True grit. True devotion. True love. These tributes are used often to describe the American Bulldog -- a hardy, athletic, all-purpose working dog. The American Bulldog is a loving family companion, good with children and other pets, yet at the same time, fearlessly determined.
Bulldogs in England were originally working dogs who drove and caught cattle and guarded their masters' property.
Jem Burn's Cribb, around 1850
Height: Males: 22 - 27 inches; Females: 20 - 25 inches.
Weight: 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, bro
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, hardy dog. Some strains have hip dysplasia. Mast cell tumors are also more common.
Category: Rare, Working, Guardian
Registries: UCA, UKC
Living Environment: Either Indoor or Outdoor
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