Unfortunately, American Bulldogs have genetic problems that can occur. At around the age of 3 our American Bulldog developed severe skin allergies and had to get cortisone and allergy medications for the rest of his life. He died at 8 1/2 years young with severe hip and shoulder dysplacia (which is also common with this breed). Try not to over exercise your dog as this will effect the dysplacia issue and it is devastatingly heartbreaking to watch your mighty dog one day - no longer be able to stand. It is horrible but I wouldn't have traded a day without him, as he was the best dog I have ever had and I have had dogs all of my life. Good luck to you. My advice is to research, try different foods and take your dog in for allergy testing to be sure. It's expensive but it's more important to know what they are allergic to or if its heredity. It's a rough road but these dogs are worth it. Best wishes.
Answered by Anonymous - 11/23/2012 5:50:10 PM