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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Breed of the Day: American Bulldog


Country of Origin: United States
Group: Working; unrecognized by the AKC
Purpose: Wild/feral hog hunter, livestock guardian, watchdog
Average Life-Span: 11 to 12 years
Acceptable Colors: Solid white or white with patches of black, brown or red
Grooming: Brush weekly, being sure to wipe down the wrinkles with a wet wash cloth
Height/Weight: Dogs, 22 to 27 inches at the shoulder, 75 to 125 pounds; Bitches, 20 to 25 inches at the shoulder, 60 to 100 pounds.

    All-around working dog is an apt description of the American Bulldog. Originally brought to the American South by English working-class immigrants, this breed helped farmers and ranchers with many everyday tasks such as driving cattle and catching wild or feral hogs and guarding the property. Today's American Bulldog is still used as an all-purpose working partner, guard dog and family companion. They are loyal and confident, with a large head, thick, muscular neck, wide nose, powerful jaws and a solid but agile build. Due to an emphasis on ability rather than looks, the height, weight and even appearance can vary among individual American Bulldogs. The American Bulldog's short, stiff coat is most commonly white with brown, black or red blotches. This brave, determined breed benefits from plenty of socialization and training from an early age. Although its strong protective instincts may cause it to be reserved with strangers and possibly aggressive towards other dogs, the devoted American Bulldog demands to be with its family and adores children.

6 comments:

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