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American Bullnese
A very recently developed "breed" with recognition from the ABA.  For the lover of Bulldogs and Mastiffs, the American Bullnese offers the attitude and look in a small package.
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General Information
Group(s): Non-Sporting Height: 8.5-12 inches
Weight: 15-30 pounds Longevity: up to 15 years
Colors: various Coat type: smooth
Recognized Registries: ABA
Overall Appearance: compact and powerful small dog in the spirit of a bulldog
Personaility - Behavior - Training
Energy Level: low to moderate
General Nature: good
  with Children: good
  with other pets: good
  with dogs: good
Socialization requirements: highly preferable
Ideal home characteristics: flexible, probably best in a home of low to moderate activity with special and careful attention during warm weather
Temperament Notes:
Training requirement:
Trainer notes:
Background Information
Year range of first recognition: 1989
Country of Origin: US
Original Function: Companion
History: Developed in US starting around 1989
Adoption Information
Deviations from Standard:
Health Notes: none mentioned but like all brachiocephalic breeds, they are susceptible to hot weather and respiratory issues
Health Testing: none available
Questions to ask Breeder:  - The Breeder Questions as listed here provided with explanations and answers you will want to be looking for!

  • How long have you had Bullnese?
  • What is your priority in breeding them?
  • How many litters do you have a year?
  • Do you plan to keep a puppy from this litter?
  • What health issues have you seen in the breed?
  • What qualities do you seek in your breeding stock?
  • At what age do you send your puppies home?
  • Do you have a written contract and puppy guarantee?
  • Do you microchip your puppies?
  • What suggestions do you offer for training and socializing?
  • Are your puppies living inside or outside?
  • Do you cratetrain prior to placement?
  • What do you consider the ideal Bullnese temperament?
  • What would you consider to be an ideal Bullnese home?
Web Sites: Exceptional Rescue of Small/Toy Dogs

Other Resources
Breed standard: American Bullnese Association Standard

Breeder Ethics: - Code of Ethics for the American Bullnese Association

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