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American Bulldog


American Bulldog profile

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Lifespan: 10-15 Years

Avg height: 51-69cm

Avg weight: 27-57kg

Coat type: Short coat.

Coat colours: White, brindle, fawn, brown, red.

Originally bred for: Bull baiting sport (now illegal).

Breed traits: Assertive, loyal, confident, dominant, friendly.


A little about the American Bulldog

The American Bulldog is a friendly, strong, breed who is devoted to their family. They demand a large amount of attention and can be wary of strange animals, meaning they benefit from socialisation and training.




Unfortunately, the American Bulldog is predisposed to a number of diseases. These include: Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (Dry Eye), Cherry Eye, Entropian, Ectropian, Distichiasis, Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome (stenotic nares, elongated soft palate, tracheal hypoplasia), Shoulder Luxation, Internalised Tail, Patellar Luxation, Canine Hip Dysplasia, Ventricular Septal Defects, Urethral Prolapse, and Vaginal Hyperplasia. These dogs are extremely prone to heat stress and owners need to be diligent in assessing them for signs of this. It should also be noted that the Bulldog sometimes requires a caesarean section to deliver pups successfully.

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.