Last Updated on January 4, 2022 by Griselda M.
With many lovers of both the Bull Terrier and the Bulldog, many people wonder if there is a Bull Terrier mix with a Bulldog? There are many Bulldog crossbreeds, and today we’ll be taking a look at two of them. In today’s article, we’ll be exploring two crossbreeds: the Bull Terrier-English Bulldog mix and the American Bulldog-Staffy mix!
The Bull Terrier-English Bulldog Mix
This Bull Terrier mix is actually a common crossbreed of the English Bulldog. It’s still unknown as to when did people actually start crossing these two breeds, but they’re now one of the more popular crossbreeds!
Appearance and health
Regarding their body, these dogs take after their Bull Terrier parent! They’re usually muscular and they can weigh up to 60 pounds, while they can grow up to 19 inches in height. In the face, however, they usually resemble their English Bulldog parent more!
They usually don’t live longer than 14 years of age, and they do have a genetic predisposition for several illnesses. Just like with all Bulldogs, brachycephalic syndrome should be your main concern if you’re thinking about getting this dog. They develop respiratory problems early on and have to deal with them for the remainder of their life.
Their coat is of medium length and density, while it’s usually straight. Since they really don’t require much maintenance, they’re a blessing, as you won’t have to brush them too often – once a week should be more than enough.
Temperament and behavior
This “English Terrier Bulldog” is more active than their English Bulldog parents! This is a quality they inherit from their Bull Terrier side! In comparison, English Bulldogs don’t require anywhere nearly as much exercise as these dogs. Exercise becomes even more important when you take into account how much larger they get in comparison to the Bulldog – it’s important to maintain their weight.
However, they do have periods of calmness, taking after the Bulldog.
Luckily, they’re not difficult to train! These dogs have a natural desire for pleasing their owner, so teaching them various commands shouldn’t be a problem. They aren’t difficult around kids either, so they should have no problems fitting into your family. One thing you do have to be mindful of is their natural hunting instinct, as they’re going to try to chase any living thing that comes their way!
The American Bull Staffy Mix
This crossbreed is relatively new to the world of dogs and we don’t yet know much about them! They’re a mix of the American Bulldog and Staffy, short for the American Stafford Terrier. They’re still a relatively unknown crossbreed.
Appearance and health
These pups can grow up to 20 inches in height, weighing up to 70 pounds. Looks-wise, they usually inherit more of Staffy’s looks, meaning that they’re shorter and more muscular. American Bulldogs are, after all, larger and leaner. However, their legs are more similar to those of an American Bulldog, as they’re long and straight. Their legs are also very muscular, allowing them to run at great speeds.
The head is usually shaped after the Stafford Terrier, as it’s broad and shorter than that of an American Bulldog.
They don’t have any breed-specific illnesses, and they can live up to 14 years of age. A problem that can sometimes occur with these dogs is hip dysplasia, but that’s possible with most large dogs.
Their coat is short, but they’re heavy shedders, which means that you’ll have to invest time to make them look good once they start shedding.
Temperament and behavior
These dogs are incredibly energetic and they’re definitely not a good fit for an owner who doesn’t want to spend time exercising. They can run around for hours, and it’d be best for you to take them out at least once a day. A direct consequence of this is their diet – these dogs require a lot of food!
Because of their natural history, these dogs can be very protective. Some people relate this to aggression, but they’re actually great with children and they’re definitely dogs that can become part of a family. However, because of their high-energy requirements, it’d be best if you had a yard for them to run around. Dogs with this level of energy usually don’t do well in a closed environment!
They’re also very trainable, so you don’t have to worry about them being obedient, but it’s important to start training while they’re still young. Additionally, because of their natural protective instincts, it’s important to socialize them with other dogs while they’re still young. If not, you’re risking them seeing every dog as a threat.
If you train them right, these dogs can become both loving and loyal companions, as well as driven protectors of your home. They’re usually on alert and they’re going to do anything to protect their owners. Because of their energy, some people think that they aren’t a good fit for children, as they could easily hurt them. This is true, as they’re strong and energetic, but these dogs won’t harm anyone or start a fight on purpose.
Comparing The Two
Both of these crossbreeds can make great family dogs and loving companions. If you’re looking for a more energetic dog, especially if you’re a sports person, then you should definitely think about the American Bull Staffy. However, if you’d prefer a more laid-back dog, then the Bull Terrier-English Bulldog mix would perhaps suit you more. Either way, both of these crossbreeds are intelligent and obedient dogs.
In conclusion, the Bull Terrier is a common mix with the English Bulldog, while the Staffy is often mixed with the American Bulldog. The American Bull Staffy is a relatively new breed and not much is yet known about it. The Bull Terrier-English Bulldog mix, however, is a bit older and we know that they’re a laid-back crossbreed that takes more after the English Bulldog in that sense.
Both of these crossbreeds are unrecognized by the AKC as an individual breed, but they’re becoming more and more popular. Additionally, both of these breeds are great family dogs, and you should certainly keep them in mind if you’re looking for a dog.
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