The Australian Bulldog was created by a group of Bulldog enthusiasts in the late 1990s, whose aim was to create a breed of Bulldog that was more suited to the Australian climate.
The Australian Bulldog is a British Bulldog crossed with select breeds, such as the Bullmastiff, Boxer, and Staffordshire Bull Terrier. The introduction of these breeds aims to reduce the health issues found in British Bulldogs, whilst maintaining a Bulldog–like appearance and personality.
The Australian Bulldog is currently one of only three Foundation Registry breeds recognised by the Master Dog Breeders and Associates (MDBA, 2020). This highlights the efforts made by the Australian Bulldog Community over the past 30 years to continuously refine the breed and achieve consistency.