Breed: Valley Bulldog
Country of Origin: Canada
Color: White, Fawn, Brindle, Tan, Brindle & White, Red
Life Expectancy: 10 - 12 years
Height: Female: 36-46 cm, Male: 38-46 cm
Weight: Female: 18-30 kg, Male: 23-36 kg
Litter Size: 5 - 8 puppies
The Valley Bulldog is said to originate in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada, giving it its name "Valley Bulldog."
Its lines include the Boxer and the Olde English Bulldogge or English Bulldog and can be traced back to the mid-1900s. It is popular around the Nova Scotia, Canada, area.
Some Valley Bulldog lines are breeding pure in both form and type, while other breeders are breeding simple Boxer-to-Bulldog crosses and calling them Valley Bulldogs. The Valley Bulldog can either look like a taller version of an English Bulldog or a shorter version of a Boxer.
Whatever the case may be, this type of dog has a muscular, sturdy build, a broad head, thick neck, and a very broad chest and shoulder area. The eyes are rounded and the snout is either really pushed in like the English Bulldog or sticks out a little more like the Boxer.
The ears are a rose or button shape. The feet are thick and sturdy. It either has a short, little stump or a very small screw tail. Colors include various brindles, white with brindle or any mixture of brindle, black, white, tan, fawn or red. Valley Bulldogs have very strong teeth and jaws and can either have a slight or extreme under-bite.
Temperament: Active, Alert, Faithful, Instinctual, Intelligent, Trainable
Health Problems: A great deal of attention must be given to keeping the folds of the skin on the face very clean and dry, as well as the folds of skin in the tail area. These areas are highly prone to infection if they are not cleaned daily. They seem to have a tendency to get skin irritations and allergic reactions. An overweight Valley Bulldog can be a problem if its diet isn't monitored properly. Some Valley Bulldogs may have a problem breathing, depending upon how pushed in the snout is. They sometimes snore and can be rather flatulent at times. Drool is not usually a problem unless the dog is subjected to excessive heat or if it is waiting for a special treat.
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