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Life Expectancy:

8-15 years

Colors:

All white, white and patched, brindle or red (red is defined as any shade of tan, brown or red), black mixed with brindle or white to solid black

Coat Type:

Short, close, stiff to the touch

Grooming Needs:

Brush coat with a firm bristle brush or rubber mitt; bathe only when necessary

Exercise Needs:

Needs plenty of exercise to make them mellower in the house. Walking, jogging, biking, skateboarding for about a mile daily with owner is enough. Also, fetching, frisbee, swimming, agility and weight pulling.

Temperament:

The essential characteristics of the American Bulldog enable it to work as a hog and cattle catching dog, and a protector of personal property. These tasks require a powerful, agile, confident dog with a large head and powerful jaws. The breed is a gentle, loving family companion who is fearless enough to face an angry bull or a human intruder. Very alert, outgoing and friendly with a self-assured attitude. Some aloofness with strangers and assertive towards other dogs.

Good with Children:

The American Bulldog is known for its love for children. Excellent with other pets, when raised together

Avg Size:

22-27 inches (Johnson males) and 20-25 inches (Johnson female)
23-27 inches (Scott males) and 21-25 inches (Scott female)

Avg Weight (lbs.):

90-150 (Johnson males) and 70-130 (Johnson females)
75-110 (Scott males) and 60-85 (Scott females)