The American Bulldog is considered a typical breed representative of the bulldog family and can grow up to 70 centimeters tall and weigh up to 60 kilograms. This breed originated in the USA in the 1980s and 1990s and is now considered one of the most unique dog breeds that exist in the world.
The most distinctive feature of this breed is considered to be the visual characteristics of the mixed breed, which is the result of crossing the breeds American Staffordshire Terrier with the American Pit Bull Terrier. In the course of time, due to the crossbreeding of other breeds. especially the distinctive physique stands out.
It presents itself not only powerful, but also elegant at the same time. The muzzle of the American Bulldog has a healthy length and does not have a pre-bite. Eyes and ears are also subject to healthy breeding characteristics. The Coat of this breed is dense, short and shiny. Most often the dogs have a white coat, often with a few spots. However, other colors are possible, such as brown or brindle coat.
In addition to the visual characteristics, the breed is particularly convincing due to its character peculiarities: The American Bulldog is considered Family and companion dog and is described as particularly gentle and sensitive. Also the Dealing with children is particularly positively emphasized. The health of the American Bulldog is very robust due to various breeding criteria.
Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that it is a very self-confident and intelligent quadruped acts. In the absence of loving consistency in the upbringing, the American Bulldog likes to make its own rules and show itself dominant. With clear rules, however, he subordinates himself to his humans and loves to participate in the family events.
The right food
From a species-appropriate point of view, it is recommended for the breed of the American Bulldog on a balanced diet rich in meat to pay attention. This does not mean that you have to cook your dog only fresh food from now on. If you decide to feed conventional dry or wet food, you should simply pay attention to the composition of the food.
This means that when you look at the ingredients list, meat should be declared first and the product should be processed with low grain content. The diet should always be rich in protein. Provided that you decide on dry food, you should make sure that the croquettes offered are not too small, but also not too huge. Since the American Bulldog usually very greedy is, the manufacturer's instructions regarding the portioning of the feed should also be taken into account. It should be at all times Fresh water are available for your dog.
After feeding, it is also important that your American Bulldog rests, as the breed tends to do, Gastric torsion to suffer. This fact can be prevented by the appropriate rest periods. In addition, it is a good idea to keep one's daily portion of food to be divided into 2 meals. So the stomach is less full. This further supports the prevention of gastric distention.
American Bulldog Care
Due to the nature of the coat of the American Bulldog, the Coat care not particularly time consuming. It is enough to comb your dog at regular intervals. This is not only important for the coat condition, but also helps you to keep your American Bulldog's skin and coat free from bugs and parasites.
Suitable tools in this context are a soft brush and a nap glove. With these tools, loose hair can be removed particularly easily. The positive side effect is that your American Bulldog will be able to Strokes especially enjoy - they strengthen your bond together. You should also get your American Bulldog used to being bathed, to make him With heavy soiling to be able to clean it properly. For this purpose it is recommended to use a particularly mild dog shampoos - this protects the skin texture and the natural protective barrier.
It is also recommended, both ear and eye cleaner to have at home. American Bulldogs prone to lacrimation and ear infections. Both should therefore be checked regularly by the holder.
For the keeping of your American Bulldog you need a XL dog bed, on which your darling can rest, two bowls, leash and harness. Here it is especially important to make sure that the purchased utensils are robust and not so easily destroyed, because the American Bulldog is a Powerhouse.
For his and your safety, you should therefore High quality accessories pay attention. When choosing chew toys (especially important for your American Bulldog's dental care), make sure that the parts used are not so small that the American Bulldog can swallow them.
For the quite simple coat care you need a soft brush and, if necessary, a special Dog shampoo, which is suitable for the sensitive skin of the four-legged friends. Ear and eye cleaners should also be available. Make sure that these do not contain alcohol.
Origin & History
American Bulldogs, like all dog breeds, are descended from the Guard and shepherd dogs of ancient Greece off. They were to assist in the slaughter and repel wild animals. At the beginning of the seventeenth century the breed became used in the fight against bulls, which is the origin of the name "Bulldog". Most of the breeds crossed in the American Bulldog are thus as immigrant dogs to the USA arrived.
In the course of the settler movement, the breed has increasingly become a hunting helper - for example, in the wild boar hunt. Through the Crossbreeding of many breeds - namely American Bulldog, French Bulldog, English Bulldog, Olde English Bulldog and Molossoid breeds - gradually emerged the now so popular American Bulldog with all its character traits and beautiful appearance. In Europe, American Bullys are now mainly kept as family and companion dogs. The FCI has not yet officially recognized this breed. Today's breeders are still trying to establish uniform breed characteristics. In the USA, the breed receives its official recognition by the American Kennel Club since 2019.