Breed of the day… AMERICAN BULLDOG. I chose this one first because I have an American Bulldog. Here are some statistics and facts on the breed. We hope you enjoy our breeds of the day and learn something about these dogs. All dogs have unique things about them and we hope to bring this information to you!
Physical Appearance: They are very muscular and sturdy. They can weigh between 60-120 pounds and be 20-28 inches in height. They have a large head with strong jaws and come in many colors. My dog Stormie is tricolor. Their hair is short and short.
Personality and Temperament: A gentle, affectionate dog that loves children and can be considered a big lap dog, the American Bulldog is alert, confident and loyal to its people. Brave and strong-willed, the American Bulldog will do best when trained from a young age on and with an owner that isn’t afraid to establish themselves as a strong pack leader.
History and Background: An older version of the Bulldog originated in England and was used as a work dog catching cattle and guarding property until it became the breed of choice in a brutal sport known as bull baiting. By the end of World War II, the breed was almost extinct, however, a few devote breeders decided to revive the American Bulldog. John D. Johnson, a returning war veteran, and Alan Scott began carefully breeding American Bulldogs after the war, keeping careful records of the breed’s health and working abilities.