American Bulldog

Starting as a farmer's dog, the stocky American Bulldog is athletic, powerful, and muscular. American Bulldogs are friendly, happy, and devoted.
American Bulldog Information

Average sizes and life expectancy of the breed

HEIGHT

20-28 Inches

WEIGHT

60-120 Lbs.

LIFE EXPECTANCY

10–15 years

American Bulldog Information

Descending from the Old English Bulldog, the stocky American Bulldog is athletic, powerful, and muscular.

Working-class immigrants brought the Old English Bulldog to America in the 17th century — often becoming ranch hands (paws?) on small farms. Stock dogs, catch dogs, and farm guards were the most common jobs.

The American Bulldog barely survived extension during the World Wars. One farm housed the last remaining dogs.

American Bulldogs are friendly, happy, and devoted.

The American Bulldogs talents include tracking, hunting, schutzhund, weight pulling, and guarding.

American Bulldog Exercise

At least an hour a day should be set aside for exercising an American Bulldog.

Exercise should include walking or running. Unless in an enclosed area, American Bulldogs should remain on a leash.

American Bulldog Training

Obedience training should be practiced throughout an American Bulldog’s life. A headstrong breed, rules should be set and firmly enforced — American Bulldogs do not respond well to mean or violent training.

American Bulldog Health

A relatively healthy breed, known health conditions in American Bulldogs includes Elbow Dysplasia, Deafness, Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (Bloat), Colitis, Entropion, Aortic Stenosis, Fold Dermatitis, and Pulmonic Stenosis.

American Bulldog Grooming

The American Bulldog has a close-fitting coat that is short and harsh. This breed is an average shedder that requires little maintenance.

 

Breed Identification

COLORS

White, Brindle, Brown, Red, Or Tan

HAIR LENGTH

Short

Breed Care

GROOMING

Once a week

EXERCISE NEEDS

Up to 1 hour per day

HEALTH CONDITIONS

Elbow Dysplasia, Deafness, Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (Bloat), Colitis, Entropion, Aortic Stenosis, Fold Dermatitis, Pulmonic Stenosis

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