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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 South Dakota?

South Dakota is a great state for traveling with your dog and has strong animal welfare laws. Though it has some room to grow, South Dakota ranks pretty well for dog-friendliness.


We evaluated two major studies to understand how each state accommodates pets. Both studies surveyed all 50 states and ranked them for pet-friendly factors like access to pet care and services, animal cruelty laws, dog parks, outdoor spaces, and more. 


The first was conducted by an animal welfare group called Pawsafe. Pawsafe ranked South Dakota as the 23rd most pet-friendly state. In this study, the state scored well for its animal welfare laws related to abuse, neglect, fighting, or pet care standards.


The second study comes from a safety review site called Safewise. They had a harsher view of South Dakota and ranked the state as 38th most pet-friendly in the country. 


But if we put these two studies together, South Dakota ranks pretty well in the middle of the pack. 

A few more facts for dog-lovers in South Dakota

BringFido lists South Dakota as a pet-friendly travel destination with over 500 verified pet-friendly hotels and motels. The site also lists Reptile Gardens and Custer State Park as popular dog-friendly attractions in the area.


Thirty-two percent of South Dakota residents own a dog. This is below the national dog ownership rate of 40% but still shows that the state loves dogs. 


What kinds of dogs do South Dakotans love? According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the most popular dogs in South Dakota are Labradors, Retrievers, and Huskies. Other popular breeds include Beagles, Basset Hounds, and Collies. 

Animal welfare & dog shelters in South Dakota

South Dakota saved 10,836 dogs and cats during 2020. However, 1,824 animals were reported killed over this same period. 


Six out of 23 of the animal shelters within South Dakota are no-kill shelters. The percentage of no-kill shelters is low, and the state has a below-average save rate of 77%. This is below the 90% mark needed to be considered a no-kill state. Improving this percentage will go a long way to ranking South Dakota higher compared to other states.

 

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