Bull Arab Dog Breed Information, Images, Characteristics, Health

Basic Information - Bull Arab for Sale

Group:
Sporting dog
Origin:
Australia
Height Male:
63 - 69 cm24 - 28 inches
Height Female:
61 - 67 cm24 - 27 inches
Weight Male:
30 - 50 kg66 - 111 pounds
Weight Female:
27 - 46 kg59 - 102 pounds
Life Span:
12 - 15 Years
Litter Size:
8 - 10
Size:
Large dog
Other Names:
Australian Pig Dog • Aussie Pig Dog
Colors Available:
white with black, liver or tan[
Coat:
short, harsh coat double
Shedding:
Moderate
Temperament:
Affectionate, Alert, Courageous, Energetic, Independent, Intelligent, Loyal
Grooming:
Low maintenance
Trainability:
Easy
Hypoallergenic:
No
Kids Friendly:
Yes
New Owners Friendly:
Yes

History - Bull Arab for Sale

bull arabIn the 1970’s feral pig hunters wanted a dog that could be aggressive in finding and capturing the pigs. The hunters crossed the German Shorthaired Pointer, the Bull Terrier and the Greyhound to develop the Bull Arab. It is believed that the hybrid is at least 50% Bull Terrier. It is also possible that there is some Doberman, Mastiff, Great Dane and/or Pointer in the hybrid as well.

The job of the Bull Arab is to hunt out the feral pigs, grab one by the ear and hold it until the hunter arrives. They have a strong sense of smell and that is how they find the pigs.

Mike Hodgens, an Australian, developed the hybrid and added some Bloodhound as well to get that ability to smell out the pigs at great distances. They are also capable of catching buffalo and cattle. Some Australians use the breed in cattle or buffalo ranching. They are registered with the DRA or Dog Registry of America, Inc.

Description - Bull Arab for Sale

bull arab puppyMike Hodgens succeeded in developing a powerful, well built dog. The Bull Arab has a powerful head and muzzle. He has moderate length drop ears and bright eyes that match the color of his coat. His chest is neither shallow nor deep and his back is straight and strong. Their tails are tapered and pointed yet the base is thick. They are a double-coated dog. They can be white with black, tan or liver, flecked or bicolor.

Health Problems - Bull Arab for Sale

bull arab dogThis is an extremely healthy hybrid with no inherited issues, but they can possible have the same health issues as any of the parent breeds. This can include accidents while hunting, hip and elbow dysplasia and ear infections.

Caring The Pet - Bull Arab for Sale

Feeding

bull arab puppiesThis is a working dog so he needs to eat the right kind of quality dog food. In order to avoid bloat do not feed large meals but rather feed one to two cups of food two to three times a day.

Health issues

Displaysia – can cause lameness and arthritis

Ear Infections – check and clean regularly

Hunting Accidents – this is the biggest reasons for health problems with the Bull Arab.

Exercise and games

These are working dogs that are inactive when not working. They need a lot of exercise if they are not used for hunting. Agility, Tracking and hunting games, and field trials.

Characteristics - Bull Arab for Sale

bull arab dogsThe Bull Arab is intelligent, calm and loyal. Like Pit Bulls in the U.S., the Bull Arab has a reputation for aggression against both people and animals. There is no data to support these claims. They have been used as therapy dogs and companion animals very successfully. They are great with kids and very affectionate. The breed is cited as being used for companion and therapy animals

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