Love the look of the English Bulldog but want the health that comes with a mixed breed? You’re in luck.
Many hybrid bulldogs have been designed over the years, each with endearing qualities you’re going to love. It should be easy to find the perfect dog, but to help you make the decision, we’ve listed the most popular hybrids with enough detail to help you make the right choice for your lifestyle and family.
The Original English Bulldog Was No Joke
The original English Bulldog was designed for the blood sport of bull-baiting, dating back to the 13th century. The English Bulldog we think of today is actually a distant cousin of the original Old English Bulldog which is now extinct.
Once bullbaiting became illegal, it was thought the breed had no other purpose and was bred out of existence.
Thankfully, a man by the name of David Leavitt worked hard to develop a breed with similar characteristics minus the aggression. The result is what we fondly know of today as the “Olde English Bulldogge”.
Today, they’re often referred to as English Bulldogs although they are not the original breed.
Over time, breeders have worked hard to try and develop mixed-breeds to try and counter the health problems that come with brachycephalic breeds including brachycephalic syndrome.
The term Brachycephalic stands for “shortened heads”. The result is a flat-faced dog with short noses. There’s not enough room in the dog’s build to accommodate a healthy airway.
As a result, breeds like the English Bulldog can suffer severe breathing difficulties. These breathing difficulties make it hard for the dog to take in enough oxygen. This lack of oxygen leads to exercise and heat intolerance.
Currently, the American Kennel Club, Kennel Club, and the United Kennel Club oversee this dog’s breeding records.
1. Alapaha Blue Blood
This is one of several breeds that look like England’s early Bulldogs.
They’re classified as a “catch dog,” whose job it was to hold, catch, and drive unruly hogs and cattle. Today, this dog is more of a family pet and protector. It’s a larger dog that weighs between 60 and 95 pounds, and they have a very big square head.
The body of the Alapaha Blue Blood is muscular and solid, and the coat is shorter with a white coloring, or it can be brindle or trimmed with white.
These affectionate dogs can also be aloof and protective. Although they have very few health issues, they can be territorial and no friend of strangers.
2. American Aussie
This dog is also known as the Bull-Aussie and is a cross between an English Bulldog and an Australian Shepherd dog.
Expect a very social dog with this breed. They love to be out with their owners and enjoy having a job to do. They require a lot of exercise and mental stimulation. Perfect for active families who can take their dog with them for walks, runs, hiking, etc.
3. American Bernard
This mixed breed is a cross between an American Bulldog and a St. Bernard. The result is a large and powerful dog with a heart of gold.
4. American Bernese
This breed is a cross between an American Bulldog and a Bernese Mountain Dog. They are large but loveable and great with families. They can be aloof with strangers but are always loyal to their owners.
5. American Buldober
With this mixed breed, you get a combination of the American Bulldog and the Doberman. As a result, you wind up with a medium to large dog with a loyal streak you can’t beat. This dog makes a great watchdog.
He should have some behavioral training and a lot of socialization. As well, he will need regular exercise and mental stimulation.
6. American Bull Box
The American Bull Box is a combination of the American Bulldog and the Boxer. He may be prone to separation anxiety but will make a great family dog. This hybrid breed fits well into any family and is good with other pets and children.
It’s always a good idea to teach children how to handle and interact with dogs from an early age.
7. American Bullchua
This breed is a mix between the American Bulldog and the Chihuahua. While prone to dental issues, there are ways to offset this by including regular teeth cleaning and nutritious food.
This highly sociable dog is perfect for families but is wary of strangers.
8. American Bullcorg
The American Bullcorg is a cross between the American Bulldog and the Corgi. Corgis are herding dogs with a love of people and family. The cross of these two breeds is a wonderful mix of loyalty and strength.
9. American Bulldach
This breed is a cross between the American Bulldog and the Dachshund. Dachshunds have very short legs which may show up in the mixed breed. What you get is a small to medium-sized dog who may look more like the American Bulldog or more like the Dachshund.
There is a possibility that this breed may suffer some health problems including spinal degeneration, hip dysplasia, or eye conditions.
