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American Bull Dane (Great Dane x American Bulldog)

A gentle and loving companion, the American Bull Dane’s fearless and alert nature makes it a fabulous working dog, often used in police and military services. They make for a perfect guard dog because of their protective instinct and fierce appearance. The American Bull Dane is likely to derive the independent nature of the American Bulldog, unsuited for first-timers or novice owners. Obedience and socialization training must be given to them since their puppy days to eliminate any unwanted behaviour.

American Bull Dane

Dog Profile

Other Names American Dane
Breed Registry Details IDCR, DRA
Common Physical Features Muscular built; broad head; short ears hanging downwards; long, tapered tail
Coat Type Short, smooth, shiny
Colours Black and white (though it may be available in other combinations too)
Life Expectancy 10-12 years
Size Big
Height Male and Female: 70-90 cm
Weight Male: 50-90 kg; Female: 45-85 kg
Litter Size 5-8 puppies
Personality Independent, loving, affectionate, playful, intelligent, protective
Kids-Friendly Partially (not a good choice for little ones due to their large size)
Animal-Friendly Partially (only when socialized)
Climate Compatibility Moderate (Sensitive to extreme conditions)
Care Level Moderate
Exercise Requirements Moderate Walking (20-30 minutes a day); Jogging (10 minutes)
Grooming Needs Moderate
Coat Brushing Regular (Once a day)
Bathing Occasional (Once a month)
Eyes and Ears Cleaning Frequent (Once a week)
Brushing of Teeth Regular (Once a day)
Nail Clipping Occasional (Once or twice a month)
Adults 3 to 4 cups dry dog food per day
Puppies ½-11/4 cups puppy food at two months, with the amount increasing till the time it is two years old
Hypoallergenic No
Barking Capacity Minimal (Howls when the situation calls for)
Trainability Moderate to Difficult (as the American Bulldogs have an independent nature and can be difficult to train)
Probable Health Problems Hip and elbow dysplasia (that it may inherit from both its parents), Wobbler’s syndrome (like the Great Dane), eye problems (similar to the American Bulldog)
Origin USA

Did You Know

  • In terms of popularity, it is known to rank 14th among the crossbreeds in the United States of America.

Suitable Names for An American Bull Dane


  • Badshah
  • Jarvis
  • Joe
  • Browny
  • Bullet


  • Lady
  • Betsy
  • Rosy
  • Angel
  • Susan

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