Welcome to our guide to the American Bull-Aussie.
The American Bull-Aussie is a mix of two different breeds, the American Bulldog and the Australian Shepherd.
The DogExperts.info website aims to ask questions to breeders, vets and experienced owners to get the answers to your most frequently asked questions about the American Bull-Aussie breed of dog.
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Why Choose a American Bull-Aussie?
What type of owners buy a American Bull-Aussie?
What in your opinion are the best things about the American Bull-Aussie breed?
Why do you think the American Bull-Aussie is special?
What are your favourite things about the American Bull-Aussie?
Are you glad you choose to buy a American Bull-Aussie and not another breed?
How would you describe the American Bull-Aussie temperament?
What advice might you give to people thinking about whether they should buy a American Bull-Aussie over other breeds?
History & Origins
What are the history and origins of the American Bull-Aussie?
About The Breed
What colors of American Bull-Aussie are most popular?
What does the American Bull-Aussie look like?
What are the pros/cons of the American Bull-Aussie breed?
What can a new owner expect in terms of differences between the American Bull-Aussie and other breeds?
Do they attract a lot of interest and curiosity from the public?
What type of typical personality does the American Bull-Aussie have?
Is it possible to describe a fairly typical American Bull-Aussie?
What is the breed standard/description for the American Bull-Aussie?
Were there particular colors people preferred and that maybe you focused on?
Are there any downsides to owning a American Bull-Aussie that prospective owners should be aware of?
Is the American Bull-Aussie breed of dog suitable for first-time dog owners?
Some breeds can be described as greedy and prone to weight issues, would this apply to the American Bull-Aussie?
What are the key differences when compared to other breeds?
Is the American Bull-Aussie breed suitable for a person or family that are out at work all day?
Some owners seek a breed suitable for barking and offering a guard dog role – how does the American Bull-Aussie match up to that role?
Are there myths about the American Bull-Aussie – in other words do new potential owners come to you with misconceptions about this breed?
We asked a number of breeders in the UK and America what essential advice they would give to new owners of American Bull-Aussie puppies and this is what they said:
What types of questions do you get once owners get their American Bull-Aussie home?
Can you tell us something most owners would not know – tips, secrets etc from your years of experience?
What is the typical temperament of a American Bull-Aussie, so people know what to expect from their new pet?
When fully grown how much on average does a American Bull-Aussie weigh?
When the American Bull-Aussie is full grown in size what is the maximum height and length expected to be?
Is the American Bull-Aussie ever crossed or mixed with other breeds of dog?
Does the American Bull-Aussie smell or drool a lot?
Do you have a American Bull-Aussie growth chart?
What breed group does the American Bull-Aussie come under?
What type of coat do they have?
Can they swim?
What does the movement of the tail show, does it mean they are trying to ‘talk to us’ or give us some message?
Are there some types of people that you can suggest the American Bull-Aussie is not suitable for, perhaps families?
How is the American Bull-Aussie with children?
Do you think the American Bull-Aussie is suitable for families with young children?
How does the American Bull-Aussie get along with other (existing) pets and do you have any tips or advice for new American Bull-Aussie owners in terms of successful integration?
Is it better to buy one American Bull-Aussie or two?
Should prospective new owners be aware of any differences between males and females?
Would the American Bull-Aussie be suitable as a guard dog?
Can I leave my American Bull-Aussie during the day while I go to work?
What is the expected average lifespan of the American Bull-Aussie?
In terms of life expectancy, how long on average would the American Bull-Aussie breed live to?
Food & Diet
Do you have any special feeding routines or diet?
Do you have any feeding advice or brands that you prefer?
How to handle the American Bull-Aussie puppy to start off – how much food, what type, how often?
What feeding routines and types of food/supplements do you recommend?
What to buy in terms of equipment? Bowls etc
Do owners need to consider supplements for their American Bull-Aussie?
How about for older dogs?
Buying – How Much Do They Cost?
How much did your American Bull-Aussie cost to buy?
Can you offer advice to people looking to buy a American Bull-Aussie and how much should they spend?
What advice would you offer new American Bull-Aussie owners?
What types of people are buying the American Bull-Aussie and why?
Where can I buy American Bull-Aussie rescue dogs or find a American Bull-Aussie for adoption? Please note that buying or searching for a ‘cheap’ American Bull-Aussie can be false economy as they may have health issues that cost you far more in the long-term – always buy from a good and responsible breeder!
Do I need public liability insurance or a license?
How would you describe the American Bull-Aussie puppy to potential new owners?
What types of owners are best suited to owning a American Bull-Aussie?
What colors and sizes are most popular?
Are there things new owners do that perhaps frustrate you?
What can people expect when they become a new owner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the American Bull-Aussie?
As a American Bull-Aussie breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
Are there specific times of the year that you breed?
Choosing a puppy from a litter, what advice could you offer potential new owners in terms of selecting ‘the one’?
How long does it take to housetrain/potty train a American Bull-Aussie?
When can you take them out in public and how do you handle them around other dogs?
Will they run off – when is it safe to let them off the lead?
