Have you ever wondered how the dog, of all creatures, earnt the idiom of ‘Man’s Best Friend’? Well, it’s incredibly simple.
Dogs are the friendliest, loveliest pets around, and they have accompanied humans throughout tasks after tasks for over centuries. Dogs entertain us, help us, support us and complete us.
At the end of the day though, a dog is still a pet, and they are still our responsibility. They are creatures with an excessive amount of needs that can be stressful for a first-time owner.
They need to be bathed, they need to be groomed and they need to be fed several times every week. I know it sounds like a lot, but it’s super simple.
As time goes own, your bond with a dog and these chores will feel like some great quality time with your favorite furry critter.
The American Bullhuahua is not a crossbreed you’d ever predict.
It is the combination of the Chihuahua and the American Bulldog and was first concocted this century along with a slew of other crossbreed canines.
Nowadays, Bullhuahua mixes are bred with American Bulldogs to try and stabilize a look, but still very little is known about the breed.
The American Bulldog is a dog that has been around for centuries.
It first rose to popularity as a ‘bull-baiter’, where it would taunt and antagonize full-sized bulls for the entertainment of the Italian public.
Its rise in America came throughout dog-fighting, where the American Bulldog was often a victorious opponent.
Today, dogfighting is illegal, and the American Bulldog has grown into a loving, calm and quiet companion dog. It is the 4th most popular breed in America.
The Chihuahua is an incredibly popular companion dog throughout the world. It originated in Mexico, where it was a descendant of the now-extinct Techichi.
The Techichi was used by the Aztec people during rituals back in 300 B.C and was often sacrificed. It’s hard to believe when its predecessor, the Chihuahua, is so damn adorable.
They are renowned for being spunky companion dogs that are great at following orders.
The American Bullhuahua is a dog that’ll most likely be gentle and calm most of the time, and playful and energetic the other half.
The combination of these dogs is super peculiar, as they are on opposite sides of the spectrum.
So really, delving into the ownership of the American Bullhuahua is like sticking your hand into a lucky dip, you never know what you are going to get!
Does this canine sound like the type that may interest you? Well, continue reading to find out more.
This guide will describe all the necessary factors to decide if the American Bullhuahua is a dog you could welcome into your household.
As I said before, dogs can be stressful, and the American Bullhuahua is no exception.
With this guide, I will go through all the fundamentals of this breed to ensure once you’re done reading this article, you are ready to head straight to the breeder!
So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and continue reading!
American Bullhuahua Puppies – Before You Buy…
The American Bullhuahua is a dog that you have to plan for before you purchase. It is big, and it is unique, and it will have to settle into your house to grow efficiently.
Things you can do to ensure this include:
- Make a big enough amount of space in an area where your dog can feel like it belongs, yet can also go to be independent.
- Buy a large number of toys, activities, games and other interactivity based equipment to ensure you can mentally stimulate the American Bullhuahua.
- Choose your color, gender and spaying/neutering preferences to make sure that you are happy with your chosen dog, and so you can make your chosen dog happy.
- Make ample time within your weekly schedule to either have yourself, or a family member participate in physical activity, mental stimulation, training, and socialization.
What Price are American Bullhuahua Puppies?
The American Bullhuahua is a descendant of two very expensive breeds. However, the American Bullhuahua itself is quite affordable.
You are looking at spending around $500-$700 each for an American Bullhuahua puppy from a specialist breeder.
This is incredibly cost-effective when compared to the Chihuahua and the American Bulldog, who both can delve into the $1000+ price range.
American Bullhuahua’s are often found in shelters without a loving home. If you find one, you should consider adoption.
They come already desexed and vaccinated, and can cost as low as $100!
Where to Find Reputable American Bullhuahua Breeders?
American Bullhuahua’s are the product of designer breeders, which means you have to be careful when judging whether or not a breeder is ethical, or a breeder is in it for the money.
Things you need to evaluate when approaching a breeder include:
- The spaciousness of their living quarters. The American Bullhuahua is going to need an extensive amount of room to play.
- How the puppies are presented.
- The quality of which the breeder treats the dogs.
- The history that the breeder has with this particular breed, as well as their overall experience in breeding dogs.
- The breeder’s ability to answer questions, and their effort to go above and beyond with assisting customers.
