American Bulldog

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Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
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Overview
Nearly extinct after WWII, the American Bulldog was saved by the efforts of one man named John D. Johnson. Originally used for the blood sport of bull baiting, this breed became prized by farmers for their intelligence, working abilities, stamina, and protective nature. American Bulldogs were also used to hunt wild boar, bear, raccoon, and squirrel. Considered to be a rare breed, the American Bulldog is ranked number one for their versatile capabilities.
Character
The American Bulldog is extremely athletic, powerful, and muscular. Strong and agile, this breed is very swift and is capable of leaping heights of six feet or more. They are brave, alert, courageous, and fearlessly determined.
Temperament
American Bulldogs are typically friendly, happy, and devoted. They get along very well with children but due to their size are best suited for homes with older considerate children. They will generally do well with other dogs they have been raised with but do not do well with other small household pets or cats. The American Bulldog is a faithful and loyal companion that has strong guarding instincts. They are reserved and wary of strangers and aggressive toward dogs they do not know. This breed is not recommended for the novice dog owner.
Care
The short coat is easy to groom. Regular brushing with a firm bristle brush will help minimize loose hair. Bathing should only be done when necessary using a mild shampoo. A relatively healthy breed, the American Bulldog may be prone to hip dysplasia.
Coat
The American Bulldog has a close fitting coat that is short and harsh. The coat color comes in solid white, with various combinations and patterns of brown, tan, red, and brindle. This breed is an average shedder.
Training
Early intense socialization and obedience training are an absolute must for this breed. They will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency. The American Bulldogs talents include tracking, hunting, schutzhund, weight pulling, and guarding.
Activity
The American Bulldog does best when they are given a job to do. They enjoy frequent securely leashed walks, family play sessions, and romping in the yard. This breed does best on a farm with room to roam or in a home with a large fenced yard. They will do okay in an apartment dwelling provided they are given sufficient exercise, attention, and stimulation.
Weight
Male: 70-120; Female: 60-100 lbs
Height
Male: 22-28; Female: 20-26 inches
Color(s)
white, brindle, brown, red, or tan
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2019

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How much do American Bulldog puppies cost?

The cost to buy an American Bulldog varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much American Bulldog puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all American Bulldogs sold is $750.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for an American Bulldog with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,600 upwards to $8,000 or even more for an American Bulldog with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all American Bulldogs sold is $800.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $750.00
Average Price: $800.00
Top Quality: $1,600.00 to $8,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 6085 American Bulldog puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning an American Bulldog puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining an American Bulldogs true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular American Bulldog Names for 2019

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 6085 American Bulldog dogs.
  • 1. Tank
  • 2. Bella
  • 3. Max
  • 4. Spot
  • 5. Dozer
  • 6. Dalilah
  • 7. Diesel
  • 8. Peanut
  • 9. Dandy
  • 10. Dover
  • 11. Lucy
  • 12. Petey
  • 13. Ginger
  • 14. Lucky
  • 15. Molly
  • 16. Ace
  • 17. Daisy
  • 18. Duke
  • 19. Jack
  • 20. Layla

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Featured Breeder of American Bulldogs with Puppies For Sale
Sandy Plains American Bulldogs
Member Since: September 2010
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta
I have American Bulldog puppies for sale! See My Profile
We at Sandy Plains American Bulldogs are very excited to announce the upcoming breeding between OTP's Backwater Gator X Ren-Scot's Daisy Dukes Spring 2013!!! Both dogs come from long lines of show champions and working dogs. You can expect big bully pups with lots of color, happy personalities and very smart. All of our dogs and puppies are raised in our home and are apart of our family. We are a small kennel that only has planned breedings as well as only sell to approved homes. We have been raising American Bulldogs for 7 years now and lover every minute of it. We live and raise of dogs and pups on our horse ranch in beautiful Sounthren Alberta! Your puppy come: NKC Registered, Microchipped, Vaccinated, Dewormed, Healthy Guaranteed, Toys, Leash, Harness, and Lifetime support from us. We are collecting deposits now!!!!! So don't miss out on these puppies!!! Bulldog Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyk70OcDwUY Past Litter 4 weeks old: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjMGQLKwmyI Past Litter 2 weeks old: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmB46LVoysw

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Anonymous asked:
How much should I pay for a unpapered female American bulldog puppy?

