A powerful animal, the American Bulldog is a model of dedication and loyalty. But in order for him to develop an exemplary character, he must have an experienced teacher who will be able to educate him in the best conditions and above all, as early as possible.
Characteristics of the American Bulldog
The American Bulldog is massive, this is one of its distinctive features. Even if the body is powerful and the musculature is very developed, the dog has a harmonious physique. A male is between 57 and 67 cm for a maximum weight of 55 kg while a female has a size of 53 to 62 cm for a maximum weight of 45 kg. The American Bulldog develops an equally powerful, large and broad head on which we notice a little accentuated stop.
The ears are rather small compared to the rest of the body and are low and folded. Ditto for the eyes which are quite small and dark in color. The canine shows a short, practically level coat. In general, her dress is predominantly white with sometimes the presence of some color marks. Otherwise, conversely, the dress can be plain (all colors are allowed except the blackbird) and show white traces.
History of the American Bulldog breed
The American Bulldog is a descendant of the Old English Working Bulldog, better known as the English Bulldog. Originally, this breed was used to keep herds of cattle. It was from the Second World War that the first breeding of the breed began under the leadership of John D. Johnson and Alan Scott who carried out the first selection work. Two types of dogs were then born: the Bully which are stocky and massive and the Standards which are more slender and thinner. Note that previously, this breed was called American Pit Bulldog but because of the amalgamation made with the Pitbull, it was renamed American Bulldog.
Necessary living conditions and behavior of the American Bulldog
It is only his build that is impressive. Moreover, the American Bulldog remains a devoted, docile and intelligent animal which can very well evolve alongside children. He brings a lot of cheerfulness to families and will never tire of receiving hugs. On the other hand, he does not appreciate being alone for too long. He can also be belligerent towards other animals, so any cohabitation with dogs or cats is discouraged.
For his well-being, the American Bulldog needs to evolve in a house with a garden and enjoy daily physical activities. He has the skills to participate in dog sports such as agility.
Diet and main health problems of the American Bulldog
The American Bulldog is not in fragile health. However, like all large dogs, it can be affected by hip dysplasia. You must therefore be very careful with your diet to avoid being overweight, which is one of the causes of this disease. A food rich in protein will be recommended by avoiding excess fat and carbohydrates. It should be served in small portions, as the dog can also suffer from stomach twisting.
Price of an American Bulldog dog or puppy
- Male American Bulldog Price: € 1,100
- American Bulldog female price: € 1,150
Photo credit: Fanny Cuvelier n ° 1