Australasian Bosdog


Brief History
The Australasian Bosdog was first developed in the early 1990’s. This was a blend of the British Bulldog and several other breeds. The aim was to create short faced, smooth coated, thickset, medium sized, family friendly dog, instantly recognisable as a bulldog type and suitable for Australasian climatic conditions.

Average Life Span
When considering a dog, please realise that you are taking it on for its lifetime.

The average life span is 9 to 12+ years.

The Bosdog hallmark is their impeccable temperaments with adults and children alike. Whilst “tough” in appearance, they are loyal, extremely outgoing and affectionate in nature. Their temperament is very stable and predictable and they enjoy activity.

General Breed Description
The Australasian Bosdog is a short faced, smooth coated, thickset, medium sized dog with a powerful build, showing strength and agility. An Australasian Bosdog is sound and active and conveys the impression of strength, activity and stamina and he exhibits a trustworthy and enduring disposition. Females are generally not so grand or well developed as dogs. Colours are Brindle, Fawn, Red, Tan, White. Pied of any of these colours.


Coat and Care Requirements
Their coats are smooth, short, tight to body. As with any smooth coated breed, some regular maintenance is necessary, and bathing as required. This breed will enjoy frequent exercise, spending time with the family, together with plenty of mental stimulation.


Dogs Australia Activities
Conformation Shows

Height: Males 45-50cm, Females 44-48cm
Weight: Males 30-35kg, Females 26-29kg

All breeds have individual health issues. When speaking to breeders it is recommended you enquire about the breed’s health and what health testing the breeder does. The Bosdog is generally a healthy breed, however health conditions do occur occasionally. These may include Hip Dysplasia (HD), Elbow Dysplasia (ED) and eye testing is carried out by many breeders.

The Bosdog is suitable for those who want a devoted companion who will be part of the family. As with all dogs, young children and pets should always be supervised when together. They are generally good with other dogs and cats, once acquainted, if socialised well as a puppy.

In Conclusion
Now you know a little more about this breed. If you have decided this is the dog for you and wish to investigate further, please contact the Breed Club or Dogs Victoria. They will be able to give you information about available puppies and also suggest dog events where you can see the breed and speak to breeders. In this way you will gain a better perspective of the breed and its needs. With any breed of dog, it is important to research and determine suitability for your lifestyle before committing to a puppy which will be a part of your family for many years to come.

Whilst many breeds are recommended for families, it is imperative that when children are with dogs they are supervised at all times. Basic obedience training is a vital part of dog ownership.

Dogs Victoria is about the responsible ownership of all dogs and in particular the preservation of pure breeds.

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