Valley Bulldog Information

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The Valley Bulldog is a happy looking breed. They do not have an exact standard so there are variations. For example, some Valley Bulldogs have a pressed in muzzle while others have a longer muzzle. Their neck, as well as their head, is broad. They have small ears that fold over and hang down slightly on the sides of their heads. Their legs are much longer than that of many other Bulldogs, but their tails are very short almost nonexistent. Their eyes are small and semi-oval shaped. The breed can often have an under bite. Their coat is short and sleek like a Boxer’s. The fur comes in many colors, such as black, white, red, fawn, and any brindle mixture.

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Ears that fall forward and are called button ears. Ears that fold back are called rosebud ears.

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Character

The Valley Bulldog loves to be around humans. They get a lot of joy out of playing with children and other dogs. The breed is playful, yet intelligent. With their high intelligence, they can learn quickly and do well with tricks but, on the other hand, it makes them independent and stubborn. They will protect their family and bark at odd noises but are mostly calm in the house. However, they will sometimes run crazily through the house, but those bouts do not last long. They need a firm trainer, because of their sometimes disobedient nature and extreme strength.

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Size

12-25 inches
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Weight

50-85 pounds
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General Health

The Valley Bulldog can develop skin infections so special attention is required to keep the folds clean and dry.   If the Valley Bulldog’s snout more closely resembles an English Bulldog, then it can be prone to having trouble breathing.  Most of these health concerns can be avoided by choosing a dog with a more boxer type snout. The life expectancy is about 10 to 12 years of age.


Valley Bulldogs can be prone to cherry eyes. Sometimes, they will slide back behind the eye and require surgery to fix.

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History

Valley Bulldogs originated in Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada which is where the breed’s name came from. These dogs developed after English Bulldogs were crossed with Boxers which accounts for the variations in the breed’s appearance.  Although the breed became popular in Canada in the 1900s, it is not known how old the breed is actually.

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Maintenance

The Valley Bulldog is a fairly easy dog to groom. The breed needs to be brushed but not often and only requires a bath if they get filthy. The most important thing is to keep their tail, face, and belly clean and dry, so they should be dried off well after being in the bath or rain. Without proper drying, the breed can easily develop skin infections. Valley Bulldogs shed some, but not a lot. They need to be taken for long, fast-paced walks often and kept active mentally.

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Ideal Environment

The Valley Bulldog is a friendly and gentle breed. They love being around people and do well with children. Plus they are friendly with other dogs and small animals. Valley Bulldogs need to be in an area with moderate climates because they do not do well with temperature extremes. Ideally, they will be an inside dog who receives lots of attention but who also receives regular strenuous exercise and training from a firm owner. Families who do not want to spend lots of time on grooming may find a good match with the Valley Bulldog as long as they remember to keep them dry.  If well-exercised, the dog can be happy in an apartment or in a house.

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Our 2 dogs are from a pure pedigree british bulldog and pure pedigree boxer; however, their tails are not docked [this is illegal in scotland] they are also not a recognized breed here. Would they still be valley bulldogs?

i have an all white valley bulldog and they are not recognized in usa they get classified as an american bulldog.. sucks

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does a valley bulldogs parents need to be purebread english bulldog and purebread boxer, what happens when you start breeding valley bulldogs with valley bulldogs

No they do not need to come from a PB EBD & a PB Boxer. A pb English/boxer puppy is considered an F1 foundation/1st generation hybrid. An F1b is a backcross- like my pup. His dad is a pb english, but his dam is an F1 valley bulldog. A valley to valley pup is an F2 or second generation and so on. Here is a handy animal husbandry cheat sheet if it helps: Purebred-A x Purebred-B = F1 Hybrid Dog F1 x Purebred-A = F1b Hybrid Dog F1 x F1 = F2 Hybrid Dog F1 x F1b = F2b Hybrid Dog F2 x F2 = F3 Hybrid Dog

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