Buldogue Campeiro

The Buldogue Campeiro is a very old working breed originating in Brazil. Also known by many other names (Brazilian Buldogge, Campeiro Bulldog, Buldogue Pampeano, Bordoga and Burdogue), this medium size dog is descendant of Olde English Bulldogge that were brought in the country by European immigrants during 16th century. The name Buldogue Campeiro literally means "rural bulldog". It is a very rustic working dog that was primarily used to catch wild cattle during long journeys and holding them when necessary in slaughterhouses. This versatile dog is also used as guard dog and shepherd dog to drive and protect the cattle from thieves and predators. It is a dog with strong and powerful built indicating strength and agility. This medium size dog has height between 18.9 to 22.8 inches and weight between 77 to 99 lbs.

The head is large and broad with a broad skull with rose or button types small to medium ears set high and wide. Muzzle is wide and strong but not so short as in Modern English Bulldog nor as long as in the Bullmastiff in order to enable it to bite and hold bulls independently of its weight. Dark eyes are almond shaped or round. Neck is very strong and muscular. Back is moderately short with a light rise from the shoulders to the rump. Chest is wide and deep with well rounded rips. Tail is naturally short and crooked. Long tail should be docked. Coat is smooth, short, flat and of medium texture. It comes in many colors.

This dog is NOT recognized by AKC.

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