American bulldog

History of American Bulldog

The American Bulldog is derived from the old English bulldog, particularly the old english bulldog working, originally used in Britain to keep the properties. These dogs accompanied the British workers in the United States and have been selected overseas which led to the present race. The work of two breeders, John D. Johnson and Allan Scott, is the origin of the two types of the breed varieties bully (or Johnson) and standard (also known as Scott). The first representatives were registered with the National Kennel Club in 1970 under the name "american pit bulldog." The dog was later renamed American Bulldog to avoid confusion with the pitbull.

General Appearance

Typically that of a Molossian short hair, medium to large. It is powerful, athletic and agile, well muscled, with a massive head equipped with a wide muzzle, cheeks and a well marked stop. The American Bulldog can be with or without white spots of color or solid color with white spots majority. Sexual dimorphism is marked in this race. Muscles and bones are more developed in males than females. The American Bulldog should be evaluated as a versatile breed, and exaggerations and mistakes are penalized in proportion to their impact on the ability of working dogs. Traditionally describes two types within the breed, bully type, the general appearance of emphasis on power and short nose and standard type, sporty and elegant, the longer muzzle. The head is large and broad, giving an impression of power. The horizontal skull, seen in profile, is parallel to the topline of the muzzle. The stop is marked and deep, more clearly in the type bully.


Confident calm and balanced, the American Bulldog is a dog friendly and very expressive, very affectionate with his entourage. It should not be aggressive, but we accept a certain mistrust of foreign family and contained a dominance towards other dogs. The American Bulldog is a dog sensitive and curious player. Intelligent, learns quickly and can excel in sports utility dog.