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    • Boyds' American Bulldogs
    • Angels Camp, CA
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    Soundness, Structure, and Working Ability Since 1993. Seven generations hip-certified, health-tested breeding stock. Leading the breed in Schutzhund titles and show dogs of the year, but mostly happy family guardians. American Bulldog Puppies For Sale in Angels Camp, CA US

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    Breeder Name: Matt Boyd
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    • Mac's American Bulldogs
    • Alderson, WV
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    We are a hobby/show family oriented kennel. Some of the best bloodlines in the country and superb hips. Pups come with health guarantees and UTD on shots. Microchipping included! American Bulldog Puppies For Sale in Alderson, WV US

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    Breeder Name: Rachel Mcmillion
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American Bulldog: A Friendly, Vigorous, Attention-Seeking Companion

American Bulldog Puppies For Sale

If you’ve just adopted an American Bulldog puppy or rescue dog, congratulations. This vigorous, friendly, and extremely confident puppy is a perfect family dog or single person's companion – provided you can give your pet plenty of attention! Not for the faint of heart, the American Bulldog is extremely emotional and "needy," and will want to bond very strongly with you, its owner. That said, the American Bulldog is also very obstinate and can be downright stubborn, especially if not properly socialized. If well-trained, however, you'll find great delight in this breed – and best of all, this " designer dog " is very hardy and healthy, living a long, enjoyable life.

The American Bulldog has its roots in the Old English Bulldog and possibly other Mastiff breeds, first coming to the United States in the 1800s. Immigrants brought working Bulldogs with them, and the original breed has survived to great degree, especially because it was needed in the southern United States for its ability to hunt and catch feral pigs. Unfortunately, it was also used in the sport of "baiting," a cruel exercise where Bulldogs were challenged in fights to the death with bears, bulls, and (unique to America) buffalo. Fortunately, this sport has been outlawed since its early days, but even so, the American Bulldog became nearly extinct during World War II. Upon realizing this sad fact, a man named John D. Johnson of Summerville, Georgia, rounded up the best remaining American Bulldog specimens he could find and began to breed them to reestablish the pedigree. Alan Scott was another breeder who joined Johnson in his efforts.

Three distinct types of American Bulldog exist today: Johnson preferred large, massive dogs (known as "Bully" types) with short muzzles that were perfect as guards and watchdogs; Scott, by contrast, preferred smaller, more athletic dogs (known as "Standard" types) with longer muzzles that were perfect for wild boar hunting and cattle catching. Those breeds were subsequently crossed and are called "Hybrids." Originally called the "American Pit Bulldog," the name was subsequently changed to American Bulldog so that the dog would not be confused with the American Pit Bull Terrier . While the United Kennel Club has recognized the American Bulldog since January 1, 1999, the American Kennel Club still does not.

Today's American Bulldog is muscular, powerful, sturdy and relatively compact. Standing approximately 2 to 2 1/2 feet tall at the shoulders, it weighs between 60 and 125 pounds, with females lighter than males. With a stocky build and powerful jaws, males are somewhat heavier-boned than females, but both males and females have muscular necks that taper from the shoulders to the head. Square, broad and large, muscular cheeks fit the face proportionately, and the nose is square and wide. Ears are generally untrimmed, and the tail can be left natural or cropped. Originally, a white coat with colored patches of red or brindle was preferred, although now, many colors are desired, including brown, red, black, brindle, or fawn. However, blue and solid black, as well as any amount of merle, are considered flaws according to the National Kennel Club's standard.

If competently trained, this dog is an amazing companion whether you're a single person or have a family. This means you must provide plenty of firm, clear, consistent discipline and make sure that your pet always knows that you're in charge. Unfortunately, however, the American Bulldog can be a true terror if not given the necessary guidance, since its background as a working and "fight" dog means that it is fearless at all times and can be overly hostile and therefore dangerous if not shown strict boundaries. Also very emotional, this dog will bond very strongly with you as long as it respects your leadership. Make sure that you are always the “alpha dog” in charge at all times, and this intelligent, affectionate, very loyal pet will return the love you give during a lifetime of devotion.

It's important to note that even well-socialized American Bulldogs can tend to be belligerent toward other dogs, especially when socially mature, at about two years of age. With clearly defined boundaries and careful obedience training, this should be a minor rather than major consideration, however. Regardless, your affectionate and wonderful, successfully-trained pet is no danger to children. In fact, these dogs have been known to perform acts of true heroism, protecting their families with their life.

Although technically "purebred," this designer breed is generally exceedingly healthy and can live between 10 and 14 years. Congenital deafness can sometimes be a problem, as can bone cancer, hip dysplasia, and thyroid problems. With ongoing attention and care, including regular veterinary visits, you should expect to have your pet with you for a long time.

Proper environment It doesn't matter whether you're single or a family person – the American Bulldog is a perfect pet if given the most suitable home. Highly intelligent and energetic, this vigorous dog needs lots of exercise in addition to lots of attention. Although the American Bulldog can tolerate an apartment setting, it at least needs lots of vigorous walks and will do best with an equally athletic owner.

Your pet is very easy to take care of, requiring only twice-weekly brushing to keep shedding at a minimum. These dogs have short "hard," sleek coats, and they only need bathing if they get particularly dirty or if they develop an odor. However, the wrinkles on the dog's face will need to be gently cleaned and dried on at least a daily basis to prevent infection.

Bad breath can also be a problem, so develop a tooth-brushing routine with your pet on a daily or at least weekly basis to prevent tooth problems later. The ears, too, should be cleaned regularly with a cleanser that your veterinarian recommends. If you begin to hear your dog's toenails click on your linoleum, wood or tile floors, get them trimmed. If you begin to trim your puppy's nails and maintain a regular hygienic routine from the time you first bring the dog home, you should find these small grooming tasks to be a valuable practice, especially when they bring both you and your dog the pleasure of long-term health.

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Group Classification: They belong to the rare, working, and guardian groups of dogs.

Recognized By: CKC, UKC, NKC

Country of Origin: United States

Date of Origin: 19th Century

Hair Length: Short

Shedding: Moderate Shed

Body Size: Large, Extra Large

Weight Male: 75-125 pounds

Height Male: 22-27 inches

Weight Female: 60-100 pounds

Height Female: 20-25 inches

Litter Size: 6-16 puppies

Life Expectancy: 10-15 years








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This breeds coat is white or white with patches that are either red (i.e. any shade of tan) or brindle.

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American Bulldogs are sturdy dogs that are capable of living outdoors. In fact, the ideal setting for the American Bulldog is on a farm or a home that has a large backyard that is securely fenced in which your dog can roam freely within. When you have such a setting for your American Bulldog you will want to ensure that they then have a nice indoor environment they can go to sleep or rest. Because the breed has a short coat, they are typically less tolerable to extreme hot or cold weather, and as a result, you may need to keep them indoors on very hot or cold days.