Aussie Mini Bulldogs, you probably know already, are a robust mini version of a bulldog.
Affectionately known as the “mini bulldog”, the Australian Mini Bulldog is a relatively new breed. You may be surprised to know the breed is still under development and therefor not currently recognised by the Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC).
The Mini Bulldog, however, is now recognised by the general Aussie public, and the breed has become very popular.
But why have Aussie Mini Bulldogs become so popular?
Maybe it’s because they fit in with almost any Australians lifestyle!
Aussie Mini Bulldog Pics!
Let’s start this guide with cute pics. What better way to get to know the breed?
A brief history of Aussie Mini Bulldogs
The Australian Mini Bulldog is believed to have officially originated in Australia during this century (the 21st century that is).
The aim was to create a smaller version of the English Bulldog while preserving the distinctive Bulldog appearance and temperament, with the goal of producing a cuter, cuddlier, easier to keep mini bulldog.
This has been achieved with careful breeding and selection of smaller Bulldogs, and also select other breeds with similar characteristics. Other breeds include Pugs and French Bulldogs, used to reduce the size while maintaining the iconic Bulldog features like the wrinkled face, stocky build, and loose skin.
That’s how the Australian Mini Bulldog was born!
The Australian Mini Bulldog is known for its adorable and compact appearance, and that’s why you’re already falling in love with them.
Aussie Mini Bulldogs typically have a stout, muscular body, a wrinkled face, and a pushed-in nose (known as brachycephalic if you want to impress your mates). The coat is typically short and comes in a variety of colors, including brindle, white, fawn, or combinations of these colors – the photos above give you some ideas.
The expressive eyes and characteristic underbite of the Aussie Mini Bulldog gives them such a unique and endearing look, don’t you agree?
Aussie Mini Bulldogs are known for their friendly and sociable nature. Their wonderful temperament will suit your lifestyle whether you’re single, married, have kids, work, rest, or travel the country in your 4×4.
As a breed they are affectionate, loyal, and will often form a strong bond with you as long as you treat them right.
Australian Mini Bulldogs are known to be good natured with children, and also other pets. Excellent family companions through and through!
As the name suggests, the Australian Mini Bulldog is considerably smaller than English Bulldogs. They usually weigh between 11 to 20 kilograms (25 to 45 pounds) and stand around 30 to 40 cm (12 to 16 inches) in height at the shoulder.
When you consider English Bulldogs weigh upwards of 18kg, typically around 25kg, you can appreciate how much easier Aussie Mini Bulldogs are to manage. And to feed.
The Australian Mini Bulldog is not as widespread as some other breeds, but has gained popularity among those who prefer a smaller Bulldog with a more manageable size for urban living.
You may find other dog owners have a negative opinion on brachycephalic dogs (with a squat face), which particularly stems from an opinion on health issues affecting similar dogs like Pugs.
Care & health
Due to their brachycephalic features, Australian Mini Bulldogs may be affected by certain health issues, mostly respiratory problems.
As an owner of an Aussie Mini Bulldog you should be attentive to their needs. Make sure they don’t overheat on hot Aussie days, and make clean water available at all times.
Routine exercise and a good, balanced diet are essential for maintaining their overall health. Diet is where most dog owners fail, so whatever food you feed make sure you read the review on Pet Food Reviews who offer excellent, unbiased advice.
At the time of writing, the Australian Mini Bulldog is not recognised by the Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC).
If you’re overseas in America or the UK, the breed isn’t recognised with major kennel clubs such as the American Kennel Club (AKC) or the United Kennel Club (UKC) either.
If you read this and are aware the breed is now recognised, please say so in the comments so this page can be updated.
Is an Aussie Mini Bulldog right for you?
In conclusion, the Australian Mini Bulldog is a unique and endearing breed that has been selectively bred in Australia to create a smaller version of the English Bulldog.
Their charming appearance and friendly disposition make them attractive pets for many dog lovers, although potential owners should be aware of their specific care requirements and potential health concerns – make sure you brush up on brachycephalic breeds.
Are you convinced an Aussie Mini Bulldog is right for you?
Do you already own an Aussie Mini Bulldog?
Is a Mini Bulldogs a good dog to own? Do they make good pets?
Let us know in the comments!