- Activity Level: low
- Grooming Level: moderate
- Trainability: moderate
- Adaptability: moderate
- Kid/Pet Friendly: often
- Average Size: Large
- Average Lifespan: 12-16 years
- Prey Drive: low
- Watchdog: aware
- Registered?: other
EngAm Bulldog Breed Profile
An EngAm Bulldog is a cross between an English Bulldog and an American Bulldog. The EngAm Bulldog is also sometimes referred to as an Olde Bulldog, an English American Bulldog, or an Olde American Bulldog. An EngAm Bulldog is a large, stocky, and affectionate dog that loves to cuddle.
Although the EngAm Bulldog is not recognized by the American Kennel, they are recognized by other notable dog organizations. This dog breed is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club and the Designer Dogs Kennel Club as an Olde Bulldog. The Designer Breed Registry recognizes them as an Olde American Bulldog.
EngAm Bulldogs are social dogs that love to be the center of attention. They are loving and affectionate companions that thrive on attention from their favorite humans. They tend to have a sweet nature, a gentle disposition, and a playful personality, which makes them a great family pet.
They also tend to get along well with children, other dogs, and other pets. An EngAm Bulldog may be slightly aloof and wary of new people initially, but they tend to warm up quickly once they are introduced.
An EngAm Bulldog is a moderately adaptable dog breed. Their large size generally makes them a better fit for larger homes, especially those with a fenced yard where they can play. As long as they get enough exercise, attention, and mental stimulation every day, they can also adapt to apartment living.
Because these dogs thrive on attention and bond closely with their families, they do not like to be left alone for long periods of time. They do well in most climates. But, they will be sensitive to heat. And, because of their short coat, they may need to bundle up with some winter dog products to stay warm on frosty winter walks.
Potential health conditions to be aware of in an EngAm Bulldog include hip dysplasia, luxating patella, entropion, sensitive skin, and cherry eye. Although this designer breed is meant to alleviate some of the breathing problems common to the modern English Bulldog, they are often still considered brachycephalic dogs.
Reputable breeders will screen their dogs to avoid passing on issues to puppies. So, don’t be afraid to talk to them about the health and genetic histories of both of the parents. You can also ask about any health tests or clearances that have been done.
Although the EngAm Bulldog can pick up on things quickly and can be eager to please, they can also be very stubborn when they want to be. Training them requires a lot of patience, consistency, and a focus on positive rewards.
Their stubborn streak can be a challenge for first-time dog owners to handle alone, so puppy training classes are a good idea. These classes can be a good idea even if you don’t need them because they strengthen the bond you have with your puppy, reinforce training, and also offer some opportunities to socialize a puppy.
EngAm Bulldogs have a short, smooth coat that will shed moderately year-round. Brushing a few times a week is enough to keep your dog comfortable and their coat healthy. Bathing is on an occasional as-needed basis. You will also need to make sure your EngAm Bulldog’s wrinkles are clean, free of debris, and dry daily to avoid skin irritation.
In addition to coat care, you also need to care for your EngAm Bulldog’s nails, ears, and teeth. Depending on how quickly they grow, you will need to cut your dog’s nails once or twice a month. This keeps them from growing too long and causing discomfort or other issues. If they aren’t wearing down as much between trims, you may need to cut them more often.
Weekly ear checks and carefully cleaning your dog’s ears as needed can help prevent ear infections. Ears should be dry, clean, and free of debris or pests. This is also a great time to check in on your EngAm Bulldog’s wrinkles to make sure they are not getting red or irritated for any reason.
Although good dental care for dogs is essential, many dog owners overlook it. This is why gum disease is one of the most common health issues in dogs. But, it doesn’t have to be one for your dog. Brushing teeth or using an enzyme toothpaste every day is ideal for preventing painful dental diseases later in life.
The EngAm Bulldog is a lower-energy dog breed. They love to cuddle and, although they are playful, they can be a couch potato at times. Daily walks plus some playtime are usually enough for this breed.
Because of this, they can be prone to weight gain and obesity, so it’s a good idea to fit in more activity if you can. Even if they act like they don’t want more activity, they can get bored and start acting out. So, if you see signs your dog is bored, it’s time to go for a walk, play frisbee, go to the dog park, etc.
A fully-grown EngAm Bulldog usually stands 20-27 inches tall and weighs 70-110 pounds.
An EngAm Bulldog generally lives for 12-16 years.