American Bullweiler

60-90 lbs
20-28"
United States
American Bulldog
Rottweiler
Rottbull

Intelligent and observant, the American Bullweiler is a hybrid dog bred from the American Bulldog and the Rottweiler. Since this breed is a hybrid, dogs will inherit the physical and behavioral traits from either the American Bulldog or the Rottweiler. This breed is a strong, muscular and athletic one that is willing to please its family by all means. It is unknown when the American Bullweiler was developed but it is suspected that the breed became popular when there was a rise in crossing breeds in general. The American Bullweiler makes a great guard dog as well as a loving companion to its family. The American Bullweiler's appearance consists of a sturdy, muscular build with a short and smooth coat. Its head is large and rounded with a prominent muzzle. The face and neck areas contain wrinkly skin, the eyes are dark brown and alert, and the floppy ears fall to the sides. The American Bullweiler is a people-pleaser and yearns for affection. Due to its short coat, the American Bullweiler has an easy-to-maintain  grooming routine. The American Bullweiler is full of much energy and requires active exercise to be content and to maintain its health. 

Purpose
Guarding, Companion
Date of Origin
1989
Ancestry
American Bulldog, Rottweiller

American Bullweiler Health

Average Size
Male American Bullweiler size stats
Height: 20-28 inches Weight: 70-120 lbs
Female American Bullweiler size stats
Height: 20-28 inches Weight: 60-90 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
Occasional Tests
  • Hip
  • Heart
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination

American Bullweiler Breed History

While the American Bullweiler is a fairly recent hybrid, not much is known about its origin or history. The American Bullweiler originated from two breeds – the American Bulldog and the Rottweiler. The American Bullweiler originated in the United States but the exact state is unknown. The original purpose of this keen animal was to serve as a guard dog against intruders and also to serve as a loving companion pet. It is believed that the American Bullweiler rose to popularity around the same time “designer” dogs began trending. The American Bulldog originated from working dogs in the West Midlands of England who traveled with immigrants across countries. Originally developed to be a bull baiter in England, this canine was first mentioned in documentation in the 1500s. The Bulldog was bred to be aggressive and tenacious at the time. Today, the Bulldog is anything but aggressive and loves to be around people. Eventually, the breed ended up with small farmers and ranchers where its main purpose was to attend to feral pigs. The Rottweiler originates back to the Roman Empire era but did not gain much popularity until the early 20th century. The Rottweiler was originally used as a guard dog and as a policing dog to protect. Today, the Rottweiler is known as an intelligent breed with a confident stance when out in public. Both the American Bulldog and the Rottweiler are known to be stubborn to train and require patience from the owner when in obedience mode. The American Bullweiler is currently registered with the Dog Registry of America (DRA). The American Bullweiler is unable to be registered to the AKC due to its crossbreed status. 

American Bullweiler Breed Appearance

The American Bullweiler's physical appearance will vary depending on the litter. Some American Bullweilers may inherit more American Bulldog traits while other American Bullweilers may inherit more Rottweiler traits. The breed is considered a large-sized dog with a strong body. The American Bullweiler's appearance contains a muscular build. Like the American Bulldog, it has a short and dense coat and a full-sized tail. Its short and rounded muzzle is prominent with a large, rounded head, the face and neck areas contain wrinkly skin, and the eye color is dark brown. Floppy ears may fall to the side. Some common color variations found in the American Bullweiler include black, golden, and red with white markings on the chest, neck and feet areas. Its head resembles a Rottweiler – block-shaped and deep, and  has a black nose. Its ears are semi-pricked. The American Bullweiler has scissor bite. It has slender hindquarters and muscular forequarters allowing for a gait that is powerful and strong. This breed stands on feet that are commonly webbed and rounded.

American Bullweiler Breed Maintenance

The American Bullweiler is not a hypoallergenic breed and does shed occasionally. The short coat makes for an easy grooming routine. Brushing your dog daily with a rubber curry brush should remove any dead hair while bathing is recommended to be done every 6 to 8 weeks, if needed. Bathing too frequently can result in your American Bullweiler having an excessively oily coat. This breed is not known to drool or have significant odor. It is essential to observe the ears of your hybrid for accumulation of dirt and clean them weekly to avoid infection. Nails should be trimmed every 2 to 3 weeks to prevent overgrowth which can cause breakage or tears in the nail. Teeth should be brushed regularly to maintain oral hygiene.

American Bullweiler Temperament

The American Bullweiler is described as a fun-loving, affectionate breed with much love to offer. Early training and socialization must be provided in order to avoid your American Bullweiler from becoming a one-man companion and to avoid excessive barking. The breed is full of energy and will engage in playful exercise. The American Bullweiler also makes for an excellent guard dog that will protect its family against danger. The American Bullweiler loves to remain active and engage in fitness activities as well as regular exercise. The American Bullweiler is a confident and intelligent breed who thrives on learning training techniques quickly. The breed is known to be fearless and loyal to its family, working well with children too, as long as early socialization is provided. Naturally good-natured with other pets, cohabitation will go especially well if there has been early an introduction between the housemates. The American Bullweiler may display protective behavior against a stranger if they are near its territory although if trained properly, there should be no unfounded aggression exhibited. The American Bullweiler is easy to train because it is an eager breed willing to take on new tasks. This dedicated dog’s energy levels are described as high and he must be engaged in activity often to stimulate his physical and mental self.

American Bullweiler Activity Requirements

The American Bullweiler is a breed with a high energy level, which means the breed requires much space for movement and extra exercise on a regular schedule, which will be enthusiastically met by your dog. It is recommended that the American Bullweiler be given up to an hour of exercise per day due to its energetic temperament. It is best suited to engage the American Bullweiler in intense play and long walks. If a secure space is available, the American Bullweiler loves to roam and explore. This breed would fare best in a large home with a spacious yard or land on which to roam. The American Bullweiler would be able to live in either urban or rural areas as long as it is provided with mental and physical stimulation. Extreme weather environments are okay for this dog, but it should not live anywhere where there is extreme heat as constant exposure may lead to overheating, a risk in the Bulldog breed. 

