that they are protected from various diseases caused by dangerous viruses. Some mandatory vaccines for these mix breed includes: – Parvovirus, Rabies, Distemper, Coronavirus, Hepatitis A and B, Influenza and Parainfluenza vaccines. Inject annual booster shots from experienced vets.

Care

Make sure your English bulldog mix are groomed at least once a week and are bathed once in two weeks. While grooming, check their skin coat and ears for any sign of redness, allergies and infections as they are hypersensitive to many allergens. Keep their coat clean and apply flea shampoos in the flea season.
Most of these dogs are recognized by ACHC, DRA, and ICDA. Those mix breeds that are yet not recognized can be adopted from well- known breeders and those who are willing to sell one of their new born puppies. Make sure you buy a pup that belongs to the third or fourth generation of the parent breed.

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