Appearance The American Bulldog is a medium to large-sized dog, athletic and temperamentally sound. Shows a compact and powerful frame, built for stamina and agility. A more solid and heavier dog may be preferred but must be free of any exaggeration or overweight. Males are heavier boned and more masculine than females.
Temperament American Bulldogs should not be excessively timid, shy or aggressive towards man and preferably not overly aggressive with other dogs. An American Bulldog should never be confused with uniquely different breeds such as the American Staffordshire Terrier or the American Pit Bull Terrier. The American Bulldog is a brave and determined, but not hostile dog. Alert and self-confident, this breed genuinely loves children. It is known for its acts of heroism towards its master. These dogs have fought wild dogs, bulls and even fire.
History The American Bulldog´s origin is as a farm-dog from the South-Eastern USA who worked with livestock and as home-protection and hunting dog. He was not bred to have any extreme anatomic look. More important was the capacity to do the work of a real farm dog. He had to be strong enough to stand successful in confrontation to cattle or hog and also fast and agile enough for hunting purposes. As hunters, the bulldog had to be able to hunt in pairs. For this reason the American Bulldog should be non-dog-aggressive. Also he had to be social and friendly with anyone living in his family.
Health Prone to hip dysplasia.
American Bulldog Breed Clubs/Associatons
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