Australasian Bosdog

Group : Non Sporting
Male: 45 – 50cm
Female: 44 – 48cm
Male: 30 – 35 kg
Female: 26 – 29 kg

Energy Level:  Low to moderate
Original Function: Companion
Lifespan: approx. 12 years

Recommended for: Most people

Note: This breed become a recognised breed with the Australian governing body (ANKC) in November 2021, former name was Australian Bulldog. If purchasing a pup try to buy from breeders who are registered with governing org’s, such as the Australian National Bulldog Club (ANBC) or Australasian Bosdog Society Inc.

Australian Bulldog

About This Breed

In the early 1990s the” Australian Bulldog” started with the idea of creating a more functional bulldog suited to Australian conditions as well as an aim to recreate the “old style bulldog” similar to other overseas breeding programs.

The founders of the breed are Pip Nobes (Nobes lines) and Noel and Tina Green (Jag lines). Breeds that were introduced to the breeding program were mainly British Bulldog, Boxer, English Bull Terrier, Bullmastiff and later Joe Cauchi added American Bulldog into some lines .

The first breeding record book was kept by Pip Nobes in 1997 incorporating both Nobes and Jag(Greens)lines, this later was split into two registers. The Australian Bulldog Society Inc register is an unbroken continuation of the original register.

In 1998 the Australian Bulldog featured on a popular lifestyle show introducing the breed to the public.

November 2021 this breed was recognised by the Australian National Kennel Club as Australasian Bosdog

General Characteristics

Appearance: The Australasian Bosdog is a healthy animal, distinctly “bulldog” in type yet free off anatomical exaggeration. Broad muzzled and short faced but the nose should be long enough for unhindered breathing. Loose folds of skin across nose but in no way excessively wrinkled.

Eyes any colour is acceptable, with rose or button ears preferred, undershot jaw but not to excess.

The back should be short and straight giving compact carriage but not to short to interfere with activity and agility.

The tail is straight (long or short) crank, pump handled tails are accepted. Screw tails are acceptable but tight screw undesirable.

Temperament: Loyal, fierce in appearance, but extremely outgoing and affectionate in nature. Very stable and predictable. They enjoy activity, however a lot off exercise is not necessary for health and mental stability, they can over heat. The breed craves human attention. Some may not tolerate aggressiveness by other dogs.

Colour: Brindle, Fawn, Red, Tan, White. Pied of any of these colours.

Coat: Smooth , short, tight to body.

Grooming: The short coat is easy to groom with a firm bristle brush.Bath when necessary, wipe wrinkles on face over with a face washer when needed.

Exercise: The Australasian Bosdog enjoys a good walk but doesn’t need to be exercised everyday as long as they spend time with their “family”, they enjoy playing fetch or playing under the sprinkler.

Health: Overall a breed with far fewer health problems than its British forefathers.