Also known as Otto Bulldog It is a breed of dog of American origin, considered rare due to the few existing copies. According to available information, They have been developed in the area Alapaha river in the southern region Georgia. They are renowned for their great sense of obedience, their agility and your protective character.
This was developed by crossing Old English Bulldog white (known as, White English Bulldogs), a Catahoula Bulldog and a reduced number of copies of Colby Pit Bull Terrier. The origins of the breed remain unclear, and this has caused much confusion…
While at first glance it is a Bulldog type. It is a stronger dog and a well-developed musculature (outstanding feature of the race, compared to other varieties Bulldog).
Despite its similarity, not to be confused with American bulldog. This similarity resulted in actions pre-register many Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog They were included in the ancestry of American bulldog.
While Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog Association It has declared that it was founded in 1979, the earliest evidence of the existence of this club record dates of 1989 in California. This discrepancy has triggered many discussions.
The race was in danger of extinction until a small group of Southern, in 1979, in an attempt to rescue the Bulldog de Old Tymey Plantation del Sur, He founded the ABBA (Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog Association), giving the aforementioned name and dedicated to the preservation of this unique type of dog.
Claims made by the Mrs. Lana Lane, nurturer and follower of the race, they dealt with the existence of records. However, there is little evidence to support your claim because family lines described in the World Atlas of Dog Breeds as the founders of the breed.
The current records of this breed They include the following organisms:
The ACA (American Canine Association) which he recorded the first champion Entitled Alapaha. ABBA (Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog Association), CCR (National Kennel Club), (ABBBR) Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog registry, CKC (Continental Kennel Club), WWKC (World Wide Kennel Club), UWABC (Kingdom of work Alapaha Bulldog Club & Registration), UCA (United Canine Association), and IOEBA (International Olde English Bulldogge Association), among them there is great variation in the type and standard.
Descriptions of its size vary according to the Agency, but trying to reach an average consensus situaríamos males in weight ranging from 32 - 41 kg, and height the cross of 51 - 63 cm.. Females - slightly smaller, they weigh in 25 - 34 kg and measure of 45.7 - 55.9 cm in height to the cross.
The ears and tail They are left natural, without any cut.
Their colors They are varied, preferably, You must have at least the 50% white body with spots. They can be, predominantly, solid color with white, or dry white. Patches or markings are generally color merle, striped, blue, black, chocolate, red, Beige, or tricolor. Currently the most common are the tricolor mantle (both white, Merle, red, as well as beige, Merle, chocolate).
The eye color can vary from Brown to blue, and they usually see with one eye of each color copies or a finger eye colors.
Its pelage is short, hard and bright by nature, which is why, care requirements are minimal mantle.
Character and skills
Coachable, obedient and responsible, with impressive capabilities as guardian Family and property. They have a strong instinct for protection and it's love at home.
Puppy must be socialized and trained using humane methods, Since that cruelty could stimulate the aggressiveness of the animal. Intelligent and quick learning, with assertive methods.
very energetic and athletic breed. Even so, They can be adapted perfectly to life in an apartment if sufficiently exercised and daily. While within the home displays inactive, quiet, It will be more happy with - at least- a medium size yard.
They were formerly used to work with livestock, especially in the capture of errant pigs. For that reason your muscles are long and powerful, This physical feature reminds us that so the dog can have optimal health you need to be exercised on a regular basis. They often enjoy long walks, run and play.
Their life expectancy is positioned 12 - 15 years.
Dogs breeds: “Ottos”
Type and recognitions:
- Race is not recognized by the FCI
1. Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog, Otto Bulldog (English).
2. Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog (French).
3. Buldogue Alapaha de sangue azul, Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog (Portuguese).
4. Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog (German).
5. Bulldog Alapaha de sangre azul, Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog (Spanish).