American Bullhuahua

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United States
American Bulldog
Chihuahua
The American Bullhuahua is a recent hybrid, is considered a designer dog, and is sometimes a curiosity given the distinctive features of both its parent breeds. This hybrid shares its genes with the American Bulldog and the Chihuahua. The American Bulldog is a medium-sized breed of the Bull family and stands taller than its French and English cousins. Additionally, the American Bulldog resembles the Staffordshire breeds more than it does other Bulldog breeds. The Chihuahua is a small, sassy breed long cared for in Mexico. The combination of these two breeds has resulted in a hybrid that is tall, lean but well muscled, and sassy.
Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
2000s
Ancestry
American Bulldog, Chihuahua

American Bullhuahua Breed History

The American Bullhuahua is a modern designer breed that has striking Chihuahua features but is much taller than the Chihuahua thanks to the long-legged American Bulldog. The Bullhuahu is a companion pet with a lot of personality and high energy and does not have a long history so owners should look to the parent breeds for insight into the hybrid. The American Bulldog is a loving, loyal breed that was originally bred for blood sport but later turned companion and protector. In America, this breed is tall and strong, and now serves as a protector and wonderful family dog. The Chihuahua is a native dog to the country now known as Mexico but has lived in the region pre-dating the 9th century. Records of the progenitor of the Chihuahua date back to the 9th century and this breed may have traveled across the Bering Strait during pre-historic migrations. Today, the Chihuahua is a much loved, sassy breed that brings high energy and pizazz to the American Bullhuahua. The Chihuahua is known for its soulful eyes and adds a mouse-like appearance to the American Bullhuahua but don't be fooled by his looks; this is one feisty hybrid. Given the size difference between the parent breeds, breeders are more likely to cross multi generation dogs rather than true 50/50 purebreds. Multi generation breeding programs will help establish standards with time with regard to height, weight, color, and appearance, as well as help these dogs, successfully whelp their litters. American Bulldogs and especially Chihuahuas are more likely to need assistance during birthing and often require cesarean sections.

American Bullhuahua Breed Appearance

The American Bullhuahua does not have a standard appearance but most often has striking Chihuahua features. The head, which is broad, is more round than it is square usually. Large, round eyes are dark in color and set far apart. The bite on an American Bullhuahua can sometimes be undershot, which is not desirable, and may have dental issues associated with it. The Bullhuahua inherits heavy bones from its American Bulldog parent and is well muscled with long legs. However, the Chihuahua parent helps to lean out the muscular structure of the American Bullhuahua, so it does not have a stocky appearance. The American Bulldog brings height and weight to the hybrid and increases the size to solid medium-sized dog class. The skin on an American Bullhuahua is tight, and the hair is short and of soft to touch and displays this hybrid’s powerful muscle structure. The tail on an American Bullhuahua is set high and often sickle shaped or curls to the back.

American Bullhuahua Breed Maintenance

Despite the American Bullhuahua’s short coat, this hybrid is known to moderately shed. Brushing the American Bullhuahua once a week will significantly help remove dead and loose hair from the coat and keep the coat looking and smelling its best. All dogs need their teeth brushed to keep the tartar from building up, but the American Bullhuahua may be more prone to dental disease. Daily teeth brushing is suggested, and visits to the dental hygienist for a professional cleaning is highly recommended. Proper dental hygiene will also help prevent tooth and gum decay and bacterial infections. While brushing your American Bullhuahua's coat and teeth, check his ears and use a veterinarian approved solution to gently remove any dirt, wax, or debris. Only bathe your American Bullhuahua when he is particularly dirty or smelly since the Chihuahua parent can bring some skin related issues to this breed.

American Bullhuahua Activity Requirements

The American Bullhuahua is a feisty, people loving dog, a trait it gets from its American Bulldog parent. When it comes to children, the American Bullhuahua has patience and high energy for running around and playing but is better suited for older children who have a healthy respect for dogs. The American Bullhuahua is a social dog, but the Chihuahua parent has added leeriness of strangers. Your American Bullhuahua may not warm up to other people and should be socialized at an early age. The American Bullhuahua springs two breeds who can be aggressive towards other dogs and animals. The Chihuahua is a terrier-type and despite its size, will give chase to other animals while the Bulldog family was originally bred for blood sports and pit fighting. Proper socialization and training at early ages will help the American Bullhuahua better acquaint itself with other animals. The American Bullhuahua requires a moderate amount of playtime to help keep him calm and mentally stimulated while indoors. The intensity does not have to be high while exercising. Additionally, this hybrid can be stubborn making him more difficult to train. However, Chihuahuas are intelligent, easy to train breeds and may bring these elements to your American Bullhuahua. The American Bullhuahua is considered a companion and is well suited to a novice dog owner, provided they have the time to devote to their dog as this hybrid doesn't like being left alone.

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