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 $872.50. 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: $872.50
Average Price: $800.00
Top Quality: $1,600.00 to $8,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 6050 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 6050 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. Molly
  • 15. Ace
  • 16. Lucky
  • 17. Daisy
  • 18. Duke
  • 19. Layla
  • 20. Patches

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Member Since: April 2007
Location: Hamilton-burlington, Ontario
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We are an american bulldog kennel dedicated to the Johnson American Bulldogs. We value quality over quantity. Producing healthy sound minded agile american bulldogs one litter at a time.We are located in Southern Ontario, Canada, and established in 2003 to produce a better American Bulldog.Every American Bulldog comes ABA, ABRA, NKC registered, with vaccinations and de-worming and one month free pet insurance and of course a clean bill of health from a licensed veterinarian.We have sold American Bulldogs all over Canada the USA and Europe Feel free to contact us with any questions. We are never too busy. 1-(905)-592-1826.

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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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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.

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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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Updated: 8/18/2019