How to Breed Exotic Bully? – Complete Guide

Exotic Bullies are a new breed that diverged from American Bullies in 2008 after constant selective breeding.

Exotic Bullies have more characteristics of Bulldogs than American Bully, and it is a completely different breed. They are a mixture of American Bully, English Bulldogs, American Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, and Short Bulls.

Breeding Exotic Bullies is difficult and needs extensive knowledge of the breed and its genetic makeup. Today we shall learn about the breeding process of the Exotic Bully.

Can Exotic Bullies Breed Naturally?

Exotic Bullies can hardly breed naturally, but they need Artificial Insemination ninety percent of the time. Exotic Bullies are strong and muscular, but their muscles get in the way of breeding naturally.

The Exotic Bully’s disproportionate muscles make conducting the natural breeding process hard.

To breed an Exotic Bully, you cannot put two dogs together in a cage and expect them to mate. It is a rigorous procedure that needs intense attention.

How to Breed Exotic Bully?

Before we get into th process of breeding, you need to understand a few things. First, you must appraise your resources before deciding which type of Exotic Bull you want to raise.

An appraisal will give an idea of all your resources and your capability to breed Bullies. You won’t need a large kennel facility starting until you get a couple of quality “foundation” bitches. You also need to ensure you have enough emergency cash put aside.

An emergency can include a health issue for the mother, the need for a C-section, or maybe your dog got injured and needs medical care ASAP. The most idiotic thing you can do is jump into a breeding program and discover you cannot afford to care for your dogs for any out-of-the-ordinary events.

If you are committed to your job as a breeder, you will succeed and produce some high-quality pups. An ongoing evaluation of dogs is crucial for a breeder to know if his breeding program is successful.

It would help if you also decided what traits you want in the resulting puppies. In addition, you also need to know which undesirable characteristics you do not need.

Now that you have cleared up your finances and confirmed your resolve let’s get to the foundations.

1. Starting Dogs

First, you will need the right kennel to purchase from and know which dogs to buy. It would be best to buy a high-quality dog, but most people need to understand that you should always purchase female dogs at first as brood stock.

Doing this will save around 3-4 years of your program. Ask for detailed pedigree information on the dogs to ensure you get a quality linebred (a dog with the same kind of ancestors appearing more than once in the last 4 generations).

Linebred dogs will produce a consistent litter of pups. Kennels with reputable images and long history will probably have linebred dogs to ensure quality Exotic Bullies.

Please don’t fall for any of these newcomers that are exciting their dogs as the best, but not a single pup produced such quality to support their claim.

They never have a champion or a grand champion or maybe one that has had high praise from known judges. Neither has any of their females produced a consistent litter.

Exotic Bullies are a new breed but have grown exponentially in popularity and demand. With this, many scammers have come into the game to fool unsuspecting breeders or buyers.

Now that you have decided on foundation bitches, it is time to choose a stud.

2. Selecting A Stud

Almost all of the famous breeders now provide a stud service. If you are a new breeder, you should take advantage of this. So many people immediately buy a stud that will cost more, and as I said above, you should get started with female dogs.

You can use stud service for a substantially lower price and still get top-of-the-line linebred Exotic Bullies.

When your female Bullies are ready to be bred, you can contact whose stud service you want to use or even get the kennel from whom you purchased the female dogs. Housing, feeding, and healthcare are costly for a stud, and you will need to be sure they are up to the task once they mature.

3. Pedigree Analysis

Pedigree analysis is a crucial step that must be kept in mind when you are selecting brood stock. For an immature, a dog’s pedigree is useless. But for a person with a keen eye for details, a pedigree is a profile of genetic potential containing complete information.

You can obtain the pedigree of an individual dog firsthand from the kennel. What you want to achieve with all these steps is to produce a high-quality, good build, healthy, and good-looking Exotic Bully that is a proven dog.

Breeders produced all of the famous quality Exotic Bullies with quality brood stock. It is the founding stone of a bloodline. Your pups must be able to make good quality pups further and carry on with this breed.

If the pups you produce will be the last of their kind because they can’t reproduce any further, they are a failure, and you will be back at step one.

4. Understand the Genes

You know the pedigree of your dogs, but now you need to understand the genetic makeup of dogs. Understanding a dog’s genetics is a hard process requiring much reading and research.

Most breeders are not ready to do this type of hard work and want to combine the two meanest and most badass dogs to produce the most good-looking dog possible.

