There are basically two types of Bulladors.
- American Bullador.
- English Bullador.
American Bullador is a mix of American Bulldog with Labrador retriever. English Bullador is created by English bulldog and Labrador retriever mix. So these are basically two different types of dogs with different personalities and physical features.
English Bullador is a large size designer dog breed. They are naturally territorial and often use as Guard dog. English Bulldog lab Cross breed also makes good companion dog. As they often act like a lap dog.
They are territorial just like English bulldogs and protective towards their family. English Bullador is loyal, affectionate and go to any lengths to guard against any threat to their loved ones. He is very eager to please its owner. He is also loving, kind and a good companion. They are highly playful. Their energy can vary depending upon which parent gene is dominant in their characteristic. They have moderate to high energy. English bulldog lab mix dogs can show a shy nature if not socialized enough at young age. They are also very courageous.
English Bulldog Labrador Hybrids came into existence in last two decades. In this era the breeders are trying to create a dog with unique features, characteristics. There is a general thinking that hybrids’ will pick the best of their parents characteristics. But they can pick also pick the worst from their parents which might result in a total failure.
Here is a brief introduction of Labrador Retriever and English Bulldog.
They are first breed in Canada as retrieving dogs by fishermen. They used them to pull nets and retrieve fish. Soon Labradors are noticed by Englishmen who brought them to England. They used them as retrieving dogs in hunting games with huge success. In early 19th century this breeds lands on American soil. In America they are breed exclusively and liked by all types of dog lovers. Soon they became the most favorite family dog across America, Canada and England. They are used as working, hunting and sporting dog. Labradors are very friendly, adaptable, loving and show excellent behavior with kids, pets, and strangers. They are also very successful as sporting and work dog.
English Bulldog is a short dog breed. They have a thick and long body. Their wrinkled face gives them a ferocious look yet they are gentle, mellow and cute creatures. English Bulldogs descend down from Mastiff. They were ferocious and used for a bull baiting. Now with years of breeding this breed become mellow, soft natured and loving. They are very good for novice owner. English bulldogs are very well suited to apartment lifestyle. They are excellent with family and kids but not very easy to train. They are not suitable for hot and cold weather and must keep indoor dog breed.
|Learning Potential||90%||General Health||80%|
|Stranger Friendly||50%||Tolerates Hot Weather||30%|
|Playfulness||100%||Tolerates Cold Weather||30%|
|Kids Friendly||80%||Easy To Groom||90%|
|Affection Level With family||90%||Adapts Well to Apartment Living||30%|
|Intelligence||80%||Good For Novice Owners||40%|
|Dog Friendly||50%||Tolerates Lonliness||60%|
- Eager to please.
PHYSICAL APPEARANCE OF BULLADOR
- Droopy face.
- Stocky body.
- Muscular build.
- Hanging ears.
- Thick neck.
- Face shape varies from shorter droopy face to long less droopy face.
- Round dark eyes.
OVERVIEW OF LABRADOR ENGLISH BULLDOG MIX
|Coat Color.||Light to dark brown, Black, white.|
|Marking on Coat.||Brindle, white markings on chest and face, brindle, and spotted.|
|Type of Breed.||Mix/Hybrid/Cross|
|Coat Type.||Water repellent, dense, and short.|
|Shedding.||Very Minimal amount of shedding.|
|Major Use.||Sporting and Guard dog.|
|Recognized By||American Canine Hybrid Club, International Designer Canine Registry, Dog Registry Of America.|
|Temprament.||Protective, affectionate, loving and Courageous.|
|First Breed In.||Unknown.|
|Daily Requirements.||A dog workout to burn extra energy to avoid destructive behavior and aggression.|
|Average Puppy Price.||$600|
|Annual Medical expense||$600|
|Non-Medical annual Expense||$600|
EXERCISE REQUIREMENTS FOR BULLADOR
English bulldog is a dog with moderate energy level. On the other hand Labrador retrievers are highly energetic. So expect your English bulldog lab mix dog to be moderate to highly energetic dog. These dogs require a good amount of workout to burn excessive energy. Otherwise they will develop destructive behavior. A good brisk half an hour walk, swimming or any physically demanding game is good for English Bullador. These dogs love a good physical challenge as both parents are working dogs naturally.
TRAINING OF BULLADOR – WHAT TO EXPECT
Both parents have different level of trainability. Labradors are very responsive and eager to please its owner. Labs are also quick learners which makes them very easy to train. On the other hand, English bulldog is not very responsive. They need a trainer with strong personality and patience. These dogs require several repetitions before they start responding. They are also not very intelligent as compared to Labrador.
So, Bulladors can be responsive and eager to please or stubborn and not very clever. You have to start training them at a young age otherwise they will not accept your dominance as a grown up. Make sure you remain patient. You should always motivate your lab English bulldog mix dog during training with favorite treats, love and affection.
GROOMING OF BULLADOR – WHAT TO DO
They require low to moderate level of grooming. They are not heavy shedders but require brushing to keep their coat healthy and good looking. Regular brushing also reduces the amount of hairs in your home. Bathe them when they are dirty. Don’t leave them dirty. Clip their nails (extra care should be taken to not cut to low). Check his ears and wipe them out with wet towel every now and then to avoid ear infections. Make sure you clean wrinkles on his face thoroughly after every bath.
SOCIALIZING MY LABRADOR ENGLISH BULLDOG HYBRID – HOW TO GET THE BEST OUT OF THEM
Both parents are very good with kids. So Expect your Bullador to be gentle and friendly with your kids. They are also protective towards their family because of their guarding instinct. Early introduction with kids is always required to ensure everlasting strong bond.
WITH PETS AND DOGS
Retriever can chase pets because of their hunting and retrieving breed history. On the other hand English Bulldogs are territorial. Make sure you introduce pets and other dogs at an early age to avoid any bad behavior. They become excellent friends with other dogs and pets as they grew up with them.
WITH STRANGERS AND IN GENERAL
Both parent breeds are very good with strangers. They can easily be trained to become excellent with strangers. But they will always bark to alert you with any intruders in their territory. They have a strong powerful jaw and vicious bite.
Overall they are great pets. Their energy level and size make them bad for apartment lifestyle. They are also prone to cold and hot temperature because of short and dense coat. They are best suited to indoor shelter with lots of space in backyard. Make sure the temperature of their kennel is moderate.
COMMON HEALTH ISSUES & DISEASE
They are prone to obesity, respiratory problems, eye and ear infections, skin problems and Dysplasia. English Bulldog Labrador mix dog is also prone to bloat. Make sure you buy the puppy from a well reputed breeder. Double check the parents’ health history before buying. Don’t allow your dog to eat more then 3-4 cups of food. Make sure you give him two meals a day to avoid bloat. Visit your vet for more information.
- Not Suitable for extreme cold and Hot temperature.
- Not suitable for novice owners.
- Not suitable for apartment lifestyle.
- Good Guard Dog.
- Friendly with Kids.
- Easy to Groom.
Overall Bullador (English Bulldog Labrador Mix) is an average large size dog breed. They are best suitable for people with dog training experience. He also requires a large back yard. They are lovely, affectionate and beautiful.