There are two places you can go to get a Colorado Bulldog. The first is a bar where they will serve you a drink made of vodka, milk, and a coffee liqueur. The other place is a kennel or pet store where you will meet a friendly faced, pit bull-like dog who wants you to take it home with you. This article is about the dog variety. Now that you know the difference, here are 10 things you didn’t know about the Colorado Bulldog that will brighten your life for more than a few hours.
1. There are actually two separate evolutions of the breed.
Unlike many mixed breeds or customized dog breeds, the current lineage of the Colorado Bulldog only dates back to the 1990’s. There were several attempts at breeding a dog of a similar name back in the 1960’s but the purest and most recent version is the one you should be seeking out. There are reasons for this explained in other item in this list.
2. One of their best traits is their even temperament.
Here we use the word “even” to mean not only the trait that exists in the individual dog, but also across the entire breed. Regardless of the size or weight of your Colorado Bulldog, you can expect the same temperament, making them easy to get along with.
3. Though its appearance is similar to a Pit Bull, the breed has no connection to the breed.
It is understandable why people might avoid this dog due to its appearance. But the dog is a mix of AmStaff and Bulldog, so the aggressive nature has been largely bred out of the lineage. Because it generally takes four generations for the final traits to take hold, the breed has had sufficient time to be accepted as an actual breed.
4. They are very territorial.
If you are looking for a watchdog or a dog to guard your property it is hard to go wrong with this choice. Not only are they visually intimidating, they have the literal muscle to back up the appearance.
5. They are easy to train.
Despite the appearance of being stubborn, the Colorado Bulldog is easy to train. Like most dogs, it can have a bit of a stubborn streak but is easily trained out of them. Though they appear aggressive, it is a trait that only comes to the surface when they are confronted.
6. They can do fine when living in an apartment.
Like most dogs, the Colorado Bulldog prefers being outside but is happy living in a reasonably sized apartment. The reason to add “reasonably” is because inside or outside, this breed is very active, so expect them to romp around the apartment or house on a regular basis.
7. Being a larger sized dog means you will need to help them burn off their energy.
Here, larger sized means in the weight range of between 65 and 100 pounds. You will need to take them out for daily walks, and not just for them to do their doody. Walking means long walks, generally around the 1 or 2 mile distance – one way. You can make things easier on yourself if you have a large yard or field for them to romp in.
8. They have a normal litter size of 5 puppies.
This information is supplied so those of you who are thinking about breeding them can have a good idea of what to expect. Just remember to get all the right whelping equipment and be sure to let prospective owners know what they can expect.
9. It is actually a rare breed because it can be easily mistaken for breeds that appear similar.
More common breeds of dogs such as the Cane Corso, Olde Bulldogge, and the Standard American Bulldog have all been confused with the Colorado Bulldog. This means that they are becoming rarer each day because people opt for one of these other breeds!
10. One of its key advantages is that it is not subject to the respiratory problems of other bulldog breeds.
One of the reasons for creating the Colorado Bulldog was to breed out the negative hereditary trait of having breathing problems many bulldog owners are well aware of. So you get the best traits of the bulldog lineage without worrying about asthma or other breathing problems.