The exact origins of this breed remain unknown, and the first records of their existence date back about 50 years to Nova Scotia, Canada. The Valley Bulldog is genetically a cross between the English Bulldog and Boxer, but no one is quite sure how long this breed has been bred or what they may have been used for in their early days.
They often either look like a taller version of an English Bulldog or a shorter version of a Boxer, which may be one of the reasons as to why there is very little documentation regarding this breed prior to the mid 20th century. Valley Bulldogs enjoy playing outside despite the temperature and do quite well in colder climates despite their short coats. They are known to be both a serious, protective breed as well as a goofy clownish breed, taking pleasure in making their family laugh. Like all mastiffs they require a knowledgeable owner willing to assert themselves and spend time on training. When properly trained and socialized Valley Bulldogs are a great addition to any family.
The Valley Bulldog is very childish and clown-like all throughout their lives. When not goofing around they tend to be very calm, laid back dogs that are natural guardians of the home as well as the family, especially children. They can be easily trained by the right owner, but they do have a stubborn nature that can impede the training process. Valley Bulldogs love to be in the company of their owner and truly thrive on human affection. They are perfect companions for park parks and do not tend to display any signs of dog aggression.
A Valley Bulldog needs to have some form of exercise whether it is a large yard to run around in or a few walks during the day. They will retain muscle tone quite well with very little exercise and do great in environments with limited space. These dogs require special attention when cleaning and owners need to be sure to keep all of their skin folds free from dirt to avoid infection. Frequent bathing with gentle soaps are recommended as well as brushing a few times per week.
High rates of skin allergies associated with yeast, which is why it is so important to make sure the folds of their skin and face remain clean and dry.
Average Height: Male – 15 to 22 inches / Female – 14 to 20 inches
Average Weight: Male – 50 to 85 pounds / Female – 40 to 65 pounds
Colors: Any, most common are fawn with white, brindle and solid white.
Category: Mastiff, Companion