American Canine Association

Breeds

Breed Name: American Bully


History

Originating in the 1990’s, the American Bully was created by carefully selecting the perfect American Pit Bull Terrier and breeding it with best American Staffordshire Terrier available. This breed is often confused as a “Pit Bull” due to their similarities in appearance. The American Bully can be referred to as a “Bully Pit” as well.

Appearance

Built stocky and lower to the ground than a purebred American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Bully averages 14-21 inches in height, and weighs in at an average of 75-120 pounds. This breed has very wide, muscular hind legs, that fade into their lean and muscular body. Their chest is broad and stands forward and proud, as their neck is very thick and short, with a block-type head sitting nicely on top. Their look creates a very strong presence, packed in a smaller form. Their large nose is triangular shaped with round edges, sitting at the end of their rectangular mouth. Their ears may or may not be cropped depending on the breeder, and your preference. Their short and smooth coat is available and accepted in all colors and color combinations for this breed. Their tail is thick and shorter than most other breeds, tapering down to a point and facing down and out when these breed is feeling relaxed.

Temperament

This breed is not meant for everyone. Though this breed was created for the “ultimate family dog”, the type of human leader they require, and daily mental and physical stimulation, can unfortunately only be met by so many families. This breed is an incredible dog breed if you are looking for a loyal, tolerant, patient, caring and loving dog who is going to give its all to protect its family members and its home. This breed wants to please it’s owner, in every way, shape and form. They need to know their place within the family. They need to feel they have a job they are doing, whether it is supervising the children, young or older, or displaying good behavior during family time, or playing in the yard. It is extremely important to socialize these types of breed young with other dogs or pets, and with the family. It is never guaranteed that your specific dog will ever fully accept other types of pets, or all dogs in that matter, so please do not expect the impossible. This breed listens extremely well, trains very easily and is exceptionally eager to learn. Positive reinforcement training is the ONLY training method recommended for this breed.

Grooming

Daily brushing and bathing when needed. This breed does not shed as much as average shedders, however owners due note that during seasonal changes they will notice more shedding.

Special Notes

IMPORTANT NOTE: Some breeders do give their breeding pairs and puppies special supplements to falsely promote muscle growth in this breed. When that dog is then purchased or adopted, and is no longer on those supplements, their muscle mass goes away quickly, resulting in the dog looking as it normally would of without it. The issue with this, is that after stopping these, many health issues will most likely occur to their joints, as well as their liver and organs. Please be very careful and thorough when selecting your breeder of choice or when adopting your puppy or adult dog from anyone. Please fully educate yourself on this breed prior to adding one to your household. A properly fenced in yard is recommended prior to adding this breed to your home to ensure safety and well-being of your new addition as well as others. All dogs originate from wolves (Canis Lupus). Each breed of dog was originally created by mixing different breeds together in an effort to bring forth certain characteristics. Once a breeder has created acceptable “breed characteristics” within their bloodline and these “breed characteristics” have shown to be reliably reproduced in the offspring for three (3) generations, the bloodline may be upgraded from the category of “foundation stock” to “pure-bred”. The same “pure-bred” breed standards vary from different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders. Dog DNA testing companies can have accurate results for a specific bloodline of a small colony of dogs. However, there are tens of thousands of different bloodlines in the world which have not yet been tested for marker baseline results by Dog DNA testing companies as of 2017. For this reason Dog DNA testing companies do not guarantee the 100% accuracy of their breed lineage results and will also show different marker results for the same pure-bred breed in different continents, countries, territories

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