The Valley Bulldog is a mixed breed dog, a cross between the Boxer and English Bulldog breeds. Medium-sized, active and loyal, these puppies have inherited some of the best qualities of both their parents. Despite their unfortunate status as a designer breed, you can find these mixed puppies in breed-specific shelters and rescues, so remember to adopt. These adorable puppies make excellent flat dogs for active urban dwellers, and they also get along well with large families. They can be excessively barky, which can be minimised with early training. If you want an active companion dog that doesn’t require too much exercise, read on to find out if the Valley Bulldog is right for you.
The Valley Bulldog is a mixed breed dog. The main colours of the Valley Bulldog are red, tan, brindle, white and fawn. Rarely solid, their coats are usually a mixture of two or more colours, they tend to have short coats, and are generally not considered allergy friendly. Valley Bulldogs love children and make great playmates for active older children. However, they can be too unruly for small children and may accidentally knock them over while playing. Always supervise playtime.
The Valley Bulldog breed may have existed naturally over the years, but designer breeders began intentionally mixing Boxers and English Bulldogs in the mid-1900s, in Nova Scotia, Canada. The breeders wanted to mix the two parent breeds to minimize health problems and create a friendly companion dog. They continued to create Valley Bulldogs as the demand for mixed breed puppies increased. Although the Valley Bulldog breed started out as a designer breed, some ended up in shelters or in the care of rescue groups. Consider adoption if you decide this is the breed for you – check your local shelters, look for Valley Bulldog rescues, or check with specific Boxer and English Bulldog breed rescues as they sometimes accept mixed breed dogs and find a home for them. The mixed breed is recognized by: ACHC – American Canine Hybrid Club DBR – Designer Breed Registry DDKC – Designer Dogs Kennel Club DRA – Dog Registry of America, Inc.IDCR – International Designer Canine Registry®IOEBA – Olde English Bulldogge Association