10. American Bulldog
American Bulldogs are athletic, well-balanced dogs that have great endurance, strength, and agility mixed with a friendly attitude. They were originally bred to work on a farm, and they’re a direct descendent of the English Bulldog.
They came to the United States with immigrants in the 1800s, and small ranchers of farmers used them as farm and stock guardians.
You’ll get a short coat with this dog that is easy to care for, and you have to devote time for training and exercise each day to keep this active dog happy. Early socialization is key for helping channel all of that energy in a productive manner.
11. American Bull Dane
This is a cross between the American Bulldog and the Great Dane. Despite the dog’s large stature, he doesn’t need a lot of vigorous exercise. Daily walks are a must, however.
This dog makes a great family dog and has a gentle disposition. That said, he’s going to let you know if there are any strangers nearby so be prepared for a little bit of barking.
They may be prone to a few health issues including hip dysplasia.
12. American Bullchow
This breed, also known as the Chow American Bulldog mix, or the American Chow, is a mix between the American Bulldog and the Chow Chow.
Chow Chows are known to be prone to aggression and are good guard dogs. However, that doesn’t make them (necessarily ) good all-round family pets. However, with the mix of the gentle tempered American Bulldog, this breed could have a more gentle personality.
13. American Bull Doodle
This beautiful dog is a mix between an American Bulldog and a Doodle. There are many types of doodles out there and any of them can be crossed with a bulldog.
Doodles are designer dogs (or hybrid dogs) that are a mix of two purebred dogs.
14. American Bullhoula
This breed is a cross between the American Bulldog and a Catahoula. If you’ve never heard of a Catahoula, is a working dog with high intelligence. When crossed with a bulldog, the result is a perfect family pet.
This dog has a muscular physique with a keen and watchful eye. Although they are not considered hypoallergenic, the breed does have a short, glossy coat which makes it easy to groom.
15. American Bullpei
This statuesque dog combines the muscular build of the American Bulldog with the deep loyalty and intelligence of the Shar-Pei. The cross-breed is a gorgeous and great family dog. Yes, they can be very protective of the family. These dogs are nervous around strangers and need good behavioral training and socialization.
16. American Bullpit
This mixed breed is a cross between the American Bulldog and the Pitbull Terrier. Both dogs share muscular builds and firm loyalty to family. They may look a bit intimidating, but they are actually very easy-going.
Socialization goes a long way in building the confidence of the American Bullpit.
17. American Bulltzu
This is a cross between the American Bulldog and the adorable shih-tzu. Shih-tzus are small dogs with short legs. The result in this breeding is a small to medium-sized dog with a loving heart and warm disposition.
The American Bulltzu are a ball of fun as puppies. As adults, they are loyal and loving. This dog needs regular exercise. Expect him to fit in well with your family.
18. American Heeler
This dog is a cross between the American Bulldog and the Blue Heeler. This hardworking hybrid needs plenty of exercise and mental simulation. He may be prone to separation anxiety.
Plenty of social interaction is important to prevent this breed from becoming overly fearful and shy.
19. American Newfoundbulland
This mixed breed is a cross between the American Bulldog and the Newfoundland Dog. The Newfoundland Dog is a large working dog. They were originally bred to assist fisherman in water rescues and hauling fish nets to shore.
Combine that kind of strength with an American Bulldog, and you’ve got yourself quite a pet. This dog is surprisingly gentle and loving.
20. American Pit Bull Terrier
This friendly and affectionate dog is a family and companion dog breed. They were originally bred to “bait” bulls, and this eventually evolved into working farm dogs. However, since they were so gentle around children, they eventually worked as “nanny dogs” in the house.
Their courage, gameness, and tenacity make them very popular as competitors in the sports of agility, obedience, and weight pulling.
They get between 17 and 19 inches high and weigh between 30 and 85 pounds, and they have short coats with larger heads. They are prone to developing hip dysplasia, but keeping them a healthy weight and active can help ward it off.
21. American Pyrenees (Bulldog Great Pyrenees Mix)
This breed is the mix of an American bulldog and the Great Pyrenees. It’s difficult to fully understand the personality of a designer dog until you bring him home. Thankfully, most breeds mixed with the American Bulldog are quite loving and docile.
