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70-85 lbs
United States
American Bulldog
Bullakita, Bulkita

The Bullkita is a large breed dog that is a mix between an American Bulldog and Akita. Bullkitas inherit qualities from both sides and are mostly notably known for being loyal like their Akita parent and friendly like their Bulldog parent. They vary in appearance, but generally look like short haired Akitas with some Bulldog features. They have an average life span of 9 to 11 years, weight of 70 to 90 pounds, and height of 18 to 22 inches. Their coat is short, smooth, and dense and comes in many colors that are common to the Bulldog and Akita. Overall, they are devoted family pets that are eager to please. This sturdy, attractive dog needs a moderate exercise regimen in order to be at his best.

Date of Origin
American Bulldog, Akita

Bullkita Health

Average Size
Male Bullkita size stats
Height: 20-22 inches Weight: 80-95 lbs
Female Bullkita size stats
Height: 18-20 inches Weight: 70-85 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Stenotic Nares
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Eye Problems
Minor Concerns
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Vaginal Hyperplasia
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Elongated Soft Palate
  • Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS)
  • Shoulder Luxation
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Urethral Prolapse
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)

Bullkita Breed History

The name Bulkita is a combination of the names of the dog’s two parent breeds, the Bulldog and the Akita. The Bulldog of today is known to be a calm addition to the family. He now leads a much more pleasant life than his earlier beginnings. A courageous canine, he was at one time in history forced into the bull-baiting ring and the fighting pit. Once these activities were thankfully outlawed, the Bulldog was allowed to shine as a loving companion. He is currently the 4th most popular dog according to the American Kennel Club's register. The Bullkita’s other parent, the Akita, originated in Japan thousands of years ago. Originally hunters, they have a long history of being held in high regard, looked upon as spiritual symbols of health, protection, happiness, and longevity. In 1931, Akitas were designated as one of Japan’s national treasures. Helen Keller, who loved the breed, is credited with bringing the first Akita to North America. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1972, the Akita ranks at #46 in popularity today and excels at therapy and in the show ring. The product of these two purebred dogs is relatively new, though a beloved breed by those who own it. 

Bullkita Breed Appearance

Bullkitas look like slightly smaller Akitas with short coats and some Bulldog characteristics. They are high-set and have strong front and hind limbs, as well as a thick muscular neck. Full grown Bullkitas weigh 70 to 95 pounds and stand 18 to 22 inches tall. They have round eyes and ears that stand upright. Bullkita’s muzzles are relatively short with a broad black nose, but not squished like a Bulldog’s. Their paws are large and wide to support their big frame. The breadth of coat variations within each parent breed accounts for the Bullkita’s wide range of colors. Their short, smooth, thick and dense coat can be black, brown brindle, fawn, silver, white, fallow, fawn brindle, red, red brindle – all colors have the possibility of including white and brindle spot coverage and markings. 

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Bullkita eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Bullkita nose
Coat Color Possibilities
white Bullkita coat
brindle Bullkita coat
red Bullkita coat
fawn Bullkita coat
cream Bullkita coat
black Bullkita coat
gray Bullkita coat
blue Bullkita coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Bullkita straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Bullkita Breed Maintenance

Bullkitas are not hypoallergenic dogs and thus not suitable for owners with allergies. Due to their short and smooth coats they do not require much grooming, by they do shed moderately and have a high tendency to drool. Owners can reduce uncontrolled shedding by brushing their Bullkita’s coat with a firm bristle brush. These dogs should only be bathed when needed so that their coats retain natural oils and shine. Owners should, however, clean any face or body wrinkles daily to avoid skin infections that occur between the folds (this is important for more Bulldog-like Bullkitas). Bullkitas should also have their nails clipped 1 to 2 times a month to prevent painful overgrowth or nail splitting. Like all breeds, Bullkitas should have their teeth brushed daily. 

Brushes for Bullkita
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Bullkita requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Bullkita Temperament

Bullkitas are known to be aggressive, friendly, and loyal pets. They are assertive, yet sensitive animals that are hyper attune to their surroundings. As such, they thrive in stable environments with a consistent schedule and affectionate interactions with their owners. Too many changes at once can invoke anxiety and exacerbate this breed’s aggressive nature. If they take after their Bulldog parent, they will be fine with children. If the Bullkita is more Akita, however, it may need to be supervised with small children and other animals – at least until the parties are acquainted. Still, Bullkitas are very people oriented and eager to please. This quality makes them relatively easy to train and housebreak. An added benefit is that they bark very rarely. You can expect a Bullkita to bond quickly with family members and initiate playtime and snuggling at home. This dog has a moderate amount of energy and will be content if they are surrounded by people who engage socially and attend to their moderate exercise needs.

Bullkita Activity Requirements

The Bullkita is a moderately energetic breed that requires regular exercise to stay healthy. A daily modest walk or dog park session should be sufficient. Keep in mind that this breed is partial to cool weather and should not be over exercised extreme heat – especially if their coat appears to be more like a purebred Akita. As long as Bullkitas get the exercise they need to maintain a healthy weight, they will be content in all types of home environments – whether urban, suburban, or rural. It’s important to note that affection and quality time indoors is also important for this breed’s mental and emotional health. 

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

Bullkita Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2.5 cups
Daily Cost
$1.5 - $1.9
Monthly Cost
$39 - $52

Bullkita Owner Experiences

18 months
1 People
House & Yard
Trying to keep up with her energy. Very loving, she watches everything I do. Can only leave house for about an hour
4 months, 1 week ago
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