HISTORY: The Shortybull is a new line of bulldogs who are being bred in the miniature size. Unlike a lot of other bully breeds bred down in size, the Shortybull does not contain Boston Terrier or Pug in it’s lines. These dogs are being bred for their working ability and physical traits and not solely on looks.
The Shortybull was founded in a rural Kansas community by Amy Krogman and co-founder Jamie Sweet. Great care was taken to ensure this breed was not a “mini” of any other breed, but was very much a breed of its own with a unique appearance and temperament, unrivaled by other small bull breeds.
The vision/goal was to develop a healthy, functional small breed of dog that had a stable temperament all wrapped up in the classic bulldog look. In keeping with the vision to create a true bulldog, Boston Terriers and Pugs were avoided in the development of the Shortybull. Each breed used in the composite of the Shortybull was chosen for a specific trait such as size, structure, temperament, health, and ability. After years of extensive research into the many breeds that carried traits which were needed and desired in order to develop the Shortybull, and which became the cornerstones of the breed, the Shortybull was finally born.
Strong consideration was also given to ensuring this breed would be capable of unassisted breeding and ease of whelping with excellent mothering ability. Knowing that most bulldogs today have numerous health issues, strong emphasis given in order to developing a dog that would leave the health problems of the bully breeds behind. Creating a dog that is healthier also moved in the direction of function and ability. Your Shortybull will have the capacity to enjoy an active lifestyle, from playing fetch in the yard to becoming a companion on a run as this breed is not only willing, but capable of much activity. They participate happily at such events as rally obedience and agility competitions.
Although small, they are defiantly not delicate and thrive in any lifestyle so be prepared to enjoy many healthy, active years with your Shortybull. Once you meet one you will be a lifelong fan. It was a long journey and many years of careful breeding and documentation to bring the blueprint of a solid, all around healthy bulldog, in a fun size package, to life but the journey was a worth the results. Only after all the groundwork was laid and the theory was well tested was the Shortybull introduced to the public, and they quickly developed a large and loyal following worldwide.
The future of the Shortybull seems limitless. Through careful breeding, continued education, and development of quality programs, the Shortybull, from inception, has stood the test of time and continues to be all that was envisioned.
HEIGHT: 15 “and under (Over 15” is a Disqualification)
WEIGHT: 40 lbs. Over 40 lbs is allowed but should be proportionate to height. Obesity is a fault.
HEAD: Round head with typical bulldog features. Eyes should set far apart and not protrude. Nose should turn up slightly and may be black or liver colored. Dudley noses are a cosmetic fault.
BITE: All dogs must be undershot but not protruding.
EYES: May be of any color but brown is preferred. Eyes should have an oval shape and not protrude from the skull.
EARS: Cropped, close to the head. In countries where cropped ears are not allowed, dogs may show with natural ears that are either dropped or rose and symmetrical. Prick ears are a disqualification from the show ring.
BODY: Body should be short from withers to tail. Chest should be broad for height and have a depth reaching the elbow. A compact look is desired, width of front and hind quarters should be proportionate, not lending to a narrow rear. The chest may be broader than the rear, but narrow hindquarters are a fault.
SHOULDERS AND RUMP: Well rounded and well muscled, lending to the appearance of strength. There may be a slight rise over the loins but not to an extreme degree.
LEGS: Heavy boned and in direct proportion to the body. Long legs in proportion to the body or fine bones are a serious fault. Cow hocks and pigeon toes are a fault.
FEET: Tight feet and straight pasterns are desired. Splayed feet and weak pasterns are a fault.
TAIL: Tail must be short, either docked or screwed. No long tails permitted in the show ring.
COLOR: All coat colors are acceptable with the exception of black and tan, and merle.
TEMPERAMENT: Good natured and even tempered. Extreme shyness or undue aggression is a fault.