You can expect this breed to be loyal and watchful of strangers. They have a curious nature that might lead them to trouble as puppies. “Puppy proof’ your home and socialize this dog with other family members and other pets in the house.
22. American Shepherd
This breed is a cross between the American Bulldog and the German Shepherd. The result is a powerful and intelligent dog. German shepherds are known for their work as police dogs. They are also resourceful military dogs and make great guide dogs as well.
As mentioned earlier, it’s tough to get a read on a designer dog’s personality.
That said, you can expect the American Shepherd to have just the right mix of playfulness, agility, intelligence, and energy. You really have to keep this dog active and engaged to avoid destructive behavior.
23. American Staffordshire Terriers
This breed is also called the American Staffy or the AmStaff, and it’s a medium-sized American dog breed that has a shorter coat. They can stand between 17 and 19 inches tall and weigh between 40 and 70 pounds.
This is a very good-natured, smart, and confident dog breed that is great with families. In 1935, the American Kennel Club officially recognized this breed.
To date, they’ve continued to keep a sleek profile with longer legs and a powerful build. This breed does very well in smaller spaces as long as you keep them occupied, and they love being with their people.
24. Australian Shepherd (Bull-Aussie)
This is a breed of herding dog that originated in the United States in the 19th century in California. The rumor is that this breed descends from several herding breeds that were imported to California from New Zealand and Australia.
It was originally used strictly as a herding dog, but it’s now a very popular companion dog.
You’ll wind up with a very active, intelligent, protective, loyal, and playful dog with this breed. It’s also adaptive so that it can live in smaller spaces with enough exercise and stimulation. It’s common for this dog to try and herd other pets or people due to the strong herding instinct it has, and this dog can be more destructive if you leave it alone.
25. Beabull (American Beabull)
The Beabull is a cross between an English Bulldog and a beagle. If you’ve ever met a beagle, you’ll understand how loving and loyal they are. Mix that with an English Bulldog and you’ve got yourself an adorable family dog.
These dogs around only about 16 inches tall from the shoulder. They weight anywhere from 30 to 50 pounds.
Not too fond of exercise? You will have to walk the Beabull up to an hour a day for optimal health. As with many dogs, the Beabull could suffer from hip dysplasia and hypothyroidism.
26. Boston Terriers
This breed originated in the United States, and the American Kennel Club accepted it as a non-sporting breed in 1893. When you try to distinguish this breed from the AKC standard, it’s important to look at the markings and color of the coat. They should be brindle, black, or seal with white markings.
This is a very compact breed that has erect ears and a very short tail. They’re people-pleasers, and this makes them easy to train. Boston Terriers are also very intelligent, and they’re very friendly with a stubborn streak. They can live between 11 and 13 years, and they stand roughly 15 inches tall.
The Boxer is a medium or large breed of dog that has a shorter coat, and it originates from Germany.
The coat is very smooth, and you’ll find them in white, brindled, or fawn with or without white markings. They have short, broad skulls with a square muzzle, an underbite, and very strong jaws.
The Boxer is a crossbreed of the now extinct Bullenbeisser and the Olde English Bulldog.
This dog is a member of the American Kennel Club Working Group and The Kennel Club. It’s one of the most popular breeds in the United States, and the first Boxer Club was founded in 1895.
28. Bullador (American Labrabull)
Here’s a cute dog for families! The Bullador is a cross between the English Bulldog and a Labrador Retriever. These dogs can get fairly large and can weigh anywhere from 55 to 85 pounds. This dog will be loyal and a little protective of the family.
Sometimes the Bullador can be strong-willed and independent. For that reason, early behavioral training is a must. Socialize early and make sure your dog gets a lot of interaction with other people and pets.
29. Bulldog Border Collie
This cross is mix between the American Bulldog and the Border Collie. Getting their personality down to an exact science isn’t always possible when mixing breeds. However, this dog makes a great family dog.
You’re likely to get a dog that is watchful, muscular, loyal, and content to be with his family.
This dog is a cross between the American Bulldog and the Akita. They have a life expectancy of anywhere from 9 to 11 years. This breed should be socialized from an early age. They can be excellent watchdogs but should be trained at an early age.
