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
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white, brindle, brown, red, or tan
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2020

Learn what to expect when researching the price of American Bulldog puppies.

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 $875.00. 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 $1,700 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: $875.00
Average Price: $800.00
Top Quality: $1,700.00 to $8,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 6185 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 2020

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 6185 American Bulldog dogs.
  • 1. Tank
  • 2. Bella
  • 3. Max
  • 4. Spot
  • 5. Dozer
  • 6. Diesel
  • 7. Dalilah
  • 8. Peanut
  • 9. Dandy
  • 10. Dover
  • 11. Ginger
  • 12. Lucky
  • 13. Lucy
  • 14. Molly
  • 15. Petey
  • 16. Ace
  • 17. Daisy
  • 18. Duke
  • 19. Jack
  • 20. Layla

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Member Since: June 2007
Location: Lawton, Oklahoma
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Anonymous asked:
I have an American Bulldog ( female). I really wanted to breed her but she has allergies and the vet said it would not be a good idea because of her allergies. They vet said I need to have her fixed. She is 1 and 1/2. What advice would you give me before I make the decision to fix her?

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It is not a good idea to breed her. Allergies can be passed down and even be worse in puppies the longer the line goes. Love her for her and get her fixed. Enjoy her and be happy to have her. If she came from a breeder, possibly get a pup from the same breeder again one day. Or, if you are interested in bettering this breed; contact a local breeder and see if you can potentially partner or work with them so you can learn more about the breed. Breeding should be done by a responsible, reputable and knowledgeable breeder that is looking to better the breed. Your girl may be a great dog, but it is not worth her having puppies if they may end up with severe allergies.

Anonymous asked:
Should an “NKC” registered American Bulldog be going for the same price as an AKC registered dog? Also, do you think a pet price for the dog being $1200 is reasonable

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The pricing of a puppy will depend on many factors, including you as a potential puppy owner. Inflation, rescues, and the over all acceptance in society of mixed breed dogs called new names (such as the Doodle-trend, ect) all impact how much a purebred puppy is going to cost. There are not as many 'unwanted' litters of puppies as there were 20 - 30 years ago. Rescues and other organizations have done so well with their spay and neuter programs, that people whom have a litter of puppies unexpectedly, can charge more as there is a higher demand for puppies vs. adult dogs. The National Kennel Club (NKC) was founded in 1969 to allow classic and well known breeds of dogs to be registered along side the more rare or unknown breeds of dogs. The American Kennel Club (AKC) was founded in 1884 to allow a registry for purebred dogs. I do not believe there is much of a difference in AKC vs. NKC other than what you personally believe in both organizations and what they allow in their registry. Pet Price when it comes to dogs is normally determined by the base price of a puppy of the same breed in that area. Some will be lower or higher than others, depending on pedigree and where the puppies reside. It is up to you as a potential owner to do your research, check the local area of your breeder and flat out ask why they have priced their puppies at that price. If they can not break down their pricing to you without being defensive or rude, then move on. Find a breeder that breeds for the betterment of their breed and can be open and honest with you at all times about their breeding program.

Anonymous asked:
What is the going price for American Bulldog/Boxer puppy with out papers?

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The pricing of a dog, papered or not will all depend on what you are looking for and where you are looking. Some dogs could be as low as $500.00, while others could be set at the same price of a papered dog, around $1200.00. 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. 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. If the parents are papered and the puppies are not, ask the 'breeder' why the puppies are not papered. Asking why prices are what they are from breeders will not offend a true breeder A true breeder will be able to go over the costs of raising a proper litter and explain why they chose their price. If there are red flags, move on. Go to a breeder that actually cares for the breed you want and is working hard to better that breed.

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?"

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Updated: 10/24/2020