While it is good to care about looks, you also need to know what kind of temperament your dog will have or the color it may get. The parents may have a recessive gene whose traits you do not want in your puppies.

You must understand their genes to understand what genetic traits your dog will get and how to avoid all the undesirable ones.

Process of Breeding

The breeding process of a Micro Bully is crucial; you must pay close attention to your female dogs.

Heat Cycles

Observe when they go into heat and start to ovulate when the next heat comes, and keep your stud available for that time. But do not breed your female Bully on the first or second heat cycle; make sure she is at least 18 months and mature enough to produce healthy puppies.

When your female dog is ready and in heat, call your stud provider to bring the stud or its semen to you.

The female dog is ready to be impregnated on the third day of the heat. Now you can use Artificial Insemination or Live Artificial Insemination.

Artificial Insemination

The most common method used is Artificial Insemination (AI); it is the most straightforward and value-for-money method. You can get semen from a proven stud and use it anytime.

When you do AI once, you may have to repeat it after a couple of days to increase the chances of pregnancy during the heat, so you won’t have to wait for a complete circle.

Live AI

In Live AI, the stud is brought right next to the female dog, but no physical contact is allowed not to get the stud harmed. The semen is acquired on the spot, and the process is carried out. The stud has to be specially flown in for this.

Pregnancy Period

After the female Exotic Bully is pregnant, she will go through it for about 57 to 65 days, averaging 63. During this period, you need to take extra care of them by giving them the right amount of food, essential nutrients, proper exercise, and regular checkups with the vet.

The Delivery

Keep a close eye on your female Exotic Bully’s progress and watch for any irregular behavior or signs. After about 63 days, you can have a natural birth or a c-section. If there is any complication, the vet may decide on going with a c-section.

Most of the time, Exotic Bullies are born by c-section due to their extra muscular bodies. After birth, be careful with the baby Bully pups. Feed them the suggested amount of milk and keep them in a warm and dry environment.

Make sure you grow strong and beautiful Exotic Bullies and continue making more of them.

Mistakes to Avoid While Breed Exotic Bully

People often make simple mistakes that may seem insignificant but can cost them a fortune. It would be best if you avoid these at all costs. If you go through everything wisely, you will become a great breeder.

Low-Quality Stock

The first mistake to avoid is buying low-quality breeding stock and buying male studs rather than female dogs. Don’t just buy a stud or an award-winning show dog. Get a proven producer that can give you an excellent future specimen.

You have to invest in getting the results you are looking for. Always choose a linebred and consider the characteristics you must achieve in the future Exotic Bully Puppies.

Low Cash

Keep extra cash for any emergencies. Don’t cheap out on anything. Get the best of everything if possible if not, don’t go for the lowest quality either.

You can find the best of things in the affordable category. The extra cash will also be helpful in emergencies of any sort.

Not Understanding Genes

Do a study of the genetic makeup of the breed. If you never learn about the genes of the canine, you are bound to breed an inferior breed of dog with a harmful genetic makeup.

You must become a nerd, dig into it, and learn which gene works for what. This will help you better understand and establish a bloodline of yours.


The last mistake people make is misunderstanding what a bloodline is. Bloodline does not mean a dog’s offspring that has won several medals in beauty competitions and given a few pups.

Instead, a bloodline is a dog’s ancestor having the same characteristics more than 2 times in the last 4 generations with the ability to reproduce consistently. A bloodline dog will give you a good amount and quality of the litter.

FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

What Breeds Make an Exotic Bully?

Breeders first produced the Exotic Bully by mixing American Bullies, American Bulldogs, English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, and Short Bulls.

It took several years until the breed first diverged in 2008 from American Bullies.

What is the Rarest Bully Color?

The rarest bully color is Lilac. Bully dogs of all kinds rarely produce a dog in lilac color. Any breeder would be lucky to have a Lilac Bully in its litter. These dogs can fetch a price of $5000 to $15,000.

What is the Standard for Exotic Bully?

According to the International Bully Coalition (IBC) standards, an Exotic Bully must have a short and smooth coat with a muscular build, a short muzzle, and a stocky build.

Exotic Bullies are smaller but weigh a lot because they are compactly built. However, there aren’t many standards for Exotic Bullies as this breed is still developing.


There is a lot of controversy about the Exotic Bullies because despite being a new breed, there is little information on this breed’s pedigree. Many people find their breeding unethical as it creates an out-of-proportion dog with many health issues.

To become a breeder of Exotic Bullies, you must be prepared and research to avoid being scammed or any other bad mishaps. Good luck!

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