(As described by The Australian Bulldog Association UABA)
Characteristics & Temperament:
A Proud looking dog when viewed with expression. Good family companion seeking love and affection from owners. Should not show aggression towards people. Laid back nature, but with good watch dog abilities. Very stable in nature and predictable in character. Enjoys playing in the water and walking. Will be dominant with other outside dogs on home territory. Need 4 foot fences only, usually do not jump. Love obedience training and socializing, best to start at an early age. Aussie Bulldog lifespan if on a good diet and exercised regularly should live to 10 or more years.
Head , Skull & Eyes:
Head Type is to be Broad and Square when viewed from all angles. 1 to 3 folds of wrinkles across the nose. Skull measurements should equal the height of the dog. The Stop between the eyes, should be deep and defined and the distance from the stop to the Occiput should be 2/3 to 1/3 muzzle. The occiput is the back of the head. Eyes to be set wide apart with a good width of Muzzle. Any shade of eye colour acceptable but light blue (white).
Nice open nostrils not small, as it restricts breathing.
Broad top and bottom jaws. Canines set wide apart with good size teeth . Up to 1/4 inch undershot. preferably no greater. Teeth should not be seen protruding from the mouth, rye mouths are a serious fault.
Not small but of moderate size. Set wide apart never erect , placed forward giving a square appearance or rosie shaped is acceptable.
Good length of back, not short as it restricts movement, but not out of proportion to the rest of the body either. Should slightly taper at withers and have a nice straight top line with tail set coming straight of the back. Roach and sway backs are a fault. Females are preferably longer in body than males to assist in better whelping ability. Shoulders and hips should be the same width.
Body length should equal height.
Should be short and waterproof, not thick and harsh.
Moderate length of neck, thick with slight arch preferred.
Forequarters , Shoulders & Feet :
Must have good Depth and Width of Brisket, well let down between forearms, not pigeon chested (concaved). Shoulders should be well angled with good spring of rib. Good thickness and oval boning of front forearms set wide apart, should be straight and powerful. No splayed feet, cat type preferred ,up on pasterns not down.
Hindquarters & Hocks:
Hindquarters should be very muscular showing great strength with movement. Good thickness of second and third thigh area. Hocks to be moderately bent not straight. Cow hocked undesirable. Should move straight when viewed from all angles, feet not to cross over . Bunny hopping a fault.
Tails can be short or long ( staffy length ) Approximately 1/3 of aussie bulldogs have natural screw tails.
Free movement, moderate gait, not floating.
All shades of Brindles, including Blue Brindle. Solid Whites, Red, Fawn, Isabella, Apricot, Cinnamon, Chocolate, Mahogany & Dapple Pied colouring of every colour, including Black with White and Blue with White. Solid Black, Tri colour & Sable are acceptable but not desirable.
Nose colour can be Black, Chocolate, Blue, Liver or Caramel.
Height: Dogs 18 - 20 inches to the shoulder - Weight: 28 - 35kg ( 61 - 77 pounds)
Bitches: 17 - 19 inches to the shoulder - Weight 22 - 28 kg (48 - 61 pounds)