After the World War II, the American Bulldog almost disappeared, and only thanks to the efforts of John D. Johnson, this breed was saved. Originally, these dogs were kept by the farmers for the purpose of protection. The American Bulldog is extremely capable, hardy and versatile. Today, they are protectors, hunters, and favorite family pets. This species is considered to be rare and yet ranked first in its versatile capabilities.
Height: 20-28 inches Weight: 60-120 pounds Lifespan: 10-16 years
The American Bulldog is very athletic, powerful and muscular dog. This dog is stocky, well built and strong-looking dog. Thanks to its strength and agility, The American Bulldog can jump 3 feet or more. Its bravery, courage and fearlessness simply have no limits. Comparable Breed: Bulldog, Pitbull.
The American Bulldog is confident, friendly and social. It bonds strongly with its owners and gets along well with children, but due to its size, it fits better with older children. This breed has a good communication with other dogs, as well as with other pets, including cats. These faithful companions have a strong, protective instinct, they are suspicious of strangers, but not aggressive. The breed is not recommended for people with no experience.
Coat / Care:
The American Bulldog has a tight-fitting, short coat with harsh hair. The color can vary from white to brown and black. Black pigmentation on the nose and eye rims are preferred, with only some pink allowed. The coat should be brushed regularly and washed very rarely, using a mild shampoo.
The American Bulldog is generally healthy dog breed, but like all breeds, they can be prone to relatively healthy animals, not exposed to a serious disease, but they are prone to joint problems. The American Bulldog has a life expectancy of 10 to 16 years.
Weight / Height
The male American Bulldog dog breed’s height is around 22 – 28 inches and weighs around 70 and 120 pounds. Female American Bulldog dogs can reach a size from 20 – 26 inches and weighs between 60 and 100 pounds. Male dogs are generally larger than females.
Early education and socialization are compulsory, and lessons should be clear and consistent. The American Bulldog defies strict training methods, hence, the more acceptable option is to be patient and respectful. The main trait of this breed is its hunting and protective urge.
The American Bulldog enjoys action, games and long walks in the fresh air. This breed can adapt well to the apartment, but the ideal environment is a large yard. The main key for a healthy lifestyle is a constant activity. Bulldogs love attention and communication with loved ones.