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History of the breed (Origin)
The American Bulldog has retained all the features of a real bulldog, bred in England four centuries ago. If you look at the engravings of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, in the scenes of hunting and bull-baiting, dogs are depicted, in appearance, identical to the modern American Bulldog. The modern American Bulldog is a young breed with roots dating back centuries. Modern dogs are descended from dogs, the descendants of real “old bulldogs”, brought to the United States by immigrants from the Old World, who survived and were bred in isolation on farms in the southern states of the United States.
Today, all modern American Bulldogs are descended from four main lines: Williamson, Scott, Bailey and Johnson. The difference in the approach to the criteria of appearance among the founders of the modern breed has led to the fact that today it is possible to distinguish between two intra-breed types, differing in conformation: standard (old term “Scott”) and classic (old term “Johnson”). This division reflects the different traditions and preferences existing today in the requirements for the American Bulldog. In show rings these two types of dogs are judged separately.
However, most dogs are still mixed. The breed has been known under the name “American Bulldog” relatively recently. Before the name was established, these dogs were called differently in different southern regions of the United States. They were known under the names “English White” or “White Englishman”, due to the fact that these dogs are predominantly white, “Alabama”, “Southern Bulldog”, but more often they were called simply “Bulldog”. The name “Bulldog” stuck to them due to their main job, working with livestock.
American Bulldog breed description
In your training, pay maximum attention to the commands you most need in your daily life: “To me”, “Nearby”, “Not allowed”. Form your list and try to make their implementation automatic. You or your family members should take care of the dog personally, if you want it to obey you, not the trainer. [/сolor-box]
Power training methods, electric shock – these are extreme methods of training inadequate animals, they are not applicable to puppies. Obedience and defense training should not be practiced at the same time. First, consolidate the obedience skills of your pet and only after that (but not earlier than 12 months) begin training for defense.
When your dog has completed the course of obedience (OKD, UGS …), you can already start protection classes. For the American Bulldog, such training does not mean “persecution”, of course, provided it is properly trained, but on the contrary serves as a kind of emotional “release”. In the process of training, the dog must learn when and how to act when the owner is in danger, and when you just need to carefully monitor what is happening without unnecessary aggression.
Having started to practice, many are surprised at how quickly their bulldog grasps seemingly completely new information, and what a huge potential in protective disciplines this breed has. In fact, everything is quite simple, the breed is not so long ago in our country and some representatives of homo sapiens have not yet managed to spoil it by commercial “breeding”. Therefore, all the accumulated genetic experience of this breed sleeps soundly for the time being in your bulldog, but if the owner wishes to continue the development of the breed, even within the framework of his own dog, genetics will take its toll. Indeed, in the homeland of the American Bulldog, working qualities were much more important than appearance. And this is often why uninformed people have a question, why are they all so different.
Despite the fact that the American Bulldog is a healthy and robust animal, it is most prone to the following diseases:
- Dysplasia of the hip joint
- Elbow dysplasia
- Entropion (turn of the century)
- Allergies and skin conditions that may be signs of immune problems
- Unilateral or bilateral deafness
Estimated cost of an American Bulldog
The cost of a puppy in Russia varies from 12,000 to 70,000 rubles.
List of nurseries
- Imperial Choice Mr. Aleksandrov //www.dressirovka.spb.ru/breeders?sobi2Task=sobi2Details&catid = 47&sobi2Id = 830
- Tigerbull Moscow //www.dressirovka.spb.ru/breeders?catid=47
- Triple Plast, Kstovo //hotdogs.ru/
- Bull Baiting Dogs Moscow //dog.pet2me.com/ru/club/id/681/
American Bulldog Photo
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