Breed Profile – Banter Bulldogge
The Banter Bulldogge represents a very new breed of bulldog. Developed in the late 1990s by Todd Tripp these dogs are created upon of dogs that were Boxer and of a working bull breed like Pit Bulls, Am Staff and American Bulldog. Tripp’s breeding focused on consistency by using a high percentage of Boxer in the brood stock, being very selective in choosing dogs to be in his foundation and the use of selective breeding to reach the final goal. The name Banter Bulldogge is a play on words in that the definition of the word banter, to address in a witty and teasing manner, matches the temperament of this breed.
Banter Bulldogges are strongly built, athletic, muscular mid-sized Bulldogge/Mastiffs. They have a slight under bite and are mostly solid in color with minimal white and will compare to the Old dogs of the area of Brabant, Belgium known as the Brabanter Bullenbeisser. Most of all they will continue to be a working breed and should be proven at every opportunity. Banter Bulldogge’s are athletic and very capable of many of today’s canine sports such as weight pull, agility and personal protection. They are also at home doing terrier work or just as a family companion.
Banter Bulldogges are very easy to train and highly intelligent. They are very obedient to their master and strive to make them happy. An excellent family dog, Banter Bulldogges are wonderful with children and will bark to alert the family to danger. They hold loyalty to their family in the highest regard and will take what ever steps are necessary to protect them. These dogs love to engage in rough and tumble play, but are also very aware of when play time is over and they need to resume their indoor behavior.
They enjoy being outdoors and playing with their family; will do well with some mix of play and leash walks. Their short coat requires minimal care – only bathe when necessary and rub the coat with a chamois or soft cloth and it will shine.
Banter Bulldogges have no known health problems.
Average Height: Male – 16 to 25 inches / Female – 15 to 23 inches
Average Weight: Male – 50 to 85 pounds / Female – 50 to 75 pounds
Colors: Red, black, fawn and brindle.
Category: Rare, Working