3 Little-Known Facts About American Bullhuahua Puppies
- The American Bullhuahua has a short coat, but it sheds quite excessively.
- The parent breed of the Bullhuahua, the Chihuahua, is named after a state of the same name in Mexico.
- The American Bullhuahua is a designer breed that was created to provide the large exterior of the American Bulldog, with this fun, loving personality of a Chihuahua.
Physical Traits of the American Bullhuahua
The American Bullhuahua does not have a set appearance as of yet. Usually, it tends to look like a larger Chihuahua on the legs of an American Bulldog.
However, because it is a mixed breed, this can vary.
It has a broad, circular head with eyes that are spread wide apart, and are quite googly. It has the body of an American Bulldog, meaning that it is stocky and large.
Its coat is short and dense, ranging a color palette of brown, tan, cream, white and black. It often has a large underbite, which may cause dental problems throughout its life.
How Big is a Full-Grown American Bullhuahua?
The American Bullhuahua, despite its toy breed parent the Chihuahua, is a large-sized breed. They usually grow between 18-25 inches long and can weigh anywhere between 45-55 pounds.
The largeness of the American Bullhuahua is a result of its American Bulldog ancestry.
While the Chihuahua genes do make it appear slimmer than your average bulldog, it is still is a large, active dog.
What is the American Bullhuahua’s Life Expectancy?
The American Bullhuahua has a lifespan that is average for large-sized breeds but is much lower than its Chihuahua parent breed.
The American Bullhuahua is expected to live around 10-13 years long.
Keep in mind, that the estimated number is not set in stone. It can increase, or decrease depending on the health of your dog.
So make sure to keep an eye out for any symptoms of health conditions at all times.
Intelligence, Temperament, and Personality Traits of the American Bullhuahua
The American Bullhuahua combines the loud, yupiness of a Chihuahua with the stern loyalty of an American Bulldog.
It is known for being loving and playful with its family, but not with strangers.
For the American Bullhuahua to properly warm up to people outside of your family’s inner circle, you will need to participate in early socialization and training.
It is important to supervise it and train it around younger animals, for it to warm up to them.
Training can be difficult with the American Bullhuahua, because it takes traits of stubbornness from its predecessor breeds.
This can be depleted using positive reinforcement and other training tactics.
This dog is recommended for first-time owners because while it can be challenging to train, it is also a great experience for their future in the field.
The American Bullhuahua’s Diet
The American Bullhuahua has a pretty standard diet for a dog of its size. You’ll find it eating 2-3 cups a day of food, which will result in $40-$50 a month in terms of expenses.
The American Bullhuahua will love meats and dry dog food, but it is important to switch it up as it can be prone to gaining weight. Try foods such as grain-free kibble for nutritional purposes.
How Much Exercise Does the American Bullhuahua Need?
The American Bullhuahua is moderately energetic, and won’t pose too stressful of an exercise regime to an aspiring owner.
It will want, and need roughly 45-50 minutes of physical activity every day, and will need to be walked for around 8 miles a week.
It is not overly fussy in the activities it participates in, but it will need plenty of mental stimulation throughout. Games such as flyball, frisbee and fetch are all vital for its happiness.
The American Bullhuahua also loves a walk on the beach or by a river, and it is completely open to hiking!
American Bullhuahua Health and Conditions
- Hip Dysplasia
- Elbow Dysplasia
- Cherry Eye
- Kidney Problems
My Final Thoughts on the American Bullhuahua
Overall, the American Bullhuahua is somewhat of a peculiar crossbreed.
It has more of the features of an American Bulldog but is garnished with the cuteness of a Chihuahua.
Provided you dedicate yourself to training and socialization, this dog is appropriate for all types of owners.
Emily started this blog out of pure passion. She LOVES her 3 dogs; Chew Barka, Cooper & Nelson, and spends countless hours every day playing with them.
When she’s not nerding out on dogs, you’ll find her on a snowboard or in the kitchen baking chocolate brownies.
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- American Bullhuahua Puppies – Before You Buy…
- Physical Traits of the American Bullhuahua
- Intelligence, Temperament, and Personality Traits of the American Bullhuahua
- The American Bullhuahua’s Diet
- American Bullhuahua Health and Conditions
- My Final Thoughts on the American Bullhuahua