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The Australian Bulldog was produced with companionship and environment in mind. In particular, these dogs were meant to live with people in Australia. They are not recognized by any worldwide kennel club, and as such, they are not categorized. They are fine for first-time dog owners, families with kids and homes with pets providing they are socialized with those other pets.
The Aussie Bulldog is an intelligent dog whose devotion and loyalty makes them easy to train, fun to play with and a great companion. Because they have been bred specifically to have much less possible aggression, they can be trusted around kids and most other pets. They desire companionship, affection, and a master.
These Bulldogs are intelligent enough, and basic training comes easily. They are best for typical obedience training, but not much more than that. They are also a bit headstrong and will tend to “bully” their way politely until they get what they want. They are at their best when they have a firm master whom they love.
Aussie Bulldogs will make friends with most anyone. Part of their watchdog capabilities comes from the look that Bulldogs have. They tend to be better watchdogs later in their life since they are more playful as puppies.
Bulldogs are not lazy, but they don’t need a lot of exercise either. Romping and running for a while daily is great for them, but they don’t need long walks or hours at a dog park.
The Aussie Bulldog is no different in appearance than the English Bulldog, but there are subtle differences. Basically, the Bosdog strong, squat and a chest-heavy. The stocky body looks to have the same dimensions as the English Bulldog but is actually a bit smaller.
The Bulldog is brachycephalic and this is somewhat obvious in the dog’s sem-flattened snout. The head is broad, squared and a bit wrinkly. The eyes are deeply set, the mouth is wide and the ears are moderately sized. The shoulders are big, the legs are medium-length with fair-sized paws and the tail is thick and short. Most have black noses, but there is also the liver nose Aussie Bulldog that is very popular.
The coat style is short, thick and smooth, and it’s not uncommon to be a bit wrinkly around the head and neck.
The Australian Bulldog temperament is not the same as that of English and American Bulldogs. This breed greatly prefers the company of a family, is far more tolerant of noisy children playing and gets along well with non-canine pets. They are easy to train although they are best for just basic obedience training. They simply don’t have much ambition in competition. They are good for active people but adapt well to laid-back lifestyles too.
The dog aggression that may be exhibited by other Bulldogs is not known in Aussie Bulldogs, although they won’t back down from a fight if attacked. They love meeting new human friends, and while they can be decent watchdogs, they don’t work well as guard dogs.
The core desire for the Australian Bulldog was said to have been a Bulldog with far fewer health problems. The Bosdog tends to have less-serious respiratory problems, skin problems, and birthing difficulties. There remain some breathing concerns as well as an intolerance to heat, however, and many of the problems that were to be bred out may reappear with the Mini Aussie Bulldog variety. Because of the dog’s body shape and size, there are also some typical big-dog problems that can develop:
- Eye ailments
- Hip dysplasia
- Skin problems
The name “Australian Bulldog” was coined in 1998 by Noel and Tina Green- the founders of two bulldog breeding programs called N and T Green and Pip Nobes. The pair decided to cooperate together and breed a well-rounded bulldog. Their predominant focus was to construct a dog with a typical bulldog appearance, but one that also had a terrific personality. Despite the fact that this breed is not yet recognized by the ANKC as a pedigreed breed, the Australian Bulldog is recognized as a breed by the general public. All Australian Bulldogs should come with a breed certificate for their documentation that is issued by the UABA (United Aussie Bulldog Association).
Male: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm)
Female: 17-19 inches (44-48 cm)
Male: 60-78 pounds (28-35 kg)
Female: 50-61 pounds (23-28 kg)
Average $2500 – $3000 USD
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