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American Bulldog:Dog Breed Profile

The American Bulldog is the selective breeding of the original bulldog or the original English bull terrier. Immigrants from Great Britain, Spain, and northern Europe brought their best bulldogs or bull terriers to accompany them as they sailed into a new world, and these dogs proved to be of considerable value in many ways. They become extremely popular and protected when enemies invade their territory from time to time, and when farmers immediately graze their cattle, sheep, and pigs without fences. Of course, the dogs needed to be better at their jobs so the farmers began to improve their prized bulldogs. They have been bred to be stronger, more flexible, braver and larger for fighting cows and, in some cases, other animals. Bred dogs can easily hold on to cows or pigs until their owners come to tie them up or slaughter them, and their ability to do the same makes them the most powerful tools for hunting wild animals. The American Bulldog is a part of the United States, and they have played a very important role in American history.

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American Bulldog Breed Characteristics

  • About American Bulldog Breed

    Name: American Bulldog

    Height: 20-28 inches

    Weight: 60-120 lbs

    Lifespan: 12-14 years

    Coat Density: Normal

    Coat Texture: Straight

    Puppy Price: $1200-$1500

    Temperament: Dominant, loyal, friendly, and energetic

    Suitable for: Active family

    There are two types of American Bulldog, Johnson type (also known as overlord type or classic type) and Scott type (also known as standard type or performance type). The former has a larger, heavier body and a shorter muzzle, which is more similar to the British Bulldog. The latter is more athletic, with a longer muzzle and a more square head. But now many of them are a combination of the two types. American Bulldog is a completely different breed. Although it is confused with American Bulldog which is often slandered, it has a variety of characteristics like the dog with the same name. American Bulldog is not only an excellent working dog, but also an excellent family dog. Due to different blood lineages, the overall appearance of American Bulldog is also different, mainly in the legs and face, but almost all have a set of common features.




    No matter what type it is, American Bulldog is compact and most of its weight is made up of muscles in four legs, back, chest and even neck. American Bulldog has a large head, powerful jaws, short folded ears, preferably without hooks, and a thick pointed tail. The dog sport with Johnson features is a shortened tone, a bit heavy construction similar to the English Bulldog, which is usually a bit short.

    American Bulldog is a dog lover with a strong body, a strong body, a courageous personality, and a quick and agile movement. In general, in order for bulldogs to develop a good routine, parents should begin basic socialization training in their puppy years to help them better adapt to our human life. The head of the American Bulldog is square, the large eyes are very lively, the ears are of moderate size, the roots of the ears are high, the shoulders are broad and muscular, especially in Male dogs, the muscle lines are clear and smooth, giving a strong sense of strength at a glance; Strong muscles, thick and lustrous short hair, different colors, all of which make it impressive. The tail is thick and short, tapering toward the tip. 

    American Bulldog is generally a high specimen species. The fur of American Bulldog is very short and relatively thin. For a long time, it has been considered as white, with black, red, brown and other patches. However, with the passage of time, American Bulldog has gradually integrated various colors and patterns.

American Bulldog Breed Daily Care

To adhere to the skin and coat clean, promote smooth hair change, prevent the occurrence of skin diseases. In order to survive the winter, the French Bulldog begins to shed its Fur in autumn, and a great deal of it begins to fall out. In early autumn, the ectoparasites such as Mussels and lice are frequently active. In order to prevent the occurrence of American Bulldog and ECTOPARASITES during this period, on the one hand, we should regularly comb and wash the American Bulldog and remove the dirt and hair on the body surface, take a bath every 10-15 days to prevent American Bulldog American Bulldog cold. On the other hand, killing ectoparasites in American Bulldog houses and sports venues.

Because of the lip / face shape and lineage of American Bulldog, American Bulldog does have a tendency to drool and should be regularly monitored and wiped to keep American Bulldog (and you) clean. Creases and skin wrinkles must be dried daily so that bacteria do not accumulate and cause infection or odor.

American Bulldog's brushing should be done once a week, because this breed of dog eats a lot of food because of its size, and like any dog, the length of the nails should be observed and trimmed as needed.

In feeding American Bulldog, it is necessary to increase the amount of feed, improve the quality of feed, and ensure that the American Bulldog can obtain nutritious and high-quality feed, so as to help American Bulldog to survive the winter safely. Special attention should be paid to the physical poor species of American Bulldog to grasp the fat restoration, in order to improve the pregnancy rate and the quality of litter.

In addition, we must strengthen the prevention of American Bulldog infectious diseases, such as the prevention of American Bulldog pitbull fever cough and dust, mold, and other allergic respiratory diseases. Keep an eye on American Bulldog’s health, and vaccinate young American Bulldog and dogs that haven’t been vaccinated against American Bulldog. At the same time, it is important to minimize American Bulldog travel and contact with other American Bulldog and to prevent the occurrence of American Bulldog. In autumn, the weather turns cool gradually. To prevent American Bulldog, reduce outdoor activities in the American Bulldog at night. Keep the Kennel Dry. Put a bed in the Kennel and take a bath in the midday sun. If you observe symptoms of American Bulldog such as malaise, watery eyes or runny nose, sneezing, coughing, rising body temperature or diarrhea, you should promptly seek medical attention. When the temperature drops suddenly, should add bedding material in time, especially the bitch with young should add straw or sack, in order to American Bulldog heat preservation.

