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American Bulldog

Also referred to as Bulldog

Find some great facts about this breed. Learn about the average
height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
about their activity level, age expectancy, typical health concerns & more!

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American Bulldog

All About the American Bulldog

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Average Height & Weight

The American Bulldog is considered a LARGE dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 23 to 27 inches.

Weight: 75 to 115 pounds.

Females – Height: 21 to 25 inches.

Weight: 60 to 85 pounds.

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American Bulldog


Typical Coloring

American Bulldogs are commonly white, black, red, brown, fawn, and all shades of brindle.





American Bulldogs were bred as work dogs, and they still display the characteristics that made them helpful on the farm.


They are alert, confident and friendly. They make good watchdogs and are extremely loyal to their owners. They also crave a lot of attention from their families
don't expect this dog to sit off by itself in a corner.




Activity Level

American Bulldogs have lots of energy!

They require brisk daily activity, and they especially enjoy exercise with a purpose, such as helping their owners around the home.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

10 to 16 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

The most common health concerns for American Bulldogs include canine hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, thyroid and kidney problems, and Ichthyosis. Entropion, ectropion and allergies are less common but still occur within the breed.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

American Bulldogs can tolerate hot or cold climates. As work dogs, they are used to spending time outside.



American Bulldog


Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

Most American Bulldogs are good with children and quite protective of them. It helps if the dog is very young when it is introduced to the child, as this encourages proper socialization.


The breed can be aggressive toward other dogs, especially when they are young, and they do not usually do well with cats.





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