- Other names:
- Otto Bulldog
The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog has been known by many names throughout its history (which, itself, is hotly debated between the two major authorities the ABBA and IABBR). What is certain about this breed is that it is a hard working, highly trainable breed that is confident, alert, possessive, protective and good tempered. Although they were bred to control livestock, handle wild hogs and protect properties, they make appropriate indoor family companions. They can spend a fair amount of time outdoors but desire the presence of their "pack". They are playful and loving to kids they were raised with, aloof with strangers and territorial towards other pets (esp. dogs). This is a low maintenance breed in regards to grooming and its daily exercise requirements can be met by an owner that doesn't mind a daily walk or outdoor playtime. The key to a well-behaved ABBB is firm, consistent training and establishment of yourself as the "pack leader". It is quite rare to find a true Alapaha and, due to limited gene pool, they may have congenital health disorders; otherwise they should live 11-13 years.