The American Bulldog is a powerful, athletic, medium-large sized dog with great muscular strength and endless endurance. There is a wide size and weight latitude in the breed, which vary according to the type (Johson, Scott, Painter/Margentina, Old Southern Whites type or hybrid) but overall the american bulldog is always "well balanced". Exaggeration of any part of the dog would reduce his effectiveness at work. It was first registered as American Pit Bulldog with the NKC, but was later renamed to the American Bulldog to avoid confusion with the American Pit Bull Terrier.
American Bulldog Breed Identification Sheet
in order of preference:
- min. 50% white with patches of color (any shade of brindle, brown, tan, red, ...) or solid white.
- up to 90% color with patches of white
- solid color.
not allowed: solid sable, black, black-and-tan, black-and-liver, merle, St. Bernard red and fawn with black mask.
intelligent and eager learners, generally robust
are said to not wait for a command but assess the situation themselves and react appropriately.
tenacity, iron jaw
males: 22-27 inch., 75-107 lbs. (34-48kg)
females: 20-25 inch. 60-80 lbs. (27-36,5) kg)
The Bulldog shares its history and ancestry with a number of other bulldog breeds . It also inspired a number of breeding programs some of which resulting in new rare breeds. The very existence of these bulldog breeds/breeding programs shows the impact the Bulldog has had in the canine world.
Breed identification sheet
all-purpose working dog
Courageous, protective, confident, loyal
possible hip dysplasia
possible deafness in solid white AB's
Suggested Reading :
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Bulldog Friends Luxembourg
Deutscher American Bulldog Club
males: 75-107 lbs. (34-48kg)
females: 60-80 lbs. (27-36.5 kg)