Bullmatian

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41-65 lbs
14-24"
Unknown

Bullmatians are the adorable result from the crossbreeding between a Bulldog and Dalmatian. These hybrid dogs live between 8 and 12 years old and are medium in size. If you see a dog with the body type of a Bulldog but the coat similar to that of a Dalmatian, it is most likely of this combination. These dogs have short, smooth and easy to maintain spotted coats that come in a variety of colors. They will not need daily brushing and should be easy to care for, however, they do have high exercise needs. This breed should have access to a large yard and will need regular walks to get their energy out.

Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Bulldog, Dalmatian

Bullmatian Health

Average Size
Height: 14-24 inches Weight: 41-65 lbs
Height: 14-24 inches Weight: 41-65 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Skin-Fold Dermatitis
Minor Concerns
  • Deafness
Occasional Tests
  • Hearing
  • Skin Scraping
  • Eye Examination
  • Physical Examination

Bullmatian Breed History

Hybrid dogs have become increasingly popular in these past few years, and as a result, there are many new breeds that have recently been created. The Bullmatian is one of them and is a mix between the Dalmatian and the Bulldog. This breed was actually created in Afghanistan, but is becoming popular all around the world. The history of this breed begins with that of the Dalmatian and the Bulldog. Dalmatians are thought to come from the Romanies, who had spotted dogs. This breed got their name from Dalmatia, or modernly known as Croatia, where they spent some time. Today these animals are very popular as herding, coaching, guarding, and retrieving dogs, as well as ratters and circus performers. They were mostly used as coaching dogs in England, where their duties included making clear paths for the horses and acting as guards when they were resting. This breed got their stereotypical job as firehouse dogs in England, where they would watch the firehouse, accompany firemen to fires and save people, as well as guard equipment. However, today these dogs do not typically work at firehouses, aside from acting as companions and mascots. The other breed used to create Bullmatian is the Bulldog. This fierce breed was originally used in England during the 1500s for bull baiting and are descended from Mastiff type dogs. Due to their participation in this spectator sport, Bulldogs were bred to be aggressive and courageous, but kind to humans. The older versions of these dogs were also much larger than those known to us today. Bull baiting was outlawed in 1835, and Bulldogs were then altered to be companion pets. Today this breed is gentle and makes a wonderful family pet, but can still excel at duties as a watchdog. Qualities from these two exceptional dogs can now be seen in the newly created Bullmatian dog.

Bullmatian Breed Appearance

This designer breed will be a cross between the Dalmatian and the Bulldog. They are medium in size and have body types that are similar to the Bulldog. They are strong and muscular, but have ears that will hang downwards, like its other parent breed. The Dalmatian is also the source of this breed’s spotted and patchy coat, which can be a number of colors including black, white, brown, red, blue, brindle, liver, red, orange, fawn and lemon. The patches will not always be black, but can be any of these colors as well. Their fur will be straight and short but very smooth. These dogs are typically between 14 to 24 inches tall and have an average weight of 41 to 65 pounds. For a more detailed description of how this breed may look, you should consider the characteristics of the Bulldog and the Dalmatian.

Bullmatian Breed Maintenance

Due to their short and straight coats, this designer breed will have a relatively low maintenance level. To keep their fur shiny and healthy, brush them a few times per week and bathe them whenever it is necessary. Aside from caring for their coat, Bullmatians, like all breeds, need teeth, ear and nail maintenance. Dogs can develop dental problems, and to prevent them, you must brush your dog’s teeth. Two or three times every week should be the minimum, but every day is best. Their ears can also get infected, and should be gently wiped clean every week. Inspect them at the same time and take action if you notice anything strange in order to catch infections early on. Lastly, dogs occasionally need to get their nails trimmed. This will most likely be once or twice per month, but could be less often depending on your dog’s lifestyle and how quickly the nails get worn down on their own. If your pet’s nails click against the floor as they walk, they are due for a trim.

Bullmatian Temperament

Bullmatians will have a personality that is somewhere between that of the Dalmatian and the Bulldog. They are known to be affectionate and loving, which makes them great companion pets. They are also lively and energetic, meaning that they do well with active owners and will need lots of exercise. This breed is also friendly, cheerful and sweet, and therefore these dogs will get along well with children. However, they can sometimes be stubborn and hard to train and will require lots of patience and perseverance. Because of this, the Bullmatian may not be a suitable dog for people who are new dog owners. Although it may take some work, it is important to properly train your dog in obedience in order to ensure that they are respectful and safe pets. Proper socialization is also important, especially since this breed can be suspicious of strangers at first. Introducing them to new people, pets and scenarios at a young age will teach them to be kind and comfortable around new people and scenarios.

Bullmatian Activity Requirements

To keep these dogs active and healthy, bring them on daily runs and walks. Give them time in a fenced in yard as well, to get rid of some energy. It is important to keep dogs stimulated mentally as well as physically, and therefore you should provide your Bullmatian with some toys inside the house. This breed can be energetic and should get about 1 to 2 hours of activity per day.

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