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10 – 15 years
60 – 120 lbs
20 – 26 inches
See where this beloved breed ranks in comparison to other breeds in 7 key categories.
The American Bulldog is an average shedder. However, if you follow a regular grooming routine the American Bulldog will shed a minimal amount.
American Bulldogs are prone to many health risks like obesity, overheating, thyroid problems, eye problems, allergies and more.
This breed is very good with children and quickly becomes part of the family.
Barking is not generally a problem with this breed although some dogs may develop a barking problem. Teaching your dog when to and when not to bark will assist with those who bark excessively.
The American Bulldog is initially difficult to train. Once a command is mastered, the American Bulldog is known for remembering the training well.
Just make sure what you’re training them to do is something they enjoy. Cats don’t respond to verbal praise or discipline like dogs do, they need to know the reward (i.e. treats or play) is worth the effort.
The American Bulldog requires a minimal amount of grooming. Brushing your dog once per week with a firm bristle brush is recommended.
Many American Bulldogs are hesitant to exercise and would much rather relax. Due to this breed being prone to obesity though, you should encourage your dog to walk a minimum of 30-60 minutes per day.
Throughout history, the American Bulldog was utilized as an all-purpose working dog. In today's society, the American Bulldog can be extremely social and loving. They are also known for their high level of loyalty to their owner. The American Bulldog is often not friendly with strangers but, if socialized properly, will happily greet anyone who enters your home.
If you have small children, this may not be the breed for you. Even though they are excellent with children, be certain to supervise your children with any dog. In addition, this breed is known for getting along well with other pets. Unfamiliar dogs may take only a few moments for your American Bulldog to get used to.
The American Bulldog is extremely strong-willed and is often difficult to train initially. Once they have mastered a command, they will remember and understand it perfectly.
American Bulldogs have smooth, fine, short hair which must be brushed once per week with a firm bristle brush. Due to the folds of the skin, the bulldogs coat and skin must be checked for any dryness or infection, and the folds must be cleaned once per week.
Even the healthiest of pups can come with unexpected vet costs. Pet insurance can help keep your dog and your bank account happy.
Maine coon cats may experience a variety of health issues, including:
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