English Bull Dane

53-180 lbs
English Bulldog
Great Dane

Loyal and intelligent, the English Bull Dane is a hybrid breed that was developed from English Bulldog and the Great Dane. The breed’s history is widely unknown but it is suspected that the breed was developed as a result of the designer dog trend. Hybrid breeds are often modified in order to create a healthier breed. This responsive and alert canine is known for being affectionate with his family. He would prefer to remain by your side rather than going off to chase squirrels. This breed is not known to be a nuisance barker and only engages in occasional barking. His short but dense coat allows for simple grooming routines. The English Bulldog has moderate energy levels that will require daily exercise.

purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
English Bulldog, Great Dane

English Bull Dane Health

Average Size
Male English Bull Dane size stats
Height: 15-35 inches Weight: 53-180 lbs
Female English Bull Dane size stats
Height: 15-35 inches Weight: 53-180 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Hip Dysplasia
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Obesity
  • Myotonia
  • Cherry Eye
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination
  • Optical Examination

English Bull Dane Breed History

When it comes to the English Bull Dane, there is no documented history regarding the breed. The breed was developed from its parent breeds – the English Bulldog and the Great Dane. It is believed that the English Bulldog descended from ancient Mastiffs in Asia. Nomads traveled with the breed throughout Europe. In the process of modifying the Mastiff, the Bulldog was developed with a short muzzle and a wide lower jaw. Originally, the breed was used to clamp its teeth onto a bull’s nose during bull-baiting. This breed was also bred to have a high tolerance for pain. In 1835, bull-baiting was outlawed in England. Once the Bulldog was imported to America and Germany, breeders sought to create a gentle breed in order for an effective companion dog. The English Bulldog was developed to have a sweet and lovable personality which has carried onto today’s dogs. While the exact origination of the Great Dane is unknown, traces of the breed can be researched as far as 3000 B.C. in the Babylonian Temples. It is believed that the Great Dane was spread worldwide by the Assyrians as a result of trading. The Great Dane is believed to have been developed from the following ancestors: the Irish Wolfhound, the English Mastiff, and the Irish Greyhound. Originally called the Boar Hound, the Great Dane was used to hunt boar and would have their ears cropped to prevent the boar from tearing them up. In the 16th century, the breed inherited the name English Dogges which was then switched to Kammerhunde in Germany. German breeders modified the breed in order to create a docile, gentle giant. In 1889, the Great Dane Club of America was founded.

English Bull Dane Breed Appearance

The English Bull Dane is more likely to take the general height of the Great Dane. Due to the breed’s lack of official standards, his appearance can inherit dominant traits from either the English Bulldog or the Great Dane. Generally, the face can resemble the English Bulldog but with a slightly longer muzzle. His strong, athletic build can be attributed to the Great Dane’s structure. His coat varies in color and can inherit white, black, and brown with occasional spots. His eyes are generally light or dark brown. His parallel legs are straight and powerful. His giant paws are inherited from the Great Dane as well. The tail is thin, short-coated, and hangs straight over the body.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown English Bull Dane eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black English Bull Dane nose
Coat Color Possibilities
white English Bull Dane coat
black English Bull Dane coat
brown English Bull Dane coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
English Bull Dane straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

English Bull Dane Breed Maintenance

The English Bull Dane is not considered a hypoallergenic hybrid breed and does shed moderately. Daily brushing for 10 to 15 minutes with a  curry rubber brush will suffice in order to eliminate dead hairs. Bathing should be limited to every 6 to 8 weeks to prevent overproduction of oils in the skin. Ears should be wiped and cleaned weekly to prevent earwax debris. Teeth should be brushed daily to prevent tartar buildup. Nails should be trimmed or filed every 2 to 3 weeks. This breed is known to drool and may contain a moderate odor to the skin.

Brushes for English Bull Dane
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
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English Bull Dane requires daily brushing
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English Bull Dane Temperament

The English Bull Dane is a down-to-earth and gentle breed that wants to please his family. This low-key canine prefers to spend the day with you instead of hunting. His bark is occasional and does not present a nuisance concern. While the Great Dane is not good with newcomers, the English Bull Dane is loving and accepting of new people. He welcomes young children and other animals as he is a friendly breed. His moderate energy levels means he is less likely to engage in property destruction if left alone for a few hours. While this loyal breed is accepting of new people, there is always a possibility he may become wary of others. Early training and socialization is recommended in order to prevent any potential aggression. Positive reinforcement is recommended to ensure he is kept safe within his surroundings. His quiet and responsive nature makes for a wonderful companion.

English Bull Dane Activity Requirements

Your English Bull Dane possesses moderate energy levels that will require meeting daily exercise requirements. He will benefit from fetching, walking, and running in order to ensure he remains healthy. About two walks per day are recommended to ensure he meets his minimum requirements. Since your lovable dog is not considered the most active, he would be more than happy accompanying you to your couch for a lazy day. Apartment living is acceptable as long as he is provided with outdoor exercise to enrich his mind. Your English Bull Dane would be best suited in an urban home with a fenced-in yard and a warm climate.

Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
40 minutes
activity minutes

English Bull Dane Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
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Daily Cost
$1.50 - $1.90
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$39.00 - $52.00
food bag monthly cost

English Bull Dane Owner Experiences

1 Year
4 People
Chasing a ball for 20 min and then napping
Wagging his butt
chewing toys
Very loving and loyal, very friendly and loves to sit on my lap
6 years, 1 month ago
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