Facts & Origin
Mountain Bulldog: The charming mix of Bernese Mountain Dog and English Bulldog.
A cross between the sturdy Bernese Mountain Dog and the affectionate English Bulldog, the Mountain Bulldog is a stunning dog breed that is prized for both its physical appeal and warm personality.
It should be noted that with mixed breed dogs, appearance and personality can vary greatly. Also, potential owners of Mountain Bulldogs should always be prepared to take care of the possible health problems associated with the parent breeds.
|Origin||Switzerland - UK|
|Life expectancy||6 - 12 years|
|Care requirements||high-maintenance - low-maintenance|
|Activity level||average - low|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits of the Mountain Bulldog
Mountain Bulldogs are friendly, loyal and intelligent. They are often very social and get along well with people and other pets. Their intelligence makes them relatively easy to train, although their sometimes stubborn nature can require patience. With their loving personality, they make excellent family dogs.
Genetically predisposed diseases
Some health concerns that can occur in Mountain Bulldogs are:
Hip and Elbow Dysplasia: Both parent breeds are prone to these joint problems.
Heart Problems: English Bulldogs are prone to certain heart conditions that can be passed on to Mountain Bulldogs.
Eye Problems: Bernese Mountain Dogs are known for their susceptibility to certain eye diseases.
Care of the Mountain Bulldog
Coat Care: The Mountain Bulldog's thick coat requires regular brushing to prevent skin problems and keep the coat clean and healthy.
Exercise: they are energetic dogs that need regular exercise and playtime to stay healthy.
Nutrition: A balanced diet based on the dog's size, age and activity level is important for the Mountain Bulldog's health.
What does this mixed breed look like?
Mountain Bulldogs are medium to large dogs that usually reach a weight between 30 and 50 kg and can grow up to 60 cm tall. Their physical appearance can be a mixture of the characteristics of both parent breeds - they can have the strong build and broad face of the English Bulldog along with the size and thick coat of the Bernese Mountain Dog. Coat colors can vary, with tricolor (black, white, brown) being the most common.
Hip dysplasia (HD)
Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.
May be common in older dogs.
Symptoms of kidney disease in dogs: increased urination (polyuria) increased water intake. Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth. Loss of appetite
Often, unfortunately, the dogs very much under excess weight. But the dogs themselves are never to blame!
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
Can be hereditary in certain breeds.
Can occur frequently in dogs and can sometimes be treated with medication.
Dogs with shortened muzzles can often experience respiratory problems.
Mountain Bulldogs are usually calm and friendly dogs that have a very good behavior. They are intelligent, learn quickly and are also very sociable.
They are medium to large dogs.
No, they do not need much care. They need to be brushed regularly to keep the coat in good condition, but otherwise they just need occasional baths and good nutrition.
Yes, as long as they are given enough opportunity to live in the family bond.
No, Mountain Bulldogs do not usually have a strong protective instinct. They are rather gentle dogs that are friendly to other animals, people and children.