True to the name, the relatively new breed of American Bulldogs was born in America. Descended from bulldogs that guarded early settler ranches and farms (and chased off tough feral pigs), the American Bulldog was developed by post-World War II breeders to continue a strong line of working and guardian bulldogs.
Taller and speedier than the English bulldog lines, today’s American Bulldogs are sturdy, athletic, and although generally friendly, capable of protection if their families are threatened. Self-possessed and powerful, the American Bulldog requires a plethora of activities and much more than half-hearted training. With an inherent drive to work, the American Bulldog is an “iron-man” breed, excelling in sports such as Schutzhund, weight-pulling, or agility.
While typically friendly by nature to children, the American Bulldog is a powerful breed that may not recognize his own strength, so supervision is wise. Bred in part to chase off other animals, the American Bulldog may need extensive socialization to best tolerate other dogs and cats—especially those not in his “inner circle” at home.
The American Bulldog
Focused on loved ones
Happiest when actively ‘employed’
Do you and the American Bulldog match up?
Terrific for a person who:
Has lots of space both inside and out for a dog to run.
Enjoys a dog that enjoys a challenge!
Likes spending minimum time grooming and maximum time playing.