Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog
The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is also known as Otto, Cow Dog, Silver Dollar, and Catahoula Bulldog. The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is vanishing breed. This breed was revived in South Georgia, USA, in the 1800s with the help of a special breeding program, which was founded by Buck Lane, and continued with the third generation owner of the breed, Ms. Lana Lou Lane. This dog is often confused with the American Bulldog and although it shares many characteristics, however, it is a separate breed.
Height: 18-24 inches Weight: 55-90 pounds Lifespan: 12-13 years
Bulldogs of this breed have a powerful physique and great stamina. There is a considerable size difference between the sexes, as males can be almost twice as heavy as females. Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs were originally bred for the purpose of coursing and catching wild and unruly cattle. Today, these dogs are used for sport and protection.
The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog has the power, alertness, endurance and athletic qualities. This type of bulldog is particularly generous, thanks to which the breed was called “blue blood.” The Alapaha is a loving and loyal family pet that is good with children and sensitive with its owner’s demands. These dogs are not aggressive, but, they will give their life to protect the owner, for this reason, Alapahas are perfectly suited for guard dogs. The Alapaha is friendly with familiar people and gets along well with other animals, even cats.
The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog like any other breed, he is prone to several diseases. Hence, typical health issues seen in Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog include hip dysplasia, congenital deafness, entropion—an eye problem in which the eyelid rolls inward—and skin problems.
Coat / Care:
The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog has a tough and short coat. Preferred colors are blue merle, brown merle, or red merle all trimmed in white or chocolate and white. Special grooming is not required, just occasional combing, in order to remove the dead hair. Bathe your dog at least once in two weeks.
The Blue Blood Bulldogs are very intelligent, which makes them excellent students. They are calm and obedient and do not try to argue with the owner. Early and on-going socialization is needed to ensure a well-adjusted pet. Specifically bred to work, the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog will need basic training and a job to keep him entertained and out of trouble.
The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog has long and powerful muscles and their unusually large head facilitate breathing while running. The Blue Blood Bulldog feels good both indoors and in a small, fenced yard. They are sporty and energetic dogs that enjoy action games, jogging and have good results in the sport.