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Campeiro Bulldog

The Campeiro Bulldog, known for its agility and strength, is an ancient breed developed in Brazil, where it was primarily used for guarding cattle. It is a true companion that is extremely affectionate towards children, and its courage and tenacity make it an excellent guard dog.

Therefore, if you are an experienced owner and on the lookout for a bold working dog, then this is the breed for you. It does not bark much and is quite adaptable to living in an apartment or condo.

Breed Characteristics

  • Other Names:Buldogue Campeiro, Countryside Bulldog, Brazilian Bulldog, Pampas Bulldog
  • Colors:Brown, brindle, fawn, with white markings
  • Life Expectancy:About 10-12 years
  • Height:Male: 20-22 in
    Female: 19-21 in
  • Weight:Male: 79-93 lbs
    Female: 68-82 lbs
  • Temperament:Loyal, adaptable, courageous, affectionate
  • Good with Kids:Yes
  • Exercise requirements:Moderate
  • Hypoallergenic:Unknown
  • Litter Size:6-8 puppies
  • Barking Capacity:Occasional; when necessary
  • Health Problems:Hip dysplasia, internal and external parasitic infections
  • Trainability:Moderately difficult
  • Origin:Brazil
Buldogue Campeiro
Campeiro Bulldog Puppy

Campeiro Bulldog’s History: A Timeline

    1800s-1900s

    Probably developed from the now-extinct Old English Bulldogs that arrived at the New World along with European settlers

    Mid-1900s

    Commonly used in the slaughterhouses in Mato Grosso do Sul for subduing swine and cattle

    1970s

    New sanitary regulations were imposed, preventing its use in slaughterhouses, while the arrival of foreign breeds also decreased its popularity

    1977

    A young dog lover, Ralf Schein Bender, acquired a female and gathered some of the specimens in the Rio Grande do Sul to breed them

    2001

    Recognized by the Brazilian Confederation of Cynofilia (CBKC)

Brazilian Bulldog
Campeiro Bulldog Image

Care

Nutrition
Exercise
Grooming
Training

Whether you buy it from the pet store or prepare it at home, high-quality dog food with a balanced mix of nutrients like carbs, minerals, and proteins is what your Brazilian Bulldog need.

If you are preparing its food, opt for a diet consisting of beef or chicken and fresh vegetables. When going for commercial foods, Eukanuba and Royal Canin Adult Dry Dog Foods are among the best choices for your Campeiro.

Your Brazilian Bulldog is an active breed that needs some form of regular exercise if it is not directly involved in guarding livestock. So, its daily activity could include brisk walks once or twice a day combined with sufficient indoor or outdoor playtime that provides both physical and mental stimulation.

The Campeiro has a short, smooth coat that does not have to be rigorously groomed. Brush it once or twice a week and gently wipe its coat using a moist cotton cloth if it gets dirty.

Since it is intelligent and loyal to its owner, the Brazilian Bulldog responds well to short training sessions. Always ensure to add fun-filled, positive reinforcement techniques to help make its training more effective. Start socialization early to develop your dog’s outgoing nature.

Campeiro Bulldog Photo
Campeiro Bulldog Picture

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