American Bullnese

Breed Rating

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Breed Attributes


Breed group: Non-Sporting    Type: Pure Breed    Talent: ,


Size: Small     Weight: 18-30 pounds     Fur length: Short    Ears: Flappy    Fur type: Straight    Fur Color: 3 Colors


Life Expectancy: 10-12 years    Rarity: Common    Availability: Easily available    Climate: Not good for cold climate.

Breed Details


The American Bullnese is a small and clownish dog that is known for its love for companionship and ideal temperament as family pet. The dog has a large and square head with large and round eyes. Ears are soft and folded. It has thick neck with loose skin at the throat. The body is low to the ground and is longer than taller. Forelegs are stout and strong while hind legs are firm and shaped. The dog has thick and short coat with dense and soft fur. It can come in any colour. The overall impression is of an active and muscular dog with courage and boldness.

This dog weighs around 18-30 pounds and has height from 10 to 12 inches. This breed is not recognized by AKC although ABA and DRA recognize this dog.


This breed is found in many different colours but most common colours and patterns for this dog are black, tan, beige, buff, red, brown, sable, cream, white, silver, brindle and phantom.


The American Bullnese dog has a short, dense, soft and thick coat.


The American Bullnese is a small and sturdy with a look of active muscular dog. It is heavy in front. It has an even, happy and clownish temperament and provides amusement to its family with humor and clownish antics. This breed is one of the most popular breeds in the world for a companion dog due to its jolly and happy demeanor. This dog likes to be around its family more than playing outside with a ball. It is a happy lap warmer and cuddly pet that is eager to please its owners with its humorous nature and playful attitude. The dog can fit into an apartment life as well as farm life as it likes to be indoors more than outdoors. This dog is very good with children and generally gets along well with other dogs and pets in the family. It is an excellent family pet to have.


The short-haired coat requires minimal grooming. The coat should be brushed once or twice a week. The dog should be bathed with shampoo as necessary. Creases on the folds should be thoroughly cleaned.


The dog is intelligent and eager to please. This makes training this dog easy as the itself is willing. As with all dogs, training should start from early puppyhood. The owners may lure into pampering this dog like it is a human due to its very happy temperament. This could lead to dog believing it is the peck leader. This attitude could lead to dog becoming possessive and showing undesirable behavior.


The dog has moderate levels of energy and it needs a daily walk to be happy and content. Walking this dog will also satisfy a dog's primal need to walk.

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