Bullhuahua

20-30 lbs
9-12"
United States
Bulldog
Chihuahua
Bulleenie

The Bullhuahua is a fearless, sweet, and social pet. They are a crossbreed between Bulldogs and Chihuahuas. As a result, Bullhuahuas have the stout, muscular build of a Bulldog, yet retain many Chihuahua-like facial features. Though Bullhuahuas need regular exercise to remain healthy, they are low-key pets that enjoy relaxing with their families. They have an average life span of 11 to 14 years, weight of 20 to 30 pounds, and height of 9 to 12 inches. Their coats are short, smooth, and dense and come in many colors that are common to the Bulldog and Chihuahua. A spunky addition to any family, the Bullhuahua is a low maintenance, friendly canine.

Purpose
Companionship
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Bulldog, Chihuahua

Bullhuahua Health

Average Size
Male Bullhuahua size stats
Height: 9-12 inches Weight: 20-30 lbs
Female Bullhuahua size stats
Height: 9-12 inches Weight: 20-30 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Eyes
  • Orthopedic
  • Respiratory
Minor Concerns
  • Skin
  • Eyes
  • Orthopedic
  • Cardiac
  • Brain
  • Glucose
  • Reproductive
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Distichiasis
  • Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS)
  • Cherry Eye or Entropion (eye problems)
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Elongated Soft Palate
  • Stenotic Nares
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Vaginal Hyperplasia
  • Urethral Prolapse
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Ectropion
  • Shoulder Luxation
Occasional Tests
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Blood and Urine Tests
  • Orthopedic Exam
  • Ocular Exam
  • Blood Glucose and Pressure
  • Electrocardiograph (ECG - measures rate and rhythm)
  • Holter monitoring (24-hour ECG)
  • Echocardiography (ultrasound)

Bullhuahua Breed History

The name Bullhuahua is a combination of the names of the dog’s two parent breeds, the Bulldog and the Chihuahua. The Chihuahua is the smallest and one of the oldest known dog breeds. Its origin is debated, but it is commonly accepted that Chihuahuas were present in Mexico as early as the 9th century AD. The same theory traces the breed back to its suspected predecessor the “Techichi” – a small dog that was first domesticated by the Toltecs – a Mesoamerican civilization. The Toltecs may have crossbred the Techichi with a dog breed that lived in the mountains of Chihuahua, called the Perro Chihuahueno. When the Aztecs conquered the area, they embraced the Techichi, using the dog in spiritual ceremonies. When explorers arrived in South America from Western Europe, the Techichi was bred with other small dogs to produce the Chihuahua that we know today. The Chihuahua became popular in North America in the late 1800s to early 1900s and was registered by the American Kennel Club in 1904. The other parent breed, the Bulldog, also has a debated origin. The AKC contends that the Bulldog began in the British Isles. It is confirmed, however, that the breed was initially bred for “bull-baiting” – a “sport” in which Bulldogs attacked Bulls, or in some cases bears, by the nose. This sport was eventually banned, and the Bulldog was taken in by admirers as a companion dog in the mid to late-1800s. Bulldogs were bred to be very stout with short muzzles, unfortunately causing many of the health issues that plague the breed today. The product of these two purebred dogs is a relatively new and atypical hybrid. There is no known date of the Bullhuahua’s origin, and its personality and appearance have not yet stabilized. As such, the Bullhuahua is not widely recognized and lives in the shadow of more popular Chihuahua hybrid breeds. 

Bullhuahua Breed Appearance

Bullhuahuas have stout, muscular bodies and the facial features of Chihuahuas, including their signature perky ears. They are low-set and longer than they are tall. Bullhuahuas tend to be the size of a French Bulldog, weighing in between 20 to 30 pounds and standing 9 to 12 inches tall. Bullhuahuas have short necks and tails, as well as arched, meaty paws. They have round dark eyes and a short muzzle with a wide and strong jaw and broad black nose. The breadth of coat variations within each parent breed accounts for the Bullhuahua’s wide range of colors. Their short, smooth, and thick coat can be blue (grey), black, chocolate, cream, fawn, fallow, red, brindle, with tan and white markings.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Bullhuahua eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Bullhuahua nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
blue Bullhuahua coat
Blue
black Bullhuahua coat
Black
cream Bullhuahua coat
Cream
red Bullhuahua coat
Red
brindle Bullhuahua coat
Brindle
white Bullhuahua coat
White
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Bullhuahua straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Bullhuahua Breed Maintenance

Bullhuahuas are not hypoallergenic dogs and thus not suitable for owners with allergies. Due to their short and smooth coats, Bullhuahuas do not require much grooming. This breed is, however, a moderate shedder. Bullhuahuas should only be bathed as needed so that their coats retain their natural oils and shine. Owners should, however, clean any face or body wrinkles daily to avoid skin infections that occur between the folds. Additionally, owners can choose to brush their pets occasionally with a firm bristle brush to strip dead hair. Bullhuahuas should also have their nails clipped 1 to 2 times a month to prevent painful overgrowth or nail splitting. Like all breeds, Bullhuahuas should have their teeth brushed daily.

Brushes for Bullhuahua
Pin Brush
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Bullhuahua requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Bullhuahua Temperament

Bullhuahuas are known to be courageous, sweet, and people-oriented pets. They are bold, yet sensitive animals that are hyper attuned to their surroundings. They typically inherit their Bulldog parent’s loving personality and are gentle with children. At the same time, Bullhuahuas can be suspicious of strange dogs and people, so it is best to make new introductions slowly. Once Bullhuahuas are acquainted with new friends – furry or otherwise – they can be quite friendly. Bullhuahuas require regular exercise to remain fit and healthy. They also enjoy occasional playtime with their owners, but are low key pets overall. This breed is happiest when they are hanging out – or even better, snuggling – with family members. Note that it may take relatively more effort to train Bullhuahuas than other breeds. As such, early and diligent training is an important part of raising a well-behaved Bullhuahua. Overall, this breed is well matched with affectionate and stable family households. 

Bullhuahua Activity Requirements

The Bullhuahua is a moderately energetic breed that requires regular, but modest exercise to stay healthy. A short walk or low-key playtime session with other dogs is sufficient for this breed. Note that Bullhuahuas do not do well in hot weather and should not be taken on long runs or walks. Because they tend to be mellow pets, Bullhuahuas do well in all types of home environments if they get enough human attention and have a place to walk or play outside, such as a park or yard. Though owners must be diligent about exercising their pets to avoid weight gain and health issues, Bullhuahuas are primarily indoor dogs that prefer to relax and lap up attentions from their owners.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
7 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
40 minutes

Bullhuahua Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.75 - $1.00
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00

Bullhuahua Owner Experiences

Hank
3 Years
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Eating Snacks
Fetch
i fetch he watches lol
Sleeping
Playing
Walking
Snuggles
the best dog ever and a huge source of love and fun. xxxx
3 months, 1 week ago
Snoop
5 Months
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Go to Park
Cuddling and running around the house
10 months, 3 weeks ago
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