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Philip F.

06/28/2020

Bullmatian

Bob formerly known as James is an awesome little guy. Feisty stubborn affectionate responsive not a dog for amateurs but he is perfect. He arrived on time as a well and happy little guy and we are family now.

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Bullmatian Characteristics

The Bullmation is a very unique-looking, beautiful hybrid mix between a Bulldog and – you guessed it – a Dalmation. Kind, energetic, and intelligent, these dogs receive some of the best traits from each parent. Bullmations are usually very loving and friendly around children and other animals and are a top choice for a devoted household companion.

Fast Facts

  • Energy High
  • Size Medium
  • Trainability Stubborn

Standing between 11-24 inches at the shoulder and weighing between 40-65 pounds, the Bullmation is a larger domestic breed. They require relatively little grooming, and a couple of brushings a week will typically suffice. Because of their mixed heritage, they are likely to have the spots of the Dalmation, but these spots are often colors other than the iconic black spots we've all seen. You can see them in all sorts of looks!

These dogs have higher than average energy levels, and will likely be up for all the playtime or walks you can offer. Because of this, they don't do well in apartments and would be happier in a house with a backyard. They are playful and love spending time with their family. 

While Bullmatians are highly loyal, some of them can develop a stubborn attitude from time to time, thanks to their intelligence. It’s key to train and socialize them correctly from an early age–and you might need a little extra dose of patience at first. Once they learn to feel safe with you and to see you as the leader, they’re incredibly devoted and faithful. Be sure to keep an eye on your Bullmation at the dog park, as they can be wary of dogs they've never met, and may allow their protective instinct to get the best of them.

How dog-friendly is Illinois?

Illinois loves its pets! The state ranks very high for pet care, safety, and happiness. If you’re adopting a  new furry friend in Illinois, you’re in a great place! 


One of the top ranking sites for dog friendliness is Pawsafe. They analyze and rank each state based on factors like pet care costs, walkability scores, the number of pet-friendly rentals, and animal welfare laws.


In their study, Pawsafe rated Illinois as the third most pet-friendly state. They found that Illinois has over 800 pet-friendly accommodations, 279 dog-friendly restaurants, 286 pet-friendly attractions, and 634 pet services.


A similar study from Safewise, another reputable ranking site, also revealed Illinois to be highly pet-friendly. They rank Illinois second just behind Washington. One of the key factors in their ranking is the high number of pet-friendly rentals in the state. In fact, 35% of rentals accept pets. This is the fourth highest percentage of pet-friendly rentals by state.

Is Chicago a pet-friendly city?

In another study, WalletHub analyzed the 100 largest cities in the United States to find the most pet-friendly city. They ranked Chicago as the 64th most pet-friendly city. The city also scored 13th for pet health and wellness. However, Chicago is more expensive for pets, ranking 90th in terms of pet budget.


SmartAsset conducted a similar study and their ratings place Chicago in a more favorable light as the 16th most pet-friendly city.


Chicago has a lot going for pets including 570 dog friendly restaurants, 12 dog-friendly shopping centers, and 46 pet businesses for every 10,000 establishments. 


A different study from the Trust for Public Land (TPL) showed that Chicago has the 52nd most dog parks per capita, with 0.9 dog parks per 100,000 residents. 

A few more dog-related facts for Illinois

Despite the great numbers in Illinois, only 32% of Illinois residents own a dog, which is well below the national average of 40%. According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the most popular dogs in the state are Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, and Golden Retrievers. In the city of Chicago, the same three breeds are equally as popular, but there is also a keen interest in French Bulldogs and Rottweilers.


However, the state’s total pet ownership rate is far less than the national average as well, with only approximately 49% of Illinois families owning a pet of any kind.

Animal welfare & dog shelters in Illinois

Illinois saved 1,028 more animals in 2020 than in 2019. Out of 177 animal shelters, 126 are no-kill shelters. The overall save rate for the state is right around 82%. If Illinois can raise its save rate more, it will pass the 90% necessary to become a no-kill state. We hope they can do it!

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