The American Bulldog originated in the southeastern United States as a working farm dog. They were used for hunting, guarding livestock and property.
The American Bulldog has a large, stocky and muscular build. They have a large head with strong jaws. Coat colors include white, brown, red, or brindle combinations.
American Bulldogs are loyal, courageous and excellent guard dogs. They bond closely with their family.
American Bulldogs need daily exercise and stimulation. They should live indoors with their family.
American Bulldogs are generally healthy, but can be prone to hip dysplasia, cherry eye, ACL tears and cardiac issues. Lifespan is 10-16 years.
Start training and socializing an American Bulldog early and consistently. Use positive reinforcement techniques. Leash training is a must.
The American Bulldog has minimal grooming needs. Brush their short coat weekly and bathe only when necessary. Check ears, nails and teeth regularly.