American Bulldog

American Bulldog At a Glance

Country of Origin:

United States of America

Breed Group:

UKC(Guardian), CKC (Bull Breeds)


American Bulldogs are large dogs. Males weigh from 70 to 120 lbs while females weigh from 60 to 100 lbs. Full-grown American Bulldogs can grow up to 28 inches.


Smooth and short


White, Brindle, Brown, Red or Tan

Life Span:

12 to 15 Years

Breed Profile

Affection Level – 70
Barking Tendencies – 50
Cat Friendly – 40
Cold Weather Tolerance – 40
Exercise Needs – 80
General Health – 70
Grooming Needs – 20
Hot Weather Tolerance – 60
Intelligence – 70
Kid Friendly – 70
Playfulness – 70
Shedding Level – 30
Social Needs – 80
Watchdog Ability – 80

Did You Know?

A rare breed that was practically extinct after WWII, the American Bulldog was saved by the efforts of a single man, John D. Johnson.

American Bulldog Overview

A rare breed that was practically extinct after WWII. The American Bulldog was saved by the efforts of a single man, John D. Johnson. Originally used for the blood sports, this dog breed became prized by farmers for their intelligence, working skills, stamina and protective nature. The American Bulldog has also been used to hunt wild boar, bear, raccoon and squirrel. They make great family pets and bond strongly with their owners.

American Bulldog Characteristics

This dog breed has an extraordinary athletic ability. This dog breed is a muscular, robust and agile dog, with very powerful jaws and large heads. They are extremely swift and able to leap heights of six feet or more. The AmBull has a brave, alert, courageous and fearlessly determined nature.

American Bulldog Temperament

Typically, this dog breed is confident, social, friendly, calm and devoted. They bond strongly with their owners. The American Bulldog gets along well with children, but because of their strength and power, the breed is best-suited to older, considerate children. They relate well to dogs they were raised with, but can be aggressive towards smaller family pets and cats. They are a devoted and constant companion that has strong guarding instincts. The breed is reserved and wary of strangers and tends to be aggressive towards dogs they do not know. The breed is not recommended for first-time owners or novice handlers.

American Bulldog Care

The short coat is of this breed is simple to groom. Regular brushing with a firm bristle brush helps to minimize loose hair. This dog breed should only be bathed when absolutely necessary using a mild shampoo. They are a relatively healthy breed but is prone to hip dysplasia.

American Bulldog Coat

The coat of this breed is smooth, short and harsh. The coat is mostly solid white with varied combinations and patterns of brown, tan, red, and brindle. This breed is a light to moderate shedder.

American Bulldog Training

Early intense socialization and obedience training are vital for the AmBull.  They do not respond well to harsh or heavy-handed methods and should be trained with firmness, fairness, persistence, and consistency. The American Bulldog’s talents include tracking, obedience, working and guarding.

American Bulldog Activity

The AmBull is happiest when they have a job to do. This breed loves frequent, leashed walks, play sessions and romping in the yard. They like to roam and are well-suited to farm life, but a large fenced yard will suffice. The AmBull adapts well to apartment dwelling, provided they are given ample exercise, attention, and stimulation.

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