Australian Bulldog

Growth Size

Australian Bulldogs grow to a height of 40 – 50cm, and a weight of 25 – 35kg.

Lifespan

10 – 12 years.

Temperament

Australian Bulldogs love being part of the family. They are an intelligent, loving, and loyal breed. Their easy going nature means they get along well with children. Australian Bulldogs are quite alert, which also makes them excellent watch dogs.

Training Difficulty

The intelligence of this breed makes them very easy to train. They crave leadership from their owners, so early establishing of the pack leader is a must!

Recommended Owners

Anyone who loves British Bulldogs, but is after a dog with less health issues. These dogs would do well in a family with school aged children. Younger children may be bowled over by the boisterous dogs.

Origin

A relatively new breed, the Australian Bulldog is recognised by the general public, but not yet registered as a pedigree breed with the Australian National Kennel Council. They have been bred in an attempt to create a bulldog specifically suited to Australian conditions, and to remove some of the health issues associated with the British Bulldog. Aussie Bulldogs share genetics with Boxers, English Bull Terriers, Bullmastiffs, and of course the British Bulldog.

Diet

An adult dog should be fed twice a day on a mix of 1 cup of dry food, and 1 cup of raw food (either red or chicken mince combined with some steamed vegetables and minimal brown rice).

Please note! The dietary guidelines specified above are only a guide and feeding may vary based on your pet's size, activity level, and metabolism.

Grooming

Due to the short coat, Australian Bulldogs don't require a lot of grooming. A quick brush daily with a soft bristled brush, so as not to hurt the dog's skin. This will remove lose hair and keep the coat looking good. Make sure to wipe their face every day with a damp cloth to clean inside facial wrinkles.

Comments

The public was first made aware of this breed back in 1998, when it was featured for the first time on the classic Aussie TV show, Burke's Backyard.