Like many other South-American breeds, the Venezuelan Bulldog was developed from various European dogs introduced to the continent by explorers and conquerors. Primarily a fighting and baiting dog, this rare breed was constantly being improved upon through the years and is today believed to be a result of crossing the old Cordoba Fighting Dog with the English Bullterrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Dogo Cubano and the American Pit Bull Terrier.
The Venezuelan Bulldog is a tenacious and powerful breed, also used for protection and farm duties. Wide-headed, broad-chested and agile, it is truly an impressive Molosser, although it remains quite rare and unknown outside the "sport" circles.
The short coat is preferred in uniform white, but other colours are common. Average height is around 23 inches.