The original Bulldog breed was retained by working-class immigrants who brought their working dogs with them to South America. Small farmers and ranchers used this dog for many agricultural tasks. It was not a standardised breed, years. At that time, but there was a Bulldog that was generic type. Several strains of the "Bulldog type" dogs” they were kept by individual farmers as the utility working dogs. However, at the end of World War II, These strains of "Bulldog type" were extinguished.
It was then that appeared in the story a loving man of the Bulldog breed, the Sr. John D. Johnson, war veteran returning from the disaster and death, but it had been decided to resurrect the race… Paradoxes of history.
The SR. John D. Johnson He devoted himself to find the best specimens of these working dogs by different farms and began to create the pedigree and genealogical trees. His project was to create a farm dedicated to conserving and enhancing the Bulldog breed, Recalling to the Bulldogs of antiquity. Later, a man named Alan Scott and other breeders joined Johnson efforts to resurrect the race.
Johnson and Scott they began to breed dogs American Bulldog with care, keeping a careful record of the copies, the health of the race and working capacity. Initially, Johnson and Scott had a similar vision, a common idea about the race. But over time there was a split between his views, and as a result of this disagreement they left us two different types of American Bulldog (American Bulldog).
Alan Scott preferred a smaller dog, more sports, with longer snout which could be used for the capture of livestock and wild boar hunting.
John Johnson preferred a larger and more solid with a shorter snout dog, whose main function was that of watchdog.
Eventually the two breeders and the preservation of the breed founders, as well as the place important breeders continued to work on race, to help meet the goal of John Johnson, get the ideal working Bulldog breed. Originally, the race was called American Pit Bulldog and the Decade of 1970 registered in the National Kennel Club (CCR) as such. Later the name was changed to American Bulldog to avoid confusion with the American Pit Bull Terrier. The American Bulldog was recognized by the United Kennel Club the 1 in January of 1999.
Today the breed is recognized by the CCR, UKC y el American Bulldog Association (ABA).
The American Bulldog is now safe from extinction and is enjoying a great health and an increase in popularity, either as a working dog, protective or as a family pet.
The American bulldog He is a native of South-East of the United States farm dog. Used as a watchdog for livestock or hunting. It is a medium-sized dog, sports and balanced.
It has a robust physiognomy, Compact and powerful which lets you move with agility and vigor. It tends to prefer a strong dog on that beautiful structure, If there any morphological excess or weight overload. Males have a large and a more marked than females type structure.
You must present a solid but for sporting and slender lines appearance. Mantle's hair must be smooth, short and glued to the body. Its color can be white, white striped with red or brown. Permitted until a 90% color, If the white highlight to the head. It is not permitted to present black mask or spots black. Its skull is long and flat with the well marked stop. The eyes are round, medium-sized, and the most appreciated eye color is dark brown with black outline. Blue eyes are allowed but are considered to be a mild lack.
The height at the cross in the male lies between 57 and 67 cm., thinking between 35 and 55 kg. The females measure between 53 and 65 cm. and weigh between 30 and 45 kg.
The American Bulldog are sure dogs, social and active, they are comfortable with their families. Create strong bonds with their owners, When it is puppy can be a bit distant with strangers, but as they mature confidence should develop in a normal manner, because being a sure dog is a feature of this breed.
The American Bulldog tolerates children and can make very good friends with them, When are socialized from an early age, educate them and teach to know what their limits.
It is known for being very race dominant, why it is so important to socialize the puppy, and this will be as easy as exposing him since childhood to situations in which there are more pets, I played and relates to other dogs. The breed is also known for having a very high pain tolerance. An American Bulldog, never should be shy in adulthood, because this reflects insecurity, and given the physical characteristics, It is not recommended that the dog is an animal afraid or insecure.
The American Bulldog is a dog strong and healthy, When equipped with the necessary care (like any dog) and have a good dose of physical activity, their life expectancy is of 10 to 16 years.
Since the breed has a short coat, they are usually less tolerable to extreme hot or cold weather conditions, and as a result, You may need to keep them indoors during days of high heat or cold.
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- Otros nombres: Old Country Bulldog / Dogo Americano
- Molossians / Working dog / guard dogs
Dogs breeds: American bulldog