Bull Arab

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Bull Arab History

The Bull Arab is a muscular, medium-sized breed of horse originating from the Middle East. It is closely related to the Thoroughbred, the American Saddlebred, and the Morgan, and is sometimes considered a sporthorse. The Arabian Horse Club of America considers all horses descended from the first four foundation sires of the Crabbet Arabian Stud, including Afy, Byerly Turk, Darley Arabian, Godolphin Arabian, and Nasrullah, to be “Arabian”, while the International Arabian Horse Association uses the term “Arabian” only for horses that trace their ancestry to the first 32 foundation sires of the AHA, including the aforementioned quartet. The AHA recognizes two varieties of the “American” (or “English”) type, called “Sport” and “Performance”, which serve different functions. The Sport type is descended from imported stallions and mares that were brought to the US in 1893, when the import restrictions were lifted. The Performance type is descended from the descendants of the foundation sire American Boy. The “American” type is considered to be the original type of the breed, and today it is represented by many regional and national registries. The AHA, however, does not recognize the “American” type, preferring instead the “International”, or “Warmblood”, type, which originated in the Rhenish region of Germany, and was brought to the United States in 1971. Today, the “International” type is the dominant variety in the US and Europe. ##

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Bull Arab Physical Characteristics

The Bull Arab is a smaller-sized, medium built, short-coated breed of horse that was developed in England. It is 12.2 to 13.2 hands tall and has a heavy head, large ears, and muscular neck. Its legs are straight, with hard feet. Its mane is long and thick, and the tail is usually docked.

Eye Colors

Blue, Hazel, Brown, Amber

Nose Colors

Blue, Black, Brown

Coat Colors

Brindle, Silver, Black, Brown, Red, Blue

Height Range

Male Height Range: 25 – 27 inches

Female Height Range: 24 – 26 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 70 – 92 lbs

Female Weight Range: 66 – 88 lbs

Bull Arab Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Bull Arab Health Concerns

Hip Dysplasia, Cardiac Disease

Bull Arab Temperament and Behaviour

The Bull Arab is a dominant and energetic breed of dog. They are quite dominant, and can sometimes be aggressive towards other dogs, but are typically very friendly with their owners. They require a dominant owner, or they will assert their dominance by trying to rule the house. They are usually very good with children.

Bull Arab Activity Requirements

Bull Arabs are a moderate energy breed of dog that originated in Israel. They are still used for herding, but they have also been recognized for their playful, loving, and loyal nature. While they are not the most high-energy breed of dog, they do benefit from a daily outing. A brisk walk around the neighborhood or a hike in the woods will keep a Bull Arab healthy and happy. A home with a fenced yard is ideal for a Bull Arab. While they don’t need to be kenneled, they do like to be outside. A daily walk and a chance to run around and play with their toys is all it takes to make your Bull Arab a very happy and well-balanced pet.

Miles Per Day

14 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

2.5 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Bull Arab is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Bull Arab is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Bull Arab is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Bull Arab is part of the Unclassified group.

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