American Bulldog Dog Breed

American Bulldog Dog Breed at a Glance

The purebred American Bulldog is a large and vigorous dog in the working breed group. He is extremely social, loving and gentle, but also incredibly courageous and very talented in various activities.

Group: Working

American Bulldog Dog Breed
An American Bulldog Puppy

Origin: United States

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HISTORY of the American Bulldog

The American Bulldog is a result of modifications of Bulldogs from Spain and England. Many American South settlers brought their Old English Bulldogs for general use around farms and ranches.

Almost extinct by the second World War, the breed was revived and is now hugely popular among families and as working dogs serving to protect.

Personality of the American Bulldog

This breed of dog is highly intelligent, loyal, affectionate, gentle, social, and courageous. Train him as a fearless guard dog or a friendly family member. In general, this breed is an all-purpose working dog.

Physical Characteristics of the American Bulldog

Common Colors

Standard colors of this breed are varied and numerous. Its coat is short.

The American Bulldog is recognized for his great head and strong jaw. He may have drop, semi-prick or cropped ears.

Having a sturdy and muscular build, the American Bulldog can weigh between 60 and 120 pounds. It can stand anywhere from 20 to 28 inches tall. 

American Bulldog Dog Breed

Expect seasonal shedding and low maintenance grooming requirements.

HEALTH and CARE of the American Bulldog

Life Expectancy 

The life expectancy of the American Bulldog ranges between 11 and 14 years on average.

In general, this breed is healthy overall. However, genetic issues more commonly found in this breed, include:

  • Kidney disorders
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Bone cancer
  • Cherry eye
  • Hip and Elbow dysplasia
  • ACL tears
  • Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis.


The fearless guard dog is great both indoors and out. However, he does require a good amount of exercise.

American Bulldog Dog Breed


Feed your adult American Bulldog 4.4 cups of dry dog food each day because of his size.


Occasional grooming is required to care for the American bulldog and its short and fine coat, but also it sheds seasonally. However, this breed is famous for slobbering and drooling.

The American Bulldog dog breed is NOT recognized by the AKC.

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