Country of Origin: United States
  • Activity Level: moderate
  • Grooming Level: low
  • Trainability: moderate
  • Adaptability: moderate
  • Kid/Pet Friendly: often
  • Average Size: Large
  • Average Lifespan: 8-12 years
  • Prey Drive: low
  • Watchdog: chill
  • Registered?: other

American Bully Breed Profile



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Did You Know?

The American Bully is a stocky, muscular dog with a smooth short coat. Some distinct features of this breed are high set ears with a broad skull and very pronounced cheek muscles. At first glance, this dog breed has an intimidating appearance, that is until you get to know him. He is a loving and friendly breed that will provide its owner with hours of amusement. This breed first appeared in the mid-1990’s and is currently a recognized dog breed by the ABKC, UCA, DRA, EBKC, and the BBC. An American Bully puppy should make a welcome addition to any family.

This dog breed has a jovial personality and will be a loving family pet. They also will provide a sense of security as your watchdog. Early socialization with other breeds is vital to curb any suspicion or aggressiveness toward other animals. With people, this is a generally friendly dog.

Obedience training is recommended.

The American Bully has a smooth, glossy, and short coat. A good brushing will make your dog love you, but this breed doesn’t require daily grooming.

They need a moderate amount of activity. Daily walks will keep them satisfied.

Shoulder height: 17-21 inches. Weight: 70- 120 pounds.

An American Bully generally lives for 8 to 12 years.

The American Bully has its own breed club, the American Bully Kennel Club (ABKC), which first recognized the dog breed in 2004.