IOEBA Valley Bulldog History
Valley Bulldog is an extremely rare breed. The Valley Bulldog is thought to have originated in the Annapolis Valley
of Nova Scotia, Canada thus giving it the name "Valley Bulldog".
For the most part the development
of the Valley Bulldog can be traced back to the mid 1900's although it is entirely possible to have existed much longer,
research is still pending. Research has discovered that several of today's breeders are said to have produced 10 to
15 generations of pure Valley Bulldogs in their breeding programs.
The genetic origin and foundation of the Valley
Bulldog was established on and incorporated the Bulldog and the Boxer. These two breeds were used because of the
Boxer's athletic ability and exceptional temperament and the Bulldog's courageous and unwavering spirit. Over the years
type has been set and the Valley Bulldog is now a purebred in both form and type.
The Valley Bulldog was
developed as a durable, athletic, working utility dog that was used primarily for farm and ranch work. Valley Bulldogs
were used to work cattle and other unruly livestock as well as protect and guard the farm or ranch and its occupants from
All of these needs and others have lent to the development of this courageous and durable
breed. It should be remembered that the Valley Bulldog of today is truly a working breed.
Official IOEBA Breed Standard
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.
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.
Muzzle too long (more than 3 inches), scissor or even
Eyes : Wide apart and of moderate size. Any color is acceptable.
Fault : Completely white / pink rims.
Nose : From the stop to the end of the nose must be at least an inch.
Fault : Completely pink nose (a small amount is acceptable).
Neck : Short to Medium in length . Should be thick and muscular.
Ribs should be well sprung (rounded) and the chest wide and deep.
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. Fault : Bowing or turned out resulting
in poor movement.
Feet : Round and the pasterns should be strong.
Fault : 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.
Down to hock naturally or screwed. May be docked, of no major importance.
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