English Bull-Walker

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English Bull-Walker History

The English Bull-Walker is a sport-specific, or working, type of bull terrier that was created in England in 1909. The origins of the English Bull-Walker can be traced back to some of the earliest bull-baiting traditions of the mid-19th century. The pit bulldog, which was a type of terrier, was already a popular fighting dog, but in those days the sport was dominated by larger dogs such as mastiffs and chows. In 1864, the Atherstone Terrier Club was formed in Britain by a group of fanciers who felt that their dogs were too small for the sport. They set out to create a new type of bull- baiting terrier, and in 1867 the Atherstone Ring was founded. The Atherstone Ring was the first official organization to specialize in breeding smaller, more agile, and faster-fighting types of bulldog. The ring’s first speciality was the “English Bull- Terrier”, also known as the “Atherstone”. The Atherstone itself had been developed from other types of terrier, but it was the Atherstone Ring that was responsible for creating the “Atherstone” as we know it today. The Atherstone Ring began to look to other breeders for stock for their breeding program, and in 1883, they purchased some blue-and-tan bull-terrier puppies from Mr. J. H. Drake of Birmingham. These dogs were the basis of the “Drake” strain, which was one of the foundation sires of the later English Bulldog-Terrier hybrid. In 1909, two American

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English Bull-Walker Physical Characteristics

The English Bull-Walker is a dog breed of uncertain origin. It resembles a Bulldog but the legs are longer. The head is large and flat. The tail is carried over the back. The neck is long and the skin loose. The color is fawn-colored with or without white markings.

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Coat Colors

Red, Fawn, Brindle

Height Range

Male Height Range: 15 – 25 inches

Female Height Range: 15 – 25 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 50 – 70 lbs

Female Weight Range: 50 – 70 lbs

English Bull-Walker Health

Description of breed health.


12-14 yrs

English Bull-Walker Health Concerns

Usually A Very Healthy Breed,

English Bull-Walker Temperament and Behaviour

The English Bull-Walker is a loving, playful, and devoted breed of dog. They are highly intelligent, curious, and energetic. They are generally friendly and get along well with children and other pets. English Bull-Walkers are protective of their families and will not hesitate to protect their owners from danger.

English Bull-Walker Activity Requirements

English Bull-Walkers were bred as hunting dogs and are still used as game companions today. While they may look like a smaller version of the American Bulldog, they are actually smaller in stature. They are still a powerful dog, though. While they are not as high-energy as some other dogs, English Bull-Walkers are still athletic dogs who need lots of exercise and mental stimulation. They need to be walked every day, and they enjoy playing games of fetch and tug. Owners of English Bull-Walkers should be committed to training their dogs. While they are generally obedient, they have a strong stubborn streak and will need consistent, firm leadership.

Miles Per Day

12 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

English Bull-Walker is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

English Bull-Walker is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

English Bull-Walker is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

English Bull-Walker is part of the Unclassified group.

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