Australian Bulldog

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Australian Bulldog History

The Australian Bulldog is a muscular, medium-sized, square-proportioned, short-haired, bull-headed, terrier-type dog. The head is wedge shaped with a broad skull and wide muzzle. The nose is black, and the tail is docked. The ears are erect and are usually cropped. The eyes, well-spaced on the head, are oval in shape, dark in color and almond-shaped. The Australian Bulldog usually weighs 30 to 40 pounds and stands from 16 to 22 inches tall. The origin of the origin of the Australian bulldog is unclear. It could have originated with flat-coated retrievers and dingos, or it could have been developed from the English bulldog. The first recorded appearance of the Australian bulldog was in 1840, and by 1900, the novelty of the toy-sized, flat-faced, exuberantly playful “flatot” had become well established.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin



Bulldog, Boxer, English White Terrier

Australian Bulldog Physical Characteristics

The Australian Bulldog is a medium-sized, muscular, and athletic breed of working dog that originated in Australia. They are often confused with the American Pit Bull Terrier, however the Australian bulldog is of a much thicker, stockier build. Australian Bulldogs are also known for their distinctive, blunt heads and full, rounded muzzles. Their ears are erect and cropped. They have short, slick, and glossy coats. They have dark eyes and an athletic, semi-cobby physique. They have a strong bite.

Eye Colors

Brown, Amber

Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Red, Fawn, Brindle, White

Height Range

Male Height Range: 17 – 20 inches

Female Height Range: 17 – 20 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 50 – 78 lbs

Female Weight Range: 50 – 78 lbs

Australian Bulldog Health

Description of breed health.


10-12 yrs

Australian Bulldog Health Concerns

Canine Hip Dysplasia, Skin Allergies

Australian Bulldog Temperament and Behaviour

The Australian Bulldog is a large, short-legged dog with a muscular build. They are powerful and stocky, with a broad chest and a thick neck. They have a short, flat head with a wide muzzle, and their eyes are small and set close together. Their ears are small and triangular, and their tail is short and tapering. The Australian Bulldog is a loyal and protective breed, and they are good with children. They are also intelligent and trainable, although they can be stubborn at times. They need plenty of exercise and need to be trained with firmness and consistency.

Australian Bulldog Activity Requirements

Australian Bulldogs are another smaller, stocky, and well-mannered dog. They are not quite as outgoing as some other small breeds, but they still like to go for a daily walk. A daily walk and some time in the yard, as well as regular play sessions, will help to keep your Australian Bulldog happy. They may not need as much vigorous activity as some other breeds, but they do need exercise and mental stimulation. While Australian Bulldogs can still do well in an apartment, they do best in a home with a yard where they can run around and play.

Miles Per Day

14 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Australian Bulldog is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Australian Bulldog is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Australian Bulldog is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Australian Bulldog is part of the Unclassified group.

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