Facts about American Bulldogs
Take a look at some interesting facts about the American Bulldog.
American Bulldog Interesting Facts
- American Bulldog belongs to the mastiff family. It is a descendant of English Bulldog, brought to America by European settlers at the beginning of the 20th century. American Bulldog nearly vanished during the 1940's, but thanks to the effort of two breeders, it managed to survive till modern days. American Bulldog became recognized as official breed in 1970. It is one of the most popular dog breeds in America today, where it is often kept both as a working dog and pet.
- Interesting American Bulldog Facts:
- American Bulldog can reach 25 inches in height and 60 to 120 pounds of weight.
- American Bulldog has short, smooth coat that can be completely white or covered with tan, brown, reddish and black patches (all shades of brindle can be seen).
- American Bulldog has broad, square-shaped head, pendant-shaped ears, stocky, muscular body and strong legs.
- American Bulldog is bigger and faster than English Bulldog. Thanks to its powerful hind legs, American Bulldog can jump obstacles that are 6 to 7 feet high.
- American Bulldog is the most popular dog breed in Los Angeles and the 6th most popular dog in America.
- American Bulldog is mascot of various universities and sport teams. It can be also seen in various movies and cartoons (Spike from a popular cartoon "Tom and Jerry" is American Bulldog).
- American Bulldog is not suitable for water. It can be easily drown because of its wide skull and undersized breathing passages.
- American Bulldog is very strong and loyal dog that can be easily trained. Even though it is stubborn, assertive and fearless, it does not belong to the group of aggressive dogs. It has friendly nature (especially toward the family members) and it can be safely kept near children.
- American Bulldog was initially created to herd cattle, pull wagons and hunt wild pigs and bears. Thanks to its alert nature, it is still used as guard dog.
- American Bulldog is very active dog. It is very helpful and valuable on the farms where it is often used for guarding the households and herding. Aside from that, American Bulldog can be used for hunt on the foxes and rabbits because it possesses strong hunting instincts.
- American Bulldog can be seen in sport activities and competitions such as weight pulling, dog obedience and Iron dog competition.
- American Bulldog has short hair that sheds a lot. It requires brushing on a regular basis to keep shedding under control. Some varieties of American Bulldog drool a lot.
- American Bulldog is prone to respiratory disorders and hip dysplasia.
- American Bulldog produces 6 to 11 puppies per litter. Puppies are usually born via Cesarean section because of the large head that is typical for this breed.
- American Bulldog has an average lifespan of 10 to 15 years.