Bull-Pei: The English Bulldog & Chinese Shar-Pei Mix

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The Bull Pei is a mixed dogs who’s parents are the English Bulldog and the Chinese Shar-Pei.

He participates in obedience and guarding and is a protective and loving dog.

These dogs are very athletic and strong, but they don’t require much exercise like other athletic breeds.

They will generally be satisfied with 40 to 60 minutes a day of exercise, although most will happily go longer.

They are well suited in apartments because they are not that loud or active, although they may not get along with other animals sometimes.

They should be trained and socialized early. It will help with their willfulness as well as with getting on with other dogs.

Bull-Pei Puppies – Before You Buy…

A grey Bull Pei looking up at you
The Bull Pei is fairly easy to train.

What Price are Bull Pei Puppies?

The price of Bull Pei puppies is anywhere between $500 to $1,200.

How to Find Reputable Bull Pei Breeders?

Finding a breeder to purchase your Bull Pei puppy from can be a daunting task. It should be a decision that needs a lot of research and consideration.

Before you begin your search for a reputable breeder, learn about the breed standard and research about any health conditions prevalent in the breed.

Figure out what they were originally bred for and what makes the breed what it is.

There are many ways you can search for a reputable breeder. You can begin by doing a Google search.

Ask your local breed or kennel clubs, or your family and friends.

Be active in communities devoted to your chosen breed, or attend dog shows and events in your location.

Once you have found a breeder, you will want to put them through a screening process to determine that they are the reputable kind.

Whether the dogs are shown in the ring or compete in obedience sports, you will want to see the worth of their breeding dogs by evaluating their capabilities and temperament and capabilities.

This ensures that they will produce those same great qualities you want to see in your puppy.

Temperament is the next important factor to consider when looking at a breeder’s dogs.

Meet the parent dogs or talk to people who have or own dogs from those pedigrees.

Knowing the personality of the puppy’s pedigree will give you a clear idea of what the puppy’s personality will be like.

No dog is perfect, but a breeder should strive to match one dog with another to improve any potential faults one may pass on to a litter.

Do not be afraid to ask for health testing certification and documentation. Ask for references from past customers as well.

Allow a breeder to choose the puppy for you. You must let the breeder know exactly what you want in your dog and allow them to match a puppy to you.

If they are good and knowledgeable, they can best determine which puppy best matches what you are looking for in your dog.

Feel free to tell them which gender or color you prefer, but you should know that there are no guarantees.

The puppy that best matches you and your family may not be exactly what you were looking for in terms of appearance.

Remember, no dog is perfect. Ending up with the right dog is a combination of many things, like knowledge, good breeding practices, training, and socialization.

3 Little-Known Facts About Bull Pei Puppies

  1. Bull Pei dogs bark and snore. They are not dogs that you will forget you have around.
  2. They should be fed 2½ to 3 cups of high-quality dry dog food every day.
  3. They are not good in too cold or too warm weather. They need it very temperate or you will need to make sure they don’t overheat in the summer or get too cold in the winter.

Physical Traits of the Bull Pei

A light colored Bull Pei sitting on a couch
The Bull Pei is an affectionate, loving, and protective dog.

The hybrid of the Bulldog and the Shar-Pei is a medium to a large square-bodied dog with powerful muscles and jaws and a thick neck.

Their heads are larger than average for their body size.

They also have a muzzle that can range between the broad, flat snout of the Bulldog and the substantial medium-length muzzle of the Shar-Pei.

They have small eyes that are placed low on the face. Their ears are triangular and set high on the head and fold flat down to the side or the front of the face.

Both the Bulldog and the Shar-Pei have wrinkles, but the Shar-Pei’s are a bit more dramatic. The

Bull Pei offspring is likely to inherit the wrinkles as well.

They have a short, straight, single-layer coat. Depending on which parent dog they take after, this hair may be fine and flat, or straight and very coarse.

Have a fine texture and lay flat against the body or stand out straight from the body with an extremely coarse texture.

When it comes to grooming, these dogs are quite easy to deal with. Their short coat is quite manageable.

They require regular brushing with a curry comb or soft bristle brush to control the shedding and distribute body oils.

Monthly baths are usually sufficient for these dogs.

Care should be taken to ensure that the folds do not get any moisture or dirt trapped in them as this may lead to skin irritation. A foul odor may also develop.

Medicated shampoo may be required if any skin disorder develops.

The face and the area of the muzzle area should be checked and wiped down weekly to avoid red yeast formation or bacterial and fungal infections.

How Big is a Full-Grown Bull Pei?

The Bull Pei can grow to 16 to 18 inches and weigh anywhere between 35 to 65 lbs.

What is the Life Expectancy of the Bull Pei?

The Bull Pei has a life expectancy of 8 to 12 years, which is somewhat shorter than average for large breeds.

Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Bull Pei

The Bull Pei laying on the grass
The Bull Pei is the mix of the English Bulldog and the Chinese Shar-Pei.

The Bull Pei is typically a fairly placid animal who is happiest when spending time with their family.

They are confident and tend to become territorial.

Most Bull Peis along very well with kids, thanks to their Bulldog heritage. However, Shar-Peis are not always tolerant of children.

Some Bull Peis will inherit this temperament instead. They should be supervised when around small children.

Socialization is essential for this dog to prevent anxiety or aggression because unsocialized Bull  Peis are much more likely to act aggressively and lash out at strangers or other animals.

They may also be more likely to chase smaller household pets than other dogs. They should be fairly easy to train, although you may encounter some Bull Peis that are a little more stubborn.

Be firm, consistent, and patient with your training methods. Training them with rewards, positivity, and praise has proven to be very effective with this breed.

The Bull Pei’s Diet

Bull Peis need appropriate nutrition to suit their specific needs. It’s advised to feed a raw diet for adults and a homecooked diet for puppies under 6 months of age.

If this is not an option, premium quality adult formula kibble that is either low-grain or no-grain should suffice.

Probiotics should be added to their diet regularly. Occasional table scraps of plain meat, vegetables, and the like are fine to add in.

Avoid refined products, as well as highly sweetened, seasoned, and processed foods.

How Much Exercise Does a Bull Pei Need?

Both the Shar-Pei and the Bulldog don’t require a lot of exercise. The Bull Pei will be satisfied with several short exercise sessions throughout the day.

The Bull Pei may also be more susceptible to weather-related problems, so precautions should be taken when exercising in either very hot or very cold weather.

They don’t typically bark, but it is noticeable when they do. They tend to snore rather loudly.

These dogs prefer a yard to sniff around in, but they can also be quite content in an apartment environment, just as long as they are close to their family.

Bull Pei Health and Conditions

There are health issues from the parents they could inherit, like reverse sneezing, joint dysplasia, swollen hock syndrome, OCD, bloat, patellar luxation, cancer, and hypothyroidism.

They can also suffer from eye and skin problems.

My Final Thoughts on the Bull PeiA side view of a Bull Pei

The Bull Pei is an affectionate, loving, and protective dog. He is energetic, playful, curious, and sometimes quite stubborn!

He also has a gentle side, though he can be territorial. He’s alert and not welcoming of strangers until they get used to them.

He is brilliant, loyal, and can be a terrific family dog, getting along with everyone especially when they’re socialized early.

He loves being with his humans and is quiet and confident.

The Bull Pei is fairly easy to train, though he does have a stubborn side that can come out more strongly in some dogs.

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