Shorty Bull Standard






Shorty Bulls® as they are often referred to are a compact and muscular bulldog of small stature. They are athletically inclined and incredibly agile. Shorty Bulls® have a strong desire to please, are highly intelligent and good natured. Shorties make excellent family dogs and are very tolerant of children and other animals. They are bred to be well rounded family companions. Shorties have a zest for life and are little comics. They can easily adapt to different lifestyles from living in an apartment to life on a farm. Grooming is minimal. Shorty Bulls should never be extremely shy or aggressive.


Height:     15″ and under.

Weight:    40 pounds and under.


Round head with typical bulldog features. Eyes set far apart and should not protrude.


Should be curved, not straight. Nose should be turned up slightly and may be black or liver colored. Dudley noses are a cosmetic fault.


Undershot, but not excessively undershot.


May be any color although brown is the preferred eye color.


Cropped at all times unless from a country where it is illegal to do so, then drop set will be accepted , erect ears are a fault.


Should be short from back of the neck to the tail. Chest should be broad for height and have depth reaching to the elbow. A compact look is desired.


Front quarters and hindquarters should be proportionate, not lending to a narrow rear, and the chest may be broader that the rear, but very narrow hindquarters are a fault.


Shoulders and Rumps
Well rounded and well muscled, lending to an appearance of strength. There may be a slight rise over the loins.


Heavy boned and in direct proportion to the body. Long legs in proportion to the body or fine bones are a fault. Cow hocked or pigeon toed is a fault.


Tight feet and straight pasterns. Splayed feet are a fault.


Tail must be short, either docked or screwed.


All coat colors accepted except merle or black and tan.


Good natured and even tempered. Extreme shyness or undue aggression is unacceptable.