American Bully – Your Guide to the Gruff but Tender Bully Pit

American Bullies are the most popular breed in America. They have been around since the early 1900’s when they were first bred from bulldogs. Today there are many types of American Bulldogs, including those with short fur coats like pups, medium-coats, long-coats and even some with red hair like their namesake. Each type has its own characteristics and personalities. There are also various breeds of American Staffordshire Terriers (a smaller version of the American Bulldog) such as the Shih Tzus or the Chihuahuas.

The American Bully is one of the most popular dog breeds in America, though it does not necessarily mean that everyone loves them! Some people dislike them because they tend to be overprotective and may bark at strangers.

Others do not like them because they are too aggressive and may bite if provoked. Still others just don’t like any dogs. Whatever the reason, there are still plenty of people who love these friendly, lovable creatures.

These gentle giants make wonderful family pets and can easily live up to the responsibilities of being a house pet. They are very social animals that enjoy spending time with other dogs and humans alike.

This is probably why they tend to do best in homes where someone is around most of the time.

One of the best things about the American Bulldog is their capability to learn and obey commands. They love to play games and are extremely smart, so training them is very easy.

They also love to cuddle and can often be found following you from room to room or sleeping at the foot of your bed.

The American Bulldog is a beautiful combination of strength and gentleness, making them the perfect family dog for just about anyone. They are included in the top 10 most popular dog breeds in America for several reasons, one of which being their easy going nature and playfulness.

Another reason is that they are extremely protective of their owners and always want to be around people. However, this can sometimes lead to problems if you work all day and come home to a lonely dog that wants attention. They also have a tendency to become destructive when bored and do not receive the proper amount of exercise and attention that they need.

Bred for fighting, the American Bully is sensitive, alert, very playful and protective of their owners but may be slightly harder to train than other dogs. However, with the proper training and socialization from an early age they can become completely obedient.

They are a large dog that requires a good deal of food and exercise to maintain their condition.

The American Bully is a cross between the English Bulldog and the American Staffordshire Terrier or the pit-bull terrier. This mix of breeds produces a smaller framed dog which has more of the playful qualities of the former, but more of the guarding instincts of the latter.

Although they have been bred for fighting, these dogs make great family pets due to their loving personality towards everyone. They also tend to be very intelligent and eager to please their owners. It is important when training this dog that you maintain a strong leadership position or they may try to take over the leadership role in the family. Due to their large size, they are not recommended for people who live in small apartments, as they need room to run and play.

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American Bullies may display aggression towards other dogs. This can be controlled through training and socialization.

They may also be timid around strangers, although this can also be controlled with training.

The American Bully usually gets along well with children and is very loving to them. But because of their large size, they may unintentionally step on them or knock them over, so adult supervision is always required when the dog is around children.

As with all dogs, the American Bully should be taught not to bite or chew on fingers, as their teeth are strong enough to cause serious injury.

The American Bully needs a moderate amount of exercise. A daily walk will satisfy this, but they also need a yard to play in or permission to play off leash at a dog park.

They make excellent hiking companions and enjoy vigorous activity. Without proper physical exercise they may become destructive and restless inside.

Although the amount of grooming required for the American Bully is minimal, they do have a thick coat of fur that can become matted if it is not brushed on a regular basis. This breed also tends to shed more than most dogs and frequent vacuuming or sweeping may be required to clean up after them.

The temperament of the dog before breeding can greatly affect the personality of the offspring. American Bullies that are bred by in-experienced breeders or dog fighters tend to be more violent and aggressive.

If the parents of the dog were fighters, it’s possible that the dog will have aggression issues with other dogs, however this can be controlled with training. Reputable breeders will only allow mating between American Bullies with good temperaments.

American Bullies are not recommended for first time dog owners. They require a well balanced diet, daily exercise, and plenty of socialization.

This breed may be genetically predisposed to aggressiveness, so extra caution should be taken when introducing this dog to new people and other animals. American Bullies do best in a family environment with an experienced owner.

The American Bully can live in an apartment if it is given at least daily walks. They are relatively inactive indoors and will do best with at least a small yard.

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They do best with owners who can spend time with them and like to jog, walk or play fetch. Without this type of owner, and without proper exercise the American Bully can become restless and destructive.

The average lifespan of the American Bully is between 12 and 15 years. Some of this breed can live up to 20 years, but it is uncommon.

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