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When a dog is not papered, it is almost impossible to be 100% sure that the dog is purebred. Unless the parents are papered and for one reason or another, the puppies are not; in short, the puppies should be sold at a "pet-price" only. In truth, the purchase price for a non-papered or mix breed dog should be what the average cost of a spay/neuter in that area for that size of dog would be, plus the amount the original owner paid for the puppies to have their first set of shots and checked out by a vet. That way, the original owner (not a breeder, as they bred two dogs for the sake of money and not to better the breed) gets their money back for doing the right thing and having the pups get their shots and vet check. Also the original owner knows that the new puppy owner has the money available to pay for such a spay or neuter when the dog is of age. The American Bulldog breed finishes growing at roughly 1 1/2 years - 2 years old. Your female should be spayed at abut 1 - 1 1/2 years old. Finding out what the cost of a spay + microchip would cost for the size she would be around that time in your area will give you the average you should pay. Depending on your area, you could be paying anywhere from $300.00 - $800.00. The price of the puppy should not be anywhere near the price of a papered puppy, as the registration and effort put forth by a breeder costs more than just putting two dogs that look the same together.

Anonymous asked:
Should I buy an 6 week old American Bulldog puppy that hasn't been dewormed?

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In short, No. No one should ever be purchasing a puppy as young as 6 weeks old. That is too young for a puppy to leave its mother. The very earliest a puppy should leave its mother is 8 weeks, and that only applies to some breeds. Certain breeds whom mentally develop slower, or breeds whom need extra socialization because of natural wariness or because the breed is prone to negative behaviors such as aggression, possession issues, territorial, ect; should not leave its mother and siblings until they are 10 - 12 weeks of age. All that extra time is crucial, necessary, and imperative for the mental and behavioral health of a puppy. Responsible, reputable and knowledgeable breeders will never allow their puppies to leave any younger than 8 weeks, and again many breeds need longer. Good breeders will also have their puppies first (and if the puppy is 10 weeks or older), second set of shots done; as well as being dewormed at least once to ensure the puppy is healthy. Please do not purchase from a bad breeder, even if it is 'rescuing' in your mind, it really is only allowing them to do it again with the help of your money. True breeders are easy to spot if you take the time to look and ask the right questions; "what is right for the mother, this puppy and this breed?"

Anonymous asked:
I have an American Bulldog. She is 7 months old. She has had theses spots that show up on her fur... they come and go usually lasting a couple of days. She swims in the pool. Just wanting to know if I should be worried?

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If your dog is swimming in a pool, then it most likely is a hot spot. What a hot spot is, is a patch irritated skin that causes the dog to scratch or lick it until the fur goes away. They can also present like a pimple. The best way to prevent them is to rinse your dog with clean water after she goes in the pool. It could also be her fur changing color with the chemicals of the pool. Again, rinsing your dog afterwards would be best. If you are worried, please take a picture of the spots and contact your vet the next time she has them and take her in.

Anonymous asked:
What are the best ways to socialize an American Bully as an adult dog? She is 6 and does not like any dogs including small dogs.

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The American Bulldog is a very powerful and intense breed of dog. They need a TON of socialization as a young dog to ensure that they do not grow up with aggressive tendencies towards other dogs. Also because the breed has a fairly high prey drive, small dogs, children, and animals should always be supervised and the dog needs to be kept under control when around them. Since your dog is six years old and does not like dogs, the best way is to contact a Positive Reinforcement trainer and have him/her show you some techniques to help you work with his sociability.

Anonymous asked:
I just recently got an American Bull dog and she is 6. It looks like she has had very little training and can be a lot to handle. Will training do her any good since she is 6 now?

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Any dog, at any age can go through training. The best thing to do, no matter the age of the dog is to set up a training class. Solidifying your bond with your new dog is critical and it will help you do move forward into her being a wonderfully obedient member of the family.

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Updated: 11/13/2019