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History/Origin:  Bull dogs came to the United States from England. Those English Bull dogs were owned by royalty or the upper class and breeding dogs as well as showing them off was the in thing to do.

Here in America those pure bred bulldog puppies were being used as farm dogs and being bred indiscriminately until the breed was almost extinct. A few folks decided to resurrect the breed and stated breeding these dogs and keeping track of the offspring. The man accredited as to resurrecting the English Bull and starting off the lines that would soon become the Am Bulldog was John D Johnson a war veteran. Alan Scott took an interest in breeding these dogs also and when Johnson began breeding Northern dogs into his lines Scott and Johnson parted ways. This created two distinct types.

They are claimed to be used as “hog dogs” catching escaped pigs or hunting razorback hogs, as cattle drovers and as working k-9’s .  American Bulldogs can be seen in the competition dogs sports such as: Schutzhund and French ring as well as Weight Pulling contests.

The American Bulldog was recognized by the United Kennel Club here in the United States on January 1 1999. 

Registry:  American bulldog registry and archives and the American Bulldog Association.

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MY COMMENTS:  These dogs are not yet a breed as far as the term breed goes. In order to be a breed the dogs must breed CONSISTANTLY.

 

With the entrance into a breed registration organization this will kind of stop folks from breeding outside dogs into the lines.  If you google photos of this breed you will see that some dogs resemble boxers, pit bulls, bull dogs, bull mastiffs and some are way out in left field.

 

I have seen some Am. Bulldogs, as a matter of fact my neighbor has two almost identical Am. Bulldogs so I can safely assume that they are from the same litter. The female is smaller and both are white with a tad bit of a cream color on an ear or over an eye. The male is taller standing the height of a tall boxer and with similar stature. I would guess his size to be 26 inches at the shoulders. The female could be about 23 inches. The female has a funny bark, almost a whisper as she trys to bark out loud. Neither were socialized and as puppies they were not to bold around strangers. They are pretty energetic and remind me of boxers in the way they 'bound' around the five acres. The male is a very nice looking dog too.

 

The name BULLDOG reminds me of a more bullish or bully type and i would never have known what my neighbors dogs were had i not looked them up several years ago.

 

That is about all I can say about them. If you plan on buying one, i would say take a look at the parents and grand parents to see what your pup may turn out looking like as too many are not consistant in looks.


 

 


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