Description: Brave, deeply loyal to family and tenacious, dogs of this breed can be tough on themselves. American Bulldogs are boisterous, full of stamina and can dominate other dogs.
This breed is more suitable for an owner/handler with lots of experience with dogs. American Bulldogs must be admonished against pulling the leash because they are incredibly strong when fully grown. If trained well with consistency, they can learn a lot.
Height: Desirable height in a mature male ranges from 22 to 27 inches; in a
mature female, from 20 to 25 inches.
Weight: Desirable weight in a mature male ranges from 75 to 125 pounds; in a
mature female, from 60 to 100 pounds.
Colors: All white, pied, or up to 90% color; brindle or red patches (red is
defined as any shade of tan, brown or red)
Coat: The coat is short, close, and stiff to the touch.
Temperament: 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
With Children: Yes, the American Bulldog is known for it's Love for
With Pets: Yes, he American Bulldog is excellent with other pets, especially
when raised together.
Care and Training: Brush coat with a firm bristle brush or rubber mitt and
bathe only when necessary. Puppies should have early socialization.
Learning Rate: Highly intelligent, mostly an independent thinker living to
please his/her masters.
Activity: Medium - High
Living Environment: Indoor or outdoor
Health Issues: A very healthy, hardy dog. Some strains have hip dysplasia.
Life Span: 8-15 Years
Litter Size: 6 - 16
Country of Origin: USA
History: Bulldogs in England were originally working dogs who drove and
caught cattle and guarded their masters' property. The breed's strength,
courage, and familiarity with livestock led to its popularity in the brutal
sport of bull baiting. When this sport was outlawed in England, the original
type of Bulldog disappeared from Britain and was replaced with the shorter,
stockier, less athletic dog we now know as the English Bulldog. The original
Bulldog, however, was preserved by working class immigrants who brought
their working dogs with them to the American South. Small farmers and
ranchers used this all-around working dog for many tasks. By the end of
World War II, however, the breed was almost extinct. Mr. John D. Johnson, a
returning war veteran, decided to resurrect this breed. Along with Alan
Scott and several other breeders, Johnson began carefully to breed American
Bulldogs, keeping careful records and always with an eye for maintaining the
breed's health and working abilities.