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  Valley Bulldog 

Registration: All Valley Bulldogs are registrable with the United Canine Association and eligible to participate in all UCA sanctioned dog shows and events.

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Valley Bulldog registration; how to register your Valley Bulldogs or to dual register your Valley Bulldog with the United Canine Association

The United Canine Association recognized and began recording registration for the Valley Bulldog in 2002.


Breed Characteristics:
The Valley Bulldog although a pure breed now, owes it existence and can be traced back to the English Bulldog and the Boxer.  

The Valley Bulldog was developed to be working dogs and was originally created to catch livestock and protecting property in a rural setting on ranches and farms in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada.

Valley Bulldogs are a medium size Bulldog and are typically a bit smaller than their close relatives, the Olde English Bulldogge.

Valley Bulldogs are a powerful, athletic short-coated dog, strongly muscled and well boned.

The head of an Valley Bulldog is medium large with a broad, wide muzzle, and with a pronounced jaw.

Valley Bulldogs posses a strong, muscular, compact and sturdy build.

The Valley Bulldog is a gentle and loving dog, affectionate with their owners.  The Valley Bulldog greatly enjoys play time with its family members and can be very puppy like at play. 

The breed however can be fearless when it comes to defending their owners and family and doesn't hesitate to do so when needed. 

Country of Origin: The Valley Bulldog can be traced back to the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada.


Original Purpose:
Working farm dog, cattle guardian.

Today's Uses:

Most Valley Bulldog will weight between 40 to 70 pounds.

Male Valley Bulldogs stand 15 to 18 inches at the shoulder.  Female Valley Bulldogs typically stand 14 to 18 inches at the shoulder.

 The Valley Bulldog has a coat that is short, close and smooth.

 Various brindles with or without white, white (solid white not preferred),  tan,  fawn or red. 

The temperament of the Valley Bulldog is outgoing and playful.  The breed can be protective when needed. 

With Children:
Valley Bulldogs love children and typically do well with even the smallest child but as with all dogs should be properly supervised with very small children.

With Pets:
When properly socialized Valley Bulldogs do well with other household pets.

The Valley Bulldog is an intelligent breed that responds well to training and enjoys pleasing his owner.  Most new Valley Bulldog owners are pleasantly surprised at how quickly their new Valley Bulldog puppy is housebroken.

Activity Level:
The Valley Bulldog is an athletic bully breed and enjoys lots of exercise.  The Valley Bulldog enjoys long walks, jogging and playing catch.

Life Expectancy:
 Valley Bulldogs can have a life expectancy of 9 to 14 years.

Breed Standard: Valley Bulldog

General Description:  The perfect Valley Bulldog should be of medium height and size with a large broad head, sturdy muscular body with a thick neck of short to medium length. 

The Valley Bulldog posses a broad chest and shoulder area and a thick powerful rear end. Valley Bulldogs should have an excellent temperament and can be quite intelligent. 

The temperament is to be very stable and trustworthy. 

Their disposition should be outgoing, playful yet protective when needed.  

Head:  Large and broad, deeply sunken between the eyes (medial furrow). 

The circumference of the head
should be equal to or greater than the dog's height at the shoulder.  Fault : Head too small.

Muzzle:  Broad, deep and of medium to short in length.  The bite is undershot.
Faults :  Muzzle too long (more than 3 inches), scissor or even bite.

Eyes:  Wide apart and of moderate size.  Any color is acceptable.  
Faults :  Completely white / pink rims.

Nose:  From the stop to the end of the nose must be at least an inch. 
Faults :  Completely pink nose (a small amount is acceptable).

Neck:  Short to Medium in length .  Should be thick and muscular.

Chest:  Ribs should be well sprung (rounded) and the chest wide and deep.  Faults :  Too narrow in the chest.

Back:  Medium length with a slight rise from the shoulders to the rump (level back is just as acceptable).

Legs:  Forelegs should be stout and wide apart, neither bowing out or turning in.  Faults :  Bowing or turned out resulting in poor movement.

Feet:  Round and the pasterns should be strong.  Faults :  Down in the pasterns or splayed feet. 

Height:  Males - 15 to 18 inches at the shoulder.  Females - 14 to 18 inches at the shoulder.

Weight:  Between 45 to 70 lbs. 
No penalty for dogs above the standard weight as long as the dog is well proportioned. 

Color:  Various brindles with or without white, white (solid white not preferred),  tan,  fawn or red.  The coat should be short and smooth.

Ears:  Short either button or rose.  

Tail:  Down to hock naturally or screwed.  May be docked, of no major importance.


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