Bull Terrier Dalmatian Mix


The Bull Terrier Dalmatian Mix, is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the Bull Terrier and the Dalmatian. Both of these dogs have very sweet personalities and will probably have a higher energy level. The Bull Terrier can be deceptive in that it has a bad reputation for being aggressive, but it is actually a friendlier dog if socialized properly. What does this mixed breed look and act like? Is it more like the Bull Terrier or the Dalmatian? Those are the questions we will try and answer below. Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Bull Terrier Dalmatian Mix.

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Here are some pictures of the Bull Terrier Dalmatian Mix




Bull Terrier Dalmatian Mix History

All hybrid or designer dogs are tough to get a good read on as there isn’t much history to them. Breeding specific dogs like this has become common in the last twenty years or so even though I am sure that this mixed breed found it’s share of dogs to the shelter due to accidental breeding. We will take a closer look at the history of both parent breeds below.  If you are looking at breeders for new, designer dogs please beware of Puppy Mills. These are places that mass produce puppies, specifically for profit and don’t care at all about the dogs. If you have a few minutes, please sign our petition to stop puppy mills.

Dalmatian History:

The first illustrations of the dog have been found in Croatia in the 1600’s. Like nearly every dog breed, they were used as dogs of war, to help hunt, and to protect the villages and houses. To this day, the breed retains a high guarding instinct; although friendly and loyal to those the dog knows and trusts. They have a strong hunting instinct and have been used as an excellent exterminator of rats and vermin and bird dogs among other things. You can’t talk about Dalmatians without talking about their role working for the firefighters for their role as firefighting apparatus escorts and firehouse mascots. It is thought they became so compatible with firehouses since they and horses are very compatible. the dogs were easily trained to run in front of the carriages to help clear a path and quickly guide the horses and firefighters to the fires. They are also pretty good watchdogs and were used to help protect the firehouse from would be thieves stealing strong, steady horses.

Bull Terrier History:

The terrier and bulls were created in England in the 1800s to take part in bear and bull baiting. As crazy as it sounds, this was a very popular spectator sport way back when. As archaic as it sounds, when it was banned dog fighting took its place. Being that their sole purpose was to fight, they were bred to be powerful, courageous, and aggressive. However, the aggression was only to be shown to other animals or later dogs. This is actually the case as they can be rather docile. Human handlers needed to know they could approach these dogs or reach into the ring and not get hurt. When they were brought to America they were bred to be larger and were used as farm dogs. They would help hunt, guard and be a companion.

Today this is a confident, strong but gentle dog when bred responsibly. He does not care his size makes him inappropriate for your lap and will do what he can to at least get his head there when it is time to relax together! He is alert but is not aggressive unless he has to protect you from a real threat. He loves people and having company and wants to be at the center of it all as much as possible.



Bull Terrier Dalmatian Mix Size and Weight

Bull Terrier

Height: 19 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 35 - 65 lb.

Lifespan: 8 -15 years


Dalmatian

Height: 22 - 24 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 35 - 70 lb.

Lifespan: 10 - 13 years



Bull Terrier Dalmatian Mix Personality

The Dalmatian Bull Terrier Mix is actually a rather calm dog for the most part, They can certainly be aggressive with people and aggressive with other dogs. It is extremely important that you socialize them as much as possible. That goes for all dogs, socialization is key to a well behaved dog! They will require a good deal of exercise and will appreciate having the ball thrown for them often. They will also enjoy long walks and hikes, which is easier on their joints than running. They won’t do well being left alone in the house for long periods. He is energetic and his behavior will be a lot better if you give him the exercise he needs.



Bull Terrier Dalmatian Mix Health

All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems as all breeds are susceptible to some things more than others. However, the one positive thing about getting a puppy is that you can avoid this as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a health guarantee on puppies. If they won’t do this, then look no more and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition.

The Dalmatian mixed with the Bull Terrier might be prone to Joint dysplasia, allergies, among other problems.


Note that these are just common problems in both breeds.



Bull Terrier Dalmatian Mix Care

What are the grooming requirements?

Since both the Bull Terrier and the Dalmatian shed year round, you can expect your German Shepherd Pitbull mix to shed year round too. Make sure that you have a good vacuum around to clean up after them. You will also want to make sure that they are brushed several times a week to prevent shedding absolutely all over the place. Give them baths as needed, but not so much that you dry out their skin. The more that you get them used to being brushed the more they will enjoy it. Make sure that you comb from head to tail and take it easy on them.

What are the exercise requirements?

Plan on taking them for extremely long walks and hikes to keep their energy level down. Both of these can be higher energy dogs. The Dalmatian was bred to run and work all day and will need that energy burnt off. This exercise will keep them from being destructive. A tired dog is a good dog.

Plan on taking them for extremely long walks and hikes to keep their energy level down. A tired dog is a good dog.

What are the training requirements?

All dogs respond best to positive reinforcement. So make sure to praise her when she does well. She is an intelligent dog who loves to please, and loves a physical challenge. The more exercise she gets the easier she will be to train. The Bull Terrier is known for being hard-headed so plan on having to put a little more energy into that part. Proper socialization is imperative to all dogs and puppies. Make sure to take her to the park and doggy day care to get her around as many people and dogs as possible.



Bull Terrier Dalmatian Mix Feeding

A lot of times diet is done on a per-dog basis. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. Most dogs in the U.S. are overweight. A mix like this one that is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia should really be on fish oil and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as soon as possible.

Overfeeding any dog is not a good idea as that can really exacerbate health problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia.

A good diet to look into is Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background.


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