No matter what you have been told, size does matter – at least when it comes to Bulldogs. In fact, the smaller the Bulldog, the better. More people are looking for “Mini Bulldogs” than they are for Bulldogs. The reason for this could be that people love lapdogs, but want to have a brave and gentle Bulldog at the same time.
While Miniature Bulldogs have not yet been acknowledged by any major kennel club as a separate breed, there are two ways of breeding Mini Bulldogs.
The first is mixing a Bulldog with a pug, which will result a cross breed dog, smaller in size, but still resembling a Bulldog. At Euro Puppy, we don’t support this method, as we believe that existing breeds and their characteristics should be preserved as they are today.
The second way of breeding Minis is breeding pure English Bulldogs that are on the lower end of the breed standard size range. And this is why our Minis are called Miniature English Bulldogs, because they belong to the same breed as English Bulldogs, but are smaller in size. Read more on this here.
If you visit our Miniature English Bulldog puppies for sale, you will discover that we have more amazing puppies listed than usual. This is part of our preparation for Christmas, because in our years of experience, as Christmas approaches, more and more families think about getting a little furry friend, especially a purebred Mini English Bulldog.
Rocky is one of our beautiful Minis. According to his breeder, he is the most active pup in the litter and wouldn’t stop playing and running around. This cute little energy ball will make someone very happy.
Gaffer is a 6 week old male with a beautiful red and white coat. He inherited his Champion parents’ disposition, which makes him all the more irresistible.
Nemo was born in the same litter and he is so cute that if you have him in your arms, you never want to let him go.
All of these fine Bully puppies are ready for a new forever home. If you’d like one of them to fill your Christmas with love, you’d better move now.
So, just what is a Miniature Bulldog? As there is often a grey area here, it’s Important you know that there are Mini Bulldogs, and then there are Mini English Bulldogs. These types should not be confused with each other! The former being a cross/mix breed (Bulldog with Pug, Boston Terrier or/and French Bulldog) and the latter being a pure-bred English Bulldog, but just smaller in size. As you can see here, the big difference here lies in the keyword, English.
Mini or Miniature Bulldog crosses are usually 3-4 generations removed. This is to fine tune the trademark look of the Bulldog but in a more compact size. This variety is not yet recognised by any major association or kennel club such as FCI or AKC. This type is most often the shortest in the body and the more sporty, active rather than being a couch potato. Obviously the more squat, rambunctious Pug and Frenchie are having their influence here.
Mini or Miniature English Bulldogs are not a separate breed in itself. They come from registered English Bulldog parents. This poses the difficult question of how can I be sure/guaranteed that my puppy will be a Mini? To answer this, I would say that a major kennel club or association would need to start recognising the breed and set a standard that everyone has to adhere to and thus be able to register as an official Mini English Bulldog litter.
If you think you know enough already, please feel free to check out our available Miniature English Bulldog puppies. If you would like to learn more, please carry on reading below.
A MINITURE BREED
A good example of a mini breed would be the Mini Bull Terrier, which are certainly recognized (FCI for example). Basically they are just like their bigger counterparts, the Bull Terrier, but there is an official mini size standard set that both parents must fit and be registered under. This usually does the trick and guarantees the smaller size quite well. I should also mention here that although Mini Bull Terriers certainly look similar, they do not accentuate some typical breed characteristics so prominently such as the instantly recognisable oval/egg-shaped head as the Bull Terrier does.
Due to size, some typical English Bulldog characteristics are not carried over so pronouncedly either in Miniature Bulldogs and Mini English Bulldogs. For example, a massive square head on a large adult male. Of course Mini English Bulldogs will usually highlight the typical English Bulldog traits better than a cross-bred Mini Bulldog, and preferred by us. After all, most buy a Bulldog for that typical flat-face, wrinkly, loose-skinned, stocky and heavy-boned look. It’s just that some people like that look in a more compact, portable cute size. It suits them and their lifestyle.
Typically smaller English Bulldog parents (around 20kg/44lbs or under) will naturally whelp smaller pups, so this is a good start. These parents should not be thin-boned runts of the litter unfit for breeding, just smaller but still retaining the desired Bully traits that we love. Also, a pup that is smaller than the rest is likely in most litters. As long as sturdy and compact, we could call it a Mini and not a runt. There is a distinction here! Females are likely to be smaller in size than males too, it is worth noting. Feeding plays its part too. What I mean here is that if a pup is over fed or fed a lot, especially on a high protein source, it is bound to be bigger than a puppy on normal rations of a balanced diet.
Bear in mind, that a smallish pup from on the light-side parents, could turn out to be a standard-sized adult and a mini size is very difficult to be guaranteed. Of course you should not be too let down by this as you will have a great family member to love and cherish as it will do to you. As time goes by, you see that some difference in weight and size is of minor importance.
Has this whet your appetite to check out Mini English Bulldogs? Browse our beautiful available puppies now! Do also feel free to leave any comments or ask any questions.
Purchasing a Mini Bulldog is not an easy feat for anyone’s pocket. Reputable breeders pin a price tag anywhere from $2,950 to $3,450. But before one jumps to making decisions simply based on price, here are some facts to help in making an educated and informed choice.
1) Obedience: The loyalty and obedience of the Mini bulldog is absolute and is not attained due to force or an uber-authoritative owner but due to their need to please them. They will promptly follow instructions and will stick by them.
2) Social behavior: Social environments such as gatherings are not ruined by incessant barking for they can be excited and not be rambunctious at the same time. Even bringing them to the office should not cause any problems for they can just rest and snuggle at the owners legs for the whole day.
3) Portability: Having a Mini Bulldog around or taking it around with family on trips is not a herculean task like trying to control a Tibetan Mastiff. Weighing between 20 to 40 pounds and 12 to 14 inches in height and 17 to 24 inches in length, they are “take everywhere-anywhere” companions. These dogs want to be with their owners and that is the only motivation needed.
4) Grooming: a Mini bulldog doesn’t require any professional grooming help at all. They hardly shed and owners can do a much better job by themselves. Brushing not only removes dead hair and spreads the natural oils for a shiny coat, but the whole routine actual brings the canine and owner closer as they can take comfort knowing that safety and genuine care is given.
5) The Health Factor: A very important fact prospective owners should bear in mind is that the Mini bulldog was bred with not just to reduce their size but more importantly reduce if not eliminate major health concerns of the larger version such as defective organs, hip dysplasia, gassiness and a short life span. Bulldogs have an average of 8 years but the Mini Bulldog can definitely hit the double digits.