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Bull Mastiff Cross Bull Arab

Bull Arab is a hybrid breed of dog with ancestry in the Greyhound and shorthair Pointers. Later, the Bull Arab was bred to larger breeds such as the Mastiff or Great Dane. The Bull Arab is a strong, loyal, and active dog.

Bull Arabs are also known as the Aussie Pig Dog or Aussie Pig. These dogs may be found in rescues or shelters. Don’t shop!


    • Bull Arabs have a predominantly white coat or cream with brown, tan and black dots. Bull Arabs may have brindled or darker coats.
    • If properly trained, the Bull Arab is a great family pet, even with young children. Make sure your children know how to interact safely with large dogs. Bull Arabs can easily injure small children if they get too excited.
    • Due to their prey drive, the Bull Arab can be quite aggressive towards small animals. Bull Arabs might chase smaller animals, such as cats and dogs.
    • Bull Arabs are susceptible to weight gain, particularly if they get too little exercise and have high energy levels. Your dog should get at least two hours of exercise daily, with some active play and short walks.
    • Bull Arab lovers and breed advocates describe Bull Arabs as loyal, loving family dogs with a gentle, calm presence. This is true when Bull Arabs are properly socialized and trained.
    • Bull Arabs require an experienced person to care for them. They are not suitable for beginners.


  • Mike Hodgens, an Australian breeder, is credited for starting the Bull Arab breeding in 1972. An English Bull Terrier was crossed with a mix of a Greyhound and a German Short-haired Pointer. This reportedly made up 50 percent of the litter’s DNA.
  • Bull Arabs were originally developed to hunt wild pork. To increase the dog’s size, hunters began to add Mastiffs and Great Danes to the breeding line.


  • The Bull Arab is a relatively new breed. There are no standards for size because it is so small. The Aussie Pig is a mixture of the English Bull Terrier and German Short-haired Pointer.
  • They weigh between 60 and 95 pounds and are 24 to 27 inches tall at the shoulder. However, some people are smaller or bigger than the average.


  • The Bull Arab breed is similar to the Pit Bull in the USA. However, there are some negative stereotypes about them in Australia. Due to the many well-publicized tragedies like the attack by two Aussie Pig dogs on a German Shepherd neighbor, Bull Arabs are often seen as aggressive and violent. Bull Arab lovers and breed advocates describe Bull Arabs as loyal, the loving family dog with a calm and gentle presence. This is true when they are properly trained and socialized.


  • The Bull Arab is predisposed to the same conditions as the Greyhound, German Shorthaired Pointer and English Bull Terrier. Although most dogs are healthy, there may be some health problems. Taking good care of your pet and having regular vet checkups are important.
  • Among the most common health issues that Aussie Pigs face are:
    • Bloat
    • Cataracts
    • Cryptorchidism (retained testicles)
    • Epilepsy
    • Primary Lens Luxation can cause blindness.

Take care

  • You should ensure your Bull Arabs have regular veterinary checks to catch any health issues early. Your veterinarian can help you create a routine to keep your dog healthy.
  • Bull Arabs are susceptible to weight gain due to their high energy and lack of exercise. Your dog should get at least two hours of exercise daily, with some active play and short walks.


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