31. English Bull Springer
This cross breed is a mix of the English Bulldog and the Springer Spaniel. Also known as the Cockerbull, this breed is gentle and somewhat aloof. He may not be very cuddly, but that doesn’t mean he’s not happy.
The English Bull Springer makes a great companion dog. He has very few health concerns, requires moderate exercise, and is best suited to homes with big backyards. That said, just about any dog can adapt to apartment or condo life as long as he/she has regular exercise.
32. Bull Jack
The Bull Jack is a small dog with a height of 15 inches from the shoulder (withers). He can weigh up to 30 pounds. As a cross between an English Bulldog and a Jack Russell Terrier, you can be sure to have an entertaining companion.
This hybrid dog requires a lot of energy to offset his high energy levels. Without enough exercise and mental stimulation, the Bull Jack can get destructive.
The Bull Jack has a life expectancy of anywhere from 10 to 12 years and may experience patellar luxation, hip dysplasia or glaucoma.
As you may have already guessed, this breed is mix of English Bulldog and Dalmatian. These dogs make amazing family pets who get along with everybody. As with any dog, it’s important to teach toddlers and small children not to jump on the dog or play too roughly.
This designer dog is perfect for active families on the go. He will need walks, playtime, and plenty of mental stimulation.
34. Bull Mastiff
The Bull Mastiff is a larger breed that has a solid build, a large head, and a shorter muzzle.
As the name suggests, this is a mastiff-type of dog that was originally used to guard estates by gatekeepers in the 19th century. It’s a crossbreed of the Old English Bulldog and the English Mastiff, and the English Kennel Club recognized it as a purebred dog in 1924.
This dog stands between 24 to 27 inches tall and weighs between 100 and 130 pounds. They can have red, fawn, or brindle coloring, and these are the only acceptable colors by the AKC breed standard. They’re very stubborn dogs, so you will need to be consistent with their training to help create nice family pets.
35. Bull Terrier
This mischievous, playful, and charming dog will keep you on your toes. The unique characteristic of this dog is the head. It’s more egg-shaped with an almost completely flat top.
This is a stocky but powerful dog with a deep chest, and they’re the only dog that has triangular eyes.
This is a more independent dog that relies on a more experienced handler to help curb their strong will. They’re very good with people, and they can get along well with animals and other dogs if you socialize them early.
They’re a great family dog that adores children, and they have a more laid-back temperament overall.
36. Cane Corso Italiano
The Cane Corso Italiano is a medium-large dog that has a powerful build that looks very elegant, and they’re agile, strong, and have a higher endurance. It has a deep and broad muzzle, and this is a very loyal dog that is quiet around the house and very willing to please the family members.
This is a very intelligent dog that is even-minded and active.
You can train this dog very easily, and it makes them an excellent protection and watchdog. They’re excellent with families, and they adore children. It has a very stable temperament that is nice to have in busy households. As a bonus, this dog won’t stray far from home if you let them out.
37. Dogue de Bordeaux
Also called the French Mastiff and the Bordeaux Mastiff, this is a very large breed. It sports a very muscular body and is a powerful dog, and it was originally used to transport heavy objects, pull carts, and guard flocks. One of the characteristics of this dog is the large head, and it’s a typical brachycephalic mastiff breed.
There are some health issues with this breed, and they’re prone to developing issues with their hips. They also have problems with a thickening in the footpads and nose.
However, keeping them active and at a healthy weight are key to helping prevent this. This is a very devoted dog that has an even temperament and is great with families.
38. Dogo Argentino
This is a very large, white dog breed that has a very muscular build. It originates from Argentina to use in big-game hunting, including for wild boar.
The breeder’s name was Antonio Nores Martinez, and he wanted a dog that would be very brave and willing to protect their family.
They offer a short white coat with black spots on the skin. They stand between 24 and 27 inches tall and weigh between 88 and 100 pounds. You’ll get a very intelligent and brave dog that has a natural instinct to protect the home. You do have to socialize them at an early age to ensure they mesh with strangers when they get older.
39. English Boodle
If you’re looking for the intelligence of a poodle with the muscular body of an English Bulldog, the English Boodle could be your dog.
