This breed was developed in the southern United States and is said to have received its name from the Alapa River in Georgia. These bulldogs are likely descendants from the bulldogs brought to America by early European settlers. They were originally bred to be working dogs. They provided protection to homestead, hunted large pests, and guided unruly cows, pigs, and goats.
|Preferred Climate:||Any Climate|
|Life Span:||12-15 Years|
|Nicknames:||Otto, Cowdog, Silver Dollar, Catahoula Bulldog|
Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog Build Information
They have exaggerated bulldog features. The Alapaha Blue Blood has a large square head, loose upper lips, and wide set eyes. Their 60 to 95 pound body is sturdy and athletic. Their ears and tail are never cropped.
|Length (Male):||22-27 in.|
|Length (Female):||22-24 in.|
|Weight:||> 65 lbs|
|Litter Size:||5 - 10 Puppies|
|Tail Dock or Crop:||No|
Behaviour and Personality
The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is rumored to resemble the early bulldogs of England. He is extremely affectionate yet an excellent family protector. He is taller, more athletic, and healthier than the common English bulldogs we recognize today. These types of bulldogs are intelligent and quick to learn. They love the opportunity to be active. They are reluctant to welcome other dogs. However, they are extremely affectionate, loyal, and protective, making them excellent dogs for families.
|Activity Level:||Very Active|
|Affection Level:||Very Affectionate|
|Energy Level:||Very Active|
|Good to Other Pets:||Moderate Friendly|
|Kid Friendliness:||Very Friendly|
This breed is very active and requires daily exercise and space to romp. Because of their history as working dogs, they need a "job" to do, whether it is accompanying you on your daily walk or performing frequent training exercises. They are very smart and trainable dogs, but they are still determined and require a leader who is firm, consistent, and loving. They are a very loving breed and need to spend plenty of time with their family to avoid destructive behaviors. They have a high prey drive, so they need to be kept on a leash during walks. They are also able to jump very high and a fence at least six feet high is necessary to keep them on the property. Little grooming is needed since they have a very short coat. To mitigate shedding, treat them to the occasional brushing. These dogs will need their ears cleaned, nails trimmed, and coats bathed only as needed.
|Colors:||Black, Black & Tan, Blue, Gray, Light Brown, Red, Red-Black Brindle, Tan, Tan Brindle, White|
Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog Common Health Conditions
The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs have a lower gene pool than average, which is accompanied by potential health problems. Like all bulldogs, this breed is susceptible to hip dysplasia, an extremely painful and expensive condition to treat. Another common health problem is entropion, a condition where part of the eyelid is inverted. They are also prone to congenital deafness and skin problems. It is extremely important to get your Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog from a qualified and reputable breeder.
Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog Pet Insurance
When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.
Breed Talents and Facts
These dogs are mostly white with brown, red, black, and occasionally brindled spots. Their eyes can be blue, brown, and even mismatched or spotted. The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog's nicknames include Otto, Cowdog, Silver Dollar, and Catahoula Bulldog.
|Training:||Moderately easy to train|