- Other names:
- Old Country Bulldog
- All American Bulldog
American Bulldogs are true grit, true devotion dogs. They are muscular, sturdy, and powerful. Though this breed may have an intimidating demeanor, they are very loyal and loving, always seeing affection and live from other human beings. They have a compact frame that is higher in the legs, with a chest that is wide and a strong athletic sense of power. Its coat is short and harsh, making this breed very easy to groom. Once used for bull baiting and hunting, the American Bulldog is now known as a working and companionship dog. They are very protective of their owners, staying alert and very self-confident. Because of their strong and protective instinct, they require those same qualities in their pack leader.
It requires a great deal of time and effort to maintain this breed's happiness and upkeep. Because of their need for constant attention, failure to give this breed what it needs may result in destructive behavior. The American bulldog is not born aggressive. They are non-hostile dogs that need to be well-socialized and trained at a very early age to avoid any bad habits while growing up. This breed is much livelier and athletic than its English counterpart, and is an ideal pet for an active and confident family. As long as they are given adequate exercise and mental stimulation, the American Bulldog can be happy in an apartment lifestyle, comfortable both indoors and outdoors.