American Bully

The American Bully was created in the early 1990s through the line breeding of specific American Pit Bull Terrier lines. Breeders chose Greyline and Razors Edge bloodlines due to their unique characteristics. They wanted a dog with a larger head and shorter, yet broader, body. The breed quickly became popular in the U.S. and was recognized in 2004 with the creation of the American Bully Kennel Club, which maintains the standard for the breed. As of July 2013, the American Bully also gained recognition with the United Kennel Club as a distinct dog breed.

The American Bully is known by several names including the Bully Pit, Bully Pitbull and American Bully Pit. Many people confuse the American Bully with the Bullypit, which is a designer breed created by crossing American Bulldogs with American Pitbull Terriers. However, the American Bully is not a mixed dog breed. The American Bully is a short, muscular dog that has a large head and a broad chest. Its ears can be cropped or left natural. These dogs have short hair that comes in a variety of colors including blue, red, brindle, black and any of these colors with white markings. Personality: American Bullies are companion dogs that can be extremely active and playful. While they will not back down when threatened, they are very loyal and gentle with their human family members. In fact, these dogs make great family dogs for people who have large yards and plenty of time to play with their pets. Despite its appearance, the American Bully is a gentle and friendly dog that loves nothing more than to spend time with its human family members. If you choose to bring one of these lively dogs into your home, you will want to make sure that you have plenty of room for it to run and play.

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Life Span
10 - 12 years
Other Names
The Bully Pit, The Bully Pitbull, The American Bully Pit, American Bully

American Bully Build Information

Size
Medium

The American Bully is known by several names including the Bully Pit, Bully Pitbull and American Bully Pit. Many people confuse the American Bully with the Bullypit, which is a designer breed created by crossing American Bulldogs with American Pitbull Terriers. However, the American Bully is not a mixed dog breed.

The American Bully is a short, muscular dog that has a large head and a broad chest.

Its ears can be cropped or left natural. These dogs have short hair that comes in a variety of colors including blue, red, brindle, black and any of these colors with white markings.

Behaviour and Personality

Activity Level
Kid Friendliness
Affection Level

American Bullies are companion dogs that can be extremely active and playful. While they will not back down when threatened, they are very loyal and gentle with their human family members. In fact, these dogs make great family dogs for people who have large yards and plenty of time to play with their pets. Despite its appearance, the American Bully is a gentle and friendly dog that loves nothing more than to spend time with its human family members. If you choose to bring one of these lively dogs into your home, you will want to make sure that you have plenty of room for it to run and play.

Appearance

Shedding
Moderate
Grooming
Low Maintenance

Due to the American Bully's coat type, little grooming is required for this dog breed. However, you will want to check its nails regularly and clip them when necessary using a pliers-type nail clipper. Bathing your pet about twice a month should be sufficient unless it becomes overly dirty.

Breed's Talents and Facts

Training
Moderately Easy
  • Most all American Bullies are related in some way to a dog known as Juan Gotty of Blue Star Kennels in California
  • After Juan Gotty died at the age of 15, he continued to produce offspring through artificial insemination
  • Healthy American Bullies can live as long as 12 years or even longer

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Common Health Conditions in American Bullys

Generally, the American Bully is a hardy dog that does not develop any serious health conditions. Nevertheless, there have been a few dogs that have developed hip dysplasia. Additionally, there have also been isolated cases of Bullies that developed such pet health problems as hereditary cataracts and congenital heart disease.

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