Buldogue Campeiro

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family friendly:
Dog friendly:
Watch/guard dog:
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Exercise needed:
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Breed Attributes


Breed group: Working    Type: Pure Breed    Talent: , , ,


Size: Medium     Weight: 77-99 lbs     Fur length: Short    Ears: Flappy    Fur type: Straight    Fur Color: Black, Brown & White, Merle / Spotted / Brindle / Speckled


Life Expectancy: 11-14 years    Rarity: Uncommon    Availability: Hard to find    Climate: Not good for cold climate.

Breed Details


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.


Buldogue Campeiro comes in many colors. Infact all colors are acceptable but most common colors are all variations of fawn and brindle (red, grey or black) as solid or with white. Completely white dog is rare but does occur.


The coat is smooth, short, flat and of medium texture.


The Buldogue Campeiro is a loyal obedient dog with its master and family. It has an even and calm temperament that enables it to be a very good family pet as well as a natural guard. The dog is reserved and suspicious around strangers; a typical trait of guarding dogs. It is very protective of its family and possessions and consequently territorial. Otherwise calm and quiet, the dog will signal an alarm to indicate arrival of a stranger. It is used to living in packs and can get along well with other dogs. It is companion, vigilant and confident with a well developed warrior spirit. They love children and accept integrally commands being submissive and loyal to its master. Socialization is important from a very young age and the dog should be introduced to other pets, people and places to develop adaptability. A properly socialized and trained dog will make an excellent family pet besides being a natural watch and guard dog.


The short coat does not require much grooming. Once a week brushing is enough to keep the coat clean.


The dog is obedient to its master and should follow the gentle training routines without any problem. The owner or the trainer needs to show true packleader qualities to win respect and establish dominance over this dog.


Accustomed to hard working, the dog has high exercise demands. It needs physical and mental activities to be happy and content. Daily walk with playing time should be provided to this dog. It will also need to run and play off leash in safe and secure area to burn off its energy levels.

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