American Bullhuahua

He is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Origin
U.S.A. <> Mexico -> U.S.A.
Translation
Francis Vandersteen
This breed is also known as
American Bullchi

A brief presentation of the American Bullhuahua

The American Bullhuahua is a recent hybrid, considered a designer dog, and is sometimes a curiosity given the distinctive characteristics of its two parent breeds. This hybrid shares its genes with the American Bulldog and the Chihuahua. The American Bulldog is a medium-sized member of the Bull family, and is larger than its French and English cousins. What's more, the American Bulldog more closely resembles Staffordshire breeds than other Bulldog breeds. The Chihuahua is a small, cheeky breed that has long been cared for in Mexico. The combination of these two breeds has produced a hybrid that is tall, lean but well-muscled, and cheeky.

History of the American Bullhuahua

The American Bullhuahua is a breed of modern design that has the striking characteristics of the Chihuahua but is much larger than the Chihuahua thanks to the long-legged American Bulldog. The Bullhuahua is a pet with great personality and energy. It doesn't have a long history, so owners should look to related breeds to get to know the hybrid better. Given the size difference between parent breeds, breeders are more likely to cross multi-generation dogs rather than true 50/50 thoroughbreds. Multi-generational breeding programs will help establish standards over time for size, weight, color and appearance, as well as helping these dogs successfully deliver their litters. American Bulldogs and especially Chihuahuas are more likely to need help during whelping and often require C-sections.
        

A little of the American Bulldog

        
The American Bulldog was developed as a general-purpose farm dog in the southern United States, with a specialty in catching pigs and cattle. The breed is a direct descendant of the old English Bulldog, now extinct, and is widely regarded as the modern breed in appearance, temperament and use closest to its ancestor. The American Bulldog was almost extinct by the middle of the 20th century, but was revived by the efforts of two breeders, John D. Johnson and Alan Scott, who subsequently developed two distinct lines that were named for them. In recent years, the American Bulldog has experienced a massive increase in popularity and is one of the fastest-growing breeds in the USA. Many have classified this breed as a type of Pit Bull, a member of a group of dogs collectively known as Bully Breeds, but this is totally inaccurate and regarded with great distaste by the vast majority of lovers of both American Bulldog and American Pit Bull Terrier. The two varieties of American Bulldog are sometimes referred to as the Southern White, Old Southern Whites and American Pit Bulldogs. The Scott type is also known as the Standard or Performance type, and the Johnson type is also called the Bully or Classic type.
Presentation of the American Bulldog

A little of the Chihuahua

The Chihuahua is known for a fiery personality that belies its diminutive size. In fact, the Chihuahua holds the impressive accolade of being the world's smallest dog, a statistic that sometimes seems to give the impression that this confident little character is both self-aware and proud. Historians believe that the Chihuahua is descended from ancient dogs that existed in the Toltec civilization of central Mexico. However, it wasn't until the 19th century that the breed was standardized and named after the town of Chihuahua in northwestern Mexico, where the dogs were well known and widely kept. The modern Chihuahua is not used for any work and is kept as a pet or show dog.
Standard of the Chihuahua

Appearance of the American Bullhuahua

The American Bullhuahua has no standard appearance, but most often displays striking Chihuahua characteristics. The head, which is broad, is rounder than the usual square. The eyes are large and round, dark in color and set wide apart. The bite of the American Bullhuahua can sometimes be undershot, which is undesirable, and can be associated with dental problems. The Bullhuahua inherits a heavy bone structure from its American Bulldog parent, and is well muscled with long legs. However, the Chihuahua parent helps to lighten the American Bullhuahua's muscular structure, so it doesn't have a stocky appearance. The American Bulldog adds height and weight to the hybrid, increasing its size to reach the class of solid medium-sized dogs. The American Bullhuahua's skin is taut, and the coat is short and soft to the touch, highlighting this hybrid's powerful muscular structure. The American Bullhuahua's tail is set high and often sickle-shaped or curled back.

Temperament of the American Bullhuahua

American Bullhuahua are not only adorable in appearance, but also in behavior. As pets, they love to socialize with others, especially dog lovers. These bright, intelligent canines quickly learn their surroundings to make sure they don't disappoint you. All you have to do to get on their good side is shower them with affection. In return, they'll stay friendly and lively when spending time with their pack. You should take him with you to family activities, as he doesn't like to be left alone. American Bullhuahua can completely change personality, from gentle to aggressive, if they sense a threat. They remain on their guard in the presence of strangers, making them excellent watchdogs. However, they want to be friends with everyone, so will try to get close to new people. Their friendliness may not extend to other pets like cats, as Bullhuahuas like to be the center of attention. Socialization from an early age can eliminate this problem. On the whole, they are excitable dogs who can pass on their energetic spirit to their owners. In their company, you can look forward to an entertaining day.

Needs and activities of the American Bullhuahua

The American Bullhuahua is a feisty, people-loving dog, a trait it inherits from its American Bulldog parent. As far as children are concerned, the American Bullhuahua has patience and lots of energy for running and playing, but is best suited to older children who have a healthy respect for dogs. The American Bullhuahua is a sociable dog, but the Chihuahua from which it was bred is more wary of strangers. Your American Bullhuahua may not open up to other people and needs to be socialized from an early age. The American Bullhuahua comes from two breeds that can be aggressive towards other dogs and animals. The Chihuahua is a terrier and, despite its size, will chase other animals, while the American Bulldog family was originally bred for blood sports and fighting. Proper socialization and training from an early age will help the American Bullhuahua become more familiar with other animals. The American Bullhuahua needs moderate playtime to calm it down and stimulate it mentally indoors. The intensity doesn't need to be high when he's exercising. What's more, this hybrid can be stubborn, making it more difficult to train. However, Chihuahuas are intelligent, easy-to-train breeds and can bring these elements to your American Bullhuahua. The American Bullhuahua is considered a companion and is well suited to a novice dog owner, provided they have time to devote to their dog, as this hybrid doesn't like to be left alone.

Maintenance of the American Bullhuahua

Despite the American Bullhuahua's short coat, this hybrid is known to shed moderately. Brushing the American Bullhuahua once a week will help considerably to remove dead and loose hairs from its coat and ensure that it retains its optimal look and smell. All dogs need their teeth brushed to prevent tartar build-up, but the American Bullhuahua may be more prone to dental disease. Daily brushing is recommended, and visits to the dental hygienist for professional cleaning are highly recommended. Good dental hygiene will also help prevent tooth and gum decay and bacterial infections. While brushing your American Bullhuahua's coat and teeth, check its ears and use a vet-approved solution to gently remove any dirt, wax or debris. Only bathe your American Bullhuahua when it's particularly dirty or smelly, as the Chihuahua parent can bring skin problems to this breed.

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