A descendant of the famed English Bulldog, American Bulldog was brought to America by the colonists, and then modified through the years by selective breeding. The efforts of John D. Johnson of Summerville, Georgia, brought them back from an almost extinction, which the breed faced after the World War II. The breed was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 1999.
A medium-sized dog with great physical strength, American Bulldogs are more agile and swifter than their English forebear. The breed has an average height of 28 inches and it weighs around 99 pounds. It has a wide chest, a broad square head, and a muscular neck that tapers from shoulders to head. Its short, harsh coat comes in combinations of white, and all shades of brindle, brown, red, or tan.
This breeds coat is white or white with patches that are either red (i.e. any shade of tan) or brindle.
The American Bulldog is an alert and inquisitive dog with a stable temperament. Bold and courageous, the breed is a terrific companion that can protect its family from dangers. If properly socialized the dog works well with kids and other pets.
The average life expectancy of the American Bulldog is 16 years. A heavy dog for any standard, this breed is prone to hip dysplasia. The breed needs moderate amount of exercise on a regular basis.
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