Height: 21-27 inches
Weight: 60-120 lbs.
Life Span: 11-12 yrs.
Breed Group: Guardian Dogs
The self-assured American bulldog is alert, outgoing, and friendly with
family members and others accepted by the family, but is wary of strangers
and may be aggressive toward other dogs.
It gets along with children and other animals, including cats, if socialized
with them at an early age. Obedience training should also begin early, as
American bulldogs can be very stubborn.
The coat is short and stiff to the touch. Coat color is white, white with
brindle or red, or brindle or red with white.
Grooming & Exercise Needs
The American bulldog requires only a quick brushing weekly. If not used
as a working dog, it needs brisk daily walks.
Derived from English bulldog stock, the American bulldog originated in the
United States in the 18th century. Traditionally, this breed has been used
for working cattle and hogs and as a watchdog.
The American bulldog is not a good choice for inexperienced dog owners and
is unsuited to city or apartment life unless well trained and sufficiently
Breed-related health concerns: hip dysplasia, Demodex mange, atopy.
Reference: AKC - American Kennel Club