Bull Arab

Growth Size

Bull Arabs grow to a height of 60 – 70cm, and a weight of 30 – 42kg.

Lifespan

12 – 15 years.

Temperament

Bull Arabs are a kind, independent, and active breed. They have an even temper, and you might even say they're a bit laid back. However, they must be trained from a young age. These dogs are capable of bringing down medium-sized animals, which could be disastrous if they're not taught this is unacceptable behaviour.

Training Difficulty

Bull Arabs can be a stubborn and difficult breed to train. They can grow bored and annoyed with repetitive exercises, so it is important to assert your dominance from the beginning.

Recommended Owners

Bull Arabs are active dogs, so owners that can provide an active lifestyle are a must. This breed won't do well if kept indoors for long periods of time.

Origin

An Australian breed developed in the 1970s, as a hunting dog, by crossing a Bull Terrier with a German Shorthaired Pointer, and Greyhound. The Bloodhound and English Pointer were also crossed into the breed.

Diet

Two meals a day for adult dogs. This should be made up of 2 or 2 and a half cups of high quality dog food (split between the two meals). Combine this with raw bones for stimulation and dental health. You can also substitute half a cup of wet food (mince or canned) in place of half a cup of dry.

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

With a short coat, this breed is easy to groom. Use a firm bristle brush, and only bathe when necessary to avoid stripping the coat of beneficial natural oils.

Comments

The Bull Arab has become popular as a working and companion dog in Australia, but it is quite rare to see the breed internationally.