Welcome to our guide to the English Bull-Walker.
The English Bull-Walker is a mix of two different breeds, the Bulldog and the Treeing Walker.
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 English Bull-Walker breed of dog.
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Are you looking to buy a English Bull-Walker – then see our list of English Bull-Walker breeders.
Why Choose a English Bull-Walker?
What type of owners buy a English Bull-Walker?
What in your opinion are the best things about the English Bull-Walker breed?
Why do you think the English Bull-Walker is special?
What are your favourite things about the English Bull-Walker?
Are you glad you choose to buy a English Bull-Walker and not another breed?
How would you describe the English Bull-Walker temperament?
What advice might you give to people thinking about whether they should buy a English Bull-Walker over other breeds?
History & Origins
What are the history and origins of the English Bull-Walker?
About The Breed
What colors of English Bull-Walker are most popular?
What does the English Bull-Walker look like?
What are the pros/cons of the English Bull-Walker breed?
What can a new owner expect in terms of differences between the English Bull-Walker and other breeds?
Do they attract a lot of interest and curiosity from the public?
What type of typical personality does the English Bull-Walker have?
Is it possible to describe a fairly typical English Bull-Walker?
What is the breed standard/description for the English Bull-Walker?
Were there particular colors people preferred and that maybe you focused on?
Are there any downsides to owning a English Bull-Walker that prospective owners should be aware of?
Is the English Bull-Walker 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 English Bull-Walker?
What are the key differences when compared to other breeds?
Is the English Bull-Walker 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 English Bull-Walker match up to that role?
Are there myths about the English Bull-Walker – 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 English Bull-Walker puppies and this is what they said:
What types of questions do you get once owners get their English Bull-Walker 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 English Bull-Walker, so people know what to expect from their new pet?
When fully grown how much on average does a English Bull-Walker weigh?
When the English Bull-Walker is full grown in size what is the maximum height and length expected to be?
Is the English Bull-Walker ever crossed or mixed with other breeds of dog?
Does the English Bull-Walker smell or drool a lot?
Do you have a English Bull-Walker growth chart?
What breed group does the English Bull-Walker 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 English Bull-Walker is not suitable for, perhaps families?
How is the English Bull-Walker with children?
Do you think the English Bull-Walker is suitable for families with young children?
How does the English Bull-Walker get along with other (existing) pets and do you have any tips or advice for new English Bull-Walker owners in terms of successful integration?
Is it better to buy one English Bull-Walker or two?
Should prospective new owners be aware of any differences between males and females?
Would the English Bull-Walker be suitable as a guard dog?
Can I leave my English Bull-Walker during the day while I go to work?
What is the expected average lifespan of the English Bull-Walker?
In terms of life expectancy, how long on average would the English Bull-Walker 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 English Bull-Walker 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 English Bull-Walker?
How about for older dogs?
Buying – How Much Do They Cost?
How much did your English Bull-Walker cost to buy?
Can you offer advice to people looking to buy a English Bull-Walker and how much should they spend?
What advice would you offer new English Bull-Walker owners?
What types of people are buying the English Bull-Walker and why?
Where can I buy English Bull-Walker rescue dogs or find a English Bull-Walker for adoption? Please note that buying or searching for a ‘cheap’ English Bull-Walker 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 English Bull-Walker puppy to potential new owners?
What types of owners are best suited to owning a English Bull-Walker?
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 English Bull-Walker?
As a English Bull-Walker 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 English Bull-Walker?
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 English Bull-Walker’s pictures, in particular we are looking for photos showing English Bull-Walker 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 English Bull-Walker have popular names?
If my English Bull-Walker is pregnant what might the litter size be?
Could the English Bull-Walker 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 English Bull-Walker biting?
How do you prevent a English Bull-Walker chewing?
How do you stop a English Bull-Walker jumping up?
Does the English Bull-Walker have an issue with excessive digging?
Why does my English Bull-Walker keep growling and barking?
Is there a reason my English Bull-Walker 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 English Bull-Walker and their exercise needs and do you have any tips or advice for new English Bull-Walker owners?
As a breeder of the English Bull-Walker , do you prefer a collar or harness?
As an expert of the English Bull-Walker breed do you prefer a standard leash or retractable?
Can you offer any dog walking tips for English Bull-Walker owners?
Playtime & Tricks
What games and toys can you recommend for the English Bull-Walker?
Are there toys you suggest avoiding?
How intelligent is the English Bull-Walker compared to other dog breeds?
How much can they understand?
Do you have any special grooming routines or tips and advice for new English Bull-Walker owners?
How much time is involved?
What accessories are required to be purchased for grooming a English Bull-Walker?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning maintenance of nails?
How much do English Bull-Walker 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 English Bull-Walker a hypoallergenic breed?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning cleaning and bathing your English Bull-Walker?
Can you offer new English Bull-Walker 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 English Bull-Walker?
What started your interest in showing the English Bull-Walker?
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 English Bull-Walker – 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 English Bull-Walker 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 English Bull-Walker?
What official organisations are there for the new English Bull-Walker owner and what benefits or services do they provide?
In buying a English Bull-Walker, 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 English Bull-Walker out of all the breeds you could have chosen?
What do you think makes the English Bull-Walker 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 English Bull-Walker and do you have any tips or advice for new English Bull-Walker owners?
How should new owners approach bringing a new English Bull-Walker home, any advice and tips you can give?
Should I allow my English Bull-Walker to sleep in my bed or elsewhere in the house?
Do you recommend crate training and how long does this take?
Should my English Bull-Walker sleep in a kennel or crate?
Health is always a major concern when buying a dog, do you have any advice for new English Bull-Walker 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 English Bull-Walker?
Can you offer any advice on how to treat and prevent worms?
What type of health issues can a English Bull-Walker have and how do you deal with preventing these?
Why does my English Bull-Walker have diarrhea?
Do they suffer from itchy and sensitive skin and if so why?
Why is my English Bull-Walker vomiting and do I go to the vets?
When should I take my English Bull-Walker for vaccinations and which ones do they need and how often?
How often will my English Bull-Walker be in heat?
Should I consider getting my English Bull-Walker spayed or neutered and when and how much does this cost and what are the benefits?
My English Bull-Walker is limping, what should I do and should I go to a veterinarian surgeon?
Do they suffer from allergies?
Why is my English Bull-Walker not eating?
How much does it cost to insure my English Bull-Walker?
What healthcare issues or diseases might be excluded from companies that provide English Bull-Walker dog health insurance?
What age would you class as an ‘older or senior’ English Bull-Walker?
Do you notice any changes in their behaviour?
What changes in food and diet would you suggest making for an older English Bull-Walker?
Do you feed any supplements to an older English Bull-Walker – or anything else which helps them as they age?
Are there any health issues particular to a senior English Bull-Walker dog?
Do you have any advice for owners of an older/senior English Bull-Walker or tips you can pass on?
Here is an interesting video on the English Bull-Walker.