DURIO BULLDOG STANDARD

 


General Description : The ideal Durio Exotic Bulldog is a loyal, courageous dog of medium size with a large powerful head and stout muscular body. The dog should give the appearance of a dog with great muscle mass and strength.  Durio Style Bulldogs are freaky looking dogs and most importantly of very good health, males. They are not aggressive to dogs.  The Durio Exotic Bulldog is devoid of all breathing issues and is capable of enjoying outdoor activity without concern except in extreme heat or cold. The temperament is very stable and trustworthy making them a loyal companion, a great protector and the great family member. Durio Exotic Bulldogs thrive on pleasing their owners and are very trainable. Their lifespan is between 9 and 12 years. 

 Head : Large and high, moderately sunken between the eyes (medial furrow). The head should give the appearance great strength. The head of a Durio Exotic Bulldog should stand out and compliment the dogs build. The jaws of the dog are muscular.
The circumference of the headshould be equal to or greater than the dog's height at the shoulder.  A narrow head or one that appears too small for the body is a serious fault. 

Ears : Rose ears set well on the sides of the head are preferred.  Dropped ears are acceptable as long they are small, not “hound like”.  Pricked ears that stand up on top of the head (tulip ears) are a disqualifying fault. Ears may be cropped to a medium length.


Muzzle : Broad, deep and short with moderate wrinkling. The muzzle should be heavy and thick. The bite is undershot with the bottom jaw turning up noticeably.Lower canines may protrude. Muzzle too long (more than 2 inches), scissor bite or even bite are faults.  Muzzle should be no shorter than 1/2 inch.  Wry jaw is a disqualifying fault.


Eyes : Wide apart and of moderate size.  Any color is acceptable. However, odd eyes (one dark, one blue or light) are a disqualifying fault.  Misshapen or bugged eyes are a disqualifying fault. Lacking pigment around the eyes is a serious fault. 


Nose : Broad with open nostrils (nares) with no sign of air restriction.  The nose should not be pushed up between the eyes. From the stop to theend of the nose must be at least one inch.   The nose should be a solid color. Lacking pigment is a serious fault. A nose lacking all pigment is a disqualifying fault. 

Neck : Short to medium in length and very muscular flowing into the shoulders and should not be set on the dog so it appears to stop at the shoulder.


Chest : Ribs should be well sprung (rounded) and the chest wide and deep.Depth of chest should be at least to the elbows. The chest should appear very strong and broad.  A hollow or narrow chest (slab sided) is a disqualifying fault. The chest should appear to be very full and muscular.
 

Back : Males should appear square and balanced.  Females should appear similar with consideration given for body length. Short with a very slight rise from the shoulders to a slight drop in the croup is preferred. A level back is acceptable as long as the tail does not come straight off the top of the back. A rear slightly higher than 
shoulders is also acceptable.


Shoulders : Shoulders should be well laid back with significant angulations to allow for good movement. Straight shoulders are a fault.


Legs : Forelegs should be straight or bowed and wide apart. There should be significant bone substance.  Elbows can be relatively close to the body or out from it.  Lacking bone and substance is very undesirable. Durio Exotic Bulldogs are are heavy boned dogs. Elbows that are loose or “fiddle fronts” are a disqualifying fault. “East / West” forelegs are a  fault.  Rear legs should exhibit significant bend of stifle so to allow for good movement.  They should be well muscled.  Straight or “posty” rear legs are a serious fault. Cow hocks are a disqualifying fault.


Movement : Dogs should have a balanced gait that drives off the rear and is complimented by reach allowing the dog to cover ground with a sense of power. Dogs should single track. Pacing or crabbing is a serious fault.
 
Feet : Round, tight both front and rear, and the pasterns should be strong. 
 Weak  pasterns and/or splayed feet are discouraged. 


Height : Males - 13 to 15 inches at the shoulder.  Females - 12 to 14 inches at the shoulder. 


Weight : Between 45 to 60 lbs for females and 50 to 65 lbs. for males.  Although height and weight above the standard is to be discouraged, there is no penalty as long as the dog is well proportioned, otherwise correct and balanced.


Color : Any color is acceptable with no preference for one over another.  The coat is short.  A wavy coat or a long coat is a disqualifying fault.  There should be no signs of feathering on the legs or neck area, also a disqualifying fault. 


Tail : Tails can either be pump handle, screwed short or docked. The natural screw tail is preferred. The pump handle tail should be carried low and not over the back of the dog. 

Temperament : Disposition should be outgoing and happy.  While a watchful nature may be expected at home, human aggression without provocation is a disqualifying fault.