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Breed Type



9-11 years


Breed Information

Group Extinct
Popularity/Rank 394
Origin Germany
Other Names Barenbeiszer, Boxmatian, Bullenbijter, German Bulldog, German Mastiff
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) Unavailable
Size Large
Weight 40-100 pounds (18-45 kg)
Height 16-28 inches (40-70 cm)
Lifespan 9-11 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Hunting.
Date of Origin 17th century
Ancestry German

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Smooth
Coat Colors Black, Brown, Tan
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown, Hazel, Blue, Amber, Green
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Tan, Liver, Red, Blue
Coat Color Possibilities Fawn, Brindle, Black, White, Red, Tan, Blue, Grey
Coat Length Short
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture Short and dense.
Recommended Brushes Slicker Brush, Pin Brush, Undercoat Rake, Nail Clippers, Shedding Blade, Grooming Comb, Mat Breaker.
Brushing Frequency Once a week

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Energetic, Funny, Hunting, Intelligent, Loyal, Obedient
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Moderate
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Yes

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 30-60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 2 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 3.5 cups
Daily Cost $50-$100
Monthly Cost $50-$100


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Bullenbeisser have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 5-8 puppies (Once a year.)


The Bullenbeisser dog is a large breed of hunting dog that originated in Germany. It is also known as the German Bulldog or the German Mastiff. The Bullenbeisser has a muscular and powerful body, with a broad head and short muzzle. Its ears are usually cropped, but some owners prefer to leave them uncropped. The coat of the Bullenbeisser is short and dense, usually black or brown in color with white markings on its chest and feet.

The lifespan of the Bullenbeisser is between 8-10 years, with an average size of 24-27 inches tall at the shoulder and weighing between 80-110 pounds. They come in a variety of colors including black, brown, fawn, brindle, red and white.

The personality of the Bullenbeisser is loyal and devoted to its family but can be aggressive towards strangers if not properly socialized from an early age. They are very intelligent dogs that need plenty of mental stimulation to stay happy and healthy.

Bullenbeissers are generally friendly with other dogs as well as children when raised together from puppyhood; however they may be wary around strangers or unfamiliar animals due to their protective nature.

The temperament of the Bullenbeisser is alert yet gentle; they make excellent guard dogs due to their loyalty towards their family members but can also be quite playful when given enough exercise and attention from their owners.

Health wise, this breed does not suffer from any major health issues; however they may be prone to hip dysplasia which can cause lameness if left untreated for too long so regular checkups should be done by your veterinarian for early detection if any problems arise.

In terms of adaptability level, this breed does best in homes where there are no small children or other pets present as they may become overly protective over them which could lead to aggression issues if not properly trained from an early age on how to behave around others appropriately.

Overall, owning a Bullenbeisser can bring many benefits such as providing companionship for its owner while also being able to provide protection against intruders due to its loyal nature; however it’s important that owners understand how much time needs to be dedicated into training this breed correctly so that it can reach its full potential without becoming overly aggressive towards others unnecessarily


The Bullenbeisser, also known as the German Bulldog, was a breed of dog that originated in Germany. The breed was almost extinct by the early 21st century, but has since been revived.

The Bullenbeisser was a large and powerful dog, used for hunting bear, boar, and deer. The breed was also used for bull-baiting, a popular blood sport in which bulls were pitted against dogs. The Bullenbeisser was an ideal candidate for this sport due to its size and strength.

The Bullenbeisser eventually fell out of favor with hunters as more efficient breeds were developed. In addition, the rise of animal welfare movements led to the outlawing of bull-baiting in many countries. This put the Bullenbeisser on the path to extinction.

The breed was kept alive by a few dedicated fanciers in Germany. In the early 21st century, interest in the Bullenbeisser began to grow again. This revival is due in part to the popularity of historical reenactment events such as Renaissance fairs and medieval festivals.

The Bullenbeisser is recognized as a breed by a few kennel clubs including the United Kennel Club (UKC) and American Kennel Club (AKC). The AKC lists the breed under its Foundation Stock Service (FSS), which is reserved for breeds that are not yet eligible for full AKC recognition.