Valley Bulldog Description
They vary in color. The most common colors are brindle, white, black, tan, fawn, and red. They have risen ears. Their tails are either short stumps or very small and corkscrewed. They have a slight to an extreme overbite. The breed originated in Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, and Canada which is where they get the name Valley Bulldog. It is unknown how long the breed has been in existence. Their bloodline includes Boxers and English Bulldogs.
Valley Bulldogs have excellent temperaments. If socialized from a young age they make a wonderful companion. They get along well with other animals and people (young children included). They are calm and gentle but can also be very silly and playful. They are a very intelligent breed which makes them ideal for training. They love being in the company of people, family and strangers alike. They do make good guard dogs because they will bark and unfamiliar noises.
Valley Bulldogs are especially prone to skin infections. It is very important that the folds of skin around the face are kept as clean and dry as possible. Skin irritations and allergic reactions are also fairly common in the breed. Some Valley Bulldogs have problems breathing, usually a direct result of their short noses. Overweight Valley Bulldogs are at a greater risk for heart problems and asthma. It is very important to limit a Valley Bulldogs diet. The breed has a tendency, like many dog breeds, to eat and act hungry when they are not.
Valley Bulldogs need to exercise daily. They are energetic and love to run. They are also very tough chewers and should have plenty of safe toys to chew on. Without exercise, a Valley Bulldog may become disobedient and destructive.
Special Grooming Needs
The Valley Bulldog does not require a good deal of grooming. Their coats are short and are brushing once every couple of weeks will suffice. They shed an average amount and do so two months out of the year. A great deal of attention must be paid to keeping the folds of skin on their faces clean and dry. Washing and thoroughly towel drying the face area must be done once a day. If a Valley Bulldog has been exposed to rain or mud their face must be washed and dried immediately.