You won’t get a hypoallergenic dog, but the breed is a light shedder. These dogs are generally happy and playful. They fit nicely into a loving family. These dogs are adaptable and are good with children and other animals.
Socialization is key to any new puppy and, of course, regular exercise is important. That said, the English Boodle doesn’t need to run a marathon to be happy. A daily walk is usually enough.
40. English Bull Springer
If you’re after an aloof but gentle dog, this pick makes an excellent family dog. They’re a mix of the English Springer Spaniel and the English Bulldog. Many families describe them as a docile and gentle soul who likes being around the family.
You can get a short and fine or soft and fluffy coat, but both require minimal grooming to keep them looking nice.
This dog can easily weigh between 50 and 180 pounds, and they stand between 15 and 35 inches tall. They do have a reputation for having issues with cherry eye, obesity, allergies, and hip issues. There is no breed standard for this dog, so you’ll find that their looks vary wildly.
41. English Bullpit
This breed, also known as the English Bulldog Pitbull, is relatively tall and large. They can reach 20 inches tall from the shoulder and can get to 80 pounds depending on the sex. This dog has a muscular build that can look a little intimidating.
Despite the way the dog looks, this breed is very easy-going and gentle.
42. English BullCorgi
As you can guess, the English Bullcorgi is a mix between an English Bulldog and a Corgi. What you get is a loving pet that wants nothing more than to be by your side. Their personality ends up being a mix of what they are taught as puppies combined with whichever dominant genes they’ve inherited.
When deciding on which dog you prefer, it’s important to look at both breeds independently of each other. That way, you get a solid idea of what the end result is going to be.
43. English BullWhip
This interesting breed is a cross between an English Bulldog and a Whippet. This dog tends to be a bit sensitive which means he may become afraid of loud noises, too much household activity, changes to routine, etc.
It’s best to give this dog plenty of exercise, socialization, and training. Ultimately, the personality of your dog will have a lot to do with whichever breed parents’ dominant genes he has.
This breed is best suited to experienced dog owners.
44. English Bullhuahua
This unlikely duo is a cross between an English Bulldog and a Chihuhua. Their size is dependent on where the dominant genes are from. Naturally, female dogs tend to be a little smaller than male dogs. Generally speaking, the English Bullhuahua typically falls in the middle of the spectrum.
English Bulldogs are about 16 inches high from the shoulder and a Chihuahua is only about six to nine inches from the shoulder. Your Bullhuahua should fall somewhere in the middle.
This cross-breed is good with families as long as he is socialized early. Unfortunately, they can suffer from separation anxiety and need to be around people on a regular basis.
The English Bullhuahua has a long lifespan of up to 20 years. They tend to have few health problems in general.
45. English Mastiff
The English Mastiff is a bigger dog breed, and the national kennel clubs simply refer to it as the Mastiff. You can distinguish them by their huge size, shorter coat, massive head, and a limited color range. No matter the color, they do always have a black mask. However, the most popular colors are brindle and fawn.
Despite the huge size this dog has and how intimidating it can look, they have a very loving and gentle nature. They tend to be more laid-back and willing to go with the flow, but they can be destructive if you don’t pay attention to them or get them out for routine exercise.
The Englishweiler can be mistaken for a many other breeds. You might think he’s an overweight American Staffordshire Terrier or some other mix. Not many people will be able to guess the mix of this hybrid dog.
As a mix of the Rottweiler and the English Bulldog, this breed is fairly large. In fact, he can weight up to 100 pounds. Don’t let their large size scare you away. This dog is very loving and wants nothing more than to spend time with the family.
Early training and socialization are key. They thrive in places where they have an opportunity to run and play regularly, like an off leash dog park.
The lifespan of the Englishweiler is generally around 14 years with few health problems.
47. French American Bulldog
The smaller size of this dog breed makes it an excellent companion or toy dog. It is apparently the result of crossbreeding Toy Bulldogs that were originally imported from England. They’re one of the most popular dogs in the United Kingdom, and they’re more muscular with a loose and soft coat that forms wrinkles.
The AKC standard weight for this breed is 28 pounds, and it should have a square shape with larger, bat-like ears. There are several potential colors you can find, including brindle, cream, fawn, and black. This dog needs close contact with people, and they’re known for being affectionate and patient.
