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Valley Bulldog


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Last updated: 18th October 2022

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.

Valley Bulldog Pictures

Quick Information

Dog BreedValley Bulldog
CoatShort, silky
ColorWhite, black, tan, fawn, brindle, red, brown or combinations
Breed TypeCross breed
Group (of Breed)Working dog, guard dog, mastiff
Lifespan9 to 14 years
Weight40 – 70 pounds
Height (size)
Medium; 14 – 18 inches (18 – 24 inches at the neck)
TemperamentCheerful, aggressive, alert, social, loyal
Good with ChildYes
Litter Size6-8 puppies at a time
Originated in Canada
Health ConcernsObesity, breathing and skin problems
Competitive RegistrationIOEBA, ACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR, DBR

Valley Bulldog Video

Temperament and Behavior

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.



These dogs are tough chewers and need durable toys to play with. Being a dog with a strong built, the valley bulldog needs vigorous but balanced exercise every day. Both the baby and the adult dogs enjoy going out for long walks and jogging with their owners and play around in the some open area. So, houses with a wide courtyard are recommended for them.


The valley bulldog has a short coat, for which reason, they need only some easy grooming. But, brushing them with a brush or soft comb once in a while is required. But special care must be taken for their skin-folds. For this, face wash, especially formulated for dogs, can prove to be effective. Wiping them from time to time using a wet cloth around their wrinkled area is required, which needs to be kept extremely dry. Bathing them is required very occasionally, only if the dog gets really dirty.

Health Problems

Valley bulldogs are prone to develop skin eruptions and allergies, especially by yeast. Hence, as mentioned already, cleaning their skin-folds every day is really important, especially after long, perspiring walks or when they get drenched in rain. Female dogs have folds even around their genital areas, which ought to be kept absolutely dry. They should at once be taken to the nearest vet care, if any symptoms arise. Other common health issues with this breed are gaining weight, flatulence and breathing trouble. Breathing problems develop depending upon how pushed the individual’s snout is.


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.

Interesting Facts

  • It has recently been suggested by dog experts that, the valley bulldog puppies be developed from sets of valley bulldog parents only, since dog clubs like the DDKC and the ACHC do not recognize the term ‘Valley Bulldogs’, but ‘Bull-Boxer’ instead.
  • It is thought that, the Valley Bulldog has originated from the Annapolis Valley region in Nova Scotia, Canada, since they are a very common sight in the area, and has been recorded since the 1990s.

28 responses to “Valley Bulldog”

  1. Pam smart says:

    I am looking for valley bulldog I had one for 10 years got him went he was year old he was 11 when he passed in November I would be interest in rescuing one or older one a year old good with kids I live alone on farm have 2 Boston terrier which are 7 I came across this site and wondered if you could give me some information

  2. Ashley Smith says:

    We have a Valley Bulldog that even though we still battle a very common health issue with the breathing, she brightens everyday we have with her and has most definitely become the center most joy and extra special newest member to the family. She is a day full of challenges everyday combined with her silly humor as her day is never complete until she finishes talking in her own unique way.

  3. Tammi Jo Norton says:

    Hello I am located in Washington . And have been looking for valley bulldog in my area. Do you by chance know where I should be looking? I am willing to travel a ways to reason. You can text me @ 360-827-5566

    Thank you,
    Tammi Jo

  4. Tammy Bush says:

    Hello.ive a love for boxers,enlish bulls,rotts ECT.i lost my last buddy who was 260 pounds of love.(rott/Akita mix) a perfect mixture.died at 16 yrs old running along side me on my horse in the blues mountains.ive been alone now for 2 yrs.and am ready to share my life again with a dog.idlove to get a bulldog/boxer cross.the tallness of boxer with bulldog looks excites me..can any one close to the Spokane wash.area hook me up with best closest place to start contacting.puppy or [email protected] thank you ..Nov.22,2018

  5. Susan Majury says:

    I purchased an english bulldog/boxer cross. He is now 11 weeks old. Very active and can be very aggressive.
    When disciplining comes right back at you. Will not back down. Always biting.
    He is very smart. Learns everything no problems. Any suggestions on stopping these aggressive traits.

  6. Michelle & Chris Bateman says:

    I just bread my Olde English Bulldog with a Boxer.
    We have 4 girls and a boy.
    Two pure white with ocean blue eyes, also with spots on their bellies and a few here and there on their skin, next we had a little reverse brindle piebald, she looked like a little cow she’s a sweet heart. Then came our only boy “Whitey B” what a little pistol. He is white with a brindle duck foot print on his right butt. Then we had a tri color piebald girl, our sweet miracle.
    I’m so happy I hd this beautiful litter of bullboxes/Valley Bulldog.

    • Samantha Osborne says:

      R u wanting to sell them we have been looking for one 4 7 yrs since we lost our joe pete plz contact me asap at 8033206337 thnx Samantha

      • Dezerie Herzberg says:

        Located in Jackson MI. “Valley puppies” Almost Ready for there furrever homes! 8 weeks old Oct 19th. Mom is a English bulldog and dad boxer. Moms first litter. 2 boys, 2 girls! First vaccines, tails docked, dew claw removed and dewormed, Pm if interested or text 517-945-1717. Rehoming fee to a good home!

    • Ann Hallam says:

      Would you send pictures of your puppies to [email protected]. We are looking for a female Boxer/Old English Bulldog. We lost our Maggie 7 months ago. Thank you.

      • Kelly Kisner says:

        Hi Anne. Have you had an oeb/boxer b4? I have Male oeb and female boxer. Want to see difference in between that and the eb/boxer

    • Becky says:

      Where are you located and do you still have any?

    • Lori says:

      How much and where you located?

    • Kelly Kisner says:

      You bred an oldie to a boxer? Any pics? Everybody was telling me only eb boxer mixes qualified.. wondering what my babies would look like using my oeb and boxer.

  7. Erica T says:

    I just got a boxer english bull dog and she is wonderful!! I am trying to figure out how big she will get (just out of curiosity) She was born July 14 and is 21 lbs and has a 20 in girth and measure 15 in from base of tale to withers…. Any guesses on her adult size!!?

  8. Sian says:

    Hi. Is there any tests that can confirm a dog is a valley dog? I rescued a young dog 3 years ago as a very cute 14 week old puppy and I was told she is a Staffie cross pug but she looks more like a valley dog.

    • Sergey Uhanov (Certified Veterinarian) admin says:

      Hi Sian,
      You can follow either of the two methods or both to confirm your dog’s breed:
      1. Ask your vet’s opinion about breed possibilities. Since your vet handles a wide variety of dog breeds all day, he/she might be able to provide some insights about your pet’s background.
      2. Search online for companies or organizations that offer dog DNA testing kits, as it will help you identify your dog’s mixed ancestry.

  9. Jeff says:

    I was skeptical about owning this breed now after almost 2 years I’m ready to either breed mine or get a new pup. Best dog ever .

  10. Rodney says:

    There is a breeder in Zebeun, NC that has great reviews.

  11. Christine WISHER says:

    Looking for a puppy do you have any or know where I might find one. What is the cost.

  12. zdenka says:

    where can I get a puppy Bullboxer

  13. Frank Broughton says:

    Is there a time of day where my bulloxer should not eat his food say at night or whatever??

    • Sergey Uhanov (Certified Veterinarian) admin says:

      To avoid overeating (and resultant weight gain), you can fix two meals, brunch/lunch and dinner, and your dog will eventually get used to this schedule.

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