Bull Arab Discussions

Discussion in 'Bull Breeds Forum' started by Discussion Thread, May 7, 2004.

  1. bolty

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    Hi Vicky :grin:
    Your not missing nothink ;-)
    The pics that are not in this post are these dogs ;-)
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  3. juliekelham

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    stunning looking dogs
  4. minky

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    where's the pics???? :? :?
  5. Anne

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    The posters deleted them from their photobucket album, so they disappear here too :-(
  6. Pita

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    Annestaff is there any need for this thread then? I have read it and am still wondering what we are talking about. If there really is such a beast perhaps someone else will let us have some photos of them.

    LOL just done a search for the breed and the only reference seems to be this thread, is someone pulling our leg do you think?
  7. Anne

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    LOL see what you mean :lol:
  8. Carole

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    here is a pic of one since the others have been removed


    edited : will try and find another :?
  9. Anne

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    I cann't see it Carole :?

    I went and found one too.............

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    well I hope it is, going to look pretty silly if it isn't :lol:
  10. minky

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    nice looking doglet
  11. Pita

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    Look like another staffy cross where can I see more photos so I can assess breed type and why is it not recorded anywhere?
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    so I think there is no type as such they vary a lot in size etc..
  13. Pita

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    Thanks Carol, at one time it would have been called a bull cross and I would have understood but these days dogs always have to be given some sort of strange name, don't know why, perhaps to aid their sale perhaps to add street credo who knows but it is confusing. In the days when people said they had a mastiff/greyhound cross one understood I even know what a lurcher and a JR are but some of the crosses are given names but they seem to be given different names for the same crosses.
  14. Kellby

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    Hi peoples have done a lot of research on bull arabs and there is some info, not alot though, available on the net here is the link to a google search page that has links to bits and pieces including some photos:
    http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&q=Bull arab&meta=

    From what I have been able to find out the "breed" originated here in sunny Queensland Australia as a pig hunting dog. As it does not breed true, requires constant out crossing and there is no definitive lineage or "look", as such it has never been able to be registered as a breed.

    Bull Arabs are bred according to need I guess you could say but the basic dog is usually a cross between bull terrier, greyhound and german shorthaired pointer. Other breeds are then put into the mix according to wether a strength or agility is required. Usual additions include mastiff's, stag or wolf hound, pit bull, plus crossing back to the original three breeds. Ours also has Dalmation in her according to our vet.

    Hope that is helpful. cheers Kellby
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  15. Pita

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    They do all look different don't they, think that is what puzzles me why give such different looking dogs a genetic name. With Lurchers and JR the name tells you what sort of work they do not what they look like, well it does me but if some one says to me I have a Bull Arab I would have very little idea of what their dog looked like. I note you say they are used for hunting, what sort of hunting?
  16. Kellby

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    They are mostly used for pig hunting is my understanding. Although ours will see a pig in that context over my dead body! Legend has it that the actual name Bull Arab came about by accident when the first person to advertise this type of pup forsale, from memory he supposedly had a Doberman called Arab and a Bull Terrier called Bull, made a mistake in putting the add together. So the story goes he had such a response to the ad with people wanting to knpow and own one of these new Bull Arabs that he got together with some mates and perfected the mix and so the "breed' was born.

    Don't know how true that is though.
  17. Shadowboxer

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    Thordell, they are very common xbreeds/mongrels of a particular type (strong, fast, brave, agile), known as pig dogs in Australia (Bull arab is just a fancy label). Try searching Google for "Bull arab" - lots of information and pictures - probably more than you need/want to know :?
  18. Pita

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    Looked on Google UK and got nothing, did not occur to me that the cross was popular somewhere else, no idea why, just never hear of them and as we no longer have wild pigs we have no need of their service. Do wonder if now coursing is no longer legal we will loose the Lurcher as we now know them.

    Thanks for the information, being a nosey type I like to know ;-)
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    another not sure why u didnt find anything i found loads

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