Breeding group : Working
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GENERALBreed group: Working Type: Pure Breed
Talent: Agility, Hunting, Obedience, Watchdog, Weight pulling
PHYSICALSize: Medium Weight: 65-95 pounds Fur length: Ears: Flappy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: Black, Black & White, Brown & White, Light Brown / Golden, Merle / Spotted / Brindle / Speckled
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: 12-14 years Rarity: Common Availability: Easily available
Climate: Good for every climate
The Banter Bulldogge is a relatively new dog breed that was developed in late 1990's in Ohio, America. It is a strong and mid size working dog. Strongly built, well-muscled and athletic, the dog has a bully build. The head is square and muscular with a pronounced stop between skull and muzzle. Top of skull is mostly flat. Muzzle is not up-turned and allows easy breathing. Almond shaped eyes are wide set with wrinkled brows that gives the impression of heavy concentration. Ears are short and can be drop or rose. Nose is black in colour. Neck is thick, strong and well-muscled. It has strong and square chest with springs to allow for heavy intake of air. Back is strong with a slight arch. Forelegs are muscular and well-defined while hind legs are very muscular, strong and powerful for bouncing leaps and superior pulling power. The tail is thick at the root and is set low and is undocked. It helps the dog keep balance while working. The Banter Bulldogge has a short and smooth coat that comes in fawn, red, black and brindle colours of all types with or without black mask. White colour is seen with all colours but must not exceed 30% of body colour. This dog has weight and height between 21-24 inches and 65-95 pounds respectively. Female dogs are lighter and shorter. This breed is NOT recognized by AKC.
The dog comes in all types of black, red, fawn and brindle colouring with or without black mask. It can have white with any colour but white colour must not exceed more than 30% of body colour.
The Banter Bulldogge has short, smooth and closely-fitted coat that is easy to maintain.
The Banter Bulldogge is very obedient and playful around its family. It is very calm and gentle and specially affectionate towards children. It gets along with children very well. This amiable dog poses no problem when with other dogs if it is properly socialized and trained. The dog is courageous and loyal to its family as well as alert to its surroundings. It makes an excellent watchdog and will bark to signal arrival of an stranger or something unusual. The Banter Bulldogge is also protective in nature and will defend its family if such circumstances arise. The is a multi-utility dog and can be used as hunting, guarding, watchdog, companion and sports dog. It is relatively inactive when indoor but does need daily exercise to burn up its energy levels. This dog can take part in many dog sports like weight pulling, agility, flyball etc. The Banter Bulldogge is a fun dog that is always ready for playtime but it is intelligent enough to know when the playing time is over. It makes an excellent working, hunting, watch/guard and family pet.
The short and smooth coat is very easy to groom. Brush the coat with a bristle brush once or twice weekly. Bathe only when necessary as excessive bathe will remove natural oils from the skin.
Intelligent and obedient, the Banter Bulldogge should not pose any problems during training. The trainer needs to show natural packleader skills.
The Banter Bulldogge needs to go for daily walk and will need sufficient playtime. This dog is relatively inactive indoors and thus can adapt to apartment life style if the owner is willing to take the dog for outdoor activities. It can take part in many dog sports like weight pulling, flyball etc.