Featured Breed : American Bully
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American Bully

Life Span: 9 to 14 years

Litter Size: 4 to 10

Country of Origin: United States

Size: Males - 17 to 20 inches at the shoulder. Females - 17 to 19 inches at the shoulder. A medium size dog with a exceptionally muscular and powerful body.

Coat: The American Bullies have short coats, so they don’t shed that much. Weekly grooming is required to keep their short furs in check. Use a mild shampoo when bathing them at least once a month.

Character: Despite their power demeanor, the American Bullies were bred for companionship, and therefore they are very gentle, friendly, and loyal. They like to exhibit confidence with a zest and exuberance for life. The American Bully makes a great guard dog while at the same time a wonderful family companion dog. The American Bully must be well socialized at a young age to ensure that any dog aggressive tendencies are curbed.

Appearance: Since the the American Bullies are a combination of American Pitbull Terrier and the American Stafford Terrier, their appearance would have both breeds. The American Bullies have large and flat heads, long jaws with a wide tongue, and two extra pointy tiny ears, if docked, otherwise they have big floppy ears. They have stout small legs, but well muscled, with an extremely broad chest and back, both wide. They come in the colors of white, brown and white spotted, red, black, and a deep sable.

History: Developed as a crossbred between the American Pitbull Terrier and the American Stafford Terrier in the 1990s, the American Bully was created to be the ultimate family companion. It maintained the desired traits of of both breeds. The American Bully breed was recognized by the United Kennel Club on July 15, 2013.

Health Issues: Since this is a new breed, no health studies yet have been conducted thoroughly. But like any other dogs, they have are susceptible to: Hip Dysplasia, Elbow Dysplasia, Demodicosis/Demodex Mange/Demodectic, Mange, Cataracts, Cerebellar Abiotrophy, Progressive Retinal Atrophy.

Temperament: American Bullies are strong willed, obedient, loyal, friendly, clownish, stubborn.

Care: Since they were bred for companionship, they don’t need much exercise and living space. do well in small quarters as long as they are well exercised. They are active indoors and out and will require space to play.

And since they have short coats, they are very easy to groom and only bathe when required. When brushing, use a regular, firm bristle types.

Training:
The American Bullies are very intelligent breed. They can learn quickly, provided that they start very young. They love to please their masters and families. They need positive reinforcement for them to follow the rules with ease.

Activity: American Bullies will do okay in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. They are very active indoors and will do alright without a yard provided they get enough exercise. Prefer warm climates.

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