The Exotic Bully should create a first impression that will make any onlooker say "WOW!". This new breed is eye-catching because of its dwarfed characteristics and extreme features namely its massive head, short muzzle, wide chest, heavy bone, muscular body and short compact frame.
The Exotic Bully is a companion breed that is confident, friendly with strangers, family members, children and other dogs. Human and dog aggression are undesirable traits. They require moderate exercise which makes them the ideal family pet for people who have less time to devote to more intense exercise requirements.
The Exotic Bully’s head is the hallmark of the breed. The head is larger in proportion to the body. The skull is short, square, very broad with good width between the ears and deep throughout. The forehead is slightly rounded or domed, with very defined, well rounded and pronounced cheek muscles protruding from the sides beyond the ears. The stop should be well defined with a 90 degree angle to muzzle. Indentation or furrow to extend up to middle of the forehead, dividing the head vertically being traceable to the top of the skull.
Ear should be set high and can be natural or cropped.
The eyes may be any color except albinism. Eye shape is oval, low down on the skull and set as wide apart as possible. Any shape aside from oval is undesirable. Blue eyes and lack of pigmentation is undesired. Eyelid should show no haw.
The muzzle, should be short with a blocky upper side or slightly squared to fall away abruptly below the eyes. The approximate length of the muzzle should be 1/4 of the skull length. The muzzle topline should be leveled with nose slightly turned up but not pointed. The nostrils should be wide with well defined lines between them to allow proper breathing. All nose colors are acceptable.
Jaw well defined. The under jaw should be strong and well developed, not narrow. When viewed from the front, it should present an inverted V.
Scissor bite is preferred but an undershot up to ½ inch is acceptable. The lips will be semi-close and even. Some looseness is accepted, but not preferred. Teeth and tongue must not be seen when mouth is closed.
The body should have well-rounded ribs, deep in the rear with all ribs close together. The ribs well let down between shoulders and forelegs to give a broad, low short-legged appearance. The forelegs set rather wide apart to permit chest development. The chest should be very broad, deep and full.
The back is short to medium, and the topline should have a slight slope or level. A gentle short slope from the rump to the base of tail. Ideally, the Exotic bully should display a nearly square body, about equal in length when measured from point of shoulder to point of buttocks and from the withers to the ground.
The neck should be strong, muscular, very thick and wide to support its large head. It is short and slightly arched, tapering from shoulder to base of skull, with minimal or no loose skin.
The preferred set of shoulders will be strong and muscular with wide set scapula, good angulation, and well laid back. It should be slanting outward to exhibit great stability and power.
The front legs should be straight, muscular with large round bones. It should be set wide apart with well developed calves presenting a bowed outline but the bones of the legs should not be curved or bandy nor the feet brought too close together. Pasterns are strong, short, and nearly erect.
Feet should be moderate size, well arched, compact and firmly set, straight forward and tight. Toes well split up with high knuckles and short stubby nails.
Well-muscled, let down at hocks, turning neither in nor out. Hindquarters and forequarters should be equal in width, and muscular development. Angulation of stifle is moderate. Rear profile should be straight and parallel.
The tail is medium in comparison to size, low set, tapering to a fine point. Generally, when gently pulled down, the tip of the tail will meet at the point of the hock. A slight variance of length above the hock is acceptable but not preferred. The preferred tail will be straight and clean. When relaxed, the tail should be carried low.
The coat should be short, close, stiff to the touch and glossy no more than a ½ inch.
All colors and patterns are permissible except merle. Pigmentation shall be consistent with coat. The coat should be short, close, stiff to the touch and glossy no more than a ½ inch.
There is no particular weight for this breed, but the weight should be in proportion to the body frame and should NOT reach the point where it is considered obese. The ideal height of a fully developed adult dog from the withers for both male and female should range between 10” to 13”.
The gait can be restricted yet powerful. Legs should not turn in or out, nor should they cross or interfere with one another. Some paddling pounding is acceptable.
Overly Visible Haws
Narrow Set Eyes
Sunken or Bulging Eyes
Eyes Not Matching Colors
Folds Obstructing Eyes
Extremely Short Muzzle
Severe Undershot Bite
Severely Turned Feet
Short upper arm
Excessively Tall or Short
Neck Too Long
Neck Too Thin
Overly Loose Skin
Spayed or Neutered
Merle Color or Pattern
Pink or Albino eyes
Closed Nares or Nostrils
Severely Bowed Legs
Displaying or possessing aggressive behavior towards humans
Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchidism (missing one or both testicles)
Unilateral or bilateral deafness (deafness in one or both ears)