The compact and definedly-muscled Shorty Bull is a working bulldog with cute looks and a ‘funny’ disposition that displays ample of energy in its activities. This dog of a small stature, standing at around 15 inches, makes an excellent family pet. Being a new breed of dog, it has not yet been registered with the AKC.
|Colors||White, Black, Brown, Beige, Tawny, Gray|
|Group (of Breed)||Bulldog, Working|
|Lifespan||10 to 12 years|
|Weight||About 40 pounds|
|Height (size)||Small; Around 15 inches|
|Temperament||Independent, loyal, affectionate|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Good with other pets||Yes|
|Litter Size||4 to 10 puppies (average: 6)|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Competitive Registration||BBC, BBCR, ABKC, DRA|
The shorty bull is a very new breed and has been defined as a ‘breed in progress’. This dog was developed by Jamie Sweet and Amy Krogman of the Shorty Bull Society in the US. The name ‘Shorty Bull’ has been trademarked by Sweet and Krogman.
The prime characteristic of the shortie bull is its comical personality. The shorty bull is alert, agile, curious and watchful and would usually alarm the family of a stranger or an unusual noise. They are well-behaved dogs with an even temper and are naturally happy with a fondness of its family. It is particularly good with kids.
Always willing to please, the shorty bulls suit well in apartments and even farms, and would make a good companion dog. However, they do best living indoors, close to its family members. The shorty bulls have a high prey drive and would chase anything that is moving.
The shorties love sports and activities, and would frequently bounce and jump. The energy level of this dog often fails to keep pace with their size, and hence they can’t always pursue their objects of interest for long periods of time. With aging, these dogs often start to develop dominance issues, when they start to believe that they are actually ‘bigger’ than their true size.
It is always effective to begin training at an young age. Follow a routine over a period of time to give them housebreaking and crate trainings, until the puppy makes it a habit by itself. Shorty bulls are prone to same-sex aggression. Train them to socialize well with strangers, other animals and pets.
Feed them with normal and healthy dog foods (like its bigger bulldog counterparts), but the quantity should be limited to the same amount as other dog breeds of its size.