Country of Origin: The American Bully was established within the United
Stated in the 1990's. The breed originated from Virginia as well as California. Many
dedicated breeders worked on the breed to create the perfect family companion.
The American Bully breed was created with both American Pit Bull Terrier and the
American Staffordshire Terrier, however, other bully and non-bully breeds were
included as well in certain breeding lines. It was the belief that by combining the
American Pit Bull Terrier and the American Staffordshire Terrier that qualities
such as consistency, loyalty, friendliness, sociability and an upbeat attitude would
be prominent. The American Bully is currently recognized by the following
registries: ABKC, UCA, DRA, EBKC and BBC.
Size: The male American Bully depending on class heights should be 15-21
inches while the female varies only slightly reaching heights from 14-20 inches.
The American Bully can weight anywhere from 50-120 pounds. However, the
weight of the American Bully can vary a great deal and is not heavily considered
for the breed standard so long as the height and weight are proportionate.
Coat: The American Bully's coat is short, smooth and glossy and should feel
stiff to touch. The coat of the American Bully comes in a variety of colors such as
fawn, chocolate, black, red and brindle variations. The only color combination not
acceptable for the American Bully is Merle.
Character: The American Bully is a confident breed who is very loyal toward
its family. They are courageous and have a very strong desire to please their
master. The American Bully makes a great guard dog while at the same time a
wonderful family companion dog. The American Bully must be well socialized at a
young age to ensure that any dog aggressive tendencies are curbed.
Temperament: The American Bully is an outgoing, good-natured and
trustworthy dog. The breed is affectionate, gentle and loving and will make an
ideal family companion. The American Bully is a very brave and intelligent breed
who's aim in life is only to please. The breed is known to be very tolerant and has
been known to be perfectly content left alone with small children. Overall, the
temperament of the American Bully is very pleasant. Just because the word 'bully'
is in their name, doesn't mean they throw their weight around. But they are highly
protective of their owners and their owner's property, and will fight to the death to
protect them if provoked.
Care: The American Bully can do well in small quarters as long as they are
well exercised. They are active indoors and out and will require space to play. Due
to their short coat, the American Bully is an easy dog to groom. They require
regular brushing with a firm bristled brush and only need to be bathed as needed.
The American Bully is an average shedder. The American Bully will fair much
better in a warmer climate where they can soak up the sun. If you want your bully
to have that glossy look rub their coat hair with a either a chamois or a damp wash
Training: The American Bully is a very intelligent breed that will learn quickly.
They want nothing more than to please their owners, making them quick to take
orders. Once established, the American Bully is fully capable and willing to follow
the rules. However, the American Bully needs a firm, consistent, calm and
confident owner who is able to establish their dominance in the Pack order. It is
imperative that the dog is aware that the humans in the household outrank him.
Activity: The American Bully may have been built for mass, but it is an athletic
breed as well. They require plenty of exercise on a daily basis, including a brisk
walk. They can expend a great deal of energy with outdoor play as well. The
American Bully will build up physical as well as mental stress if not exercised
properly which, like any breed, can lead to destructive behaviour in the home.
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