Description and Information on American Bulldogs:
True grit. True devotion. True love. These attributes are often used to describe the American Bulldog. They area hardy, athletic, all-purpose working dog. It is a loving family companion who is good with children and other pets. At the same time, the breed is fearlessly determined. It has been known to display heroic acts of courage in protecting its master and guarding its home. The American Bulldog has also been used as hunting dogs, and has been trained to drive cattle and guard stock from predators. Overall, the American Bulldog is well-suited for a life as a caring family pet or a as a diligent working dog.
Males: 22 – 27 inches;
Females: 20 – 25 inches
Male: 75 – 125 lbs.;
Female: 60 – 100 lbs.
All white, pied or up to 90% color; brindle or red patches (red is defined as any shade of tan, brown)
The coat is short, close and stiff to the touch.
The essential characteristics of the American Bulldog are those which enable it to work as a hog and cattle catching dog, and a protector of personal property. These tasks require a powerful, agile, confident dog with a large head and powerful jaws. The American Bulldog is a gentle, loving family companion who is fearless enough to face an angry bull or a human intruder. Good with children. Good with pets.
Care and Exercise:
Brush coat with a firm bristle brush or rubber mitt and bathe only when necessary. Puppies should have early socialization.
A very healthy and hardy dog. Some strains have hip dysplasia.
Bulldogs in England were originally working dogs that drove and caught cattle and guarded their master’s property. At one time, the breed was used in the grueling sport of bull baiting. With the outlawing of the sport in England in 1835, the original type of Bulldog disappeared from Britain and was replaced with the less athletic dog we now know as the English Bulldog. Yet the original Bulldog was preserved by immigrants who brought their working dogs with them to the American South. By the end of World War II, the last remnants of the working English Bulldog were disappearing in the U.S. Thanks to the breeding programs of John D. Johnson and Allen Scott, the breed was brought back from the brink of extinction