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American Bulldog

Everything you need to know about American Bulldogs

Life Expectancy
typically 10+ years
Short length with moderate shedding

American Bulldogs are typically moderately active dogs. They have a large, muscular build and a short coat. American Bulldogs are typically white, white and brindle or white and black. There’s lots of doggy behaviour that comes naturally to all breeds of dog, including American Bulldogs, from digging and chasing to searching and retrieving. 

Thinking about giving an American Bulldog a forever home? Here are some American Bulldog facts that might help you decide.  

Caring for American Bulldogs 

Every dog is different with their own personality and needs. Here are some areas to think about when taking care of an American Bulldog.  

How much exercise does an American Bulldog need? 

American Bulldogs are usually moderately active dogs who need regular exercise and stimulation to keep them physically and mentally healthy. American Bulldogs are brachycephalic which means they have flat faces. ...

How much food does an American Bulldog need? 

The amount of food an American Bulldog needs depends on their:  

  • age  
  • size  
  • activity levels  
  • fitness  
  • weight.   
An infographic showing the key indicators of healthy body condition for a dog

How much grooming does an American Bulldog need? 

American Bulldogs have short fur that generally only needs an occasional brush. American Bulldogs often have skinfolds which require regular cleaning. Speak to your vet for advice on how to do this for your dog. ...

What size crate do you need for an American Bulldog?

When inside their crate, your dog should have plenty of space to: 

  • sit and stand up at their full height 
  • turn around without touching the sides 
  • lie down fully s...

Health issues 

Before you give any dog a home, it’s important to know about possible health issues. Not every dog will suffer them but it’s good to be prepared.     

To find out more about potential health issues...

American Bulldog behaviour and training  

Even if you think you know about American Bulldogs, it’s important to remember that every dog has their own personality.  

Are American Bulldogs easy to train? 

You can teach any breed of dog new tricks! It’s all about positive learning. Find out what your dog loves so you can use this to reward them after a success. Whether it’s small food treats, toys or lots of praise, tra...

What’s the temperament of an American Bulldog? 

Just like you, every dog is an individual with their own unique personality and prior experiences. So, every American Bulldog temperament is different. As dogs grow from puppies, they learn all about the world. They d...

Are American Bulldogs good with children? 

Every dog has their own unique personality that has been shaped by their own experiences of the world. They’ll have their own likes and dislikes and will respond to situations in different ways. However, there are som...

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