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Height: Up to 25”
Weight: 55-100 lbs.
Energy Level: Moderate – High
The American Bullador is found in the following colors:
Health & Longevity
Average Life Span: 10-16 years
The American Bullador is a hybrid breed of the Labrador Retriever and the American Bulldog. This breed is considered to be hardy and healthy with no major health concerns. When it comes to possible medical conditions, you need to look at both of the parent breeds to find out what your pup may inherit or develop.
While there are no major medical conditions, you will find that there are some secondary conditions that you need to be aware of. These conditions include overheating, eye problems, hip dysplasia, and skin allergies.
The American Bullador is susceptible to overheating and it is important that you pay attention to your pup and prevent this from happening, as it can be life threatening. Your pup is more likely to have this condition if they have more of a likeness from the American Bulldog side.
To prevent overheating, you should make sure that your pup is able to reach shade when it is hot out and that there is always fresh, cool water available for him or her to consume.
Your American Bullador can have eye problems and the actual problem can vary from an eye infection to cataracts. It is important that you monitor your pup’s eyes and report any problems that you notice to your veterinarian. Most eye conditions can be treated if they are caught in time. In some cases, blindness may occur over time.
Hip dysplasia may be present in your pup and is caused when the hip joint is deformed or when the hip joint does not correctly fit into the socket. When this happens, the cartilage that covers the joint wears down and becomes ineffective. Unnecessary pressure is placed on your pup’s joint and you may notice that he or she experiences pain when laying down or standing up.
Skin allergies may present themselves on your American Bullador and you will likely notice it quickly because your pup’s skin will become inflamed. Your pup may be itchy and have sore spots on the body.
If you think that your pup has any skin allergies, it is important to speak with your vet to identify the cause of the allergy.
Temperament & Train-ability
The American Bullador is known to be a very protective pup who will defend his family whenever needed. It is important that you properly train your pup, so this protective attitude does not turn into an aggressive attitude.
You will find that your pup is gentle, affectionate, and friendly. He will show a lot of love to those who he holds near and dear. This breed does well with children and other pets, but again, socialization and training is key, otherwise, his or her prey drive may kick in and small animals may not be safe.
You will find that the American Bullador is a ball of energy, but is often calm when inside the house. Outside is a different story and he or she will enjoy to play with anyone who will engage in a game of ball.
When it comes to exercise needs, you need to provide him or her with enough mental and physical stimulation. You will be kept on your toes and should take your pup for a walk twice per day. This pup will not do good in an apartment and should not be kept cooped up at all. A bored dog can become a destructive dog and you may come home to an unexpected disaster.
As far as training goes, if your pup has inherited more of the American Bulldog side, he or she will be difficult to train and you may run into trouble. If your pup has inherited more of the Labrador Retriever side, then he or she will be easier to train and will fall in line and accept your commands.
You need to remain consistent with your training regardless of how difficult or easy your pup is to train. Always practice positive reinforcement to yield the best results with your American Bullador.
You will find that your pup does not shed a lot of hair, which is perfect for those who do not want to see dog hair everywhere. You should brush your American Bullador once per week to ensure any hairs that have come loose are removed.
A bath is not really needed on a regular schedule, instead only bathe him or her when they have become really dirty or smell. You should clean his or her ears once per week to remove a buildup of debris, as this can lead to an ear infection.
Your American Bullador will eat anywhere from four cups to five cups of dry food per day. You want to purchase a high quality brand of dry food to ensure your pup receives the necessary nutrients. If you are unsure of what type of dog food to purchase or you need help choosing a brand, talk to your veterinarian and ask what he or she recommends.
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An American Bullador puppy will cost you anywhere between $500 and $900. When it comes to the cost of your pup, plan to factor in another $500 to $1,000 annually for vet checkups, vaccines, food, supplies, and similar costs.
Paws ‘N’ Pups Ranking
Paws ‘N’ Pups ranks every breed out of 4 with 1 being easiest to integrate into your life and 4 being the toughest – The lower the ranking the better.
Ranking takes into account a few basic factors including cost, skill level needed, high vs low maintenance and how critical regular training is to success. The American Bullador is a good choice if you want a pup who will protect your family and provide you with a fun time day in and day out. Your pup will be loyal and respond well to your commands. You may find that your pup is a bit stubborn at times, however he or she will not require too much when it comes to maintenance. This breed ranks a 2.
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