Bullhuahua Overview

Parent Breeds:
Chihuahua & English Bulldog
Breed Nickname:
Small to medium
9 to 12 inches
20 to 30 pounds
Life Span:
12 to 14 years
Coat Colors:
White, brindle, red, cream, black, and blue

Bullhuahua Characteristics

Good for First-Time Owners
Good with Children
Easy to Train
Exercise Requirements
Ease of Grooming
Amount of Shedding
Amount of Drooling
Tendency to Bark

About The Bullhuahua

What Is An English Bulldog Chihuahua Mix Called?

The mixed breed between an English Bulldog and a Chihuahua is called a Bullhuahua. Some prefer to call it a Bulleenie – and isn’t that simply adorable?

These dogs might get a bad reputation from their parent breeds, but Bullhuahuas can be excellent family dogs with the correct training.

Keep reading our ultimate guide to learn more about the Bullhuahua.

Bullhuahua Breed History

  • First bred in the 1990s.

  • Thought to have originated in North America.

  • Minimizes health issues of the parent breeds.

There isn’t too much information on the Bullhuahua as of yet, as they tend to be a less popular Chihuahua-hybrid breed.

However, the majority of the Chihuahua hybrid breeds originated in North America in the 90s.

The boost of designer breeds came from breeders wanting to minimize the health effects of purebred dogs.

Purebred dogs are all somewhat inbred, and this can lead to plenty of health complications down the line.

Chihuahuas were the most popular small dog in the world during the 90s, and this is still true today.

Owners are intrigued about a crossbreed that gives them the size of a Chihuahua without as many of the health issues.

The parent breeds are much older than the Bullhuahua, though. Chihuahuas are thought to have originated in Mexico earlier than the 9th century, while English Bulldogs were used in the UK for bullfighting in the 1800s.

Bullhuahua Personality & Temperament

  • Lovable companion dogs.

  • Good with children.

  • Can be cautious of strangers and other dogs.

Bullhuahua owners agree that they are sweet and loyal dogs with plenty of courage to offer. While they might be small, they are plenty bold.

They also have a sensitive side and are known for being good with children.

However, Bullhuahuas might take their loyalty too seriously and become wary of other dogs and strangers. Provided that introductions are done slowly, they should be able to make friends cautiously.

Bullhuahuas are lap dogs and love cuddles with their owners. They don’t enjoy being left alone for too long and would prefer to travel anywhere and everywhere with you.

They can be left at home for a few hours, but they might suffer from separation anxiety if you’re any longer.

They don’t require too much exercise, so they’d make excellent pets for seniors who need a low-energy needs dog to cuddle and play with all day.

Bullhuahua Health

  • Major issues concern their eyes, bones, and breathing.

  • Minor issues include their skin, brain, and heart.

  • Life expectancy is between 12 and 14 years.

Bullhuahuas were bred, like many other mixed breeds, to minimize the health conditions of their parent breeds. However, they could still be prone to some of the health issues inherited from either breed.

The main concerns to look out for with Bullhuahuas are eye issues, respiratory problems, and orthopedic issues.

Minor conditions include their skin, heart, brain, and reproductive system.

Bullhuahuas tend to have the same skin folds as English Bulldogs, and these are ideal breeding grounds for bacteria. It’s very common for infections to start here, so these need to be cleaned every day.

Chihuahuas tend to suffer from oral issues, which can be prevented by brushing their teeth once a day. Bullhuahuas can inherit these issues, so you also need to brush their teeth regularly.

Bullhuahua Training

  • More difficult to train than other dogs.

  • Very headstrong and stubborn.

  • Use positive reinforcement only.

Both the Chihuahua and the English Bulldog are rather intelligent dogs, so training them should be easy enough – right? Wrong.

While these dogs are both clever, and therefore their offspring should be too, they’re also incredibly headstrong.

The Bullhuahua follows suit, thinking they know best and deciding to only listen to commands when it suits them.

Teaching them that you are the alpha in the house from an early age should minimize this, but they might still show their stubbornness when training.

Use positive reinforcement only. Negative reinforcement will only make them more resistant to training, making you both stressed and frustrated that you’re not getting anywhere.

Don’t punish your dog because of its stubborn behavior. Instead, work with them to find the best time to train when they’ll be most compliant. They need to be well-rested, fed, and happy

Bullhuahua Exercise Requirements

  • More difficult to train than other dogs.

  • Very headstrong and stubborn.

  • Use positive reinforcement only.

Bullhuahuas don’t need too much exercise, and they’d probably even prefer to stay in and cuddle than go for a walk. However, exercise is very important for dogs and so you should offer 40 minutes of exercise a day.

A short walk and plenty of playtime will be sufficient for most Bullhuahuas. They don’t like running, and this can be painful on their joints due to their heavier bodies.

They don’t do well in hot weather and can suffer from heatstroke, so don’t keep them outside for too long.

As long as these dogs have an owner who can give them lots of attention throughout the day, and a place to stretch their legs outside, then they’ll be happy.

Bullhuahua Diet & Feeding

  • Look for food fortified with nutrients.

  • Be careful not to overfeed them.

Bullhuahuas don’t need food with high protein because they don’t exercise much.

Their food should, however, be full of vitamins and minerals to promote health. Look for foods with omega-3 fatty acids included, as these are good for the skin and nails.

These dogs are known for overeating if given the chance, so only offer them the right amount of food for their weight. Get them weighed every year and alter the amount of food given accordingly.

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Bullhuahua Cost

  • Costs between $150 and $700.

  • Choosing a reputable breeder is imperative.

Bullhuahuas can cost between $150 and $700. They are one of the less common Chihuahua hybrids.

The term ‘Bullhuahua’ can also refer to mixed breeds with American Bulldogs and French Bulldogs.

These dogs might be cute, but the results will offer different characteristics, temperaments, and requirements.

This is one of the reasons why choosing a trusted breeder is essential. They should be able to give you detailed information on the parents so you can be sure you’re getting the right Bullhuahua.

Ongoing costs include food, sturdy toys, and vet bills. Insurance and vet bills might increase if you don’t look after your dog properly, so be mindful of their needs and health.