The Bullness is often described a cross between the American Bulldog and the Pekingese, i.e., American Bulldog + Pekingese = Bullness. However, there are other breeding programs in which not just these two breeds are used, but few others including terrier, pug, and dachshunds. It’s history dates back around 1989 when a man from Florida created this lovable breed that has indeed won the heart of many pet owners.
The Bullness is short, with soft, smooth fold in the ears. They are thick boned and muscular, with short and slightly bowed legs. The most common colors of the bullness hybrid are black, brindle, blonde, cream and white.
Since the Bullness is not a pure breed, it inherits its behavioral traits from their two parents. But generally, it’s a happy, fun, loving and ever clown-like dog. They are adorable and very sweet and love to hike in parks. This hybrid dog has no history of troubling behavior, but they aren’t fearful or even too aggressive. They also get along with other pets without any issues.
The American Bullnese is a clown in a lap dog. It enjoys playing and entertaining its family, as well as cuddling and snoozing with its favorite person. It is amiable, sweet, companionable and willing to please.
An important distinction should be made between the temperament and behavior. Temperament reflects the general behavior of the breed, qualities acquired at birth. Behavior is most often the result of some environmental factor such as where and how the dog was raised and who may have been its previous owners. American Bullnese are as susceptible to these environmental influences as any other dog.
Just like any mixed breed, the Bullness dogs are prone to different health problems, with the most common being obesity if neglected. Other common health issues are invertebral disk disease, umbilical hernias, cornea, and brachycephalic.