This breed was developed by Mr. Tripp of Southeast United States in the late 1990's.
The Brabanter Bullenbeisser was the small Bullenbeisser that was found as a family and working dog in the 1700's and early 1800's.
Tripp’s vision was to re-create the Brabanter Bullenbeisser of the 1700’s that was found in the central Belgium province known as Brabant. A strong working dog with a bully build, there legs still underneath them the Banter Bulldogges range from 50-85 lbs with a slight under bite and mostly solid in color with minimal amount of white.
His foundation consisted of dogs that were a combination of boxer and various other working bull breeds. Most importantly of all was the regularity of using a percentage of Boxer in the foundation brood stock.
Mr. Tripp was very discriminate in the choosing of dogs to form the foundation of his Banter Bulldogge breeding program.
A great deal of research, thought and selective breeding was involved before he reached his final goal.
The Brabanter Bullenbeisser was the smaller more bully type of mastiff that was used to create the modern day Boxer in conjunction with other larger Bavarian mastiffs and the obvious infusion of the "Old Time English Bulldogge's".
It is also widely known that the Brabanter carried very little if any white until the 1830's when the first English type Bulldogge was first imported into Germany.
** John Wagner's Book, The Boxer, first published in 1939 **
** " This Brabanter Bullenbeisser, once the sole property of the nobility, became the butcher's and the cattle dealer's dog. His intelligence and tractability enabled the Bullenbeisser to re-invent himself as a family and a guard dog. The Brabanter, was developed for use in close quarters on small game and was bred in the central Belgian province of Brabant." **
** "his remarkable intelligence and tractability endeared him to so large a group of individuals that he carried on when so many breeds completely disappeared. " (Wagner, 1950)**
Banter Bulldogges are athletic and very capable of many of today's canine sports such as weight pull, agility and obedience. Banter Bulldogges are also at home doing terrier work or just as a home pet / watchdog.
The Banter Bulldogge must be loyal, great with children and never be overly Human aggressive but yet cautious of strangers.