The Valley Bulldog, also known as the Bull Boxer (Bull-Boxer), is not a purebred dog, but a cross between the English Bull Dog and the Boxer. Marked with a wrinkled face and a sturdy, muscular appearance, they have all the features of a bull dog. Either of its parents’ can rule its genetic makeup. They can be as tall as a bulldog or a short version of the boxer, and can develop a snout that is either sticking out or pushed in. The valley bulldog has black round eyes and broad chest and shoulder. As a loving, intelligent guardian dog, they have long been welcomed in the families of dog enthusiasts; however, being a breed with below-average life expectancy, they are ideal for owners not looking for long-time financial or emotional attachment with a pet. Many breeders have successfully managed to breed lines of up to 10 to 15 generations of this dog.
|Dog Breed||Valley Bulldog|
|Color||White, black, tan, fawn, brindle, red, brown or combinations|
|Breed Type||Cross breed|
|Group (of Breed)||Working dog, guard dog, mastiff|
|Lifespan||9 to 14 years|
|Weight||40 – 70 pounds|
||Medium; 14 – 18 inches (18 – 24 inches at the neck)|
|Temperament||Cheerful, aggressive, alert, social, loyal|
|Good with Child||Yes|
|Litter Size||6-8 puppies at a time|
|Health Concerns||Obesity, breathing and skin problems|
|Competitive Registration||IOEBA, ACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR, DBR|
The valley bulldog is known for its ‘sense of humor’. It is loyal, obedient and calm-natured, and can be extremely caring, however, they are erratic and silly at times, and it’s fun to watch them. They are playful and make a good guardian dog, guarding the family and the children. They are moderately aggressive and would bark at anything unusual, especially while taking the responsibility of guarding the owner’s house at night. With the gene of the English bulldog, some of the individuals can at times be clumsy. They are intelligent and love to be around human companions. They don’t do well in excessive cold or heat, and should be kept indoors at night, and preferably not in kennels.
The valley bulldog is well-behaved and can grasp training and commands very easily. Teach it to socialize well. However, at every step, the trainer/owner must take the lead of the pack and explain all rules to be followed in a firm but gentle way. Beginning it all from the puppy-days always work best. It is wise not to punish the dog for ‘getting the thing wrong’, but rather, to praise it and give it applauses and rewards for getting things right. This would make the process easy.
Normal quantity of dry dog foods like all other bulldog breeds is recommended for them. But the meal should be served in two equal halves every day. Supplying them with extra food needs to be monitored, or better avoided, in order to ward off chances of over-eating and resultant obesity.
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