48. Miniature Bulldog
A better name for this breed would be the Miniature or the American Bullpug, since they are a cross between an English Bulldog and a Pug. It’s definitely an unusual cross. The result, of course, is an adorable dog.
The original intent of mixing English Bulldogs with other breeds was to help offset the health problems of brachycephalic breeds. Unfortunately, in this case both breeds are brachycephalic. As a result, the dog is prone to the same breathing difficulties, heat and exercise intolerance of his parent breeds.
49. Miniature Bull Terrier
You’ll get a dog with a very fine, short, and glossy coat that sits very close to the skin. They can come in white, white with another coloring, or completely colored. The coat requires minimal grooming, and this dog can’t exceed 14 inches tall to meet breed standards. They tend to weigh between 20 and 35 pounds.
This is a very loving dog that can be stubborn at times, but they excel in smaller spaces. They are a courageous breed that can challenge bigger dogs if you don’t train them correctly. This breed is playful, intelligent, and they love to be around their families.
50. Mountain Bulldog
If you’re looking for a large, lovable dog that can be part of your family, the Mountain Bulldog could be the perfect mix.
This dog is a mix between the lovable Bernese Mountain Dog and an English Bulldog. When we say “large” we meant it. This dog can grow to be anywhere from 80 to 120 pounds. He’s going to need a lot of good quality food and a patient family willing to grow with the dog.
Despite his massive size, the Mountain Bulldog is a gentle sweetheart. He will adapt to family life with ease.
The life expectancy of a Mountain Bulldog is approximately 12 years.
51. Neapolitan Mastiff
The Neapolitan Mastiff was originally a guard and catch dog in central Italy. Piero Scanziani drew up the first standard to breed dogs of this type, and you get a very powerful and large dog that can get up to 150 pounds and stand 30-inches high.
The body length is around 15% greater than the dog’s height.
You’ll see a lot of loose skin on this dog, where it hangs in heavier wrinkles. Black, fawn, mahogany, gray and leaden, dove-gray, and hazelnut are all popular colors.
This is an extremely independent and strong-willed dog that requires consistent training. They can also be aggressive with other dogs they don’t know.
52. Olde English Bulldogge
You’ll pay a premium price for this dog because it’s a more rare breed.
Originally, this dog was meant to have the health, look, and athleticism that you saw in bull-baiting dogs, but they should also have a much more laid-back temperament. They’re currently one of the more popular English bulldog breeds.
This dog is medium-sized, muscular, and it has agile fluid movements.
They should be well-proportioned and balanced, and they shouldn’t have the traditional health problems with their breathing that many bulldogs do. They may have a lack of pigment around the mouth, nose, or eyes and excessive wrinkles.
53. Staffordshire Bull Terrier
This British terrier breed is a medium size with a shorter coat. Originally, it came from the English Midlands in the Black Country, and it’s a descendent of the Old English Terrier and the Old English Bulldog. They have a solid build with slightly shorter legs, and they weigh between 24 and 37 pounds.
You’ll get an unusually strong and stocky dog with this breed, and they have a broad head with a shorter muzzle. They’re known for being very brave and protective of their families, and it has a reputation for not backing down when it encounters what it sees as a threat.
54. Toy Bulldog
The Toy Bulldog is an extinct dog breed that was common in the 18th and 19th centuries in England. Today, people use this term to describe a small hybrid dog that you get from cross-breeding pugs and bulldogs.
The original goal was to create a miniature version of the bulldog, but there are a lot of health concerns that crop up if you don’t buy from a reputable breeder.
These dogs are stubborn and very hard to train without a consistent schedule. They like being around their families, and they’re a more social breed. However, they don’t do well in multi-dog households unless you raise them from puppies with other dogs. They come in a range of colors.
No matter which type of bulldog you pick out, you should end up with a loyal, intelligent, and protective addition to your family. You can choose from many types, and we’ve outlined some of the most popular for you above.
No matter what the breed, all dogs require socialization. Puppies should be vaccinated against parvo before being brought to places where other dogs roam. This includes parks and kennels.
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