White & Brindle English American Bulldog (Engam Bulldog)

English American Bulldog Dog Breed

Other names:
American English Bulldog
Engam Bulldog
Olde American Bulldog
Olde Bulldog

The English American Bulldog is no mystery hybrid. Part English Bulldog and part American Bulldog, they are loving and gentle while remaining social and playful. This breed fits pretty well into most households, as they can live indoors or out. They do great with kids and usually get along well with other pets. Although they make good watch dogs due to their loyal, protective natures, they range from friendly to reserved with guests and are not aggressive. Grooming and exercising them should be fairly easy but training may be more manageable for an experienced owner. Note, this breed is likely to have a few health concerns.

English American Bulldog Breed Details

The English American Bulldog is a hybrid of two breeds that are courageous and fierce-- without being aggressive. The English Bulldog side was utilized for bull baiting and dog fighting until it was outlawed; no need to worry, those traits have been long bred out of lovable pups you find from responsible sources! The American Bulldog originated as a guardian of property and a rancher's hand-- helping to reign in unruly cattle and hogs. This EngAm, too, should be a capable worker and protector, if necessary. They are suitable for many owners as long as there is ample space in your home and you have time to devote to their daily exercise. Here are a few quick English American Bulldog facts:


  • Can live indoors or out
  • Not exceptionally needy
  • Cute, wrinkly head
  • Gentle and loving
  • Good with children
  • If socialized early, can be good with other pets
  • Easily groomed
  • Exercise needs are not intense
  • Can make a good watch dog
  • May be trained for farm duties


  • Fenced yard recommended
  • Better suited for homes than small apartments
  • Large size pets require supervision around small children
  • May be dominant towards other pets
  • Expect drool and slobber
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Not an exercise partner, most likely
  • Likelihood to inherit various health conditions from parent breeds
12 - 15 yrs.
20 - 27 in.
50 - 100 lbs
OverallFamily FriendlyChild FriendlyPet FriendlyStranger Friendly
Easy to GroomEnergy LevelExercise NeedsHealthShedding Amount
Barks / HowlsEasy to TrainGuard DogPlayfulnessWatch Dog
Apartment DogCan be AloneGood for Busy OwnersGood for New OwnersIntelligence

English American Bulldog Breed Description

English Bulldog and American Bulldog crosses are somewhere in the 50-100 pound range; hybrids vary so much in terms of size that the best way to estimate how large yours may grow is to see the parents. EngAms often are larger, more athletic looking and with a more proportionate body than the English but usually retain the broad wrinkled head and strong chest. The short, low maintenance coat is usually multicolored (including white).

This breed is not one of the easiest to train. That being said, if from the beginning you can consistently instruct them with patience (and offer them plenty of treats and praise), results will gradually come; often they are said to be stubborn. Note the EngAm should have early socialization to not be overly assertive with other pets if they inherit more American Bulldog characteristics.

While many tend to be skeptical of bulldog breeds, if raised with love and patience, they are good family companions. They enjoy playing, attention, and affection which children provide so well, however, their large size may pose an accidental hazard to very small children. Most will do fine with other pets if socialized from a young age. Although watchful and protective, they are not outright aggressive and make good watch dogs. In fact, they will often be friendly and outgoing-- although sometimes remaining reserved until familiar with the person.

Although more athletic than the purebred English, they (on average) need only a medium amount of activity. At least 30 minutes per day of walks and outdoor playtime is recommended. A fenced yard is also highly desirable for this hybrid. EngAms also enjoy trips to the dog park and plenty of toys!

English American Bulldog Health

EngAms will likely experience fewer health problems over their lives as hybrids have greater genetic diversity than purebreds. Unfortunately bulldogs are known to have a host of problems they can pass down to their puppies-- even hybrids. Heart disease, breathing disorders (due to their short snouts) and cancer are a few serious issues to consider; hip and elbow dysplasia, allergies and Icthyosis (skin disease) are a few others to consider. There a host of other diseases and disorders that can be seen by visiting both parent breed pages. Finally, a couple things to keep in mind are:

  • Choose a breeder that has a good reputation and is available to answer any questions you may have. Ask for health guarantees or certifications of the parents.
  • Don't skip regular veterinary appointments--even if your pet seems well. This can detect and prevent issues you may not know are present.

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Authored by:Dog-Learn
Updated:April 20, 2017