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Country of Origin, History of American BullDogs
In England during the 17th and 18th centuries, bulldogs were used on farms to catch bitches and hold livestock; as butchers' dogs; as guardians and in bloodsports. n 1835, the sport of bull-baiting was outlawed in the United Kingdom and, over time, the Bulldog there became a common pet, being bred into today's more compact and complacent version.
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Description of the Dog
The American Bulldog is a very muscular, sturdy dog with a large, powerful head and jaws. He is very strong, but agile and light on his feet.
The chest is wide and the muscular neck tapers from shoulders to head. The neck may have a slight dewlap. The head is square and broad with muscular cheeks and a furrow between the rounded eyes. The strong muzzle is shaped like a box. Any eye color is permitted. The nose is black or grizzle. The lips should be loose and generally black. The heavy-boned front legs should be strong and very straight. The hindquarters should be very broad and muscular. The low-set tail begins thick at the base and then tapers to a point.
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Dogs 70-120 pounds (32-54 kg.)
Bitches 60-100 pounds (27-45kg.)
Dogs 22-28 inches (55-70 cm.)
Bitches 20-26 inches (52-65 cm.)
Temperament of the Dog
An American Bulldog is typically a happy, friendly, brave, determined, alert, self confident and assertive dog that is at ease with its family, specially children, and fine with strangers as they get to know the stranger in question. It is known for its acts of heroism towards its master, displaying its strong protective instincts. These dogs have fought wild dogs, bulls and even fire. They are said to have "true grit, true devotion and true love." Some may be aggressive with other dogs and reserved with strangers. They need to be around people to be truly happy. This breed tends to drool and slobber.
Better suited to an indoor or outdoor lifestyle?
The American Bulldog will do okay in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. They are relatively inactive indoors and will do best with at least an average-sized yard.
Are they suited to homes with kids?
American Bulldogs can be affectionate and gentle often get along well with children. However, early socialization with children is important and young children should never be left unsupervised with any dog, especially one of this size and strength.
Because of strong guarding instincts and a somewhat dominant attitude, they need a firm but fair hand; they should be socialized and obedience trained early to expose them to other dogs and people and to ensure that they can be controlled around company as they get older and larger, they can be stubborn and mischievous if not exercised enough. They can be stubborn with training though once they are trained they tend to obey their masters faithfully.
American bulldog puppies can be relatively difficult to housebreak, thus it is important to be persistent.
How active is the breed?
They are working dogs with high energy drives. They need room to expend their energy, and so American Bulldogs do best in a home with a backyard and preferably a "job" to do. A tired well worked bulldog is a happy bulldog.
The short, harsh coat of this average shedder is easy to groom. It should be combed and brushed with a firm bristle brush, and bathed only when necessary.
Grooming your dog yourself, at your home and at your convenience will help you build a strong bond with your American Bulldog. You will not only save yourself the hassle of taking him to a groomer regularly, you save some money too.
The short, harsh coat comes in combinations of solid or varying degrees of white, all shades of brindle, brown, red, or tan. The American Bulldog remains higher on the leg, more agile and swifter than its English counterpart.
Prone to hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, entropion, ectropion, kidney and thyroid gland disfunctions, deafness, bone cancers, blindness.
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Life Expectancy: Up to 16 years
National Breed Club
US – Bulldog Club of America – www.thebca.org
AKC Popularity Ranking: Foundation Stock Service
Also known as: Old Country Bulldog
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