The Australian Bulldog is a medium sized dog that loves being part of a family. The Aussie Bulldog is intelligent, loving and loyal with a sound temperament. Good with children and fun-loving, this breed is pretty easygoing.
The Australian Bulldog is a newly developed breed hailing from Australia. The Australian Bulldog was initially created by two families that were interested in creating an improved version of the English Bulldog that was healthier and possessed increased working abilities.
In order to achieve their goal, English Bulldogs were crossed with Boxers, Bullmastiffs, mixed-breed dogs, and American Bulldogs.
Although the Australian Bulldog has not been formally recognized by any major canine organizations, breed organizations are working towards recognition with the Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC).
The Australian Bulldog is also known as the Aussie Bulldog, Australian Bosdog, and Australasian Bosdog.
|Size:||Male – 46–51 cm (18–20 inches)|
Female – 44–48 cm (17–19 inches)
|Weight:||Males –28 to 35 kg (67 to 77 pounds)|
Females – 28 to 35 kg (67 to 77 pounds)
|Height||Males: 46 – 51 cm (18 – 20 inches)|
Females: 44 – 48 cm (17 – 19 inches)
|Life Span:||8 -10 years|
|Colour:||Fawn, Brindle, Red, Apricot, Orange, Mahogany|
|Grooming:||Brushing Once a Week or Less|
|Space Requirements:||House with Yard|
|Compatibility With Other Pets:||Generally Good With Other Pets If Raised Together|
May Have Issues With Other Dogs
May Have Problems With Non-Canine Pets
Not Recommended For Homes With Small Animals
|Litter Size:||3-6 puppies|
|Other names:||Aussie Bulldog, Australian Bosdog, and Australasian Bosdog|
Characteristics & Temperament
A proud looking dog when viewed with expression. Great family companion enjoying affection from its owners. Should not show aggression towards people. Lay back easy going nature, while having good watch dog abilities. Very stable in nature with a predictable character. Enjoys playing in the water. Best to start obedience training and socialization at an early age. Aussie Bulldog lifespan if on a good diet and exercised regularly should live to 10 or more years.
Although the best has been done to eliminate health problems within this breed, this does not mean that they are faultless, but all effort is put in to breed Aussie Bulldogs of good health, sound structure and good nature.
Cherry eye, Irritated inner eyelid, Dry eye, Conjunctivitis, Entropian,Ulceration of the cornea.
Dirty/Infected ears, Closed ears, Ear mites, Ear scratching and head shakes.
Head shakes, Tear stains, Sore wrinkles.
Elongated soft palate and other airway disorders, Sleep apnoea, Frothing, Other important issues regarding the throat.
Itchy skin, Mange (Demodectic), Baldness.
OCD and hip dysplasia, Hip clicking, Luxating patella.
Interdigital cysts, Long nails.
Tail problems, Tail types.
Uninary infections and cystitis, Pyometra, Vaginitis and discharges, Thrush.
Infected lymph glands, Lymphoma.
The medicine cabinet, Health checks, Hypoallergenic diet, Poisoning first aid.
Vommiting, Diarrhea, Constipation.
How much do I have to pay to have an Australian Bulldog?
The first difficulty may be locating an Australian Bulldog. They are reportedly becoming popular in Australia, and there is even a rescue society there, associated with the Australian Bosdog Society; but outside of Australia you may be out of luck. If you do locate one, it won’t be a bargain basement dog. The expected price for an Australian Bosdog runs in the neighborhood of $1,000 to $1,200 Australian, or $700 to $840 U.S. Then there would be the cost of shipping, if you are outside Australia.
Once you have your Bosdog pup, the next step of course would be having it spayed, if it is female, or neutered if it is male, which probably will cost about $200, plus routine initial medical procedures like deworming for another $70 or $75. Then of course your new pup will need a license for $15 or $20, and a leash and collar for about another $40.
After that comes obedience training. An initial set of lessons will usually cost in the neighborhood of $120, and you might or might not want to go beyond that, depending on what else you want the Bosdog to learn.
Next comes food. While it is a pup, you will want to provide your Bosdog with food designed for large dogs. That kind of food is typically high in protein and somewhat lower in calories so that you dog won’t grow too fast, and its bones will be able to keep up with the rest of its body. Over all, expect to pay around $230 a year for quality dog food. That does not count treats, of course, which can add up to as much or as little as you wish, keeping in mind that the Bosdog will have a propensity for overeating and getting fat.
Generally, you can figure that keeping your Australian Bulldog happy, healthy and well fed will run your around $550 a year.
You can see more other bulldog types here.