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Mallorquin Bulldog

Size: Large

Weight: 78 - 80 lbs.

Height: 22" - 23"

Life Span: 10 - 12 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: Majorca; Spain (1600s)

Also Known As: Pero de Presa Mallorquin, Ca de Bou, Majorcan Bulldog

Group: Herding / Guardian

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

No special exercise requirements.

Grooming Needs

Regular brushing is required to keep your Mallorquin Bulldog's shedding under control.

Temperament

The Mallorquin Bulldog is courageous, independent and strong-willed. This breed has a combative personality and does not interact well with children or other pets. However, it makes an excellent guard dog. Over time, breeders have succeeded in making this dog a more affectionate pet, but it still retains its natural instincts as a fighter. This breed requires strict training and should only be kept by experienced handlers.

Compatibility with Kids

Too aggressive for children. This breed is best suited for adult-only homes.

History

Between the 1200s - 1600s, this breed was developed on the Balearic island of Majorca as a bull baiter. By the 1700s, the Mallorquin Bulldog became a favorite in the sport of dog fighting. When dog fighting and bull baiting became illegal in the 1900s, the dogs began decreasing in numbers, but breeders from the Spanish mainland saved the breed and began showing it at European dog shows. Today, these dogs are still rare, but through selective breeding are becoming better companions than ever before.

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