American Bullweiler Owner Experiences

Khaleesi
10 Months
4 People
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Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
swimming
Long walks trough the forrest
Weekly training at doggy school
Every day playtime with her brother
We picked her up at the breeder when she was 11 weeks old. My sister-in-law took her brother. We started puppy school the next week. She is playfull and energetic. But also spook easily. She doesnt like strangers and barks at them
5 days, 10 hours ago
Justice
17 Months
1 People
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I got justice at 6 weeks old, from the second I picked him up an snugged him in nice an close for a rub it’s like he new I was their to love him, I got him to the car the day I picked him up an he was showing signs of protecting me against the the male driver, from day one he was an active happy exiting funny puppy to watch an grow, not to mention him being ready to put his life on the line whenever he thought danger was near by, this happened literally from his first night at home and this amazed me because he was so small and fragile still but had and has a heart of a lion, I cannot express in words how loyal an loving this dog as been, if his familiar with you he’ll get excited at the site of you an his not shy to talk to you an nudge you to be centre of attention but if he is unfamiliar with you you best run before he takes your neck off at home, as a pup he was extremely protective an hated meeting strangers everywhere but with time an a regular exercise pattern he became more calm an confident in public without feeling the need to protect me against everything from cars to people an other dogs, his still like this at home but Only if your a foe to him, otherwise he’ll greet you with excitement which in my opinion is a good thing. He learnt his sit, down, up, stay, speak, find your lead get your food bowl all with 2 weeks had no troubles trying him in any aspects, highly recommended but only if your going to be a loving caring owner, these dogs have the biggest souls an hearts, I’d have a whole farm of them if I could!
3 weeks, 1 day ago
Koda and Diamond
8 Months
3 People
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Well on Thanksgiving my American Bulldog gave birth to a happy litter of 5 American bullweiler puppies. I kept two of the five but kept all five in my family and they have all done amazingly. One lives in a bachelor's pad with two of my brothers and one lives with my sister and her son everyone lives with my dad and my five younger siblings. All five of them are phenomenal with children and people and other dogs. It took me two hours to teach Koda and Diamond (the two I kept) to sit lay stand and stay. They grabbed onto everything I was training them immediately. Absolutely wonderful dogs
2 months, 1 week ago
Sofia
5 Years
2 People
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I got Sofia at 5 weeks old. In her adolescence, she was quite the jumper, able to vault a sofa and jump straight up onto a pool table. However, both of her CCL joints required surgery (at different times) which ended her jumping days. She is large for a female at 100 pounds. She has the kindest disposition to the family and friends, but woe to the invader of her house or yard. I wish she could live forever.
2 months, 1 week ago
Bleu
14 Months
2 People
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I’ve had Bleu since she was 8 weeks old and has shown nothing but loyalty and love since I’ve had her, she’s amazing with other dogs but wary of new people until introduced. She is my first dog and I plan on getting another bullweiler within the next couple of years for my love of this breed!! I advise a bullweiler to anyone looking for a loyal, loving and protective dog.
3 months, 1 week ago
Ebony
4 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
Frisbee
Tug-of-war
Fetch
Lovely gentle breed, very affectionate, loyal, playful and intelligent.
5 months, 3 weeks ago
Winston
3 Years
2 People
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We got winston about a year ago now whenever he needed rehoming from his previous owners as he was being mistreated. He was our first dog(which we now have 3 others) and is still our favourite by far! He’s the most loving, caring and cuddling dog I’ve ever met! He prefers women than he does men due to the fact he is dominate dog but will sleep beside us whenever he’s unwell.😁
8 months, 1 week ago
Nora
2 Years
2 People
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I have 5 dogs all of different breeds and Nora is by far my most affectionate dog with the biggest personality. She is so human-like. She is very protective of her family and is very vocal and timid towards newcomers but she is a love bug once she warms up to them. She always has kisses to give!
10 months, 2 weeks ago
Daisy
16 Months
5 People
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We received Daisy after she needed rehoming from her previous family, by no fault of her own about 2 weeks ago. She has already shown her loyalty to us as her new family and is particular keen on our 5 year old. That is her human. She loves cats and just wants to play with other dogs. However, she needs some work with following commands when to disengage her protactive manner. She is Leary of men, in general and very much has the demeanor that she needs to decide when it's okay to approach someone newer. For a young dog, she isn't interested in toys and is okay with just laying around with a good bone.
1 year ago
Bruce
2 Years
3 People
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An intelligent,affectionate, loyal , wonderful friend. A gentle dog. Loves butter. Loves cats. Hates the hoover, and horror films.
1 year ago
Tala
2 Years
5 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
playing with other dogs
Walks
Fetch,
Very smart, very loving, alerts us to strangers, protective of our family yet nice to strangers once introduced. Can either lay and cuddle or play. Easy to train and quick to learn however sometimes stubborn to listen if bored.
1 year ago
Maisy
3 Years
2 People
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Energy
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We walk every day. She loves it!
Maisy was very stubborn as a puppy. But as she has matured, she has become much more calm and manageable. She lives with three cats. She is okay with cats. She is the most affectionate dog I have ever had. She loves to snuggle and loves to sleep between my husband and I. She is the best greeter when we come home from work. She is a sweetheart.
1 year, 4 months ago
Luna
8 Weeks
4 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walk
We just got her but she has been full of love and energy which is what we were looking for
1 year, 8 months ago
Book me a walkiee?
Pweeeze!
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