Standard - Australian Bulldog
The Australian Bulldog is a health animal. Distinctly "Bulldog" in type yet free of anatomical exaggeration. An Australian Bulldog should breathe freely, whelp and breed naturally and be uninhibited in this movement. Smooth coated, thickset, medium sized with powerful build showing strength and agility, an Australian Bulldog is sound and active. Bitches generally not so grand or well developed as male dogs.
TEMPERAMENT - Loyal, fierce in appearance, but extremely outgoing and affectionate in nature and training. Very stable and predictable. Enjoys activity, however a lot of exercise is not necessary for health and mental stability. The breed craves humans attention. Some may not tolerate aggressive overtures by other dogs.
HEAD and SKULL - The Head should be large, but not exaggerated out of proportion to the body. Broad muzzled and shot faced but the nose should be long enough for unhindered breathing. Muzzle is broad and turning up. Muzzle length rom tip of nose to stop to be no way excessively wrinkled. Eyes are set low and wide never bulging or sunken preferably without visible haw. Eyes of any color acceptable. Head circumference should be equal to body height or to 15% larger for males and equal or up to 10% larger for females.
EARS - Small to moderate size. Set wide apart. Rose or button preferred-never erect or cropped.
MOUTH - Broad jaw. Canines set wide apart. Well occluded incisors. Undershot (but not excess) to level jaw. Flews are relatively broad and hanging over lower jaw at each side. Teeth should not be obviously Protruding. Flews should not be excessive in size and mouth should not excessively loose.
NECK - Moderate in length; thick, deep and strong with loose skin forming dewlap on either side.
NOSE - All Color is good like black, red, blue, grizzle or pink. On black nosed dogs the lips should be black with some pink allowed.
SHOULDERS - Very muscular with wide sloping blades, shoulders set so elbows are not angled out.
LEGS - Strong and straight with heavy bone. Front legs should not set too close together or too far apart. Faults: in at the elbows or excessively bowlegged. Rear legs should have a visible angulation of the stifle joint.
FEET - Moderate size, toes of medium length, well arched and close together, not splayed. Pasterns should be strong, straight and upright.
TAIL - Set low, thick at the root, tapering to a point. Tail should not curl over back. No Docking of the tail, it helps the dog balance so he can move while working.
COAT - Short, close, stiff to the touch, not long and fuzzy.
COLOR - All Colors are good, like Black, Red, Blue, White, Brindle, Red Patches, Black Brindle etc. (All Colors are good with Molosser Australian Bulldog ).
SIZE and WEIGHT - Males are 18 to 21 inch and weight 80 to 110, Female are 17 to 20 inch and weight 70 to 100.
DISPOSITION - Alert, outgoing and friendly with a selfassured attitude. Some aloofness with strangers and assertiveness toward other dogs is not considered a fault.
DISQUALIFICATION - Both types: dogs that are deaf or males without two testicles clearly descended.
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