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GENERALBreed group: Type: Pure Breed
PHYSICALSize: Medium Weight: 50-78 pounds Fur length: Ears: Flappy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: Black & White, Brown & White, Light Brown / Golden, Merle / Spotted / Brindle / Speckled, White / Cream
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: 10-14 years Rarity: Common Availability: Easily available
Climate: Not good for cold climate
The Australian Bulldog is also known as Aussie Bulldog. It is a medium sized breed with a large skull that is in proportion to the body. The muzzle is broad, wide and short without disturbing breathing process. Ears are short to medium in size with a rosebud or buttoned shape while the eyes are low-set and wide apart. Any colouring is possible in the eyes. Neck is long and deep. Chest should be broad with brisket well let down while the back is short and straight. Front is straight with good shoulder placement. This dog breed sports a short and smooth coat in many different colours. The Australian Bulldog can be anywhere between 17-20 inches in height and 50-78 pounds in weight. The breed is NOT recognized by AKC however it is recognized by UABA, APRI and DRA.
The Australian Bulldog comes in many different colours. Some colours include shades of fawn, apricot, orange, red, mahogany and white while it can also display brindled colouring in black brindled, red brindled, fawn brindled, silver brindled and mahogany brindled.
The coat is easy to maintain. It is short and smooth.
Contrary to its fierce appearance, the Australian Bulldog is a very even-tempered and friendly dog. It is very loyal and devoted to its family. Out going and affectionate, the dog is very stable and has predictable nature. Fun loving and playful, the dog craves for family attention. It is solely bred for companionship and the breed does fulfill this requirement to the fullest. It is very calm and loyal dog that loves activity and playing different games like Frisbee. It also likes to be indoors relaxing with its family. This dog is social and amiable and generally gets along well with other dogs as long as other dogs do not try to dominate it. Very gentle and playful with children, this calm and affectionate dog is very good playmate. The dog has watchdog instincts and will signal arrival of an stranger or something unusual around it to its master. It is however not a good guard dog but its fierce appearance can be a deterrent to intruders. The Australian Bulldog is an excellent family pet and companion dog.
Short, tight to skin coat does not require more than once or twice brushing. Bathe when needed. The wrinkles on the face should be cleaned regularly to prevent the dog from infection.
Training this dog is not very difficult as it is eager to please and impress its owner. This intelligent dog will learn quickly with a firm and confident trainer.
A long walk daily is good to keep this relatively laid back dog happy. It can easily fit into apartment life as this dog is not a very high demanding active dog.