Miniature English Bulldach

25-35 lbs
11-12"
Unknown
Bulldog
Dachshund

The Miniature English Bulldach is a deliberate crossbreed, a combination between the English Bulldog, a companion dog originally bred for the job of baiting and controlling bulls, and the Dachshund, a tenacious earth dog, bred to hunt and kill badgers and foxes in their dens. Crossbreeds can inherit either positive or negative traits from either parent breed, however, in the majority of cases this small companion dog is typically stockier and more easygoing than the Dachshund and with a longer muzzle, back, and tail than the English Bulldog, as well as a little more energy. They tend to be friendly with people of all ages, although interactions with canines and children should always be supervised. They are generally amiable with other animals, but some dog-to-dog aggression may crop up, particularly in males, and thanks to their Dachshund heritage, some Miniature English Bulldachs are prone to chasing small or fast moving animals. 

Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
English Bulldog and Dachshund

Miniature English Bulldach Health

Average Size
Male Miniature English Bulldach size stats
Height: 11-12 inches Weight: 30-40 lbs
Female Miniature English Bulldach size stats
Height: 11-12 inches Weight: 25-35 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Cleft Lip or Palate
  • Invertebral Disc Disease
  • Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (Dry Eye)
Minor Concerns
  • Brachycephalic Syndrome
  • Demodectic Mange
  • Urolithiasis
  • Subaortic Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Dysplasia
  • Ectropion
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Entropion
  • Cherry Eye
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Deafness
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Epilepsy
  • Hemivertebra
  • Spina Bifida
  • Hydrocephalus
  • vonWillebrand’s Disease
  • Retinal Dysplasia
  • Pannus
Occasional Tests
  • Eye Examination
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Blood and Urine Tests
  • Thyroid Testing
  • X-rays or other radiographic imaging

Miniature English Bulldach Breed History

The Miniature English Bulldach is an intentional hybrid known as a designer or boutique dog, a cross between the English Bulldog, a companion animal once known for its prowess in controlling bulls, and the Dachshund, a charming and determined dog developed to hunt badgers in Germany. The Dachshund is a long, low-slung dog that was originally developed in Germany at some point before the 15th century to be both strong and tenacious to hunt and kill problem animals like fox and badgers and small enough to follow them into their dens and burrows. German foresters and farmers continued to refine these fearless dogs throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, favoring a long, sturdy tail so that hunters could retrieve their dogs from burrows, a deep chest to give them stamina, and large, paddle-shaped paws to help them dig quickly and efficiently. In 1885 the American Kennel Club registered the first eleven Dachshund dogs, but by 1914 they had grown in popularity, becoming one of the ten most popular breeds in America. The English Bulldog is a small molosser type dog, a classification of dogs that is characterized by their massive heads, short, powerful necks, and thick, sturdy bone structure. They were developed to help farmers and butchers to assist with guarding, baiting, and controlling bulls, so personality traits such as tenacity, aggression, and strong wills were fostered, which made them the ideal candidate not only to deal with bulls but also to fight other dogs. Their aptitude in this area led to their use in the development of the American Pit Bull and the American Staffordshire breed terriers. It wasn’t until the violent sport of dog fighting was abolished in 1885 that breeders began to focus on developing an affectionate companion animal instead. 

Miniature English Bulldach Breed Appearance

The English Bulldog and the Dachshund are very different canines, in temperament, appearance, and overall body structure. Due to these differences, there can be a large amount of variation between dogs of this type, even within the same litter. The English Bulldog is a blocky animal, with a wide skull, an undershot jaw, and a short, curled tail whereas the Dachshund is an elongated animal with not only a long back, but a long tail, long skull, and a long, tapered muzzle. Although both breeds have dark eyes, those of the Dachshund are almond shaped while those of the Bulldog are round; even their ears differ as the Bulldog has short, high set ears that fold down to join the outline of the skull, and Dachshund breed dogs have rounded drop ears that hang forward, framing their faces.  The Miniature English Bulldach may inherit any or all of the physical traits of either parent breed. Most of these hybrids will have the short, single-layer coat common to both the smooth-haired Dachshund and the English Bulldog, however, double-layer coats with longer hair that is either silky or wiry may occur if long-haired or wire-haired Dachshund genetics are involved.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Miniature English Bulldach eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Miniature English Bulldach nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
brindle Miniature English Bulldach coat
Brindle
isabella Miniature English Bulldach coat
Isabella
fawn Miniature English Bulldach coat
Fawn
cream Miniature English Bulldach coat
Cream
brown Miniature English Bulldach coat
Brown
black Miniature English Bulldach coat
Black
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Miniature English Bulldach straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Miniature English Bulldach Breed Maintenance

The Miniature English Bulldach should have a fairly simple grooming routine. Bathing is an infrequent requirement, usually every few months or if the dog gets into something messy. In most cases, short, weekly brushing sessions with a slicker brush, bristle brush, or grooming glove are satisfactory for removing dead and shedding hair and for properly distributing the animals natural oils over the coat. If the hybrid has inherited the less common coat of the long-haired or wire-haired Dachshund, they may require more brushing. It is important to wipe down any facial wrinkles on a regular basis, particularly after eating, to avoid the growth of molds or mildews in those areas. 

Brushes for Miniature English Bulldach
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Miniature English Bulldach requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Miniature English Bulldach Temperament

The Miniature English Bulldach is typically a brave and resolute animal, although they have no trouble playing the clown on occasion. They tend to be very people oriented animals who are happiest when they are in close proximity to their family. This desire to be close to their families may also develop into separation anxiety for some of these small canines, particularly if they are left alone for long periods of time. Even though these dogs are typically very amiable with people of all ages and most other animals, interactions with children and larger animals, especially those that are very young or energetic, should be closely supervised to ensure that neither misunderstandings nor rough treatment can cause injury to either party. Dachshunds may on occasion become a bit scrappy with other dogs and this trait may sometimes occur in the Miniature English Bulldach as well. Training these dogs can be a bit challenging; they tend to prefer to do things their own way and can become a bit stubborn and even defensive on rare occasion. However, once they do decide to learn something, they retain the information. Patient and persistent training methods should be introduced as early as possible for the best results.

Miniature English Bulldach Activity Requirements

Although the inclusion of the Dachshund to this crossbreed may give the Miniature English Bulldog a little more pep than the average English Bulldog, this is still a relatively sedate animal. These dogs may not pester you to get more exercise, but it is important that they get at least 30 minutes of vigorous activity in per day to help prevent them from developing obesity, a condition that English Bulldogs are prone to. Dogs with elongated backs, as may be seen in the Miniature English Bulldachs, should avoid exercises that may strain their backs, such as jumping and leaping, particularly onto hard surfaces, and dogs that inherit a shortened snout should be carefully observed when exercising in hot weather. This dog does bark a bit, but not typically as much as the average Dachshund, and they can make excellent companions in either larger homes or in smaller spaces like an apartment. 

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

Miniature English Bulldach Food Consumption

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

Miniature English Bulldach Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Miniature English Bulldach size stats at six months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 26 lbs
Female Miniature English Bulldach size stats at six months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 21 lbs
12 Months
Male Miniature English Bulldach size stats at 12 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 35 lbs
Female Miniature English Bulldach size stats at 12 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 30 lbs
18 Months
Male Miniature English Bulldach size stats at 18 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 35 lbs
Female Miniature English Bulldach size stats at 18 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 30 lbs

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