The Bull Arab is symmetrical and well built all over. The head and muzzle are strong and powerful, moderate in length in proportion to the face. The eyes are bright. The color of the eyes depends on the coat color. The teeth meet in a level bite. The full drop ears are moderate in size. The strong neck is slightly arched, moderate in length. The chest is not too big, nor too shallow. The strong, straight back is in proportion to the height and is not too long, not too short. The muscular hindquarters are straight when viewed from behind, and well angled when viewed from the side. The oval feet are close knit with arched toes. The tails length is in proportion to the body, thick at the base and tapering to a point. The coat is smooth and short. In colder weather there may be a soft undercoat. There is no feathering on the tail or legs and the dog has no double coat appearance. Most dogs are predominantly white with patches of colors, often with ticking on their white patches. Coat colors include liver (with a red nose), black, red, buckskin, blue, silver, tan, and brindle.
Kind, even tempered, independent, and active.
Males 25-27 inches (63–69 cm.) Females 24-26 inches (61–66 cm.) The measurements of this dog are only general. The overall balance of this breed is more important to breeders then the written guidelines.
The Bull Arab will do okay in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. They are relatively inactive indoors and will do best with at least an average-sized yard.
When not working the Bull Arab should be taken on a long daily walk. These dogs have great stamina and need plenty of exercise.
About 12-15 years.
About 8 - 10 puppies
The short, harsh coat is easy to groom. Comb and brush with a firm bristle brush, and bathe only when necessary. This breed is an average shedder.
The Bull Arab was originally developed in Australia by a breeder named Mike Hodgens in the 1970s by crossing a Bull Terrier with a German Shorthaired Pointer and Greyhound. The dog was 50% Bull Terrier. Later the Bloodhound and English Pointer were added in and some bloodlines have also added in Mastiff.