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American Bulldog

Modern breeders and trainers of the American Bulldog have John D. Johnson of Summerville, Georgia to thank for its continued existence. Having brought it back from the brink of extinction, he devoted his life to bringing up their numbers. The characteristic loyalty and bravery of this breed, together with its strong protective instincts makes its tendency to slobber a small price to pay for having it as part of a family. An apt description of the American Bulldog would be as having the heart of a pussycat housed in a powerfully muscular frame.

Physical Characteristics

The large head and strong jaws of an American Bulldog combine with a stocky, muscular, yet compact frame that is capable of surprising speed and agility. This has made them the perfect choice of farmers for protecting livestock and driving cattle. Weighing in at anything from 60 to 120 pounds, it generally has a height of 20 to 28 inches at the shoulder. The short coat is predominantly white in colour with brindled or other coloured patches and usually requires little grooming, as shedding is minimal.


As a worker, the American Bulldog displays an impressive amount of stamina and intelligence. Although it is a dominant breed, it is happy to follow a...

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