This breed was a working dog down in the South. Small farmers and ranchers used this working dog for many tasks. This breed almost became extinct but lived on because of the presence of the feral pigs. This breed was the settlers' only way of dealing with the pigs.
This breed is not recognized by the AKC as of yet.
- Country of Origin: United States
- Weight: 60 - 130 lbs
- Height: 20 - 27 inches
- Color: The American Bulldog colors are white or white with patches of fawn, red or brindle.
American Bulldogs are very confident and active dogs. They need a lot of attention because they tend to have emotional personalities...this makes them bond very closely with their owners. Early training and socialization is important with this breed.
The average life span is between 10 – 15 years. Here are some of the health issues to which the American Bulldog breed can be prone to:
• Hip Dysplasia
• Skin and allergy problems
• Elbow Dysplasia
• Eye Problems
Their coat is very short and harsh.
This breed's coat is very easy to maintain. A good brushing with a hard bristle brush once a week is fine. Bathe only when necessary.