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Campeiro Bulldog

GENERAL APPEARANCE: Dog of powerful and broad constitution, indicating strength and agility. Almost square body shape. Vigorous, muscular, strong-boned limbs. Bulky head and broad chest. Imposing appearance. Viewed from above, it should be broad in the shoulders and comparatively narrow in the loin.

Personality:  Active, alert and agile.

Energy Level : Very Active.  This dog is active and energetic, and needs daily exercise. 

Good with children:  Yes.

Good with other dogs:  With supervision.

Grooming:  Seasonal.


Life Expectancy : 10-12  years old.

Bark level:  Bark when necessary.



The Campeiro Bulldog has its origins in the Bulldogs that came to Brazil brought by European immigrants since the 18th century. Due to cattle ranching being always strong in the southern region, Bulldogs were widely used to capture wild cattle that were raised in the middle of a hostile environment of field and native forest. He participated in large tropeadas always capturing the runaway ox. In the slaughterhouses he had an active participation, requested to hold a wild ox whenever necessary. Bulldogs for work had an almost natural selection, since those who were very short had a disadvantage in traveling long distances and in not being able to pull while holding the ox. And those who, through crosses with another breed, became very tall, lost the instinct of a catcher, the precision of movements, in addition to being vulnerable to the onslaughts of the oxen with their kicks and goreds. What was considered a good dog? The body should be strong. The broad head with strong jaws; the snout broad and strong, not short like the current Bulldog, nor as long as the Bullmastiff, so that it could bite and hold an ox regardless of its weight. A watchful and calm temperament dog, with a strong fighting spirit and companionship. This temperament would have to be so obstinate that it knew no bounds and so controlled that it always obeyed the drover's commands. Thus, “selected in the deal” was born the CAMPEIRO BULLDOG.

Country of Origin: Brazil.

GENERAL APPEARANCE: Dog of powerful and broad constitution, indicating strength and agility. Almost square body shape. Vigorous, muscular, strong-boned limbs. Bulky head and broad chest. Imposing appearance. Viewed from above, it should be broad in the shoulders and comparatively narrow in the loin.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS:  The height at the withers should preferably be equal to the length measured from the withers to the tail set.

BEHAVIOR AND TEMPERAMENT:  Versatile, with guardian characteristics. It stands out for its fidelity to its owner, tenacity and courage. His temperament is vigilant and calm, persevering, with a strong fighting spirit and companionship. Very docile with children; He is an easily adaptable dog. Controllable, not shy, barks little, is quiet.


HEAD :  Bulky with good cheeks; wide with strong jaws and with loose skin without excess wrinkles. The measurement of head circumference is, at least, in the same proportion of height and length for females and obligatorily greater for males.


skull :  Quite broad, tall and slightly rounded, with strong musculature. Viewed from the front, it forms a straight line between the ears when attentive.

Stop : Well defined.



Snout:  Short, with a maximum of 1/3 and a minimum of 1/5 of the length of the skull. Wide under the eyes; thick with the lateral lines parallel to the nose tip; as square as possible when viewed from above.

Truffle:  Well formed, good size and well pigmented.

Jaws and Teeth: Jaws wide, massive and square. The inferior must advance beyond the superior and rise at the end of the mandible. Strong teeth with canines well developed for gripping and well spaced apart. Preference is given to incisors that are well aligned to the canines. Apparent lower teeth are acceptable. The dentition must be as complete as possible. Apparent canines, extra teeth and lack of P1 are tolerated.  Lower prognathism, which should not exceed 3 cm.

Eyes: Oval, of medium size, not being deep or protruding. Preferably with well-pigmented eyelids. The color of the eyes, as dark as possible, going from brown to dark brown, in the specimens with the dark nose. In red truffle specimens, the lighter shades, light brown (honey color) are accepted. You should avoid droopy eyes with a “whiny” aspect.

Ears : Small, hanging, triangular; facing backwards (in pink), with high insertion, as far apart as possible from each other are also accepted. When bent slightly towards the eyes, the length must not exceed the inner corner of the eyeball.

Lips: Thick and drooping without too much, not exceeding the lower jaw line by more than 50% of the height of the muzzle in its entirety. The lip rhyme should be as pigmented as possible.  

NECK :  Strong, of moderate length, very muscular and of approximate circumference to the skull, with loose skin that forms a dewlap which should not be excessive.


Back: Moderately short, straight, with a slightly sloping upward line to the croup.

Ribs: Well sprung.

Croup: Slightly rounded.

chest :  Of remarkable amplitude, almost round, and the depth must reach the height of the elbows.

TAIL:  Set on low, thick at the root, of moderate length and inconstant line; broken naturally. Preference is given to a tail which does not exceed in length, by two thirds, the distance from the tail set on to the point of the hock.



PREVIOUS :  Vigorous and muscular, with strong bones.

Shoulders: Broad, muscular and oblique.  


Elbows:   Slightly away from the ribs, they are correctly directed forward, in a vertical line measured from the elbows to the ground, in proportion to the height.

Forearms:  Well developed and with strong, straight bones. Pasterns: Moderately angled.


Feet: They are slightly turned outwards with toes slightly apart and slightly arched.

HINDQUARTERS : Vigorous, muscular, with strong bones.

Thigh: Well developed, indicating vigor and activity.  


Hocks: Slightly bent, parallel.

Paws :  They are slightly turned outwards with slightly parted and arched toes; with thick, elastic plantar pads.

  • DRIVE :  With balanced gait, keep the head in line with the back and the tail low. His movement is typical; body sway should be noticeable in the croup and ribs, while walking, keep the hindquarters level but not tight. Its gallop is fast, with great propulsion.

  • COAT

Hair : Short, smooth, of medium texture, neither soft nor rough to the touch.  

  • COLOR:  All colors are accepted

SIZE : Males: 53 cm  

            Females: 51 cm

  • FAULTS  

Any deviation from the terms of this standard should be considered a fault and penalized in exact proportion to its severity and its effects on the health and well being of the dog.  

• Any disproportionate, exaggerated characteristic that may interfere with physical activity or work ability.
• Any dog that shows any sign of physical or behavioral anomaly must be disqualified.



• Males must have both testicles, of normal appearance, well let down and accommodated in the scrotum.

• Only clinically and functionally healthy dogs with typical breed conformation should be used for breeding.

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