We invite you to email us your American Bull-Aussie’s pictures, in particular we are looking for photos showing American Bull-Aussie puppies at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 weeks old as well as early pictures such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 months old to a year old.
Do they have any nicknames or does the American Bull-Aussie have popular names?
If my American Bull-Aussie is pregnant what might the litter size be?
Could the American Bull-Aussie be dangerous around young children?
How do you deal with a problem barker – any tips and advice to new owners?
How do you prevent a American Bull-Aussie biting?
How do you prevent a American Bull-Aussie chewing?
How do you stop a American Bull-Aussie jumping up?
Does the American Bull-Aussie have an issue with excessive digging?
Why does my American Bull-Aussie keep growling and barking?
Is there a reason my American Bull-Aussie dog is often scratching excessively?
Do they suffer from separation anxiety and how can I prevent this?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what can you say about the American Bull-Aussie and their exercise needs and do you have any tips or advice for new American Bull-Aussie owners?
As a breeder of the American Bull-Aussie , do you prefer a collar or harness?
As an expert of the American Bull-Aussie breed do you prefer a standard leash or retractable?
Can you offer any dog walking tips for American Bull-Aussie owners?
Playtime & Tricks
What games and toys can you recommend for the American Bull-Aussie?
Are there toys you suggest avoiding?
How intelligent is the American Bull-Aussie compared to other dog breeds?
How much can they understand?
Do you have any special grooming routines or tips and advice for new American Bull-Aussie owners?
How much time is involved?
What accessories are required to be purchased for grooming a American Bull-Aussie?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning maintenance of nails?
How much do American Bull-Aussie shed and how do I maintain their hair and how often?
How can I prevent or cure ear infections?
Do you have any tips for eye care?
Is the American Bull-Aussie a hypoallergenic breed?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning cleaning and bathing your American Bull-Aussie?
Can you offer new American Bull-Aussie owners advice concerning fleas and maybe products you use in treatment and prevention?
What advice and tips could you offer to owners who might wish to follow your path in showing the American Bull-Aussie?
What started your interest in showing the American Bull-Aussie?
If a new owner perhaps wanted to meet other owners or find out more – perhaps they have an interest in joining a local club or maybe they wonder how they can start showing their American Bull-Aussie – where would they begin?
Can you offer any advice to others who may be wondering if they can also start showing?
How would an owner know they have a show-quality American Bull-Aussie and how would they start off?
Can you give away any of your secrets?!
Is showing very expensive and why do you think people like to do it?
What do judges look for in a winner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the American Bull-Aussie?
What official organisations are there for the new American Bull-Aussie owner and what benefits or services do they provide?
In buying a American Bull-Aussie, can you offer advice and tips to new owners?
How did you go from being an owner to getting into breeding?
Do you think the breed’s popularity has increased, decreased or remained the same?
How did you progress to becoming a breeder and why focus on breeding the American Bull-Aussie out of all the breeds you could have chosen?
What do you think makes the American Bull-Aussie special to you?
Are there things that you see owners doing that frustrate you?
As a breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what is it like to train a American Bull-Aussie and do you have any tips or advice for new American Bull-Aussie owners?
How should new owners approach bringing a new American Bull-Aussie home, any advice and tips you can give?
Should I allow my American Bull-Aussie to sleep in my bed or elsewhere in the house?
Do you recommend crate training and how long does this take?
Should my American Bull-Aussie sleep in a kennel or crate?
Health is always a major concern when buying a dog, do you have any advice for new American Bull-Aussie owners to be aware of in particular?
Are there any health-related tips you can give to owners?
What sort of health issues should owners be on the lookout for?
What is the recommended schedule for vaccinations for your American Bull-Aussie?
Can you offer any advice on how to treat and prevent worms?
What type of health issues can a American Bull-Aussie have and how do you deal with preventing these?
Why does my American Bull-Aussie have diarrhea?
Do they suffer from itchy and sensitive skin and if so why?
Why is my American Bull-Aussie vomiting and do I go to the vets?
When should I take my American Bull-Aussie for vaccinations and which ones do they need and how often?
How often will my American Bull-Aussie be in heat?
Should I consider getting my American Bull-Aussie spayed or neutered and when and how much does this cost and what are the benefits?
My American Bull-Aussie is limping, what should I do and should I go to a veterinarian surgeon?
Do they suffer from allergies?
Why is my American Bull-Aussie not eating?
How much does it cost to insure my American Bull-Aussie?
What healthcare issues or diseases might be excluded from companies that provide American Bull-Aussie dog health insurance?
What age would you class as an ‘older or senior’ American Bull-Aussie?
Do you notice any changes in their behaviour?
What changes in food and diet would you suggest making for an older American Bull-Aussie?
Do you feed any supplements to an older American Bull-Aussie – or anything else which helps them as they age?
Are there any health issues particular to a senior American Bull-Aussie dog?
Do you have any advice for owners of an older/senior American Bull-Aussie or tips you can pass on?
Here is an interesting video on the American Bull-Aussie.