Campeiro Bulldog is a Brazilian dog breed. Its history dates back several hundred years, and the bulldogs of the old type brought to the continent in the 16th century, are considered to be the ancestors.
Characteristics Campeiro Bulldog
- Country of Origin: Brazil
- The size: Large
- Growth: 48-58 cm
- The weight: 35–45 kg
- Age: 10–12 years old
- FCI breed group: Not recognized
- Devoted to the owner and family;
- Great with children;
- Require training.
Character Campeiro Bulldog
In Brazil, the animals were adapted to local conditions and crossed with local dogs. This is how the Campeiro Bulldog appeared, which for several centuries helped shepherds. Interestingly, these dogs were especially popular in the south. Until the 1960s, the Campeiro bulldog was considered an exclusively working breed. However, already in the 1980s, his fate was in jeopardy. New breeds of shepherd dogs sharply supplanted the bulldog. But thanks to the efforts of the breeders from the ClayDomínio club, it still managed to save him.
Campeiro Bulldog is a serious and responsible dog. He loves to work and always tries to serve the owner. Of course, if he correctly raised a puppy since childhood. Dogs of this breed need early socialization-at about 2-3 months the puppy is time to start being introduced to the outside world. And a little later, from about five months, you can start training playfully. A serious education, for example, a general training course, is better to entrust a professional dog handler.
It is believed that the Campeiro Bulldog is easily studied and with pleasure listens to the owner. All this is true only if the dog recognized the leader of the “pack” in it, and for this, the owner will have to try. A bulldog is a dog with a strong character, striving for leadership.
However, if he already understood and accepted the arrangement of roles in the family, you should not worry. A dog of this breed will become the most devoted and affectionate pet in the world, especially since it is very loyal to children. Running and playing with kids is one of the favorite activities of a fun campeiro. But parents should still be careful: a pet cannot always adequately calculate strength in a game with young children. Therefore, their communication should take place under the supervision of adults.
As for the animals in the house, the bulldog is rather phlegmatic in this matter. A calm and peaceful dog prefers to avoid open conflicts. And bully representatives of the breed are extremely rare. However, if it comes to competition, the dog will stand to the last.
The short coarse coat of the Bulldog is easy to care for. The dog does not need to be bathed or brushed frequently. It is enough to wipe the pet once a week with a damp hand to remove the fallen hair.
Conditions of detention
Like all bulldogs, Campeiro is prone to be overweight. Therefore, the most important thing in keeping such a pet is the quality and quantity of food offered to it. Choose a manufacturer in accordance with the recommendations of a veterinarian or breeder.
The campeiro bulldog is a rather active dog, although he will also not mind lying quietly on the couch. He does not need intense loads, but weight pulling may be to his liking.