Mountain Bulldog

80-90 lbs
22-25"
United States
Bernese Mountain Dog
Bulldog

The Mountain Bulldog is a large breed hybrid that is a cross between the English Bulldog and the Bernese Mountain Dog. As these breeds are currently registered with mainly American based canine clubs, it can be speculated that the breed is native to the United States. These hybrids are strong, muscular dogs that can appear to be very intimidating to those who meet them. However, the breed is considered to be quite friendly and playful, making them an excellent companion for families with other pets and children. The Mountain Bulldog is an adaptable breed that does well in most households; however, due to their dense coats, they may be better suited to a cool climate.

Purpose
Watchdog, Companion
Date of Origin
2000s
Ancestry
Bernese Mountain Dog and Bulldog

Mountain Bulldog Health

Average Size
Male Mountain Bulldog size stats
Height: 22-26 inches Weight: 80-90 lbs
Female Mountain Bulldog size stats
Height: 22-25 inches Weight: 80-90 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Hip And Elbow Dysplasia
  • Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (Dry Eye)
Minor Concerns
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Cataracts
  • Idiopathic Epilepsy
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Allergies
  • Obesity
Occasional Tests
  • X-ray imaging
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Ophthalmic And Ear Exam
  • Full Physical Examination regarding joint movement around the hip and kneecap
  • Full Body Physical Examination

Mountain Bulldog Breed History

The Mountain Bulldog is a new hybrid dog breed that is currently recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club,  Designer Breed Registry, Designer Dogs Kennel Club and  Dog Registry of America. The Mountain Bulldog stems from the English Bulldog and the Bernese Mountain Dog. The English Bulldog is considered an ancient breed that can be traced back over 300 years ago to where they were often used to attack bulls in rings. During the 1500s to 1600s, breeds such as the Asian Mastiff were imported into England and were bred with the Bulldog to create what we know today as the English Bulldog. Also called the British Bulldog, this breed was registered with the American Kennel Club in the Non-Sporting Group as simply the Bulldog, in 1886. The Bernese Mountain dog is a large, versatile breed that can be traced back to Switzerland. The breed is thought to have been created during the 18th to 19th centuries where they often worked on farms by partaking in jobs such as cart pulling, drafting, herding cattle and guarding cattle. Today, the breed has retired from its hard jobs on the farms. The modern-day Bernese often is mainly seen as a companion dog but can still be seen at work as search and rescue dogs, guarding dogs and watchdogs. 1937 is the year this breed joined the roster of the American Kennel Club.

Mountain Bulldog Breed Appearance

The Mountain Bulldog is a powerful, heavy built dog that stands at over 21 inches in height and can weigh up to 90 pounds. These hybrids often have a large skull, a medium length muzzle, and powerful jaws. They may also retain wrinkles and folds that are typically concentrated around their head and neck region. Their eyes may be slightly wide set and are almond in shape. Ears are thick, flopped down and wide. Some Mountain Bulldogs may retain an underbite, which is a characteristic trait seen in the English Bulldog. The Mountain Bulldog has a strong and muscular body, their chest is wide and deep, while their legs remain medium in length. In terms of coat, Mountain Bulldogs often have medium length, dense coats that may be soft to the touch. Coat colors are often tri-colored ranging from black, tan and white to fawn and brindle mixes.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Mountain Bulldog eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Mountain Bulldog nose
Black
brown Mountain Bulldog nose
Brown
Coat Color Possibilities
brown Mountain Bulldog coat
Brown
black Mountain Bulldog coat
Black
red Mountain Bulldog coat
Red
fawn Mountain Bulldog coat
Fawn
white Mountain Bulldog coat
White
brindle Mountain Bulldog coat
Brindle
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Mountain Bulldog straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Mountain Bulldog Breed Maintenance

The Mountain Bulldog is a high shedding, high drooling breed and is considered a high maintenance dog. These hybrids will require weekly brushing in order to remove trapped dirt from fur. The Mountain Bulldog should only be washed when required; some owners may choose to use dry shampoo or a pet spray should their dog develop a doggy odor. As with all dogs, special attention needs to be given to the ears and teeth. Dental hygiene should be maintained in order to prevent tartar buildup, gum disease, and tooth decay. Teeth should be brushed weekly or as often as possible. Additionally, ears should be cleaned and checked for signs of excessive dirt or wax buildup. An excessive amount of wax or debris can lead to yeast infections and inflammation of the ear canal. The nails of the Mountain Bulldog should be clipped on a bi-weekly to monthly basis.

Brushes for Mountain Bulldog
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Deshedder
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Mountain Bulldog requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Mountain Bulldog Temperament

The Mountain Bulldog is a friendly, protective and hardworking breed that will do well in a family household. It's important to remember though, that the Mountain Bulldog stems from the English Bulldog, once considered an aggressive breed. Early training and plenty of socialization will allow your hybrid to be at his best and feel comfortable when around children and other pets. In general, due to their Bernese lineage and if socialized well, the Mountain Bulldog makes an excellent, docile companion. When encountering a new stranger, your Mountain Bulldog will be on guard and alert. These dogs can be protective over their families and may take time to warm up to new people. However, once accustomed to a new face, your hybrid will become friendly towards the stranger.

Mountain Bulldog Activity Requirements

Despite its size, the Mountain Bulldog is a medium energy dog that will require about 60 minutes of daily exercise. These hybrids thrive in colder environments, so they will be more active during winter time. The Mountain Bulldog will enjoy activities such as play time with other dogs at the dog park, long walks in winter, playing in the snow and runs in cold weather. Due to their dense coats, your hybrid is likely to remain relatively inactive in the summertime and may overheat if overexercised.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
9 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Mountain Bulldog Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2.5 cups
Daily Cost
$1.40 - $1.90
Monthly Cost
$40.00 - $50.00

Mountain Bulldog Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Mountain Bulldog size stats at six months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 25 lbs
Female Mountain Bulldog size stats at six months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 25 lbs
12 Months
Male Mountain Bulldog size stats at 12 months
Height: 23 inches Weight: 52 lbs
Female Mountain Bulldog size stats at 12 months
Height: 23 inches Weight: 52 lbs
18 Months
Male Mountain Bulldog size stats at 18 months
Height: 23 inches Weight: 75 lbs
Female Mountain Bulldog size stats at 18 months
Height: 23 inches Weight: 75 lbs

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