In terms of exercise, the fall season requires American Bulldog outdoor exercise every day, as it enhances the physical fitness and disease resistance of the American Bulldog, in particular, young or old and frail American Bulldog can be given immune boosters to improve the body’s ability to resist disease. At the same time, the owner of the Kennel and playground to regular disinfection, disinfection every 10-15 days. Disinfection must be carried out on the basis of a complete cleaning and scrubbing spray disinfection. Disinfection solution can use 2% formalin, 3% caustic soda solution, 3% ~ 5% lysol solution, etc

American Bulldog's appearance is tough. American Bulldog is actually a mild, friendly and emotional dog. It's surprisingly sensitive and even thinks of emotion. Although many varieties may be branded with brain or muscle, American Bulldog is lucky to have both and use its skills accordingly. American Bulldog is very smart. As long as the owner of American Bulldog is willing to stand in a strong group, training is quite easy, and then he will prove American Bulldog's obedience and loyalty by all means.

Due to the emotional nature of American Bulldog, American Bulldog usually responds better to positive reinforcement. If it is scolded too harshly, American Bulldog will sulk and pout. Therefore, patience with American Bulldog is a virtue.

When American Bulldog is able to participate in social activities, American Bulldog is usually happier. If it is left in the yard unsupervised, many people will feel dissatisfied.

If you bring an American Bulldog into the house and it doesn't adapt to the new environment, it always barks all the time. This time you as the owner should give it enough food and enough water. Give it a very warm mat, give it a very comfortable nest, especially at night when you have to sleep with the lights out. You can use your old clothes. Give it a place at the bottom of your pile and let it know what you smell, while also putting its nest where you can see it. So he can see you, and you can see him, and he won’t be so scared, but... If it’s still there, keep barking. Then you don’t turn on the light to comfort it, your comfort once, but you definitely do not comfort twice, so it will form a habit, it will keep on screaming, call you upset. So after a few days it will calm down on its own.

Due to American Bulldog's protective instinct, American Bulldog may be cautious and even aggressive to strangers and other dogs if American Bulldog does not have a firm leader to instruct American Bulldog to respond early.

With proper attention, American Bulldog is basically a well behaved dog, but without frequent exercise, play time and mental stimulation, American Bulldog will become destructive and develop troublesome behaviors. Generally speaking, American Bulldog is more suitable for families with larger courtyard or space, because American Bulldog's activity requirements are quite high. However, if American Bulldog finally has an active host and gives American Bulldog a lot of exercise every day, American Bulldog can adapt to the smaller space. American Bulldog also likes to simulate the large family of group environment, but if American Bulldog gets regular attention, it will get along well with a host. The activity of American Bulldog requires that American Bulldog is usually a high-energy variety, but there is a range between standard type and Overlord type. The latter usually needs less exercise than the former, because American Bulldog has shorter legs and shorter face.

American Bulldog Breed History

Immigrants were more prevalent in the 19th century when many European residents immigrated to the United States with their dogs, and today’s American Bulldog are actually the descendants of dogs that migrated with their owners, according to one source, the majority of them are sheepdogs. Although the American Bulldog has been perfected by history and experts, we don’t know why, until now, they have not been accredited by any of the large breed registration organizations in the Americas, and have been refused entry to any dog touring exhibitions. Ultimately, it may be that American Bulldog is essentially pit bulls, fearless, aggressive, fast-moving, too dangerous for most people to accept. The American Bulldog has changed greatly in size and color from the past to the present and now looks more like the bulldog used in bullfighting in the 18th century.

American Bulldog is basically considered to be the offspring of the Old English Bulldog. Before the industrial revolution, American Bulldog came to the south of the United States with working class immigrants from the Midwest of England. Farmers and ranchers appreciate the ability of these dogs to hunt wild boars, because wild boars were almost a nuisance to less predators at that time, "capture" or help control American Bulldog's cattle, and provide comprehensive protection for American Bulldog's property and family. Before 1835, when blood transportation was banned in England and finally in the United States, American Bulldog was also used in the cruel bait movement of bulls and bears, where animals competed with each other. Since the breed is purely as a utility dog and does not attempt to control pedigree or document ancestors, those who own and nurture American Bulldog do so on the basis of the best working features that American Bulldog can find. At the end of World War II, American Bulldog, after its main purpose, was referred to as "Bulldog" for short at that time. It was almost extinct until a veteran named John D. Johnson came home and tried to revitalize the breed. After sorting out the rural farms and paths in the south to find the best candidates, he attracted the attention of a young man named Alan Scott. He was very interested in these dogs and began to use Johnson's route to cultivate the hounds he found. Finally, he developed what is known as the standard American Bulldog. Johnson himself eventually crossed his route with the English Bulldog to create the classic or overlord type. Today, many of these dogs are hybrids of the two and are still used as practical dogs for hunting and "catching" as well as for movement and protection.