American Bulldog / Dalmatian Mix

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Other name(s): Bullmatian

The basics:
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes. 

The first generation Bullmatian is a cross between a pure American Bulldog and a pure Dalmatian, although subsequent generations may have different proportions of the two breeds in the mix. The result is often an eye-catching white and black spotted dog that, in an ideal world, doesn't suffer from some of the health challenges of the parent breeds.

Appearance / health:
While all mixed-breed dogs can vary in appearance, the Bullmatian usually is a rather muscular-looking white dog with black patches and spots.

Behavior / temperament:
While it's impossible to predict the exact personality of a mixed-breed dog, the Bullmatian will do best with a consistent alpha who loves to spend time with this active animal.