American Bulldog

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Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Male: 70-120; Female: 60-100 lbs
Male: 22-28; Female: 20-26 inches
white, brindle, brown, red, or tan
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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 $775.00. 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: $775.00
Average Price: $800.00
Top Quality: $1,600.00 to $8,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 5962 American Bulldog puppies across the United States on

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 5962 American Bulldog dogs.
  • 1. Tank
  • 2. Bella
  • 3. Max
  • 4. Spot
  • 5. Dozer
  • 6. Dalilah
  • 7. Peanut
  • 8. Dandy
  • 9. Diesel
  • 10. Dover
  • 11. Petey
  • 12. Ginger
  • 13. Lucy
  • 14. Ace
  • 15. Lucky
  • 16. Molly
  • 17. Duke
  • 18. Layla
  • 19. Patches
  • 20. Rocky

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Guardians American Bulldogs
Member Since: July 2007
Location: Orange County, California
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We are American Bulldog enthusiast who just happen to have 6 amazing AB Dogs We have 2 1/2 acres of Bully and horse property. We have 2 Big Bully Males to approved girls. Guardian's Ghost Buster and Guardian's Wally Gator (951) 245-2817 (951)490-1914

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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.

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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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Do female American Bulldogs let their guard down around males when they first go into heat?

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There is not 'guard' as you say. When a female goes into heat, she goes through three stages. The first stage is when a females vulva starts to swell and she will start to excrete blood. At this stage, she will not allow a male to mount her. The second stage is when the blood will turn to a pale pink and/or a clean mucus and that is when a female will allow a male to mount her. The third stage is when the vulva starts to shrink, the female can excrete a pale pink to mild red mucus again that is normal. She will not allow a male to mount her at the end of her cycle.

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If I was considering an American Bulldog puppy, I would be most concerned about?



Size, temperament and hip problems would be the three main things for me. But getting your pup from a reputable, responsible and knowledgeable breeder is the best way to get a well-bred pup. The dog should grow to be in the standard and it's temperament should be playful and happy-go-lucky with people and dogs. No fear or shyness as that can lead to aggression problems. And then making sure that the sire and dam have had their health checks to ensure that your pup has the best start with life as possible.


If you were considering an American Bulldog, your greatest concern depends on the home you bring the pup into. A general concern for me and most who purchased pups from me (I have owned American Bulldogs since 1994) is temperament. Be sure that your pup is sound. If their really shy, scary, or is showing any other behavior which may indicate a lack of confidence ... this can be a problem in the future. Just keep in mind that like humans, dogs have their own personalities too. A well bred American Bulldog should be very sound.

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What are some warning signs to consider as a new puppy parent before bringing an American Bulldog into my home?



As long as you've done your research on the breed, the breeder and have spent some face-time with the breed and the puppy you are getting, as well as the sire and dam, being a new puppy parent is different for all. But make sure you do three things for your pup, get him/her into a vet on a regular basis; sign your puppy up for puppy obedience classes with a positive reinforcement trainer and socialize, socialize, socialize your puppy as much as you can.


There are a lot of American Bulldog breeders out there but a few quality ones who breed for temperament and confirmation. Both of which are important for a happy and healthy dog. American bulldogs are not for everyone. They are a guardian dog and need a firm and loving hand since they do tend to be stubborn. As with any dog, you should get a vet check and keep it up on a regular basis. Socialization from the age of a puppy is key.

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Updated: 1/18/2019