Dog Breed Group: Working Dogs
Maintenance Level: Medium
Life Span: 10 to 16 years
Height: 50–71 cm
Weight: 30–58 kg
Temperament: Energetic, Assertive, Loyal, Gentle, Confident, Dominant, Friendly
Colors: White, Brindle, Fawn, Brown, Red
American Bulldog Breed
The American Bulldog is stocky and large working dog that has been bred from the family of Mastiffs. They have half-erect ears and amazingly strong jaw.
We can trace their lineage from Scott Bulldog and American Johnson Bulldog. They were bred as working dogs and that is why they need frequent, moderate exercise.
American Bulldogs are much faster, bigger and agile than English ones. They have strong legs which mean that they can jump very high, approximately 6 feet. With short fur, they usually come in brindle and white, but there are many colours available.
They are considered as moderate shedders, but not as much as other dog because they don’t have a thick undercoat.
American Bulldog can reach the height up to 71 cm and 59 kg in weight.
Their life expectancy is approximately 15 years.
Origin of American Bulldog
American Bulldogs descended from Mastiffs and originated in Asia before they came and overflow Europe with nomads and traders. The ancient Mastiffs were courageous and they could bring preys such as bears, wild boars, and big cats.
They were brought in England in 800 BC. English butchers and farmers used Mastiffs in order to breed Bulldogs.
American Bulldog was used for farmhands and bull baiting.
American Bulldog Temperament
They are very affectionate and loving, and friendly companion. You have to socialize them from a young age, and they will be amazing with children and other pets. There were numerous examples of what American Bulldog will do in order to save his family.
They are not hostile, but still, they are very energetics which means that you have to exercise them frequently. If you don’t do it, that could lead to serious conditions such as anxiety.
Common American Bulldog Conditions & Diseases
- Eye Problems – Bulldogs can have cherry eye and entropion, which can lead to serious conditions and even blindness. You should take them to vet frequently and don’t forget to get Pet Insurance for your American Bulldog.
- American Bulldogs appeared in numerous movies, such as Return to Me.
- There are two types: bully and standard one