American Bully Association

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American Bulldog

The American Bulldog not to be confused with the American Bully is a breed developed from the crossing of the American Pit Bull Terrier and Boxer often exhibiting an all or near all white coat.


Due to the proliferation of breed specific legislation aimed at the American Pit Bull Terrier many pure white Pit Bulls have been falsely reported as being American Bulldog often due to their close relationship. The key difference can usually be noticed by the educated viewer however in that the American Bulldog should exhibit a shorter snout giving it a bit of a smashed in look with the trademark large jowels of the Boxer.


There are two varieties of the American Bulldog known by their developer names. There is the Scott variety developed by Allen Scott and the Johnson style developed by John Johnson with the Johnson style being more pronounced in its look and more accepted by its collectors.


While piebald (patched) and white is the primary color/pattern of the coat the secondary markings can be made up of any color or variation.


As is the case with most Bully breeds the American Bulldog is both strong and loyal. This breed is also known for its athletic nature and has been shown to be able to jump over 7 vertical feet. Because of its jumping ability it is imperative that owners of this breed take this in consideration when thinking about how their American Bulldog will be properly confined.


This newer bully breed can be quite varied in its size and appearance but is becoming more standardized as more people take an interest in the breed and the genetic variability lessens and becomes more set. As with all breeds however preference and trends can drive significant change especially when the registered populations are in low numbers.


Because the breed shares much of the same history as other molosser breeds and its direct influence by the American Pit Bull Terrier it is not a surprise that it bears a strong resemblance to the American Pit Bull Terrier. As such this breed can be considered a good breeding candidate in the now developing American Bully breed.






23-27 inches



All white or piebald (patched) preferred with any combination of colors including Merle