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Serrano Bulldog

The Serrano Bulldog, with its strong muscular body might appear aggressive, but it makes for a calm and intelligent guard dog that does not like to show unnecessary aggression. Agile, energetic, and courageous, the Serrano excels as an excellent working dog suitable for herding and moving cattle.

It is a bulldog with balanced temperament and does not hesitate to bite or attack when provoked. Extremely submissive to its handler, the Serrano is an ideal choice if you are looking for a walking and racing companion with good guarding abilities.

Breed Characteristics

  • Other Names:Brazilian Mountain Bulldog, Buldogue serrano, Mountaineer Bulldog
  • Colors:White, black, fawn, brown, tan
  • Life Expectancy:10-12 years
  • Height:Male: 20-22 in
    Female: 19-21 in
  • Weight:Male: 66-88 lbs
    Female: 55-77 lbs
  • Temperament:Mild-tempered, dignified, submissive to owner
  • Good with Kids:Yes
  • Exercise requirements:Moderate
  • Hypoallergenic:No
  • Litter Size:4-6 puppies
  • Barking Capacity:Low
  • Health Problems:No specific health issues reported
  • Trainability:Moderately difficult
  • Origin:Brazil
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Serrano Bulldog Puppies

Serrano Bulldog’s History: A Timeline

    1800s

    The Serrano Bulldog originated from breeds brought to the southern Brazilian states by European immigrants

    1900s

    It was widely used in slaughterhouses where it could drag pigs by their ears and subdue cattle

    1970s

    Hygienic measures prevented its use in butcher shops and slaughterhouses, pushing the breed towards extinction

    2001

    Cynophile Ralf Schein Bender successfully rescued the Serrano from extinction

    2009

    Recognized by the Confederação Brasileira de Cinofilia (CBKC)

Care

Nutrition
Exercise
Grooming
Training

High-quality dry dog food, offering a balanced mix of all the essential nutrients would help your Serrano in achieving its overall development.

If you are looking to offer your dog homemade food, then make it a point to include eggs, meat, and fresh vegetables in its diet.

There are also plenty of commercial dry dog foods available in the market among which Hill’s Science Diet and Royal Canin are the brands we would recommend for your Serrano Bulldog.

As a fairly energetic and active breed, your Serrano can be kept content when taken out on one or two walks regularly. Devote your spare time and play with your pup in a fenced yard or when indoors to keep it mentally and physically fit. Because of its strong work ethics, it will love to do any canine job, especially the ones involving cattle.

The Brazilian Mountain Bulldog has a short coat that comes with a smooth texture, which does not need much maintenance. A weekly brushing is all it needs to keep its coat spick and span. Brushing its teeth and cleaning its ears are the other hygienic measures to follow.

The Serrano, being an extremely loyal and intelligent breed, is a delight to train. Although it remains calm and gentle with those who are familiar, it could be suspicious with strangers and other dogs. So, early socialization along with obedience training is necessary to help it remain disciplined.

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Buldogue Serrano

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