American Bulldog Puppies unlike their English counterparts, are swifter and more agile. This is mainly due to their longer legs and raised body, which does not sit as close to the ground. However, the American Bulldog like the English bulldog are also stocky, weighing between 60 and 120 pounds. They have a more muscular build with long, thick, strong and straight front legs and thick, broad well-toned and muscled hind quarters. American bulldogs also have a similar facial structure to the English bulldog, with a large head, strong jaw, and sharp bite.
Despite the American Bulldog’s intimidating appearance, American bulldogs are confident, social animals who love people and children and are devoted and loyal pets to their owners. American Bulldogs were originally bred for hunting and farm work, making these strong, obedient, agile and smart animals great helpers when it comes to physical work. Both American bulldog puppies and adult American bulldogs love to play, and are active animals, most happy when they are challenged with vigorous exercise. In fact, possibly due to their love of exercise, the American bulldog has a longer lifespan at 10 to 16 years than its English and French counterparts. American Bulldog puppies are consistently rated as one of the top-rated preferred dogs for both their breeding and their personality, American bulldogs not only make great helpers, but wonderful and loving companions to any household.
I recommend that you seek a reputable breeder.
Have your bulldog puppies screened by a veterinarian who is familiar with the breed’s unique medical problems.
Before buying a new bulldog or bulldog puppy, you might consider checking your local rescue. The cost of a rescued puppy is much lower and you will have the added bonus of saving a bulldog that is in a desperate need of a loving family and a new home. For more information on how to adopt a rescued bulldog and how to support and Empower Rescue, click here.
Before and after buying or adopting an American bulldog puppy or other Brachiocephalic breed pets like the English and French bulldog puppies, read my Zen & Bulldog Maintenance “bulldog 101” chapter. This chapter is the cornerstone of my website, written in simple text and is complemented with photos and videos. You will learn how to become a “Bulldog Certified Yoda Master”, keeping your bulldog puppy healthy and at minimal cost.
Dr. Kraemer’s American bulldog Tip 5:
As with other bulldogs, due to their shape and size in combination with their many wrinkles and skin folds, American bulldogs are prone to several ailments, including neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (NCL or Batten’s disease), kidney and thyroid disease, various orthopedic conditions of which the most notable are hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, ACL injuries and medial patella luxation (MPL)